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Publisher's Summary

Readers of Patrick Taylor's books know Mrs. Kinky Kincaid as the unflappable housekeeper who looks after two frequently frazzled doctors in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo. She is a trusted fixture in the lives of those around her, and it often seems as though Kinky has always been there. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Some 40-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.
An Irish Country Girl is another captivating tale by Patrick Taylor, a true Irish storyteller.
©2009 Ballybucklebo Stories Corp. (P)2009 Macmillan Audio
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4 out of 5 stars
By Connie on 07-06-10

Stick with it!

I was undeterred by all of the reviews I had read here and purchased this book. It was my first by this author. The first few chapters, when Kinky is telling her story to the children is very off-putting and, to be honest, I almost abandoned it in agreement with the negative reviews. However, I stuck with it and ended up enjoying this book very much! Definitely worth it if you persist past the first few chapters.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Marcia on 07-12-11


If you like Irish folktales, this is a book for you. Just sit back and listen to the entertaining story.

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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2 out of 5 stars
By Dekka52 on 07-08-13

Rambling vegetarianism!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

More meat in the storyline , less rambling on! Compared to the others in the series this was like a story written to a deadline rather than to any level of quality. Any literate person could have conjured this out of the other books in the series without stretching their creativity . Poor effort!

Would you recommend An Irish Country Girl to your friends? Why or why not?

No see above

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

As the story rambled on very slowly this would be impossible

What character would you cut from An Irish Country Girl?

Kinky Kincaid

Any additional comments?


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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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