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An Irish Country Girl (Irish Country, Book 4) (2009 original; edició 2011)

de Patrick Taylor (Autor)

Sèrie: Irish Country (4)

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Presents the story of the early life of Kinky Kincaid, once known as Maureen O'Hanlon, a farmer's daughter growing up in the hills and glens of 1920s County Cork, Ireland, who had a gift for seeing faries, spirits, and the dreaded banshee.
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Títol:An Irish Country Girl (Irish Country, Book 4)
Autors:Patrick Taylor (Autor)
Informació:Forge Books (2011), Edition: First, 320 pages
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An Irish Country Girl de Patrick Taylor (2009)

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    An Irish Country Doctor de Patrick Taylor (Sile)
    Sile: Same "Irish Country" series.
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This book wasn't at all what I thought it would be -- I assumed we'd be hearing about Kinky's doomed romance and marriage -- and it was there, but that was by far not the focus. Brilliantly framed in an extended storytelling session that leads to memories on memories from Kinky's youth in County Cork -- I thought it was dreamy and well told. Love the accents, as per usual, though these are a little different. ( )
  jennybeast | Apr 14, 2022 |
Another winner in the Irish Doctor series. Honestly there is not a bad book in the group. ( )
  SharleneMartinMoore | Apr 24, 2021 |
I read this for 12 Tasks of the Festive Season: Task the Third: The Holiday Party:
-Read a book where a celebration is a big part of the action. Examples would include holiday parties, country house hunting/weekend parties, weddings, etc.

I have to say that this hands down is my favorite Patrick Taylor book. Probably because it stars one of my favorite characters, Mrs. Kinky Kincaid.

This book takes place directly after "An Irish Country Christmas" with Kinky waiting at home for her doctor and Barry Laverty to return home from celebrating the Marquis Christmas Day party. Kinky is getting their dinner ready (and I am still flabbergasted at how much these people eat) while also providing treats to the local village children. Kinky takes them upstairs to get warm in the upstairs sitting room (parlor) and begins a ghost tale that took place back in 1922 (on Christmas Day) and then we have her remembering the events decades later with the children.

Taylor does a great job with Kinky's voice in this book. I got a great sense of her as a young girl (going by Maureen) who all she wanted in life was to be a school teacher.

Her older sister (Fidelma) starts courting a local young man (Conner) the whole family knew who was about to have something terrible happen to him due to his thumbing his nose about cutting down a Blackthorn tree which angers something called the Doov Shee in Ireland.

Who knew you could combine a somewhat scary ghost story with Christmas? It should not work, but ultimately does.

Besides the ghost story aspect, we also have some romance between Maureen and who readers know that one day a young man who will become her husband.

The contrast between Ballybucklebo and where Mrs. Kincaid grew up was nicely done. And I as a long term reader was very surprised about how smart she was and how much she really wanted to be a teacher. I thought it was great also to see a feminist bent to Maureen at her age and her not understanding why she could not have her teaching as well as a marriage.

The book flows seamlessly back and forth between Mrs. Kincaid story and then her later on reminiscing about the events that took place. We know that Barry had some interaction with Mrs. Kincaid and her ability to "see." I remember thinking that it was just something she said, but you find out in this book, Mrs. Kincaid, her mother, and other female family members have this gift as well. Maureen is able to see into the future sometimes and unfortunately cannot do anything to change what is coming.

I have to say the ending totally took me by surprise and I wanted to keep reading even after I finished the last page. This is one book that would do well with illustrations included one day I think. I could picture certain scenes in my head. But I think it would give certain parts of the story a darker bent if we could see actual pictures of things that are going on at the same time we are reading them. ( )
  ObsidianBlue | Jul 1, 2020 |
Kinky's experiences as a youth with the Fey, and her coming into her 'sight' gifts'
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  wyldheartreads | Jun 20, 2019 |
This is the 4th book in the series, but can be read as a stand-alone since it has a different focus. So while it doesn't contain any of the quirky characters of the town of Ballybucklebo, it was an entertaining read nonetheless. The author begins with a note explaining that this book veers from his usual "Irish Country" novels, so readers are prepared to follow the backstory of housekeeper Kinky Kincaid. We meet her as Maureen O'Hanlon, a farmer's daughter growing up in County Cork: a romantic girl with a dream of teaching school and a gift for seeing fairies, premonitions, and banshees. The novel brings alive the Irish country lifestyle of the 1920s, weaving the supernatural with the everyday, the coming of age of Kinky, and how she became the housekeeper for two doctors in Northern Ireland in the 1960s. ( )
  PhyllisReads | Apr 27, 2019 |
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Presents the story of the early life of Kinky Kincaid, once known as Maureen O'Hanlon, a farmer's daughter growing up in the hills and glens of 1920s County Cork, Ireland, who had a gift for seeing faries, spirits, and the dreaded banshee.

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