An Irish Country Love Story: A 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: October 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 9.25in x 6.13in
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From The Publisher*It's the winter of 1967 and snow is on the ground in the colorful Irish village of Ballybucklebo, but the chilly weather can't stop love from warming hearts all over the county. Not just the love between a man and woman, as with young doctor, Barry Laverty, and his fiancee Sue Nolan, who are making plans to start a new life together, but also the love of an ailing pensioner for a faithful dog that's gone missing, the love of the local gentry for the great estate they are on verge of losing, or Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly's deep and abiding love for his long-time home and practice. For decades, ever since the war, Number One Main Street, Ballybucklebo, has housed O'Reilly and his practice. In recent years, it has also opened its doors to O'Reilly's wife, Barry Laverty, and a new addition to the practice, Doctor Nonie Stevens, a sultry and occasionally prickly young woman who may not be fitting in as well as she should. It is to Number One that patients young and old come when they need a doctor's care, for everything from the measles to a rare and baffling blood disease. An unexpected turn of events threatens to drive O'Reilly from his home for good, unless the entire village can rally behind their doctor and prove that love really can conquer all. An Irish Country Love Story is a new and heartwarming installment in Patrick Taylor's beloved bestselling Irish Country series.
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 Reviews on An 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.