An Irish Country Courtship (Irish Country #5)
Welcome to the colourful Ulster village of Ballybucklebo, where two doctors work hand in hand to mend the bodies and spirits of the townâ€™s diverse and engaging inhabitants. But who is looking after the wounded hearts of the doctors?
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 par
In the last volume, the author provided a background story for Kinky Kincaid, the reliable and beloved cook and housekeeper who keeps the doctors’ home and office running like a well-oiled machine. This time we are taken back to the village of Ballybucklebo and meet all the familiar characters we left behind just after Christmas in book three. This story opens in the period between Christmas and New Year and Barry has just welcomed bac ...more
I just felt that that book was missing something. What I always found so entertaining ...more
So glad to read the next steps in the lives of Barry and O'Reilly. I had really grown to dislike Patricia Spence so I'm glad to be introduced to Sue Nolan and know that Barr ...more
Irish Country series, I think this is where we part ways. It's always been a love/hate relationship, and I haven't been feeling the love as much. I know it may seem odd that I struggled through so many of these books when I hate the main character, but I really do love the setting and the supporting chara ...more
In the small village of Ballybucklebo, two doctors are at odds with their love lives. While they are both general practitioners and have thei ...more
The young Dr. Laverty has been seeing Patricia Spence but she breaks it off with him because she can't see herself living in such a small place where ...more
The book centers around 2 country doctors living in a town called Ballybucklebo. While Taylor does describe the scenery, he's much more detailed in all of the medical procedures performed by the doctors. I'm as interested as ...more
If you've not read any of the previous books, here's a brief catchup. The series is set in the Ulster area of Ireland. The time period is the early to mid 1960's. Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly and his assistant, Barry Laverty, live and practice medicine at Number 1, Main Street in Ballybucklebo (a fictitious small town). Mrs. "Kinky" Kincaid is their very capable housekeeper. The doctors not only treat the physical ailments of t ...more
I received my copy today (9/14/10) time to dig in. ;-) Finished the book on September 21st.
This is a delightful book. The book centers around a small Irish town. The two main characters are both Doctors at different points in their practice and in their lives, but both are dealing with issues of the heart.
Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly is older, a widower and established in the town of Ballybucklebo. He is dating a nurse, who he had a relationship pri ...more
When Laverty is jilted by the love of his life he ...more
Once again the newest addition to the Irish Country series will receive mixed reviews from me. The first half of this book was dreadfully slow. I don't think I would have finished it except I felt obligated since I received it in a give-away. Dr. Barry Laverty, the usually chipper and fun young doctor, dragged around in the first half of the novel mooning over a girl he dated for about five minutes! ...more
I love this series. It's funny and easy to read. The North ...more
Also Tor managed to put out a bad proofreading, for mistakes like not italicizing sotto voce. ...more
Winning it was extra special because that saved me at least $15 -- I'd have bought the new hardbook version on the day it became available no matter what!
I love all these books by Patrick Taylor. The characters are so appealing and entertaining, the setting (Northern Ireland smal ...more
Patrick 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 ...more