Mackenzie's Mountain (Mackenzie Family #1)
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 had nothing to give....
Mary Elizabeth Potter is a self-appointed spinster with no illusions about love. But she is a good teacher and she wants Wolf Mackenzie s son back in school. And after one heated confrontatio...more
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This book has a very "Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman" feel to it.
Except of course, she isn't a doctor but a teacher :D
For the most part of the book, I kept forgetting it's actually a contemporary. I can't explain it, it's just the feel of it. How they all behave, the story, Indian in the mountain and spinster teacher in small town fall in love, while the town hates him, plus being his cottage in the mountains, training horses and just everything :D
I saw cars being mentioned and that made me remember ...more
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 much as I wanted to I just didn’t hate it. I did however breathe a sigh of relief when I finished.
Written in 1989 Mackenzie’s Mountain is a contemporary romance however it reads, and for the first 100 pages I thought it was a historical, taking place around 1890-1910. It takes plac ...more
First of all, if you haven't read this book, you really need to get that taken care of. Within 10 years it will be proclaimed a "classic" (you'll be shelving it right up there with Catcher In the Rye & The Grapes of Wrath) and you will w ...more
I felt like I'd stepped back in time a few decades, when most small towns were suspicious of anyone who looked "different" from whatever they were used to in their small little bubble. Of course, there are still remote places of small town Americana that are like this, but not on the same saturated level that there was back then. And by that level - I mean OMG, LOCK THE DOORS, the
I wish I had read this about 10-20yrs ago, I think then I would have loved it as much as others do. There are a couple older books (hello, purple prose!) that are very close to my heart that others read for the first time in this day and age and they don't find it as great as me. I think this may be the case with this book and me, I liked it but cringed at some parts. One person's sentimentalism is another person's expiration date.
Our main couple, Mary and Wolf, had an incredibly sweet ...more
But the story and the series is good! See original book review below.
Content: Several explicit sex scenes, assorted violence, some cus ...more
I felt like I went 'Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww...' throughout almost the whole book. It's definitely one of those warm and fuzzy kind of romances but the love scenes definitely ...more
The book was written in the late eighties but the attitudes in it could have well been plucked out from a century before. Terms like half-breed, dirty Indian whore, etc. made me cringe, as did h's fetishization of the H as a big, bad, dark savage in a loincloth. I decided to give the autho ...more
Wolf y Joe me encantaron desde el minuto cero y Mary también.
Voy a por el segundo, me tiene intrigada la historia de Joe y muero por saber más.
Oh, the bullshit.
The old-school, overly-dramatic, racist bullshit.
How many times was the word "savage" used, for starters?
The narration was exaggerated as well.
Everyone loves but me.
A favorite Howard from 1989 for many a romance fan, Mackenzie’s Mountain certainly has what I would call an “old school” feel to it. I’m afraid the romance elements filling this book, while popular in 1989, may seem clichéd today to the first time reader. But for me, Mackenzie’s Mountain represents my first days of reading romance and I remember it with great fondness.
The big solitary half-breed by the name of Wolf who lives on his mountain and is rejected by the ...more
Me ha encantado. Son pocas las veces que puedo decir que un libro me ha gustado desde la primera hasta la última frase y todas las que hay en medio pero este es uno de esos casos.
Me ha encantado todo, la ambientación, los personajes, la historia. TODO.
Es cierto que el suspense que hay no supone suspense ninguno porque está más que claro quién está detrás de todo desde el principio pero este no es un libro de suspense sino de romance y de eso tiene mucho y bien.
Prim and proper teacher, Mary Elizabeth Potter, is determined that every child in the small town of Ruth, Wyoming get the education they are entitled to. So when she learns that Joe Mackenzie has dropped out, she wastes no time confronting his father. Feared and despised for his mixed heritage and dangerous reputation, Wolf Mackenzie has never met a woman like Mary and is determined to have her. Unfortunately, not everyone in Ruth is happy at the turn of events and p ...more
I have to inform you that this is the first book that I've read of Linda Howard, and I was not disappointed.
My point is that Ms. Howard is a wonderful storyteller, combining her characters with an ingenious plot. Like I said...wonderful.
The story of the book resumes itself by saying that...
When Mary Elizabeth Potter the local teacher, confronts Wolf Mackenzie to get his son back in school, she cames face to face with a bitter and dangerous man. But with this also comes his very good ...more
I read this story several years ago and recently saw my library has it on MP3 so I thought I'd listen. The narrator, Christina Traister, was excellent and smoothly moved between the male and female voices.
I know this book is much beloved by romance fans and I enjoyed it quite a bit but not as much as I remember. My favorite parts were the relationship between Wolf and his son Joe, as well as many glimpses of Mary's fierce character. The love story between Mary and Wolf was prett ...more
This was such a great story to read, and I'll be reading Joe's story very soon!
Until last week this was my favorite Linda Howard book. Cry No More pushed this book into 2nd place but I still love Wolf and Mary.
Mary is a prim and proper schoolteacher who just moved to small town. A seriously small town. She has a student, the Mackenzie boy, who hasn't been to school. It seems he's dropped out. Mary decides that no student will be left behind on her watch and she's going to talk to Joe Mackenzie's father, Wolf. Wolf and Joe live on a mountain, it's snowing ...more
ceritanya ttg miss mary potter yang di terima kerja sebagai guru di suatu kota kecil yang namanya Ruth...
mary berumur 29 tahun,masih lugu,belom pernah pacaran apalagi boboan :p
awalnya dia ke peternakan mackenzie buat ketemu sama joe mackenzie ( anak wol) yang tiba2 gak pernah datang la ...more
Linda Howard is obviously obsessed with almost 30-year-old virgins... I know, what? Taking the modern-virgin trope to a whole different level.
If she really wants all her female main characters to be virgins she should make them a few years younger, maximum 25 (so it doesn't feel so weird).
Also, LH is an artist at creating alpha-males, Wolf Mackenzie is the perfect combination of Comanche and a Celt - what else would you want in a ...more
1) A major theme in this book is that Wolf is an Indian - and an outcast because of it. The book was originally published in 1989, and you can feel that in the subject, word choices, themes and descriptions. It does not matter.
2) This book is a flawless example of bad-ass old school romance. Wolf is such an alpha male that he doesn't need any of the alpha male gimmicky bullshit from contemporary romances. Rippling abs? Millions of dol ...more
Linda S. Howington is an American best-selling romance author writing under the pseudonym Linda Howard. After 21 years of penning stories for her own enjoyment, she submitted a novel for publication which was very successful. Her first work was published by Silhouette in 1982. She is a charter member of Romance ...more
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unsaid when he abruptly thrust his hands under her skirt, all the way to her waist. Mary
gave a startled shriek and jerked back, almost oversetting the chair. He glared at her, his
eyes like black ice.
"You don't have to worry," he snapped. "This is Saturday. I only rape on Tuesdays and
way she kept twisting her fingers together. Did she think he was going to throw her down
on the seat and rape her? After all, he was a renegade Indian, and capable of anything.
Then again, the way she looked, maybe this was the most excitement she'd ever had.”