Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Book Review: Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz/4.5 Stars
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.
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)
Click here to read my review of Laura's first novel, The Frontiersman's Daughter.