An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea: An Irish Country Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Taylor, Patrick
Series: Irish Country Books
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Family Life
  FICTION / Medical
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Tor/Forge
Published: September 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*Long before Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly came to the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo, young Surgeon-lieutenant O'Reilly answered the call of duty to serve in World War II. Fingal just wants to marry his beloved Deirdre and live happily ever after. First he must hone his skills at a British naval hospital before reporting back to the HMS Warspite, where, as a ship's doctor, he faces danger upon the high seas. With German bombers a constant threat, the future has never been more uncertain, but Fingal and Deirdre are determined to make a life together . . . no matter what may lie ahead. Decades later, the war is long over, and O'Reilly is content to mend the bodies and souls of his patients in Ballybucklebo, but there are still changes and challenges aplenty. A difficult pregnancy, as well as an old colleague badly in denial concerning his own serious medical condition, tests O'Reilly and his young partner, Barry Laverty. But even with all that occupies him in the present, can O'Reilly ever truly let go of the ghosts from his past? In An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea, bestselling author Patrick Taylor continues the story of O'Reilly's wartime experiences, while vividly bringing the daily joys and struggles of Ballybucklebo to life once more.
Review Quote*"Gentle humor, deeply emotional stories drawn from everyday life-Taylor's books are what Garrison Keillor might have produced if he'd been born in County Antrim." - Kirkus on A n Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea "Deeply steeped in Irish country life and meticulous in detail, the story is the perfect companion for a comfy fire and a cup of tea or a pint of bitter. A totally wonderful read!" - Library Journal, starred review, on An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War "Taylor is a bang-up storyteller who captivates and entertains from the first word." - Publishers Weekly on An Irish Country Girl
Biographical NotePatrick Taylor, M.D. , is the author of the Irish Country books, including An Irish Country Doctor , An Irish Country Village , An Irish Country Christmas , An Irish Country Girl , and An Irish Country Courtship . Taylor was born and raised in Bangor, County Down, in Northern Ireland. After qualifying as a specialist in 1969, he worked in Canada for thirty-one years. He now lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.