An Irish Country Girl PDF/EPUB Ü An Irish Epub /

An Irish Country Girl PDF/EPUB Ü An Irish Epub /

An Irish Country Girl ❁ [EPUB] ✹ An Irish Country Girl By Patrick Taylor ➚ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Readers of Patrick Taylor's books know Mrs Kinky Kincaid as the unflappable housekeeper who looks after two freuently frazzled town doctors in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo A trusted fi Readers of Patrick Taylor's books know Mrs Kinky Kincaid as the unflappable housekeeper who looks after two freuently frazzled town doctors in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo A trusted fixture in the lives of those around her it often seems as though Kinky has always been thereNothing could be farther from the An Irish Epub / truthSome forty odd years before and many miles to the south the girl who would someday be Kinky Kincaid was Maureen O'Hanlon a farmer's daughter growing up in the emerald 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 a gift for seeing beyond the ordinary into the mystic realm of fairies spirits and even the dreaded Banshee whose terrifying wail she first hears on a snowy night in 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 An Irish Country Girl is another captivating tale by Patrick Taylor a true Irish storyteller.


10 thoughts on “An Irish Country Girl

  1. Obsidian Obsidian says:

    Honestly not much to say This is still my favorite in the series next to the first book in this series Even though events take place around Christmas this is a great book to read around Halloween or during the cold winter monthsPrevious review I read this for 12 Tasks of the Festive Season Task the Third The Holiday Party Read a book where a celebration is a big part of the action Examples would include holiday parties country house huntingweekend parties weddings etcI have to say that this hands down is my favorite Patrick Taylor book Probably because it stars one of my favorite characters Mrs Kinky Kincaid This book takes place directly after An Irish Country Christmas with Kinky waiting at home for her doctor and Barry Laverty to return home from celebrating the Maruis Christmas Day party Kinky is getting their dinner ready and I am still flabbergasted at how much these people eat while also providing treats to the local village children Kinky takes them upstairs to get warm in the upstairs sitting room parlor and begins a ghost tale that took place back in 1922 on Christmas Day and then we have her remembering the events decades later with the children Taylor does a great job with Kinky's voice in this book I got a great sense of her as a young girl going by Maureen who all she wanted in life was to be a school teacher Her older sister Fidelma starts courting a local young man Conner the whole family knew who was about to have something terrible happen to him due to his thumbing his nose about cutting down a Blackthorn tree which angers something called the Doov Shee in Ireland Who knew you could combine a somewhat scary ghost story with Christmas? It should not work but ultimately does Besides the ghost story aspect we also have some romance between Maureen and who readers know that one day a young man who will become her husbandThe contrast between Ballybucklebo and where Mrs Kincaid grew up was nicely done And I as a long term reader was very surprised about how smart she was and how much she really wanted to be a teacher I thought it was great also to see a feminist bent to Maureen at her age and her not understanding why she could not have her teaching as well as a marriage The book flows seamlessly back and forth between Mrs Kincaid story and then her later on reminiscing about the events that took place We know that Barry had some interaction with Mrs Kincaid and her ability to see I remember thinking that it was just something she said but you find out in this book Mrs Kincaid her mother and other female family members have this gift as well Maureen is able to see into the future sometimes and unfortunately cannot do anything to change what is coming I have to say the ending totally took me by surprise and I wanted to keep reading even after I finished the last page This is one book that would do well with illustrations included one day I think I could picture certain scenes in my head But I think it would give certain parts of the story a darker bent if we could see actual pictures of things that are going on at the same time we are reading them


  2. June Ahern June Ahern says:

    Patrick Taylor’s “Irish Country Girl” begins with Kinky Mrs Maureen Kincaid inviting some little Christmas carolers indoors for hot black current juice and a colorful scary folklore told in the way only a Celtic storyteller could The excitement of the children mixed with Kinky’s Irish lilt is so enticing that I soon fell under Taylor’s Irish spell settling back to hear read the tale of Connor MacTaggart and the Sidthe pronounced “shee” – the faeries in the Country Cork The story is beautifully and magically written It not not only entertains but teaches one so very much about the Irish culture Gaelic words and some mythologyThe story is actually a love story or than one I was delighted with this book and look forward to reading of Mr Taylor’s books The Skye in June


