Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My review: Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz

Title: Courting Morrow Little
Author: Laura Frantz
Genre: Historical Christian Romance

Publisher: Revell Books
Date released: July 1st. 2010
Stars (out of 5): ****
Age rating: PG-13
There were about half a dozen "pecks on the cheek" and only a hand full of kisses, throughout the whole book. Of course, the main characters are a married couple in the book, and so expurgate to see some things like that. Although, those scenes are very  brief . 

Back cover (from Revell):

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:
There aren’t many books out market today  that are set in the pre-Rev war time period or have Indians as the main characters. So right off the bat, Courting Morrow Little procured my interest. And as soon as I started reading, I fell in love……with almost everything. I loved how richly written it was and how the whole story flowed with literary grace (you know that I mean?). Yet, it wasn’t so wordy, that I felt like I was reading the Geneva Bible. CML is my first encounter with author Laura Frantz, but from what I had heard about her and her debut novel, The Frontiersman’s Daughter, I knew her books would definitely be going on my “keepers’ shelf”. The characters were believable and well rounded with pains, sorrows and struggles of their own. The excitement and dramatic tension, which there was plenty of, made me never want to put it down. My only problem with CML and the reason I only gave it 4 stars, was the fact that we only got to see things from Morrow’s POV. I really wish we could have seen a chapter or two from the POV of another characters besides just Morrow.
But, Laura Frantz revealed to me a little bit ago, that her next book coming out will have both hero and heroin’s POV narrating, explain and describing scenes (I hope its okay, Ms. Frantz, that I said that). So, I’m SUPER excited about her newest book to come out!!! I would recommend this book to other “history nuts” like me, for sure.

Available July 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.” To learn more about Laura Frantz and her books go to:

Her Blog
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*My many thanks to Donna Hausler @ Revell Books, for providing me a review copy of Courting Morrow Little.  These are my honest thoughts on this book and are in no way determined by the publisher and/or the author of Courting Morrow Little.*


  1. Ashley,
    Bless you for such a heartfelt review! Love that you found the story rich and interesting:) I hope you like my Colonel McLinn and Roxanna Rowan just as much in The Colonel's Lady. Thank you for making my day!

  2. Nice review! I'm really looking forward to reading this book. Everything I've heard about it so far has been great.

  3. This has been on my wish list for a long time. I'm glad you liked it and I can't wait to read it! :o)

  4. Ooohhh...I can't wait for the next book, either :). Great review, Ashley.


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