Monday, July 19, 2010

Blog Tour: Courting Morrow Little (Review)

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.


What I Thought
After living in Kentucky for four years, I find anything connected to the state to be fascinating. I especially like novels set during the frontier - it seems so rugged and different from today's lifestyle.

Laura Frantz's novel, Courting Morrow Little, did not disappoint my desire to have a historical novel that not only tells an intriguing story, but also makes me want to look into/research parts of the historical "back story."

I enjoyed this novel. It kept me surprised - I didn't guess the plot in the first 10 pages - and well, it provided a nice diversion from the 21st Century.

It also makes me want to go back and read Frantz's first novel - which is eluded to in pieces in this story. A "second novel" Courting Morrow Little can stand alone - if you haven't read the first - like a fine wine.

On a scale of one to five, with five being the highest, I give it a 4. Not quite on my "read again and again" pile, but definitely on my "read more of this author" pile. 


About Laura Frantz
Laura Frantz credits her 100-year-old grandmother as being the catalyst for her fascination with Kentucky history. Frantz's family followed Daniel Boone into Kentucky in 1792 and settled in Madison County, where her family still resides. Frantz is the author of The Frontiersman's Daughter and currently lives in the misty woods of Washington state with her husband and two sons.

Online Resources
Find it at Amazon
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Read an excerpt online

More From Frantz
The Frontiersman's Daughter
One woman searches for love--and herself--in a wild land.

Lovely and high-spirited, Lael Click is the daughter of a celebrated frontiersman. Haunted by her father's ties to the Shawnee Indians and her family's past, Lael comes of age in the fragile Kentucky settlement her father founded. As she faces the many trials of life on the frontier, Lael draws strength from the rugged land. But the arrival of a handsome doctor threatens her view of her world, her God, and herself. Can the power of grace and redemption break through in this tumultuous place?

About The Publisher
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life.  They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet. For more information, visit http://www.revellbooks.com/.

Note: As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.

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