  3. Nicola Mansfield Nicola Mansfield says:

    Reason for Reading The Irish Country Doctor series has been on my tbr list for a while and when I had an offer to read this fourth book which can also be read as a stand alone I jumped at the chance to get my feet wet with the seriesSummary This fourth book in the series takes a different direction than the other books by centering on Maureen Kincaid housekeepercook for two country doctors in the 1960s The book actually takes place during a few hours near the end of Book Three while Maureen is at home preparing Christmas dinner and the doctors have gone out During this time Mrs Kincaid reflects back on her earlier life in the 1920s specifically following the years she was fourteen to eighteen years old The book tells the story of Maureen's biggest characteristic being that she has the sight and how she first became that way when she first saw the fey and had her first visions of the future Her story also answers uestions such as why she came to be called Kinky how she became a Mrs and how she finally ended up as the doctors' housekeeperComments First I'll say the book was not what I had expected Not having read any of the other books in the series I did not know Mrs Kincaid had the sight making the story a lot whimsical than just the cozy village story I had expected I thoroughly enjoyed the book from start to finish and since this book is so different from the others as a newcomer to the series the only character I had to get to know was Maureen herself A wonderful story with exceptional characters that tells a tale full of romance and heartbreak life and death religion and folklore at a time when people spoke of God in the same breath as they warned away the spiritsMaureen is a lovely spirited girl with such a bittersweet story I took to her right from the first page Actually the rest of her family was just as real and enjoyable that they all felt like people I knew by the end of the book I wonder if any of them ever came to visit or vice versa in the previous books or if they may pop up again in future books now that they have been introduced I am now even eager to get started reading the first book meet the doctors and read the type of story I was expecting in the first place but now I will have a familiar face to greet me when I open its pages Charming tale for those who enjoy cozies but also appreciate a good dose of Irish folklore


  4. Janie Janie says:

    Two stars might appear that I didn't like this but since GR scale for a two star rating is it was okay fits my evaluation of this fourth book I'll leave it there I love the character of Kinky in the series but I found my interest fading with this book about her Now I'm ready and eager to get back to the main story with An Irish Country Courtship


  5. Laura Bang Laura Bang says:

    25 starsI was initially excited when I heard about this book because while I enjoy the Irish Country series I find the main narrator to be really annoying so I was looking forward to taking a break from him to spend some time getting to know Kinky betterUnfortunately that didn't work out uite as well as I'd hopedFor one thing this story takes too long There's only really enough for half the length of the book so I spent a lot of time kind of bored I mean I'm not expecting dramatic action seuences from this kind of story but the lulls were just too dull It was especially tiresome because of the seanachie set up from the beginning and how Kinky is supposed to be a great storyteller like her father but that's not the way the story reads at all For the first half of the book Kinky is narrating her story to a bunch of children and I had a really hard time believing they would sit still for it and be enthralled when I had a hard time myself Also Taylor doesn't do a good job of going back and forth in time—the return to the present always felt like an interruption and seemed completely unnecessary It would have helped at least a little if the story had been told entirely in the past with perhaps a prologue and epilogue in the presentKinky also turned out to be rather a let down for me I had hopes for her at the beginning of the book but by the end I didn't really like her much any In a different way than I don't like Barry though Barry is just annoying and whiny all the time; with Kinky it's that I was disappointed in her by the endI will of course still continue on with the series Now I'm looking forward to going back to Ballybucklebo I guess I have a strange lovehate relationship with this series because even if I hate Barry I love almost all the supporting characters and I want to know what happens with them I just hope Fingal isn't as much of a disappointment when he gets his own backstory We shall seeBesides the story aspects this was uite a sloppy copy of the book It was almost like a galleyproof edition there were so many typos and the two maps that were meant to be included instead had codeword placeholders It's not marked as a galley or ARC edition or anything and I bought it at a bookstore Someone certainly slipped up somewhere


