Mackenzie's Mountain (Mackenzie Family Series #1)

Mackenzie's Mountain (Mackenzie Family Series #1)

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by Linda Howard
     
 

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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 confrontation

Overview

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 confrontation with the boy’s father, she knows father and son have changed her life forever.

Still paying for a crime he didn’t commit, Wolf Mackenzie has a chip on his shoulder the size of Wyoming. But prim-and-proper Mary Elizabeth Potter doesn’t see Wolf as the dangerous half-breed the town has branded him. Somehow she sees him as a good, decent, honest man. A man who could love...

Wolf’s not sure he — or the town of Ruth, Wyoming — is ready for the taming of Wolf Mackenzie.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551665740
Publisher:
Mira
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Series:
Mackenzie Family Series , #1
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 6.63(h) x 0.71(d)

Meet the Author

Linda Howard is the award-winning author of many New York Times bestsellers, including Drop Dead Gorgeous, Cover of Night, Killing Time, To Die For, Kiss Me While I Sleep, Cry No More, Dying to Please, Open Season, Mr. Perfect, All the Queen’s Men, Now You See Her, Kill and Tell, and Son of the Morning. She lives in Alabama with her husband and two golden retrievers.

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Mackenzie's Mountain 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the sample and was'nt sute I wanted to buy but so glad I did. What a great story and entertaining all the way through.
PeniA More than 1 year ago
Love, love, love this story. The characters are real, the story is inspiring. I really hope this series goes on and on. I know I will read this over and over again. Like fine wine, it only gets better with time. Highly recommended PS: I have read multiple times.
northamericanwordcat More than 1 year ago
Wonderful Every Time!  The hero and heroine of this love story are walking tropes. Mary is a plain, petite, bookworm, spinster teacher. She has just moved to a small town in Wyoming that is very much trapped narrow thinking.  Wolf is a  half Native American veteran single father cowboy who was falsely accused of a crime and who is Alpha to the bone.  However, this romance is classic with its burn between the heroine and hero. The wonderful story that unrolls for the teenage son is a great one as well.   There is a moment when Wolf helps Mary deal with a tragic event that shows the kind empathy that makes love bloom.  Perhaps, this book is dated in some ways but I think it stands up to the test of time and the rest of the series that follow is delightful because we get to see Mary and Wolf through the years.  Wish it would come out in E Book form! 
katherineE More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. It was sweet and I liked how it was a series. It is very worth it if you read the next book in the series.
Anonymous 3 days ago
The wall flower and the hot damaged guy. The story never gets old if done well. This is done well.
Anonymous 18 days ago
Holy smokes! The first line in this book will make u snap to attention. Martha is the new prim & proper schoolteacher & wolf is well, much like a real wolf... beautiful, fierce, & protective. When those two run into each other, both are drowned in a sensual haze that they've never felt before. Martha is delightful & funny in a kind of nerdy way, & it turns out she can be just as fierce as wolf when protecting the people she loves. Wolf wants her from the first he sees her, but fights it as hard as he can. His son, joe is a wonderful teenager forced to grow up beyond his years. The towns people are wonderfully described, adding even more character to this story.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Love the entire Mackenzie family, but this was the BEST!!!!!!!
Anonymous 9 months ago
I don't normally write reviews. This book deserves one. It is a superb read. I highly recommend it. I also recommend "Mackensies Mission". Even though both books are stand alone, "Mission ties in very well following "Mountain". Enjoyed them both very much.
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mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Mary Elizabeth Potter leads somewhat of a sheltered life, her experience with men is very limited, and has lead her to believe that she just may be single forever. She is hoping that her new adventure in Wyoming will provide a more exciting life for her, and maybe put her in the presence of a man that's worthy of her affections. After arriving in Wyoming, and getting settled into her new teaching job she notices a student who is struggling some, so she decides to intervene and see if she can help him, which lands her on the doorstep of Mr. Wolf Mackenzie. He is a stubborn man, with a bit of a chip on his shoulder, and he is quite adamant that his son doesn't need her help...but she just isn't ready to give up on them. Wolf Mackenzie is a jaded man, because he has had a rough go of things lately, he spent time in jail for a crime he didn’t commit and it's left him angry and on the fight. He is surrounded by a town of people that hate and distrust him just because he is Native American. His son is struggling to find his way in school, and he is quite certain it is because of him, which leads him to believe his son would be better off not going to school at all. So, when his son's new teacher shows up on his doorstep he is ready to send her packing without even listening to what she has to offer, his willingness to let others in is almost non-existent, but she isn't backing down, and is pretty insistent on helping his son. So he reluctantly gives in, and they come to an agreement.. not realizing this little agreement just might help him out too! This was a charming little read that captured my attention right from the start, and had me flying right through the pages in hopes of finding a well deserved happy ending...and staying up well past my bedtime just to find it, and it was well worth the loss of the sleep!! It has been a while since I have read something from this author, and so I was really looking forward to this read, and I am happy to report she did not disappoint!! I thoroughly enjoyed meeting these two well crafted characters and I am quite certain that if you give them a chance they will win you over too!! Highly recommend this entertaining little tale, it's sure to warm your heart and put a smile on your face!! ARC requested through Edelweiss, and kindly provided by Avon Publishing in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.
CRAZYWOMAN More than 1 year ago
When will this book be put on eBook!!!!
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SeascapeMn More than 1 year ago
I'd really love to be able to download this book and the sequel about Joe to my Nook..... It's one of my all time favorites, but I lost my paperback and now that I have the Nook I don't generally buy the actual books. :(
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first and only book i've read by Linda Howard but i must admit it is one of the best romance books i have ever read. The mckenzie's are loyal and responsible and also tough and outgoing. They have so many layers! I wish the story was longer i connected with all of them like real people by just reading 200 and something pages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
MRS. HOWARD IS ONE OF THE BEST WRITERS THAT I HAVE EVER READ. ALL OF HER BOOKS ARE FANTASTIC ( ESPECIALLY THE MACKENZIES) THE ONLY COMPLAINT THAT I HAVE IS THAT THERE ARENT MORE OF HER BOOKS AVAILABLE. THERE SHOULD DEFINITELY BE MORE MACKENZIES.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the first books I have read with a romance theme. I must say, if this is story is common to the genre, I will be totally hooked. This has got to be the best spinster schoolteacher and local bad (really good) guy get together book on the market. It has great well developed characters anyone can relate to as well as a suspense theme. You gotta love everyone who likes this teacher. I would have loved school too if I had someone as caring as Mary.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am an avid romance reader and I must say that this is the best book that I have ever read. I have read it so many times and it never gets boring. I pass a lot of my books around to the girls that I work with and they all agree with me. We all love Linda Howard's books, but this one is definately the greatest!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Mackenzie family is a set of books that you'll treaure always! Mackenzie's Mountain is just the beginning, and you'll fall in love with Wolf and Mary...then Joe, Maris, Zane and Chance! Thank you Linda Howard for such a wonderful family!
Guest More than 1 year ago
if you loved wolf and mary in mackenzies mountain....ull want more than just to read it.. you'll want to LIVE IT!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When i read this book i just HAD to read another, and an other and an other.... This book was so intense an through that the book seemed so real. Linda Howard is an author exreordinar