March 28th Giveaway: An Irish Country Girl

An Irish Country Girl, by Patrick Taylor
ISBN 978-0765320711
320 Pages
Published by Tor/Forge (January 2010)

This week, thanks to publisher Tor/Forge,  I will be giving away a hard cover edition of Patrick Taylor’s newest book: An Irish Country Girl (read my review of the book). The drawing will take place on March 28th.


Read an excerpt from the book.

From the author’s website:

Some forty-odd years before and many miles to the south a girl who would someday be Kinky Kincaid was Maureen O’Hanlon, a farmer’s daughter growing up in the green 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 realms of faeries, spirits, and even the dreaded Banshee, whose terrifying wail she 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.


Patrick Taylor was raised in Bangor, Northern Ireland, and received a medical education in Ulster. He practiced first in a rural Ulster village before taking specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynocology. After living in Belfast through the first two years of the recent Irish Troubles (1969-1994), he and his family emigrated to Canada where he pursued a career in medical research and teaching in the field of human infertility which have been honored with three lifetime achievement awards including the Lifetime Award of Excellence of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society.

Taylor’s scientific works include 170 papers and six textbooks. For ten years, (1991-2001) he was editor-in-chief of the Canadian Obstetrics and Gynaecology journal. Taylor has since published a short-story collection, six novels, including the Irish Country series (four books).

Read more about Patrick Taylor and his work on the author’s website.


Want to be eligible to win a copy of each of these novels? It’s simple…either join my project Reading for a Cure OR sponsor someone who has joined OR make a one-time donation to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation (being sure to select the button for Reading for a Cure and then AFTER you’ve donated, come back and leave me a comment to let me know you did it). But hurry – you must do one of those three things BEFORE the drawing takes place on March 28th!

Once you’ve done ONE of those three things to become eligible, tweet about the giveaway (and come back to let me know you did it) and you can get a second chance to win!

Read all the details of the book giveaways for March and how to be eligible for them…including joining the challenge or sponsoring a participant.

Get more information about Reading for a Cure.

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  1. no need to enter me, but I posted the giveaway in my sidebar

    • Wendy on March 27, 2010 at 08:10

    Serena: thanks for the shoutout!

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