Courting Morrow Little - eBook
The Best Book I've Read This Year
By far the best book IÃ¢ÂÂve read this year. I could not put this one down. A gripping tale with characters youÃ¢ÂÂll never forget.
Morrow Little was five years old when Indians killed her mother and younger sister, and took her older brother captive. She and her father, a preacher in a Kentucky wilderness settlement, carried on as best they could. Pa survived through forgiveness and befriending the Shawnee. Morrow grew bitter and fearful.
Morrow Little seems a most unlikely character to survive on the frontier. Small, fearful, and uncertain, she is anything but a stereotypical pioneer woman. I like that deviation. It made the story much more interesting. I found myself rooting for her to rise above it.
Laura Frantz does an excellent job of portraying the frontier from both sides. So many authors want to portray the Native Americans as only victims or the American frontiersmen as only cruel aggressors. Frantz portrays them more realistically; the good, the bad, and the ugly. They were human and, as humans, each sector included all of the above.
I'm not giving any spoilers away, because while some of the story line was predictable, there were some interesting and intriguing twists too. It didn't end like I expected it would - in one respect - and I like being wrong when I think I know exactly what's going to happen.
March 31, 2014
Historical Romance, Kentucke Frontier, Faith, Love
Morrow Little remembers her older brother (10) telling her to hide and stay hidden. After the noise dies down and he doesn't return she runs home to find her brother missing, her mother and baby sister killed by the Shawnee. Her father was in the field and by the time he found Morrow the horror had already been exposed. As Morrow grows up she remembers two Shawnee warriors coming to their house. One was still a youth, yet she remembered about her family and was scared of them. She couldn't understand why her father would be friends with them. He told her that they had to forgive as Christ forgave them. He was the local pastor. They lived near the fort and he would go there to hold church services. Then on of the officers decided that Morrow would make a good wife back in VA. That she didn't belong on the wild frontiers of Kentucke. When her father encourages her to marry an enlisted man, who is terrified of the officer, she agrees. When he is killed in battle with the Shawnee and British she knows she is trapped. Her father's health is failing, he wants her protected. When Red Coat, the Shawnee youth (grown) takes her as his bride the troubles only begin. They are chased, the officer still can't believe she would marry a half-breed to keep from marrying him. New friendships, struggles, a slowly developing love from Morrow to Red Coat.
I bought this book and thoroughly enjoyed it. No one asked me to leave a review & all opinions. mistakes are my own. I do recommend this. I gave The Colonel's Lady 5 stars but I can't give this one more because that's all they have. It was even better than the first book I read by Laura Frantz. Definitely will be buying more of her books.
February 18, 2014
Courting Morrow Little
Laura Frantz has done it again! If you like a dashing hero, a rather terrifying army major, and a beautiful heroine paired with a little adventure and a lot of romance, you won't be disappointed. And just when I thought I couldn't like a character more than Captain Jack from The Frontiersman's Daughter she has introduced Red Shirt! I promise all you fans of Jack, you won't be disappointed with this story!
Once again Laura takes us to the wilds of Kentucky and up the Ohio River to Fort Pitt (today you may know it as Pittsburgh, PA). I felt as if I were with Morrow facing everything from the dangers of Indian attacks on the Ohio to the dangers of courtship. I could understand Morrow's fear of the Shawnee as well as her interest and the internal battles that she faced because of it.
I addition, I just love how the author's love for Kentucky shines through in the details of this book. If you don't already believe waterfalls to be terribly romantic locations, you will after reading both of Laura's books. I can't wait to read The Colonel's Lady, next summer! In the meantime Courting Morrow Little and The Frontiersman's Daughter are both on my keeper shelf to be read again soon.
*I received my review copy from Revell in exchange for posting my honest review.*
November 15, 2013
With a stunning voice, ''Courting Morrow Little '' tenderly sings a melody of grace and perseverance. Creating beautiful images with her unique prose, Laura Frantz breathes life into Kentucky at colonial times and into characters that grab hold of a reader and don't let go! ItÃ¢ÂÂs absolutely fascinating how the story draws in till one becomes part of it. The description of the setting is careful and thorough but even more dazzling is the character development.
MorrowÃ¢ÂÂs tender soul is very endearing while the sheer power and elegance of Red ShirtÃ¢ÂÂs is nothing but jaw dropping. What an astoundingly beautiful hero Ã¢ÂÂ few can hold a candle to him. His very character combined with MorrowÃ¢ÂÂs creates a romance so delicious; it leaves you breathless for more. I couldnÃ¢ÂÂt help but re-experience the beauty of their relationship over and over again. Time teaches their bond to mature and with maturity comes endurance as they face their share of trials. Danger constantly surrounds them but from the ashes of their fears, God knits two hearts that eventually learn to live and love, withholding nothing back.
There were a few things that I remarked about the story and thought could have been better (more closure on certain situations, a faster pace for some parts) but in the end, I just had to marvel at the loveliness Frantz has created with her words. Ã¢ÂÂÃ¢ÂÂCourting Morrow Little Ã¢ÂÂÃ¢ÂÂ delights and infuses with hope like few works are able to do. Talent like this is simply undeniable.
October 11, 2013