  6. Elisha (lishie) Elisha (lishie) says:

    I got this as a Goodreads First Read which makes me excited But I'm having a hard time reviewing this one I'll fess up it's not my usual type of fiction to read what with fairies spirits banshees all It only has a teeny tiny bit o' historical ness to it Also some of the dialogue seems repetitive which may just be the Irish way of speaking That being said as I began the story I thought oh no how am I going to get through this book? The tale begins with the feeling as if it's a children's story not helped by the fact the narrator Maureen Kinky Kincaid begins to tell the story to children on Christmas But when the children LEAVE part of the tale is finished and the good part begins Sadly this is 100 pages in when Kinky reflects on where she left off and picks up with her story where the Irish fairy tale becomes even adult sad reflective well good


  7. Diana Diana says:

    This book in the Irish Country series focuses on the life of Maureen Kinky Kincaid the woman of all work for Doctor O'Reilly It shows of how some of the Irish still believe in the Sidhe and those who feel that the paranormal touch them so it has a bit of a supernatural bent Kinky was originally from a farming family in what is now The Republic of Ireland she was a girl who wanted that what most girls could have in the '20's She wanted a family and a profession in a time where married women didn't work often Kinky learns that sometimes dreams and wants change both for the good and the bad It shows how what she went through in her girlhood made her the strong willed woman she became If you want to read about a strong female character Kinky Kincaid would definitely be a great role model


  8. Sheri Sheri says:

    An Irish Country Girl Patrick TaylorNovel I really enjoyed this read First I admit I love to read stories set in other countries also add a bit of magic and add a few recipes at the end and I am hooked This story is set in Ireland and tell of the gift or curse that Marueen O'Hannlon Kinky Kincaid has She tells the story of how she discovered her fey ability She seems to be able to foresee things of the future When she encounters a gypsy woman the path of Maureen seems to be set in stoneI would love to read the other books in this series Although it appears I have read the most recent first I intend to start at the beginning with the rest I highly recommend to those who like to read about Ireland and the fey people


  9. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    It's over a year since I read this book and wrote this review but I just realised I never posted the reviewI was initially disappointed when I realised that this book the fourth in the Irish Country series was not a continuation of the ups and downs of life in Ballybucklebo for Barry Laverty but a recounting of the young Mrs Kincaid “Kinky” housekeeper extraordinaire for Drs O’Reilly and Laverty specifically it is a story of how she saw the St Stephen’s Day ghost twice and how she came to develop the SightIt was interesting once I got into it and rather sad at times


  10. Georgiann Hennelly Georgiann Hennelly says:

    This is a story about a girl a farmers daughter growing up in the emerald hills and glens of county cork she has a head full of dreams a heart open to romance and something a gift for seeing beyond the ordinary into the mistic world of fairies spirts and even the dreaded Banshee as she grows into a young women she finds herself torn between love and her fondest aspirations an interesting and very enjoyable coming of age story


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10 thoughts on “An Irish Country Girl

  1. Obsidian Obsidian says:

    Honestly not much to say This is still my favorite in the series next to the first book in this series Even though events take place around Christmas this is a great book to read around Halloween or during the cold winter monthsPrevious review I read this for 12 Tasks of the Festive Season Task the Third The Holiday Party Read a book where a celebration is a big part of the action Examples would include holiday parties country house huntingweekend parties weddings etcI have to say that this hands down is my favorite Patrick Taylor book Probably because it stars one of my favorite characters Mrs Kinky Kincaid This book takes place directly after An Irish Country Christmas with Kinky waiting at home for her doctor and Barry Laverty to return home from celebrating the Maruis Christmas Day party Kinky is getting their dinner ready and I am still flabbergasted at how much these people eat while also providing treats to the local village children Kinky takes them upstairs to get warm in the upstairs sitting room parlor and begins a ghost tale that took place back in 1922 on Christmas Day and then we have her remembering the events decades later with the children Taylor does a great job with Kinky's voice in this book I got a great sense of her as a young girl going by Maureen who all she wanted in life was to be a school teacher Her older sister Fidelma starts courting a local young man Conner the whole family knew who was about to have something terrible happen to him due to his thumbing his nose about cutting down a Blackthorn tree which angers something called the Doov Shee in Ireland Who knew you could combine a somewhat scary ghost story with Christmas? It should not work but ultimately does Besides the ghost story aspect we also have some romance between Maureen and who readers know that one day a young man who will become her husbandThe contrast between Ballybucklebo and where Mrs Kincaid grew up was nicely done And I as a long term reader was very surprised about how smart she was and how much she really wanted to be a teacher I thought it was great also to see a feminist bent to Maureen at her age and her not understanding why she could not have her teaching as well as a marriage The book flows seamlessly back and forth between Mrs Kincaid story and then her later on reminiscing about the events that took place We know that Barry had some interaction with Mrs Kincaid and her ability to see I remember thinking that it was just something she said but you find out in this book Mrs Kincaid her mother and other female family members have this gift as well Maureen is able to see into the future sometimes and unfortunately cannot do anything to change what is coming I have to say the ending totally took me by surprise and I wanted to keep reading even after I finished the last page This is one book that would do well with illustrations included one day I think I could picture certain scenes in my head But I think it would give certain parts of the story a darker bent if we could see actual pictures of things that are going on at the same time we are reading them

