Monday, July 19, 2010
Courting Morrow Little...Review
Morrow Little is haunted by the memory of the day her family was torn apart by raiding Shawnee warriors. Now that she is nearly a grown woman and her father is ailing, she must make difficult choices about the future. Several men--ranging from the undesired to the unthinkable--vie for her attentions, but she finds herself inexplicably drawn to a forbidden love that both terrifies and intrigues her. Can she betray the memory of her lost loved ones--and garner suspicion from her friends--by pursuing a life with him? Or should she seal her own misery by marrying a man she doesn't love?
This sweeping tale of romance and forgiveness will envelop readers as it takes them from a Kentucky fort through the vast wilderness to the west in search of true love.
Laura Frantz has done it again. If it's possible, I think I enjoyed this one more than The Frontiersman's Daughter. Morrow Little returns to the wild Kentucky wilderness after having spent several years in the east with her aunt. She has never come to terms with the fact that years earlier, raiding Indians killed her mother and baby sister and abducted her older brother. While her father has found the ability to forgive, Morrow hasn't. However, her father has befriended Shawnee Indians and as Morrow allows herself to get to know them, her heart begins to soften.
When she falls in love with Red Shirt, Morrow is aware that her life will change, and she will not be accepted everywhere she goes, just as he isn't. Thrilling adventure and frightening peril await her. But with love in her heart and faith in God, Morrow knows she can overcome anything.
Laura's descriptions are vivid and stunning. She has an exceptional way of showing, not telling. Her characters are well developed and you're drawn to them and care about them. Morrow's fear on the trail becomes your fear. Her heartache is your heartache.
This was a book I couldn't put down, and one I was sad to see end. Enthralling and easily recommended, especially for fans of historical novels. I look forward to more from Laura Frantz.
Available July 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Thanks to Donna Hausler of Baker Publishing for the opportunity to review this book.You can learn more about Laura Franz here. You can purchase your own copy here.
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