An Irish Country Girl (Irish Country, Bk 4)
An Irish Country Girl - Irish Country, Bk 4 Author:Patrick Taylor Readers of Patrick Taylor’s books know Mrs. Kinky Kincaid as the unflappable housekeeper who looks after two frequently frazzled town doctors in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo. A trusted fixture in the lives of those around her, it often seems as though Kinky has always been there. — Nothing could be farther from the truth. — S... more »ome forty-odd years before and many miles to the south, the girl who would someday be Kinky Kincaid was Maureen O’Hanlon, a farmer’s daughter growing up in the emerald hills and glens of County Cork. A precocious girl on the cusp of womanhood, Maureen has a head full of dreams, a heart open to romance, and something more: a gift for seeing beyond the ordinary into the mystic realm of fairies, spirits, and even the dreaded Banshee, whose terrifying wail she first hears on a snowy night in 1922 ...
As she grows into a young woman, Maureen finds herself torn between love and her fondest aspirations, for the future is a mystery even for one blessed with the sight. Encountering both joy and sorrow, Maureen at last finds herself on the road to Ballybucklebo -- and the strong and compassionate woman she was always destined to become.« less
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I WAS SWEPT AWAY INTO THE LIFE OF (MAUREEN O'HANLON AKA KINKY KINCAID) A YOUNG GIRL STRUGGLE INTO WOMANHOOD. PATRICK TAYLOR CHARMS YOU WITH HISTORY, LEGENDS AND CUSTOMS OF A YOUNG IRELAND. ALSO SOME VERY TASTY RECIPES. EASY AND CAPTIVATING TO READ, I ENJOYED IT MUCH.