Thank you, thank you, thank you to my blog readers who recommended I read Mrs. Mike by Benedict and Nancy Freedman. It was wonderful. I listened to the audio version and it kept my attention. I found that I was purposely finding things to do so I could keep listening.
After finishing the book I am almost wondering if I read this as a teenager. The book jacket shown above didn’t seem familiar but then when I was writing this review and looking on line for a picture of the book, I found this original book jacket.
This book jacket I am sure I have seen. The story just seemed familiar to me too…Whether it’s the first or second time I’ve read it, it doesn’t matter. It was good and definitely my kind of book. Besides, whe I read it as a teen, I looked upon the adventure part and admired the story. Reading it as an adult, I can see the tragic loss and the strength it took to move on.
Here’s what Amazon had to say about it, “A classic tale that has enchanted millions of readers worldwide, Mrs. Mike brings the fierce, stunning landscape of the Great North to life—and masterfully evokes the tender, touching moments that bring a man and a woman together forever.
Recently arrived in Calgary, Alberta after a long, hard journey from Boston, sixteen-year-old Katherine Mary O’Fallon never imagined that she could lose her heart so easily—or so completely. Standing over six feet tall, with “eyes so blue you could swim in them,” Mike Flannigan is a well-respected sergeant in the Canadian Mounted Police—and a man of great courage, kindness, and humor. Together, he and his beloved Kathy manage to live a good, honest life in this harsh, unforgiving land—and find strength in a love as beautiful and compelling as the wilderness around them…”
Amazon readers list 4.5 stars…I am going to over ride them and chalk up five stars. I loved it that much!
I see that they have written sequels but I also see that the sequels don’t have a very good rating. Has anyone read them?? What did you think??