Book Review of
Mrs. Mike by Benedict and Nancy Freedman was first published in 1947. This book is about an American girl from Boston who is sent to live with her uncle in Canada. She meets a Canadian Mounted Police and her life is never the same.
In many ways you can tell that this was not a modern book. In some ways, it is a classic that is fun to read today and in other ways, it is very dated with language and topics that would not be in modern-day writing. Although this is based on a real story and real people. Much of the writing style is simply what happened during that period. We might not agree with it, but it is history.
You might not agree with all that happens in this book or how people are treated, but it is based on real life and real people. I read this because I had seen it mentioned in online as a great, clean romance book, especially for teen girls. It is a reasonably clean book, although I will say it is set on the frontier so it deals with some tough topics.
After reading this one I also feel like Janette Oke copied a lot from this book or at least was probably very inspired by this book. I don’t know that for sure but it felt like a non-Christian version of a Janette Oke book, but Jeanette Oke was written long after Mrs. Mike was. If you like Janette Oke type books, you will probably enjoy this one.
Many people consider Mrs. Mike a classic so I am glad I read it. It was a relatively easy, clean read.
Have you read it?