Mrs. Mike

Mrs. Mike

Mrs Mike A moving love story set in the Canadian wilderness Mrs Mike is a classic tale that has enchanted millions of readers worldwide It brings the fierce stunning landscape of the Great North to life and

  • Title: Mrs. Mike
  • Author: Benedict Freedman Nancy Freedman
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Paperback
  • A moving love story set in the Canadian wilderness, Mrs Mike is a classic tale that has enchanted millions of readers worldwide It brings the fierce, stunning landscape of the Great North to life and tenderly evokes the love that blossoms between Sergeant Mike Flannigan and beautiful young Katherine Mary O Fallon Mrs Mike is one of the bravest, most sparkling and spirA moving love story set in the Canadian wilderness, Mrs Mike is a classic tale that has enchanted millions of readers worldwide It brings the fierce, stunning landscape of the Great North to life and tenderly evokes the love that blossoms between Sergeant Mike Flannigan and beautiful young Katherine Mary O Fallon Mrs Mike is one of the bravest, most sparkling and spirited real life heroines who has ever appeared between the covers of a book.Kathy O Fallon, a gently reared, lovely, sixteen year old Irish girl was sent far away from Boston to her uncle in Northwest Canada to regain her health There she met Sergeant Mike Flannigan of the Mounted Police, six feet tall, with eyes so blue you could swim in them Kathy learned that being Mike s wife meant facing blizzards and grizzly bears, forest fires, spring floods and epidemics She learned joy and heartbreak and the true, deep meaning of love and loyalty.

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    This wasn't on my list of scheduled reads but while I was in a bookstore last month to purchase a book for a Christmas exchange, I saw Mrs. Mike on the shelves and felt compelled to buy this much beloved book.I'm often asked what my favorite book is. I always answer that I don't have one; there are many books I love but they are too different to say one is superior to another.I have changed my mind. Mrs. Mike is my favorite book.A coming of age story set in the Canadian North in the year 1907, K [...]

    Mrs. Mike has been a lifelong favorite book. I've got a battered paperback that's been in my personal library for years, and I've been curious to see how well the novel holds now that I'm older and a little more critical of my reading material. The answer is: very well, especially considering that this book was written in 1947. This semi-fictional (reportedly mostly fictional) autobiographical novel follows the life, loves, adventures, sorrows and joys of the real-life Katherine Mary O'Fallon Fl [...]

    It's not easy to write a viable romance. Try it some time. It's hard to avoid being schmaltzy; hard to stay away from corny lines or disintegrate into torrid tales of heaving bosoms and leopard print loin cloths.And so, the first thing I want to say about Mrs. Mike is. . . it's a lovely, viable, not schmaltzy love story. Despite its publication date of 1947, it's not that antiquated in its sensibilities, either. Yes, the protagonist marries at the age of 16, but even though that was still young [...]

    This book is well-written. it's interesting, and it has very high reviews. I think I might be the only female in the world to not like this book. Here is my summary: The book starts off with a 16-year old Boston girl in the 1900's taking the train to the Canadian "Wild West" to live with her uncle. The girl is the narrator and she is clever, and funny. Kate gets to Canada and is told there aren't a lot of women up there because they are "too soft for this land". Kate meets Mike, a Canadian Mount [...]

    16 year old Bostonian Katherine Mary O'Fallon is sent to Calgary Canada to live with her uncle to help her recover from pleurisy. During her first year (few months) there she meets, falls in love with and marry Sgt. Mike Flannigan of the Northwest Mounted Police.This book is based on Katherine Mary's life with her husband in the early 1900's in (at the time) uncivilized Calgary, Hudson's Hope and Grouard Canada. Even though this book is, IMO, simply written, it has the knack of pulling the reade [...]

    4.5 Stars! Just a good old fashioned sweet romance!An oldie but goodie. It was charming, heartbreaking, full of sacrifice and struggles, and a couple devoted to each other through it all! Who wouldn't fall in love with this?!

    3.5 stars, rounded down for veering from the facts given to them by the real Katherine O'Flannagan, and with my sympathies to her: Some story-spoilers in here, so beware: (view spoiler)[The authors got a 5-page outline from O'Flanagam, and interviewed her. They didn't stick to her story. According to Benedict Freedman, "The most important scenes, for example, when she leaves Mike and goes back to Boston, we didn't invent that. But we also didn't check her account of things."Also, here is a criti [...]

