Mackenzie's Mountain Mass Market Paperback – Mar 1 2000
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About the Author
Linda Howard is an award-winning author whose New York Times bestsellers include Open Season, All the Queen¹s Men, Mr. Perfect, Kill and Tell, and Son of the Morning. She lives in Alabama with her husband and two golden retrievers.
Top Customer Reviews
A 29 year old spinster extrordinaire with a knack for letting the readers and the hero listen to her moronic and irritating dribble about her uptight and weird Aunt Ardith's rules of conduct got to be too much for me and I just lost any respect for her or why the hero Wolf would even like her.
A few of the secondary characters called her 'goody-goody' and I have to agree. She was a little too perfect and old fashioned for her age. Wolf deserved much better. The naivety was so bad that I was shaking my head and laughed outright when Wolf whispered a 'dirty' word in her ear about the sex act he'd like to perform on her and she had the gall to act confused and ask him what it meant and to show her. Whatever. Anyway, this is the 1980s, not the 1880s. Come on, get real.
This is the first in the Mackenzie series, which includes MacKenzie's Mission, MacKenzie's Pleasure, MacKenzie's Magic and A Game of Chance.
Mary Elizabeth Potter is a spinster in every way imaginable. The clothes and the 'sensible shoes' she wears. She has no idea if she will ever fall in love and doesn't look for it. Things change when she volunteers to go to the small town of Ruth, WY as a schoolteacher. She is a great teacher and puts her whole self into teaching children.
One child gets her attention, Wolf MacKenzie's son.Read more ›
Wolf is part Native American and part Scot, and has grown up with the prejudices offered by all peoples. He has never had anything easy in his life. He was convicted and served time for a crime he didn't commit. He lost his son, Joe, for the time he was in prison. Wolf managed to buy a ranch, and is sought out for his abilities with horses.
Mary grew up in a strictly moral, old-fashioned household, having been reaised by a spinster aunt. She considered herself non-discript, mousey, uninteresting, and plain. She's a school teacher. She comes to Wyoming from the deep South, and is unprepared for the weather, the culture, and people of her new home.
Joe has a deep desire to be a pilot in the USAF, but doesn't even consider this a possibility...until Mary comes to town.
This is one of the most intense love stories I have ever read. I was fulfilled on all levels. The characters are three dimensional, full of life, and are like old friends. I have lost count of how many times I have read this story.
This is not one of the new breed of romance/suspense novels. Although there is some suspense and a bad guy in this work, the main focus is on the building of a family, with Wolf, Mary, and Joe.
Read it. You won't be disappointed.
Their attraction is instantaneous as he warms he in his house and he is struck by her innocence and vitality. But he insists that nothing can happen. He is an ex-con, accused of rape and cleared but not approved of by the town. People will talk if they were to be together. He is also a half breed Indian which makes the townspeople very uncmfortable. But Mary is like a moth to a flame. She cannot stay away. She tutors his son Joe to get him into the Airforce Academy. People start to talk and their disapproval grows. A rapist attacks Mary and Wolf is determined to catch the man responsible even though at first he is accused of the crime.
While they try to stay away from each other....they cannot and their attraction grows. Eventually she becomes "his" woman and they fall in love.
It is a beautiful story and the beginning of the amazing MacKenzie series by Linda Howard. It is characterized by strong, alpha males....innocent but strong and spunky women. it is a great series and one that you can really settle into.
I highly recommend this to anyone. Other books in the series include: MacKenzie's Mission, The MacKenzie Family, and A Game of Chance.
Wolf Mackenzie has always been a sensualist by nature. He sees beyond the baggy clothes and the horn rimmed glasses. What he sees in Mary turns him on as no other woman has before. For her own good, he turns her away. He has been outcast from the town for his Indian heritage and wrongful rape conviction. He didn't count on the tart-tounged teacher though. Her frumpy apperance is decieving to everyone, even him at first. Soon he learns that nothing gets in Mary's way when she wants something, and she wants Wolf.
Then a series of rape begin which are an eerie reinactment if the rape that Wolf was wrongly accused of. When the rapist targets Mary, Wolf vows that he will do everything in his power to protect her. Miracuously, the town rallies around Wolf in his search for the person that is trying to frame him. Mackenzie's Mountain is a book about prejudice and love. Overcoming the odds, Mary and Wolf come together in a book that will warm your heart, at the same time as making you laugh. Howard also introduces the reader to Joe, who you will fall in love with.
Don't miss it!
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I had a ton of problems with this book and I'm finding it really difficult to review because as much as this story confused me, annoyed me and downright offended me, in the end as... Read morePublished on Sept. 15 2010 by Buggy
MACKENZIE'S MOUNTAIN - Linda Howard
A small Wyoming town is about to learn a few lessons -- from a new schoolteacher with the courage to win the heart of a man who swore he... Read more
One of my personal favorites, although there is alot of them, happens to be Mackenzie's Mountain.
With a southern teacher and a half breed Indian, what more could you... Read more
THIS WAS THE FIRST LINDA HOWARD BOOK I EVER READ. I BECAME AN INSTANT FAN, AND HAVE READ ALL BUT MARIS' BOOK.Published on Nov. 28 2003
God, I Love Linda Howard. She's always writing about these big Alpha men...my faves....in fiction anyways :o)...Wolf is no exception. Read morePublished on Oct. 3 2003 by M. I.
This was a good one.... very sweet (& hot!) romance, good story about a town that needed redemption. Just loved both the hero, Wolf, and his son, Joe.... Read morePublished on Sept. 22 2003 by Jojo
This book was my first romance book to read. I got it from a friend and read it in one day I could not put it down. Read morePublished on May 1 2003