  2. June Ahern June Ahern says:

    Patrick Taylor’s “Irish Country Girl” begins with Kinky Mrs Maureen Kincaid inviting some little Christmas carolers indoors for hot black current juice and a colorful scary folklore told in the way only a Celtic storyteller could The excitement of the children mixed with Kinky’s Irish lilt is so enticing that I soon fell under Taylor’s Irish spell settling back to hear read the tale of Connor MacTaggart and the Sidthe pronounced “shee” – the faeries in the Country Cork The story is beautifully and magically written It not not only entertains but teaches one so very much about the Irish culture Gaelic words and some mythologyThe story is actually a love story or than one I was delighted with this book and look forward to reading of Mr Taylor’s books The Skye in June

  3. Nicola Mansfield Nicola Mansfield says:

    Reason for Reading The Irish Country Doctor series has been on my tbr list for a while and when I had an offer to read this fourth book which can also be read as a stand alone I jumped at the chance to get my feet wet with the seriesSummary This fourth book in the series takes a different direction than the other books by centering on Maureen Kincaid housekeepercook for two country doctors in the 1960s The book actually takes place during a few hours near the end of Book Three while Maureen is at home preparing Christmas dinner and the doctors have gone out During this time Mrs Kincaid reflects back on her earlier life in the 1920s specifically following the years she was fourteen to eighteen years old The book tells the story of Maureen's biggest characteristic being that she has the sight and how she first became that way when she first saw the fey and had her first visions of the future Her story also answers uestions such as why she came to be called Kinky how she became a Mrs and how she finally ended up as the doctors' housekeeperComments First I'll say the book was not what I had expected Not having read any of the other books in the series I did not know Mrs Kincaid had the sight making the story a lot whimsical than just the cozy village story I had expected I thoroughly enjoyed the book from start to finish and since this book is so different from the others as a newcomer to the series the only character I had to get to know was Maureen herself A wonderful story with exceptional characters that tells a tale full of romance and heartbreak life and death religion and folklore at a time when people spoke of God in the same breath as they warned away the spiritsMaureen is a lovely spirited girl with such a bittersweet story I took to her right from the first page Actually the rest of her family was just as real and enjoyable that they all felt like people I knew by the end of the book I wonder if any of them ever came to visit or vice versa in the previous books or if they may pop up again in future books now that they have been introduced I am now even eager to get started reading the first book meet the doctors and read the type of story I was expecting in the first place but now I will have a familiar face to greet me when I open its pages Charming tale for those who enjoy cozies but also appreciate a good dose of Irish folklore

  4. Janie Janie says:

    Two stars might appear that I didn't like this but since GR scale for a two star rating is it was okay fits my evaluation of this fourth book I'll leave it there I love the character of Kinky in the series but I found my interest fading with this book about her Now I'm ready and eager to get back to the main story with An Irish Country Courtship