    Audiobook narrated by Kirsten Potter. In 1907, Katherine Mary O’Fallon is only sixteen when she moves to her uncle’s ranch outside Calgary, Alberta from her home in Boston. She suffers from pleurisy and it is thought the clean air of Canada will be better for her. It’s a very different world from the big city life she is used to, but she finds friendship and love, and eventually marries the local Sergeant of the Canadian Mounted Police, Mike Flannigan. Together they travel much farther nor [...]

    I’m definitely in the minority here, I wasn’t “wowed” and I really wanted to love this one. It was okay I had spurts of interest here and there.

    I first read this book about a year ago when I found it on my Mom's bookshelf. She had picked it up somewhere for a quarter. Recently, I started thinking about it again and decided that I should read it again. I'm so glad I did. It is now pretty high up on my list of favorite books. It is a story of Katherine Mary O'Fallon who falls in love with a Canadian Mounty and leaves her comfortable home in Boston for the rugged, dangerous Canadian wilderness. It is based on the real Katherine Mary and is [...]

    Benedict and Nancy Freedman, the two partners in the husband-wife writing team who co-wrote this and several other novels, were born, respectively, in 1919 and 1920; so when writing historical fiction, like Dickens and Stephen Crane, they chose to set it in the generation immediately before their own, where the world they were writing about was still a living memory, and could be researched through living voices. As the description above indicates, the primary setting here is northern Canada, i [...]

    I read this story in *humph-humph.ears throat* 1984, in Grade 9 English. I later found it in our local libraries 'give-away' bin. My copy is the original 1947 publication, and has been re-bound and taped up too many times.My youngest daughter has since read it, and she too has fallen in love with it as well.This book is such a wonderful treasure that I hold dear to my heart.

    This is the best book I have ever read about life in Canada. Every thing came alive, jumped out of the pages and enveloped me into their world. I half wish I could go and see where they all lived. But, there is a darkness that is not entirely visible in the first half. Mrs. Mike was such a lovable character. And you could see her grow throughout the book and become a better person. A few times I found things so funny I nearly died laughing. Having humor helped lighten the darkness. The only part [...]

    I'm a fan of stories with a pioneering spirit, and the harsh climate and living conditions of the north Canadian wilderness showed the growth and strength of the people who live there. The romance at the beginning was sweet, even though Katherine is young and somewhat immature, and I enjoyed seeing her and Mike grow closer together throughout their marriage and the trials they faced. Her relationships with the Native people in the community brought depth and emotion to the story.

    This book is a real gem, which I very much enjoyed.It's a story of triumph over unimaginable hardship and heartbreaking tragedy, set in Alaska during the days of its first settlers.With unforgettable characters, atmospheric settings, lots of historical information about the time in which it's set, plus a wonderful love story, it's a book I'm so happy to have discovered.

    In my infinite wisdom,I chose to read this "heart warming" romantic saga of Boston girl who married a "rugged Canadian Mountie " as a light read to take my mind off another ghastly round of semester exams. If you are in need of further proof of my imbecilic notions I was reading this in tandem with Carson Mc Culler's The Heart is a Lonely Hunter .My cup runneth over.Before I start ranting and frothing at the mouth let me just ask the wise folk here who apparently read this book when they were 10 [...]

    I was going to give this a 3.5 but will leave it at 4 as the ending brought it up for me. This is a fantastic reading experience in terms of understanding the challenges of living in the remote Canadian wilderness at the turn of the century. I really enjoyed learning about the Indians and their culture and their relationships with the "white" settlers/trappers etc. I thought it was portrayed as mostly a positive and respectful one. For this era, the women were exceptionally strong. The story is [...]

    This book is set in the Canadian wilderness when small pox and diphtheria were both still problems among the Indian nations in that area. It wreaked havoc on everyone. There were also other problems associated with wilderness living. This all sounds like things that I love in historical fiction. But sadly, this was just okay for me. I loved the first 15 minutes. I thought for sure this was going to be 5 stars. But it was in a steady decline for the rest of the time.

    This is my favorite book of all times. I wish I could find it in ebook form. I would never take it off my kindle, iPad or iphine

    Usually when I read I have a pretty good idea from the first hundred or so pages whether I’ll like a book or not. Sometimes my opinion changes just from a bad ending, but that's atypical.This book, though, took me on a bit of a roller coaster ride. It started out on a high. From the first paragraph, I was hooked; just listen to the fun, engaging narrative style: “The worst winder in fifty years, the old Scotsman had told me. I’d only been around for sixteen, but it was the worst I’d seen [...]

