Barry Laverty, M.B., is having a look forward to his first Christmas in the cozy village of Ballybucklebo, a minimum of until he learns that his sweetheart, Patricia, is probably not coming home for the holidays. That unhappy prospect dampens his spirits fairly, but Barry has little time to dwell on his romantic disappointments. Christmas may be drawing nigh, but there is little peace to be found on the planet, especially for a young doctor plying his trade in the emerald hills and glens of rural Ireland.
Along with his senior partner, Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly, Barry has his hands full dealing with seasonal coughs and colds, in addition to the occasional medical emergency. To add to the doctors’ worries, competition arrives in the form of a patient-poaching new physician whose quackery threatens the health and well-being of the good people of Ballybucklebo. Can one territory make stronger three hungry doctors? Barry has his doubts.
But the wintry days and nights aren’t without a couple of tidings of comfort and joy. Between their hectic medical practice, Rugby Club parties, and the kiddies’ Christmas Pageant, the two doctors still find time to play Santa Claus to a struggling single mother with a sick child and not enough money in the bank. Snow is rare in Ulster, and so are miracles, but that does not mean they never happen. . . .SOAP Fault: (faultcode: aws:Client.InvalidClientTokenId, faultstring: The AWS Access Key Id you provided does not exist in our records.)
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