  5. Laura Bang Laura Bang says:

    25 starsI was initially excited when I heard about this book because while I enjoy the Irish Country series I find the main narrator to be really annoying so I was looking forward to taking a break from him to spend some time getting to know Kinky betterUnfortunately that didn't work out uite as well as I'd hopedFor one thing this story takes too long There's only really enough for half the length of the book so I spent a lot of time kind of bored I mean I'm not expecting dramatic action seuences from this kind of story but the lulls were just too dull It was especially tiresome because of the seanachie set up from the beginning and how Kinky is supposed to be a great storyteller like her father but that's not the way the story reads at all For the first half of the book Kinky is narrating her story to a bunch of children and I had a really hard time believing they would sit still for it and be enthralled when I had a hard time myself Also Taylor doesn't do a good job of going back and forth in time—the return to the present always felt like an interruption and seemed completely unnecessary It would have helped at least a little if the story had been told entirely in the past with perhaps a prologue and epilogue in the presentKinky also turned out to be rather a let down for me I had hopes for her at the beginning of the book but by the end I didn't really like her much any In a different way than I don't like Barry though Barry is just annoying and whiny all the time; with Kinky it's that I was disappointed in her by the endI will of course still continue on with the series Now I'm looking forward to going back to Ballybucklebo I guess I have a strange lovehate relationship with this series because even if I hate Barry I love almost all the supporting characters and I want to know what happens with them I just hope Fingal isn't as much of a disappointment when he gets his own backstory We shall seeBesides the story aspects this was uite a sloppy copy of the book It was almost like a galleyproof edition there were so many typos and the two maps that were meant to be included instead had codeword placeholders It's not marked as a galley or ARC edition or anything and I bought it at a bookstore Someone certainly slipped up somewhere

  6. Elisha (lishie) Elisha (lishie) says:

    I got this as a Goodreads First Read which makes me excited But I'm having a hard time reviewing this one I'll fess up it's not my usual type of fiction to read what with fairies spirits banshees all It only has a teeny tiny bit o' historical ness to it Also some of the dialogue seems repetitive which may just be the Irish way of speaking That being said as I began the story I thought oh no how am I going to get through this book? The tale begins with the feeling as if it's a children's story not helped by the fact the narrator Maureen Kinky Kincaid begins to tell the story to children on Christmas But when the children LEAVE part of the tale is finished and the good part begins Sadly this is 100 pages in when Kinky reflects on where she left off and picks up with her story where the Irish fairy tale becomes even adult sad reflective well good

  7. Diana Diana says:

    This book in the Irish Country series focuses on the life of Maureen Kinky Kincaid the woman of all work for Doctor O'Reilly It shows of how some of the Irish still believe in the Sidhe and those who feel that the paranormal touch them so it has a bit of a supernatural bent Kinky was originally from a farming family in what is now The Republic of Ireland she was a girl who wanted that what most girls could have in the '20's She wanted a family and a profession in a time where married women didn't work often Kinky learns that sometimes dreams and wants change both for the good and the bad It shows how what she went through in her girlhood made her the strong willed woman she became If you want to read about a strong female character Kinky Kincaid would definitely be a great role model

  8. Sheri Sheri says:

    An Irish Country Girl Patrick TaylorNovel I really enjoyed this read First I admit I love to read stories set in other countries also add a bit of magic and add a few recipes at the end and I am hooked This story is set in Ireland and tell of the gift or curse that Marueen O'Hannlon Kinky Kincaid has She tells the story of how she discovered her fey ability She seems to be able to foresee things of the future When she encounters a gypsy woman the path of Maureen seems to be set in stoneI would love to read the other books in this series Although it appears I have read the most recent first I intend to start at the beginning with the rest I highly recommend to those who like to read about Ireland and the fey people

  9. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    It's over a year since I read this book and wrote this review but I just realised I never posted the reviewI was initially disappointed when I realised that this book the fourth in the Irish Country series was not a continuation of the ups and downs of life in Ballybucklebo for Barry Laverty but a recounting of the young Mrs Kincaid “Kinky” housekeeper extraordinaire for Drs O’Reilly and Laverty specifically it is a story of how she saw the St Stephen’s Day ghost twice and how she came to develop the SightIt was interesting once I got into it and rather sad at times

  10. Georgiann Hennelly Georgiann Hennelly says:

    This is a story about a girl a farmers daughter growing up in the emerald hills and glens of county cork she has a head full of dreams a heart open to romance and something a gift for seeing beyond the ordinary into the mistic world of fairies spirts and even the dreaded Banshee as she grows into a young women she finds herself torn between love and her fondest aspirations an interesting and very enjoyable coming of age story

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