An Irish Country Courtship -- the fifth book in Patrick Taylor'sNew York Times bestselling Irish Country series
Barry Laverty is settling in to Ballybucklebo, but with only a few more months before he becomes a full partner in Dr. O'Reilly's medical practice, an unexpected romantic reversal gives him second thoughts. Is tending to routine coughs and colds all he wants from life? Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly has personal upheavals as well. After mourning his deceased wife for decades, he's found a new love. But the budding courtship is not going over well with the doctors' housekeeper, who fears having her position usurped by O'Reilly's new flame.
Meanwhile, life goes on in Ballybucklebo, and the two doctors will need all of their combined wit and compassion to put things right—just in time for their lives to change forever.
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 is the author of the Irish Country novels, starting withAn Irish Country Doctor, and also of the booksOnly Wounded,Pray for Us Sinners, andNow and in the Hour of Our Death. He now lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.
“Taylor is a bang-up storyteller who captivates and entertains from the first word.” —Publishers Weekly on An Irish Country Girl
“Patrick Taylor has become probably the most popular Irish-Canadian writer of all time.” —The Globe and Mail
“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