An Irish Country Girl is the fourth book in the series that Patrick Taylor began with An Irish Country Doctor. This book focuses completely on the life of their housekeeper Kinky, going back to her teen years in Cork County. It’s a story of Irish superstitions, first love, and a young woman’s dreams.
I hadn’t read any of the other books, and because it departs from the storyline, I didn’t miss the previous events at all. I’ll probably read some of the others in the series, which I get the sense are sort of like an Irish doctor version of James Herriot’s English country vet novels, but one could easily read this book as a standalone.
In An Irish Country Girl It’s Christmas, and Maureen “Kinky” Kincaid is telling the local children of Ballybucklebo the story of the Dove Shee that warned a man and ended up taking his life back on a St. Stephen’s Day in the 1920s. At first this story seemed a bit long-winded to me, but it ended up being important backstory to Maureen’s own life and love story.
The Irish dialect is used throughout the book, and first it seemed a bit cumbersome, but once I got used to it, it added so much depth to this sweet story of first love and life’s aspirations.
We are pleased to be able to offer one reader the entire set of four novels in the Irish Country Village series by Patrick Taylor: An Irish Country Doctor, An Irish Country Village, An Irish Country Christmas, and the newest book An Irish Country Girl.
U.S. and Canadian shipping addresses are eligible, so leave a comment if you’d like to win. We’ll announce the winner on February 10.
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We have several winners to announce this week. From our Classics Bookclub giveaway that ran through the end of January:
Jane Eyre from Readable Classics goes to Katy at A Few More Pages (#15).
The winner of The Invitation to the Classics is Hope (#22).
You can still join in anytime! We’ll be linking up our reviews and progress on March 29.
The winner of the Brainiac Secret Agent Activity Book is #9 – Sarita Rogers
You can also find Jennifer Donovan trying to find some of the luck of the Irish that her last name promises at her blog Snapshot.
Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the great giveaway!
Marj M. says
I would like to read this book. I just love to read.
Carly Kendall says
I would love a chance to win these books. Thank you!
What a wonderful giveaway!
Count me in. I have loved this series!
Beth C says
Please enter me. I’d love to read these books!
Linda Kish says
Sounds great. count me in, please.
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I’ve been looking at this series, thinking my grandmother would probably really enjoy it. So enter me! It would be so fun to surprise her with a set of books!
Count me in please…have always wanted to read this series!!
These books look very interesting, I’d love to win the set. Great giveaway, thanks!
Barbara Clark says
Yes, comment, comment, comment! I would love these books.
Heather (Page Turner) says
I’ve had the “Irish Country” books on my TBR list for quite a while. I would love to win a set of them!
I’ve heard good things about this series but haven’t read any of them yet. Thanks for hosting the giveaway! I’d love to win them.
What a fun giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!
I would love to win these books. They sound good! Thanks!
Annette W says
I’m only a wee bit Irish, but this book set sounds lovely! I appreciate that you didn’t miss out on anything jumping into the series!
I would love to win!!
Martha C says
I loved the first book and would really love to have the complete set! Thanks for sharing a great book.
Count me in…I’d love to win.
The Irish Country Village series by Patrick Taylor sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.Thanks for the chance to win!
Winning Readings says
This looks like a sweet read!
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Debbie Jackson says
sounds terrific……..count me in [email protected]
I always enjoy irish novels
Benita G. says
I’d love to read this book. Thanks for the possibility.
My best and closest friend has been telling me about this book series!
She has had some health issues and her husband recently had bypass
surgery! I would love to win these books for her.
Thanks for the opportunity!
I would love to be entered in your wonderful draw. Thanks!
Anita Yancey says
Sounds great. I would love to win. Please eneter me. Thanks!
I have read an Irish Country Christmas and am looking forward to reading the other books in this series. March is coming so its time to get my Irish on…
please enter me in your lovely draw! Thank you!
I would love to win this. Thanks
Christie Jensen says
always love a new book!
Kirsten T says
Sounds interesting. Going to pick up first book in series at library today.
I would be thrilled if I won this set of books! I’ve read the first two in condensed versions & absolutely loved them. Thanks!