Mrs. Mike (Mrs. Mike Series)

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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 ...

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Overview

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…

Mrs. Mike is the love story of Katherine Mary O'Fallon, a young Irish girl from Boston, and Sergeant Mike Flannigan of the Canadian Mounted Police, who is a priest, doctor and magistrate to all in the great Canadian wilderness area under his supervision. Recommended by Library Journal.

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Editorial Reviews

New York Times
It is the personality of Sgt. Mike blowing through this account like a clear breeze that gives it a refreshing quality. Everyone's dream of a cop, he was also a romantic and understanding husband, the fondest of fathers; a man of honor and humor.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425183236
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/8/2002
  • Series: Mrs. Mike Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 119,343
  • Product dimensions: 5.24 (w) x 8.06 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Benedict Freedman lives outside San Francisco, and isat work on more sequels that take the characters of Mrs. Mike into the present.
Nancy Freedman lives outside San Francisco, and is at work on more sequels that take the characters of Mrs. Mike into the present.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2005

    katherine saved me and gave me hope

    one day i was lonley and walked to the libary. i came across this old worn book. once i started to read mrs. mike i couldn't put it down. i checked it out of the libary so many times i can't count, not knowing a few years later i would also lose a little girl. believe it or not mrs. mike inspired me to go on.i knew if she could, so could i. when i think of my daughter, i think of katherine. i would like to know more about her. thankyou c.a.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2003

    the best book

    I started reading this book as a teenager and have read it almost yearly in the last thirty five years. I went to Grouard this summer but could find nothing about Mrs. Mike. I continue to search for more information about this family. It is a wonderful book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2013

    I read this book as a child when I ordered it from Scholastic bo

    I read this book as a child when I ordered it from Scholastic books - and I've read it several time since as well as recommending to many friends for them and their children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    I love this book. The fact that it is a true story makes it eve

    I love this book. The fact that it is a true story makes it even better. I have seen the movie almost as many times as I have read this book but the movie is such a small part of the book. I read this book every year since I first found it in 1970 when pregnant with my first child. I laugh, I cry, I get very emotional when reading it. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good romance that actually happened. I sure would like to see it added to the Nook library.

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  • Posted January 17, 2013

    Mrs. Mike was chosen for the Lit-Chix's Classic read for 2013.

    Mrs. Mike was chosen for the Lit-Chix's Classic read for 2013. I was excited to read this book due to the amazing reviews and personal recommendations. It is a love story, one that by today's standards would have never lasted.

    It is well written but at some points very slow. It felt as though the story was historically accurate and during those slow times it was probably very much so for the characters living it. The courage that it would take for a young, Boston girl to traverse to the wild, frigid frontier is somewhat unrealistic but never say never.

    I did learn some about the Indian customs and the frontiers way of life and found it to be very interesting. Liked this book just didn't love it.

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  • Posted August 13, 2012

    Touching

    These authors are amazing. I was drawn into the story right from the start. I loved the descriptions of the land and the people. Beautiful!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    Still a HUGE fan after 25 years...I plan to share my copy with m

    Still a HUGE fan after 25 years...I plan to share my copy with my daughters as well. Awesome tale of love, loss, and persistence.

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  • Posted June 24, 2012

    There are very few books that I reread; Mrs. Mike is a haunting

    There are very few books that I reread; Mrs. Mike is a haunting story, however, that I have read again every few years since I first read it in about 1970. I still have my original paperback copy! I was hoping to replace it on my Nook! :( Whenever someone complains about burned toast I think of this story. I think it influenced my attitudes toward life more than a little.

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  • Posted May 24, 2012

    Like so many others, I first read Mrs. Mike when I was a young t

    Like so many others, I first read Mrs. Mike when I was a young teenager, about 1970 or so, and fell in love with it. It was an old book then, having been first published in 1947. I read it many times, until somewhere along the line I lost my copy of it. Years later, I was thrilled to find another copy and read it again. I'm now 56 years old now, and still enjoy the book. Just read it again. It's like returning to an old friend. I always recommend this book to teenage girls and have yet to find one who didn't love it as well. I'm happy it seems to have become something of a classic. Even though books are always better than the movies made of them, I wish someone had made a movie of this book, so more readers would become familiar with it. You won't regret adding this book to your collection, or to that of a teenage girl near and dear to you! Heartwarming, romantic, dramatic, and bittersweet story.

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  • Posted February 29, 2012

    A Timeless Treasure

    I first found Mrs. Mike on my grandmother's bookshelf. I read it the first time because I had nothing else to read at the moment.I have read it almost every year since then just for the sheer joy of being with Katherine as she travels to the North West Territory and womanhood. I still have my grandmother's copy, and bought a new one so that I could introduce my daughter to Katherine. She carried that copy around in her backpack and read it until it was ragged. She bought me a new copy and The Search for Joyful. Now I am impatiently waiting for it to come to the Nook. Please read this amazing book, give it to your daughters and granddaughters. It is a story of the quiet beautiful strength to be found in each of us.

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  • Posted January 15, 2011

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    a must read

    one of my favorite books EVER!

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  • Posted October 2, 2010

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    Charming, Yet Tragic

    Mrs. Mike was recommended to me by a friend, and I bought it having little infomation about its contents. The romance between Katharine Mary O'Fallon and Sergeant Mike Flannigan was delightful, and some of the story's passages were most beguiling. A good deal of the story, however, candidly exposes the heart-wrenching tragidy that befell many in the Canadian wilderness.

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  • Posted February 8, 2010

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    a good read

    a good book to curl up with on a cold day. i read it in school and enjoyed it , i still do.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2008

    This book is FANTASTIC!!!!

    I am almost 18 and have read the book since I was 12, I still can't put it down. I love the fact that Mike and Kathy's love was so strong it's almost like you knew them, and when someone was hurt you could feel their pain. Plus when their is humor, it is not overdone. It is such a great book to read that I recommend this book is for any age to read, well, at an age you can read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2007

    A reviewer

    My Mother made me read Mrs. Mike. I was Hesitant at first but as soon as I started reading I was captured. I read it in one day. If you like Jane Eyre, and Pride and Prejudice you will love the Dashing Kind and Gentle Mike. This wonderful book Captivates its audience throughout. It makes you laugh and it makes you cry but it shows you a world of troubles and how two people can make it through together.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2007

    A reviewer

    I must have been 12 or 13 when I read this book and still list it as one of my favorites. I have read literally hundreds of books since then but this is one I'm going to buy for my 14 year old granddaughter who is just discovering the joys of reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2006

    One to love, hate, and treasure

    Makes you eager to broaden your horizens and accept challenges in your own life. Very powerful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2006

    mrs.mike is not a boring book

    at first the book may sound boring but it later on it starts to get interesting. i'd say that this book is worth reading if you love romance books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2005

    life changing

    I was assigned to read this book as a seventh grader. I am now 43! I truly remember not being able to put this book down, and remember crying as I read it, over all the trials and tribulations this family went through. I am going to go get a copy to read again now that I am an adult, but I truly remember it as changing the way I looked at things, and taught me not to take things for granted. A must read for everyone!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2005

    Exceptional!

    I am 19 and read this book for the first just one week ago. I just happened upon it during a visit to Barnes and Nobel for some summer reading. It is a powerful story about love, life , and adventure. The characters are real and beliveable,and I fell in love with all of them.

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