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An Irish Country Family

An Irish Country Family

An Irish Country Novel

Irish Country Books (Volume 14)

Patrick Taylor

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An Irish Country Family is a charming entry in Patrick Taylor's beloved internationally bestselling Irish Country series.

Before Doctor Barry Laverty joined Doctor Fingal O’Reilly's practice in the colorful Irish village of Ballybucklebo, he was an intern, working long hours, practicing new medical techniques, falling in love, and learning what is most important in the medical field for a family physician—the bonds of family, friendships, and human kindness.

Years later, Barry practices everything he has learned in Ballybucklebo, a lovely village where neighbor looks after neighbor. And while his own efforts to start a family with his wife Sue have been frustrated, the community around him couldn’t be stronger as they work together to show their solidarity.

Shifting effortlessly between the two time periods, bestselling author Patrick Taylor continues the story of these beloved characters while vividly bringing the daily joys and struggles of this delightful Irish village to life.

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Home and Beauty


April 11, 1969

“Home is the sailor, home from the sea, and the hunter home from the hill.” Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly, Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly, swept into the upstairs lounge...

Praise for An Irish Country Family

“Chockful of charm, colorful characters, and earthy wisdom, this gentle read is the perfect antidote for whatever ails you; urge readers to pour a cup of tea and cozy up for a return visit to Taylor's delightful corner of the fictional universe.” —Booklist

“Taylor returns to Ballybuckleboo to continue chronicling the dreams and exploits of the village's residents...It is always a pleasure to return to this small corner of Northern Ireland” —Booklist on An Irish Country Cottage

“Gentle humor, deeply emotional stories drawn from everyday life.” —Kirkus Reviews on An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea

“Deeply steeped in Irish country life and meticulous in detail, the story is the perfect companion for a comfy fire and a cup of tea or a pint of bitter. A totally wonderful read!” —Library Journal, starred review, on An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War

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Patrick Taylor

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. He is the author of the bestselling Irish Country series, including An Irish Country Cottage, An Irish Country Practice, An Irish Country Doctor and many more.

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