Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Book Review: Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz/4.5 Stars

About the book:

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 thoughts:

Okay, I may need a second for my heart to once again resume it's regular rhythm...  Whew!

Rarely do I have the pleasure of reading a love story as beautiful as this one.  Laura Frantz has a skill with words that very few authors can replicate.  Her ability to make me feel as though I'm in the midst of a cold, dark forest, or at the edge of a trickling lake is a wondrous feeling to experience as a reader.  And if that isn't enough, she can pull my emotions along for the wild roller coaster of a new relationship between a husband and wife.

I truly believe that the Christian fiction genre is blessed to have Laura as part of its wide repertoire of talented authors and superb novels.  If you're a fan of historical fiction set during the early beginnings of our country that's paired with authentic, three-dimensional characters, Laura Frantz is the author for you.  I guarantee you won't be disappointed.  :o)

Southern?  Yes
Sass?  No

Click here to read my review of Laura's first novel, The Frontiersman's Daughter.


  1. I LOVED this book. In fact I dreamed about the characters after I finished. Usually I reserve that sort of thing for my own characters. lol

  2. Very good review, Christy. I want to read it now! :-D

  3. Margaret ~

    You're not alone. Sometimes I dream about them, too. :o)

    Katie ~

    I hope you'll be able to soon! I'll be so happy to be caught up with all of her books after I finish The Colonel's Lady. :o)

  4. I recently read this book and loved it! I couldn't agree more with your review. It was such a beautiful love story and the scenic descriptions were so vivid I had to get out to our local wooded trails for a walk after reading it! I'm so looking forward to reading her other books. :)

  5. I think Laura's a genre of her own within Christian Fiction. I just finished The Colonel's Lady and I'm still thinking about it! She has a talent for creating memorable characters. And the romance? Sublime! Great review of Courting Morrow Little!

  6. I have been really wanting to try this author - so maybe now I should. =)

  7. I haven't read any books by this author. This one sounds great and your review is wonderfully written. I need to check my library today and see if I can get it!

  8. Great review, Christy! I love this book, and ALL others by Laura Frantz!

    By the way, I'm passing on the Liebster Blog Award to you! I love your blog!

    You can pick up the award here . . .

  9. I love Laura's books. I devoured each of them. And, I can guarantee that you will love The Colonel's Lady as much as or more than Morrow!

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