An Irish Country Girl
Author : Patrick Taylor
Publisher : Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
Published Year : 9/25/2012
Edition : Reprint
Format : Mass Market Paperback - Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Subject : Canadian Fiction, Irish Fiction, European Peoples & Cultures - Fiction & Literature, Occupations - Fiction
Dimensions : 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)
ISBN : 0765369273
ISBN13 : 9780765369277
The New York Times bestselling tale of heartbreak and hope from the author of An Irish Country Doctor
Readers of Patrick Taylorâs books know Mrs. Kinky Kincaid as the unflappable housekeeper who looks after two frequently frazzled doctors in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo. She is a trusted fixture in the lives of those around her, and it often seems as though Kinky has always been there.
Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Some forty-odd years before and many miles to the south, the girl who would someday be Kinky Kincaid was Maureen OâHanlon, a farmerâs daughter growing up in the emerald hills and glens of County Cork. A precocious girl on the cusp of womanhood, Maureen has a head full of dreams, a heart open to romance, and something more: a gift for seeing beyond the ordinary into the mystic realm of fairies, spirits, and even the dreaded Banshee, whose terrifying wail she first hears on a snowy night in 1922. . . .
As she grows into a young woman, Maureen finds herself torn between love and her fondest aspirations, for the future is a mystery even for one blessed with the sight. Encountering both joy and sorrow, Maureen at last finds herself on the road to Ballybucklebo---and the strong and compassionate woman she was always destined to become.
An Irish Country Girl is another captivating tale by Patrick Taylor, a true Irish storyteller.