An Irish Country Courtship: A Novel (Irish Country Books #5) (CD-Audio)

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Welcome to Patrick Taylor's Irish Country Books and the colourful Ulster village of Ballybucklebo, where two doctors work hand in hand to mend the bodies and spirits of the town's diverse and engaging inhabitants. But who is looking after the wounded hearts of the doctors?

In An Irish Country Courtship, 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 partner in the practice. He's looking forward to becoming a fixture in the community, until an unexpected romantic reversal gives him second thoughts. Will he truly be happy tending to routine coughs and colds for the rest of his career? After all, even when a more challenging case comes along, like a rare tropical disease, all he can do is pass it on to a qualified specialist or big-city hospital. As much as Barry enjoys the rough and tumble of life in County Down, is running a humble GP's shop all he wants out of life?

Barry's mentor, Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly, is going through some personal upheavals as well.
After mourning his deceased wife for decades, he's finally allowed a new woman into his life. But this budding courtship is not going over well with Kinky Kincaid, the doctors' redoubtable housekeeper, who fears having her position usurped by O'Reilly's new flame. Tact, diplomacy, and a fair amount of blarney may be required to restore peace to the household.

Meanwhile, life goes on in Ballybucklebo, presenting both doctors with plenty of distractions from their own troubles. From a mysterious outbreak at the local school to a complicated swindle involving an unlucky racehorse, the two partners will need all of their combined wit and compassion to put things right again--just in time for their lives to change forever.

About the Author


Patrick Taylor, M.D., was born and raised in Bangor County Down in Northern Ireland. Dr. Taylor is a distinguished medical researcher, offshore sailor, model-boat builder, and father of two grown children. He lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.

Praise For…


“Taylor . . . is a bang-up storyteller who captivates and entertains from the first word.” —Publishers Weekly on An Irish Country Girl

“Taylor masterfully charts the small victories and defeats of Irish village life.” —Irish American magazine on An Irish Country Christmas

“Full of stories and vivid characters, [An Irish Country Village] recalls a good night in a pub. Good, light entertainment.” —Booklist

“The cozy village of Ballybucklebo and its eccentric inhabitants make the holidays bright.” —Library Journal on An Irish Country Christmas

Product Details
ISBN: 9781427210593
ISBN-10: 1427210594
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Publication Date: September 28th, 2010
Language: English
Series: Irish Country Books