This book, Always and Forever by Cathy Kelly, reminded me of the writings of Maeve Binchy. I enjoyed it. It’s the first one I’ve read by Kelly, and I see she is quite prolific and I will look for more titles.
An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor also reminded me of another author I like, James Herriot, he of veterinarian fame, except Taylor’s portrayal is of human doctors! I had some laugh-out-loud moments, and wished the ending would not have come so soon.