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Irish Country Courtship (Irish Country Books)

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ISBN13: 9780765321749
ISBN10: 0765321742
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Publisher Comments:

Welcome to Patrick Taylor's Irish Country Books and the colourful Ulster village of Ballybucklebo, where two doctors work hand in hand to mend the bodies and spirits of the town's diverse and engaging inhabitants. But who is looking after the wounded hearts of the doctors?
 
In An Irish Country Courtship, after less than a year, young Barry Laverty, M.B., is settling in to the village, with only a few months to go before he becomes a full partner in the practice. He's looking forward to becoming a fixture in the community, until an unexpected romantic reversal gives him second thoughts. Will he truly be happy tending to routine coughs and colds for the rest of his career? After all, even when a more challenging case comes along, like a rare tropical disease, all he can do is pass it on to a qualified specialist or big-city hospital. As much as Barry enjoys the rough and tumble of life in County Down, is running a humble GP's shop all he wants out of life?
 
Barry's mentor, Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly, is going through some personal upheavals as well.
After mourning his deceased wife for decades, he's finally allowed a new woman into his life. But this budding courtship is not going over well with Kinky Kincaid, the doctors' redoubtable housekeeper, who fears having her position usurped by O'Reilly's new flame. Tact, diplomacy, and a fair amount of blarney may be required to restore peace to the household.
 
Meanwhile, life goes on in Ballybucklebo, presenting both doctors with plenty of distractions from their own troubles. From a mysterious outbreak at the local school to a complicated swindle involving an unlucky racehorse, the two partners will need all of their combined wit and compassion to put things right again--just in time for their lives to change forever.

Review:

"Taylor's fifth novel about the life of an Irish country doctor in Ballybucklebo, set on the cusp of 1965, is a warm, friendly tale about an idealized way of life. Dr. Fingal Flaherty O'Reilly, the local GP, tries to balance the needs of his patients with many personal demands. There's a rekindled love for Kitty O'Halloran; his housekeeper Kinky Kincaid's fears that she will no longer be needed; and the broken heart of his protégé, Barry Laverty, a young doctor torn between staying in a small town after the failure of his relationship and searching for something more. A subplot about corrupt, arrogant town councilor Bertie Bishop trying to cheat his employees out of their shares of a racehorse adds intrigue. An exquisite sense of place and Taylor's authentic medical experience help compensate for an undercurrent of outdated gender roles (housewives are happy; working women are not). Readers who adore novels set in rural Ireland (and fans of Jan Karon's U.S.-based Mitford books) will enjoy settling in again with Taylor. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

Welcome to the colourful Ulster village of Ballybucklebo, where two doctors work hand in hand to mend the bodies and spirits of the town's diverse and engaging inhabitants. But who is looking after the wounded hearts of the doctors?

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

An Irish Country Courtship — the fifth book in Patrick Taylors New York Times bestselling Irish Country series

Barry Laverty is settling in to Ballybucklebo, but with only a few more months before he becomes a full partner in Dr. OReillys medical practice, an unexpected romantic reversal gives him second thoughts. Is tending to routine coughs and colds all he wants from life? Doctor Fingal Flahertie OReilly has personal upheavals as well. After mourning his deceased wife for decades, hes found a new love. But the budding courtship is not going over well with the doctors housekeeper, who fears having her position usurped by OReillys new flame.

Meanwhile, life goes on in Ballybucklebo, and the two doctors will need all of their combined wit and compassion to put things right—just in time for their lives to change forever.

Synopsis:

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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swell2shore, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by swell2shore)
i've enjoyed this whole series, the writing just flows in perfect storytelling. the author keeps up with a great flow as a tree, with new stories branching out beautifully to lend a more complete tale...
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765321749
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Taylor, Patrick
Author:
Keating, John
Publisher:
Forge Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Irish Country Books
Series Volume:
5 of 8
Publication Date:
20120117
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11 CDs, 14 hours
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Taylor's fifth novel about the life of an Irish country doctor in Ballybucklebo, set on the cusp of 1965, is a warm, friendly tale about an idealized way of life. Dr. Fingal Flaherty O'Reilly, the local GP, tries to balance the needs of his patients with many personal demands. There's a rekindled love for Kitty O'Halloran; his housekeeper Kinky Kincaid's fears that she will no longer be needed; and the broken heart of his protégé, Barry Laverty, a young doctor torn between staying in a small town after the failure of his relationship and searching for something more. A subplot about corrupt, arrogant town councilor Bertie Bishop trying to cheat his employees out of their shares of a racehorse adds intrigue. An exquisite sense of place and Taylor's authentic medical experience help compensate for an undercurrent of outdated gender roles (housewives are happy; working women are not). Readers who adore novels set in rural Ireland (and fans of Jan Karon's U.S.-based Mitford books) will enjoy settling in again with Taylor. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by ,
Welcome to the colourful Ulster village of Ballybucklebo, where two doctors work hand in hand to mend the bodies and spirits of the town's diverse and engaging inhabitants. But who is looking after the wounded hearts of the doctors?
"Synopsis" by ,

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.

"Synopsis" by , An Irish Country Courtship — the fifth book in Patrick Taylors New York Times bestselling Irish Country series

Barry Laverty is settling in to Ballybucklebo, but with only a few more months before he becomes a full partner in Dr. OReillys medical practice, an unexpected romantic reversal gives him second thoughts. Is tending to routine coughs and colds all he wants from life? Doctor Fingal Flahertie OReilly has personal upheavals as well. After mourning his deceased wife for decades, hes found a new love. But the budding courtship is not going over well with the doctors housekeeper, who fears having her position usurped by OReillys new flame.

Meanwhile, life goes on in Ballybucklebo, and the two doctors will need all of their combined wit and compassion to put things right—just in time for their lives to change forever.

"Synopsis" by ,

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.

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