Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Book Spotlight: An Irish Country Girl by Patrick Taylor

Readers of Patrick Taylor’s books know Mrs. Kinky Kincaid as the unflappable house-keeper who looks after two 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 further from the truth.

Some forty-odd years before and many miles to the south a girl who would someday be Kinky Kincaid was Maureen O’Hanlon, a farmer’s daughter growing up in the green 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 realms of faeries, spirits, and even the dreaded Banshee, whose terrifying wail she 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.


I am going to use this feature to spotlight books that I've bought or received that may take me awhile to get to. I have several books ahead of this to read but I wanted to bring it to the attention of my readers. I am looking forward to reading An Irish Country Girl as it sounds very interesting and I enjoy reading books based in Ireland. Have you read this book or any of the other Irish books that Patrick Taylor has written? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks to Authors on the Web for sending me a review copy of this book.


  1. Nice idea for a regular feature, Bonnie. This series is on my tbr list but I haven't had time to get there yet. I think Lynne has read some.

  2. I have not read him, but your post and that gorgeous cover have tempted me.


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