New PDF release: An Irish Country Girl (Irish Country Books)

By Patrick Taylor

ISBN-10: 0765320711

ISBN-13: 9780765320711

Readers of Patrick Taylor’s books recognize Mrs. Kinky Kincaid because the unflappable housekeeper who takes care of usually frazzled doctors within the vibrant Irish village of Ballybucklebo. She is a relied on fixture within the lives of these round her, and it usually turns out as if Kinky has regularly been there.Nothing will be further from the truth.Some forty-odd years prior to and plenty of miles to the south, the lady who might sometime be Kinky Kincaid was once Maureen O’Hanlon, a farmer’s daughter starting to be up within the emerald hills and glens of County Cork. A precocious woman at the cusp of womanhood, Maureen has a head packed with goals, a middle open to romance, and whatever extra: a present for seeing past the normal into the mystic realm of fairies, spirits, or even the scary Banshee, whose terrifying wail she first hears on a snowy evening in 1922. . . .As she grows right into a younger girl, Maureen reveals herself torn among love and her fondest aspirations, for the longer term is a secret even for one blessed with the sight. Encountering either pleasure and sorrow, Maureen finally reveals herself at the highway to Ballybucklebo---and the robust and compassionate lady she used to be constantly destined to become.An Irish state woman is one other attractive story by way of Patrick Taylor, a real Irish storyteller.

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Her silver hair, which she wore in a chignon now, was chestnut then and had flowed in soft waves to her shoulders. It was the worry about him one Saint Stephen’s Day that had started the turning of it. She’d been a slim girl then. Now, she knew she could afford to lose a couple of stone, although doing so wouldn’t get rid of her three chins. But it was hard not to sample her own cooking, and she did love to cook. She always had, ever since Ma had showed her how all those years ago. She shook her head, and sure if the years had passed, hadn’t they been good ones ever since she’d come here, first as housekeeper to old Doctor Flanagan and later on, in 1946, to Doctor O’Reilly when he took over the practice?

Carolyn Bateman, my friend and editor, has read every word I have ever written. Without her skill and deeply professional advice, my sentences and paragraphs, plotlines and characters would be but shadows of their present forms. Paul Stevens of Forge polished the final manuscript and made it shine. Patricia Mansfield Phelan once more copyedited my work with her usual meticulous attention to detail. Irene Gallo of the Forge art department created the concept, and the artist Gregory Manchess rendered the illustration that became the cover.

But in case, just in case now, he might be wrong about that, only to be on the safe side, that was all, he was going to contain them. “He walked a few paces into the field. If Connor could have made a harvest out of rocks on the MacTaggart farm, he’d have been a rich man indeed. He put down his axe and picked up a boulder, a boulder that it would have taken two ordinary men to lift, so. “He was panting when he got back to the tree. The cords in his neck stood out like taut hemp ropes. He stood with legs braced apart over the hole and dropped the rock into its mouth.

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