Saloni Dhaddha Singhvi Dhaddha Singhvi من عند Našičko Novo Selo, كرواتيا
One of My Favorites Until last week this was my favorite Linda Howard book. Cry No More pushed this book into 2nd place but I still love Wolf and Mary. Mary is a prim and proper schoolteacher who just moved to small town. A seriously small town. She has a student, the Mackenzie boy, who hasn't been to school. It seems he's dropped out. Mary decides that no student will be left behind on her watch and she's going to talk to Joe Mackenzie's father, Wolf. Wolf and Joe live on a mountain, it's snowing, Mary doesn't have the right clothes being from a warm climate, and she has a pretty crappy car. Still, she needs to get her student back in school, so off she goes up the mountain...and promptly gets stuck. Mary was aces. She had a lot of gumption for such a small slip of a woman. It wasn't the kind you usually see in books though where the woman is a spitfire. Mary was just someone who beilieved in people and education and she fought for what she believed in. I know there are readers who didn't like her character but I thought she was a nice change from snippy, angry female characters full of attitude. So, yeah, Mary had my vote. Wolf. I loved Wolf. He was pretty disillusioned but I felt like he had a reason to be. Prison isn't fun and to be wrongfully imprisoned due to bigotry. Well, it beyond sucks and I would be hella angry and distrustful too. Wolf is really an old school romance hero. I enjoyed him in all of his stoic alpha maleness. I can see how some people wouldn't enjoy his character but I liked the way his hardness and disillusionments was in stark contrast to Mary's sheltered rose colored glasses. This book was a sweet love story with an awesome teenage son thrown in to add some family flavor. I love a good family story so that made this book two thousand times better. Love, love, love.
This book is awesome. If John Steinbeck had read this, he might have been able to write a good book, and not the red pony.