New York : Forge, 2008.
495 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Irish country books
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Dr. Barry Laverty is counting the minutes until his first Christmas in the snug community of Ballybucklebo. His spirits begin to dwindle when his girlfriend Patricia may not be able to join him for the holiday tidings. A new fast-talking doctor arrives in town with the hopes of stealing business away from Dr. Laverty's medical practice, and threatens the well-being of the citizens with his phony tactics.