Hello, Citizens! Victoria here. I bet you thought I forgot about the #monthlylines! Things have been so busy and we are working on something big for June but more about that later. Without further ado…
Barry set his collected instruments down on the table. What was he going to do about this Stevenson woman? He had to try to set aside his irritation about how close she’d come to wrecking almost a full year’s work. He glanced at her again. This constant need for sleep, her progressively more flirtatious ways? He’d little doubt about what she had been hinting at before he went out. Barry shook his head. Maybe he should talk to Fingal about letting her go before her three-month trial period was over? But taking a nap was hardly a firing matter. And nothing untoward had actually happened. He knew Fingal trusted him completely, but the man still might be surprised by Barry accusing Nonie of being flirtatious. He tried to remember exactly what she’d said. There was nothing overt that he could remember. And being sacked by such a well-respected physician as Fingal O’Reilly would be a very large blot on her professional copybook. He shook his head and sighed. Twenty-two more days and he’d be in France with Sue.
Och blether. She was a good doctor and seemed to enjoy working here. She had extra training in women’s health. Maybe, just maybe, he should let the hare sit—and make sure he didn’t let himself get into any compromising situations with Nonie Stevenson in the future.
Hello Citizens, Victoria here and do I have a treat for you!! In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and all things Irish we will be posting #monthlylines from Pat’s latest book Irish Country Love Stories due out October 2016. And, what better way to begin then by the words of Patrick himself!
“Although its title implies that it is not a single, but rather a collection of love stories, it is not simply a romantic novel. Love according to the ancients could be expressed in three ways: eros, filia, and agape. All are here aplenty.
Certainly the ongoing stories of Barry Laverty and Sue Nolan, Fingal and Kitty O’Reilly, Jack Mills and Helen Hewitt, and the will-they-won’t-they affair between Lars O’Reilly and Myrna Ferguson, the marquis’s widowed sister, are true manifestations of eros.
But love is not always sexual. There is great filia, deep affection, between Sonny and Maggie Houston and their dog, between Fingal and Kitty O’Reilly and their home and Lord John MacNeill and Myrna for the Ballybucklebo Estate, which will face crippling taxes when his lordship dies. The love of a young woman for a father stricken by a heart attack is true filia. Nor is there any lack of agape, compassion, from the doctors for their patients and their two sick colleagues, from a young Colin Brown for a friend’s misfortune, and from the entire village and townland when it comes to rallying support for a respected member who is under threat.
And ever-present and underpinning all, is the unspoken but deeply abiding love, I believe reflecting my own, of the Ulsterfolk for their beautiful, little corner of the Emerald Isle. A place soon tragically to be riven by thirty years of internecine strife.”
Hello Citizens, Victoria here. Did you know that our very own Patrick Taylor is one of the top 10 Greatest Irish Authors! Thanks For Reading Addicts
Hello citizens. Victoria here. I wanted to share some great news. What a wonderful honor! Patrick Taylor named a Must Read author in 2016 and we agree!
Hello, Citizens! Victoria here. A big thank you to our Canadian fans – again! An Irish Doctor In Love and At Sea is at the top of the Globe and Mail bestseller list! Pat is delighted! Thank you, Canada!
We are thrilled to announce a new way to enjoy Pat’s books! a free app that lets you download ebook copies of your paper library.
If you own Pat’s books in print, you can get the ebook too for $2.99 from Shelfie and Tor, his publisher. Shelfie is a free smartphone app (shelfie.com) that gives readers a special deal on ebooks when they own the book in print.
Some of you are die-hard print readers and some of you like ebooks too. Shelfie is helping you connect with your books and with other readers too. Discover new reads by exploring shelfies — photos of real bookshelves — taken by other avid readers like us.
Shelfie is free and easy to use. Find the app on the Apple App Store, Google Play or at shelfie.com
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Great news and a big thank you to all of Pat’s fans! Victoria here. Just wanted to let you know An Irish Doctor In Love and At Sea is a best seller on both USA today and Globe and Mail! If you haven’t read it yet get out there and get it!