Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz

From the back cover:

Caught between the wilderness and civilization, Morrow Little must find her way to true love

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 you as it takes you from a Kentucky fort through the vast wilderness of the West.

My review:

Where do I even begin with this one? First of all, let me say, I don't believe there are enough superlatives in the English language for me to adequately express how much I love Laura Frantz's work. When I was reading Courting Morrow Little, I was swept away two hundred years or so into my state's early history. This is a sweeping tale of love and forgiveness which is just breathtaking.

Heroines are so important, and Morrow is a lovely heroine. However, heroes are just as important, and Laura Frantz has crafted a truly memorable hero in Red Shirt. Morrow and Red Shirt's story is one which will stay with the reader long after finishing the last page.

Courting Morrow Little has a permanent place on my keeper shelf, and I know it is a book I will read multiple times.


Laura Frantz said...

Oh Michelle,
I'm so thrilled!! You are here:) And your template is beautiful! Now I can add you to my blogroll so I can see when you post something new, etc. And your gracious words here are so welcome and wonderful. Love the "superlative" part:) And I'm always pleased when I remember we are fellow Kentuckians. You are a dear friend and your review means so much.

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

I loved this book too! :-)

XOXO~ Renee

Julia M. Reffner said...

Great reviews! I really want to read the Thoene book, since I read the rest of the series. Glad you started a blog. :)

Kav said...

LOL -- not only do I have copy of Morrow on my keepershelf, but I bought another copy to loan out to friends. Can't stand it when my keeper copy comes back all dog-eared. :-)

Michelle said...

You are quite welcome, Laura. Thanks for posting the link on your blog. ;)

Michelle said...

Kav, I have two copies of Morrow too. I won one on Carrie's blog, and that one is being given to my mom for her birthday. I ended up buying another copy for myself too. My mom lives 3 hours away from me, so I decided having two copies was imperative.

Michelle said...

Hi, Julia! The Thoene book is really good. I love their books so much, so I was thrilled to find there would be a new series.