Book Review: Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz
I'm so glad to be writing this review of Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz. I will tell you right now that I highly recommend this book. And I will be sure to look for more books by this author. It's so nice to find one that you really enjoy.
Morrow Little suffered great tragedy when, at age five, she lost her mother and baby sister to a Shawnee Indian attack. In 1778, at age 17, Morrow returns home to her father after living with her aunt for two years. She gains the attention of several young men at the fort near her home, and they all seek a chance to win her hand in marriage. Problem is, she does not love any of them. Besides, her preacher father is getting very ill, and Morrow does not want to leave him alone. Will she follow her heart and marry a forbidden love, or will she resign herself to a life with one whom she knows will not truly love her?
This novel has all the things I like in a book of this type (what I sometimes call "prairie romance"). The characters are real, the setting inviting, and the romance pure and sweet. I did not once roll my eyes or want to throw the book across the room because of "sappy" writing. Mrs. Frantz is a talented writer who knows how to pull the reader into a good story and entertain with a great plot. There is some (although not much) suspense, and the ending is not totally predictible, as in a lot of books like this. It is simply a good, wholesome, "feel good" book, one that I will keep and pass along to others to read.
Available July 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
(I received this book from Revell Books for review purposes. I received no monetary compensation for this review. All opinions expressed are completely my own.)
Laura Frantz is the author of The Frontiersman's Daughter and credits her grandmother as being the catalyst for her fascination with Kentucky history. Frantz's ancestors followed Daniel Boone into Kentucky in the late eighteenth century and settled in Madison County, where her family still resides. She is a member of the Kentucky Historical Society, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Romance Writers of America. Frantz currently lives in the misty woods of Port Angeles, Washington, with her husband and two sons.