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An Irish Country Family

(Irish Country #14)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  107 ratings  ·  20 reviews
An Irish Country Family is a charming entry in Patrick Taylor's beloved internationally bestselling Irish Country series.

Before Doctor Barry Laverty joined Doctor Fingal O'Reilly's practice in the colorful Irish village of Ballybucklebo, he was an intern, working long hours, practicing new medical techniques, falling in love, and learning what is most important in the
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published November 12th 2019 by Forge
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Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was disappointed in the previous book in the Irish Country series, since it talked so much about the violence in Northern Ireland. I’m happy to say this one was Patrick Taylor at his storytelling best. The narrative alternates between 1969 Ballybucklebo, and Barry Laverty’s medical training and hospital residency in the early sixties. In the village, everyone helps Donal and his family after their home burns to the ground, funds are raised to send children to a camp where Protestant and ...more
Susan Johnson
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
A heart warming story of life in a small village in Northern Ireland. It is told between 1963 and 1969 and the story of becoming a doctor, particularly a GP. There was an interesting history of CPR and a defibilitator. A big cast of familiar and lovely characters make an appearance. It's a book that will make you smile and warm your heart.

Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for a fair review.
Elena Mikalsen
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this story, the history, the details, the characters. The writing drew me immediately in and I found I was still thinking about it after I finished.
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An Irish Country Family by Patrick Taylor is a wonderful and heartwarming addition in his long-running Irish Country Village series. This book, while laced with humor, is often poignant and explores the true and multiple meanings of “family.” Set primarily in the mythical near-paradise of Ballybucklebo, the book features most of the characters that have been featured in previous books, including Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly, the lynchpin of both Ballybucklebo and the series. As Taylor has ...more
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
For fans of Jan Karon's Mitford series...You'll fall in love with the town of Ballybucklebo and it wonderful host of characters! Fingal, Kitty, Kinky, Barry, Sue, Donnal, and so many more loveable, quirky, caring characters! This book was not without sadness, hardship, and strife, the end, all is well :) Because, if all is not well, then it is not the end. I'm already looking forward to the next installment on this series!
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an advance reader’s copy from Netgalley.

I’ve dipped in and out of this series over the years; Goodreads tells me I’ve read 6 of the main novels and 1 novella. The things I enjoy about the series are the consistency and depth of the character development, the Irish setting and the pace of life in the village. I also appreciate the author’s ability to tell a different story every time, though the rhythms of village life and the cast of characters change little. Those trends continue in
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: international
An Irish Country Family is the 14th story in Patrick Taylor's Irish Country Series. This outing features Dr. Barry Laverty and gives readers a glimpse of his early medical years, as well as, his current medical practice, life in Ballybuckleboo, and his new marriage with Sue. I enjoyed this outing and learned more about how Dr. Laverty became the caring doctor that he has and realized that he has always fallen too quickly and too hard in love with his girlfriends. Barry and his wife are ...more
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
#14 of series alternates between Barry and friends are in their newly qualified houseman’s year, rotating through the specialties every three months. Barry’s convictions of wanting to be a GP so he an truly get to know his patients are strengthened. The parallel
Storyline in modern day and dealing with cancer, infertility, and proving to greater Ireland that The people of Ulster know how to get along and be friends no matter differences in politics, religion, old vs young. A good read with a
Diana Davis
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful read!

What is not to love about this book? It grabs your attention from the start-- wraps you in a lovely tale-- spins you with medical drama of and friends-- and floats you gently back to reality. I want to thank you for the continuing rich saga of Irish Country Books, and I am patiently waiting for the next installment of the grand adventure! Cheers!
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, edelweiss
It's the third book I read in this series and I'm starting to become addicted to this series.
The well crafted plot, the fleshed out cast of characters and the vividly described historical background make this book engrossing and entertaining.
Highly recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
Joanne Channell
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you have been a fan of this series, which I have loved, this one has been exceptional. It's so touching and sometimes so sad. But I learned how compassionate Barry Laverty is. In both his personal and professional life, he is an amazing husband and doctor. Patrick Taylor wrote a wonderful continuation of this series. You'll be brought to tears sometimes.
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An Irish Country Family

Normally, I'd give this latest Irish Country series, a 5 stars.

But in this book,I gave it a 4. Mainly because of jumping around between the years.

Otherwise this is a great read
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ive read all 14 books and loved them all. Everyone should have a doctor like Fingal and Barry. Wonderful characters set in a charming Irish village in the 60s - these books are a delight.
Nov 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Always fun to visit Ballybucklebo!
John Mulholland
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
All of this series has been about daily life of a GP in the Irish countryside and there problems and success. Great series if you enjoy Irish life and humor at its best.
Nov 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: nook
Continuation of previous story lines - could wrap up the series with this one...
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another very enjoyable visit with the Irish Country doctors and their village. Somewhat predictable (but satisfying) ending. More to come in this series I hope....
Lorelei Jaramillo
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Love how these characters are devolving. The backstory of Barry was a nice touch too.
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
love, love, love this series
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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

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Irish Country (1 - 10 of 16 books)
  • An Irish Country Doctor (Irish Country #1)
  • An Irish Country Village (Irish Country #2)
  • An Irish Country Christmas (Irish Country #3)
  • An Irish Country Girl (Irish Country #4)
  • An Irish Country Courtship (Irish Country #5)
  • A Dublin Student Doctor  (Irish Country #6)
  • An Irish Country Wedding (Irish Country #7)
  • Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor (Irish Country #8)
  • Home Is the Sailor (Irish Country #8.5)
  • An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War (Irish Country #9)