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FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!
Tucked away in the rolling Tennessee countryside is the charming community of Watervalley, whose inhabitants are quirky and captivating and more surprising than you might expect
As an ambitious young doctor with a penchant for research, Luke Bradford never wanted to set up practice in a remote rural town. But to pay back his student loans and to fulfill a promise from his past, he heads for Watervalley, Tennessee—and immediately stumbles into one disaster after another. Will he be labeled the town idiot before hes even introduced as the new doctor?
Very quickly he faces some big challenges—from resuscitating a three-hundred-pound farmer who goes into cardiac arrest to not getting shot by a local misanthrope for trespassing. He expects the people of Watervalley to be simple, but finds his relationships with them are complicated, whether hes interacting with his bossy but devout housekeeper, the attractive schoolteacher he consistently alienates, or the mysterious kid next door who climbs trees while wearing a bike helmet.
When a baffling flu epidemic hits Watervalley, Luke faces his ultimate test. Whether the community embraces him or not, its his responsibility to save them. And hell soon discover that while living in a small town may not be what he wants, it may be just what he needs
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The fifth book in Patrick Taylor's New York Times bestselling series begins immediately after the events of An Irish Country Christmas. Dr. Laverty begins to wonder if a permanent post in Ballybucklebo is the right choice for him, and Dr. O'Reilly deepens his relationship with nurse Kitty O'Halloran.
After less than a year in Ballybucklebo, Barry Laverty is settling into the village, and with only a few more months to go before he becomes a full partner in Dr. O'Reilly's medical practice, Barry's looking forward to becoming a fixture in the community. But an unexpected romantic reversal gives him second thoughts. As much as Barry enjoys the rough and tumble of life in County Down, is tending to routine coughs and colds in a humble G.P.s shop all he wants out of life?
Doctor Fingal Flahertie OReilly is going through personal upheavals as well. After mourning his deceased wife for decades, hes finally allowed a new woman into his life. But this budding courtship is not going over well with Kinky Kincaid, the doctors housekeeper, who fears having her position usurped by OReillys new flame.
Meanwhile, life goes on in Ballybucklebo. From a mysterious outbreak at the local school to a complicated swindle involving an unlucky race horse, the two doctors will need all of their combined wit and compassion to put things right again—just in time for their lives to change forever.
About the Author
PATRICK TAYLOR, M.D., was born and raised in Bangor County Down in Northern Ireland. Dr. Taylor is a distinguished medical researcher, offshore sailor, model-boat builder, and father of two grown children. He now lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.
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