Mackenzie’s Mountain (Mackenzie Family #1)

Mackenzie's Mountain by [Howard, Linda]Mackenzie’s Mountain


Author: Linda Howard

Series: Mackenzie Family

Print Length: 375 Pages

Publication Date: March 1, 2016

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.It has been awhile since I picked up a Linda Howard’s book. Actually, it has been several years or more. So, there is nothing like putting away the electronics and just grabbing a book. Yes, I don’t own this book on a Kindle, maybe I should for my couple has seen better days. But I digress, you’re looking for the review right.
Mackenzie Mountain is a page turner. With our heroine a teacher, who sees a bright future for Wolf Mackenzie’s son. But first, she must get Wolf’s son back into the class room.
Still paying for a crime he didn’t commit, Wolf Mackenzie resides on top of his mountain with his teenage son. Which didn’t bother him any; Until a prime and proper Mary Elizabeth Potter shows up on his door step. Then everything that he knows or come to know will be changed forever.
Once the town people of Ruth learns that Mary is teaching Wolf’s son Joe, someone in the town of Ruth doesn’t like it and decides to take things into their own hand to stop her.
Mackenzie Mountain was an excellent fun read from start to finish with a mystery to solve and romance to enjoy. This one is a keeper, so if you haven’t added this one to your list. Now is a good time to do so.


More about the author

Linda Howard


Linda Howard is the award-winning author of many New York Times bestsellers, including Up Close and Dangerous, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Cover of Night, Killing Time, To Die For, Kiss Me While I Sleep, Cry No More, and Dying to Please. She lives in Alabama with her husband and two golden retrievers.

Mr. Perfect


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That’s the deliciously racy topic that Jaine Bright and her three girlfriends are pondering one night at their favorite after-hours hot spot: Mr. Perfect. Would he be tall, dark, and handsome? Caring and warmhearted — or will just muscular do? As their conversation hears up, they concoct a tongue-in-cheek checklist that becomes an overnight sensation, spreading like wildfire at work and sizzling along e-mail lines. But what began as a joke among friends turns deadly serious when one of the four women is murdered….Turning to her neighbor, an unpredictable police detective, for help, Jaine must unmask a killer to save her friends — and herself. Now, knowing whom to trust and whom to love is a matter of survival — as the dream of Mr. Perfect becomes a chilling nightmare.




It has been a serious long time, since I read a book by Linda Howard. But I wasn’t expecting this…. I found myself laughing my head off. If the people who were looking at me like I needed to be committed was any indication I didn’t hide my amusement very well.

In Mr. Perfect, four friends just joking around what would make a perfect man. Should he be attentive, should he be tall, dark and handsome. No, those aren’t the qualities that these women are looking for in a man. He should be honest, and should last longer then takes to brush your teeth in the morning, when it came to sex. But what should have been  taken as an innocent joke…. turned these four friends into an overnight sensation, with local and international papers picking up what is now called “The List”. But the media isn’t the only eyes these four caught the attention of.

When one of the four friends was found murder in her home, it would be up to Jaine and her Mr. Perfect to unmask a murderer before he strikes next.

Besides this book being hilarious, it turned out to be a good murder mystery to boot. The twist at the end was amazing. I never would have thought it.


Genre: Mystery & Suspense

Print Length: 405 pages

Publisher: Gallery Books

Publication Date: July 1st 2003

Characters:Sam Donovan, Jaine Bright


Available Formats:  PicturePicture

Now You See Her

When artist Paris Sweeny starts seeing ghosts on the street, guessing the Jeopardy answers before the clues are shown, and making street lights turn green every time she approaches, she thinks her life couldn’t get any stranger. Then she goes into a trance and paints a graphic murder scene the night it happens. When she starts painting another partial murder scene, she finds that the only person she can trust is Richard Worth, the wealthy and powerful ex-husband of the woman who has made Sweeny’s career as an artist successful.

My Take: This was an extremely, outstanding book. Paris is an artist; however, what she paints comes true. So with each painting a deadly scene takes place. Until one day the murder knows her ability and put Paris on the heat list. With the help of Richard Worth, Paris tries to use her gift to stop a murder.


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Shades of Twilight Book Review

It has been awhile since I read a book by Linda Howard. So the book I decided to read over the weekend was one I thought was well written it had a little of everything; hot romance, mystery and to die for hero.

In Shades of Twilight Roannan Davenport was orphaned at an early age and went to leave with her grandmother on a splendid Alabama estate. She loved horses however not as much as she loved Webb. But everyone expected Webb to marry their cousin Jessie and take over the estate. Until one dark night Jessie was found bludgeoned to death. When Webb left for Arizona, Roannan didn’t have anything to live for. Now years later her grandmother sent her on a mission to retrieve Webb and to finally bring him home.

My Take: Shades of Twilight was an exceptional read. The two main characters will grow on you, especially Roanna. Everyone treated her like the little orphan Annie that you couldn’t help but to love her. Webb was a strong no nonsense kind of a guy that didn’t take lip from anyone whether your male or female. Very hot read make sure you have a bottle of cold water handy when you start to read Shades of Twilight.


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