    A sweet read that struck me as simple and perhaps even simplistic, at first. As the love story of Mike, a Canadian Mountie, and his young Irish bride unfolds, the story gains momentum and depth. "Mrs. Mike" is a city girl, Boston bred. The stark wilderness of northern Canada is at first a great adventure, but the monumental challenges accumulate. Katherine, full of vivacity, jumps right in to the community life of the remote outpost in which they serve. Serve she must; the settlers are constantl [...]

    It's been several years since I read this and wondered how I would see it as an adult. The story is a good one. Kathy moves from Boston and a life of comfort to Canada to live with her uncle because of her health issues. She marries a mountie, Mike Flannigan, and experiences many terrible hardships because of the harshness of the land and the distance from civilization.I love how she and the other women support one another, and the strength she gains from them - Sarah, Constance, and Oh-Be-Joyfu [...]

    Wow! This book was listed on a "gentle read" list for Young Adults. What a mistake! Unless they consider it gentle because there are no sex scenes. It is one of the most violent books I have ever read. The original publication date was 1948 and the book is about a young woman, Kathy, who leaves Boston for northern Canada to fight her illness of pleurisy. She is a tender 16 and marries a Mounty (mounted policeman) who is 20. (My first issue with the book is how young she is when she gets married. [...]

    I read about this book in the Oprah magazine and got to it before there were a million holds on it at the library. It was great! A lot of times when I read books written pre 1960, I have to work to keep my attention on the page. It’s amazing how writing styles have changed in 50+ years. But this was a gripping book that kept me reading and reading.It’s based on the true story of Katherine who, in 1907 at the age of 16 moved from Boston to Alberta to live with her uncle. She moves because the [...]

    I have read this book about ten times since I was a little girl, it was the first book my mom ever recommended to me, so maybe that's a big part of why I love it so much. This is one story that just gets better and better every time I read it. It's one of those that affect you SO much more after you have your own kids.This is probably the only book I have read as an adult that made me WEEP uncontrollably as I read (but still couldn't put it down). I'm sure everyone around me thought I was a nutc [...]

    I really enjoyed this book. It was one that I really wanted to finish and did so quickly despite the fact that I have a 2 year old and that I am going to school full time. It was neat to learn that it is based on the actual experiences of a woman and her family so it made it so much more real to me. I felt like it helped me to appreciate all the blessings that I have and appreciate family more. Sometimes the small little irritations of daily life seem like such a big deal, but when you step back [...]

    This is indeed an old-fashioned love story, based on the actual experiences of a young girl whom the authors had met. Not only did they find her story inspiring, but realized that it paralleled their own in a way. My sister shared that Mrs Mike, originally published in 1947, had been a favorite of our mother’s. Knowing that made it special! A tale of life in the Canadian wilderness, Mrs. Mike brimmed with hard realities. The fierce natural elements impacted daily life, as did interaction with [...]

    Mrs. Mike is a novel that comes across as gentle at first. It tells the story of Kathy, who is sent to the north to live with her uncle so she can heal from her pleurisy. And through her eyes you learn of the wild North West - Canada, where she goes with her very new husband Mike. It took me a while to get into this story. Kathy is young and flighty, and she comes across as somewhat superficial, with the moodswings to suit a seventeen-year-old. However, she marries at that age, and she has to gr [...]

    A compelling and interesting novel—extremely well-written, yet this is the type of book where the the writing itself seems to glide past flawlessly and unobtrusively, so caught up are you in the characters and incidents. You quite simply step back in time to the reality of life in the Northwest Territories of Canada in 1907, seen through the eyes of a spirited sixteen-year-old Irish girl from Boston who marries a Mountie and heads into the frozen north with him to start an entirely new life. M [...]

    It was wonderful--I had tears in my eyes for most of the last half of the book. Such a hard and beautiful place, the North, with such tough, caring and dignified people.Kathy's trip back to Boston was brilliant; that scene where she knocks on a mansion door in Beacon Hill and is refused a glass of water--and then she remembers all the empty trappers cabins up North stocked with wood and provisions and never locked so that any stranger can come in, take shelter and be warm and fed. Kathy matures [...]

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