Series: Irish Country #16
Author: Patrick Taylor
Publisher: Forge Books
Released: October 12, 2021
An Irish Country Yuletide is the sixteenth novel in Patrick Taylor’s Irish Country series. To be fair, I accidentally jumped right in the middle of this series (whoops!). But honestly? I have no trouble following right along. Oh! And don’t forget, this book (and series as a whole) contains actual recipes within the pages. It has been a hot minute since I read a book that blended together like this, so that was a fun surprise.
The year is 1965, and Christmas is right around the corner. One quiet and charming town, Ballybucklebo, is getting ready for all of the festivities, with citizens such as Doctor Fingal Flatherie O’Reilly and Barry Laverty looking forward to singing carols and the likes.
Unfortunately, the universe frequently doesn’t understand what a holiday break is. As such, the town will still have to deal with a chickenpox outbreak and more before it is all said and done.
An Irish Country Yuletide is such a charming read – that really is the best way I can describe it. Charming. Also, don’t read this book while hungry, as the recipes may just wake up your stomach if you’re not being careful.
I’ve honestly never read something like An Irish Country Yuletide before. I love how the historical and fiction elements merged to seamlessly with recipes. It’s such a, dare I say, cute idea! Maybe this is more common than I’m aware, but I really enjoyed this break from what I normally read.
I’m honestly not sure what else to say about An Irish Country Yuletide, so I’m going to leave this review short and sweet. Go read it, as this is such a perfect holiday book to pick up!
Thanks to Forge Books and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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