Saturday, July 24, 2010

"Courting Morrow Little" Book Review


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?

Laura Frantz' debut novel last year, "The Frontiersman's Daughter" was one of my Top 10 books of 2009 - it was such an amazing historical fiction book. I was actually a little hesitant to read "Courting Morrow Little" because I had such high hopes that I really didn't want to be disappointed. Thank goodness I didn't let that stop me! I loved this book as well, I guess sometimes lightning can strike twice. A strong story with emotional beginnings and excellent characters - emotions run high through the whole book, but there are twists that kept me going through the whole thing.

One of the biggest surprises to me was the perspective the book takes by showing multiple sides of the story. What do I mean? Well, typically in American history I tend to think that the American side is the right side, period. In this book we are dealing with the period of time where the redcoats are recruiting Indians to be spies and the bluecoats are supposedly the good guys, right? Well, when the heroine is more afraid to see the bluecoats show up because of some of the dastardly deeds she has been made aware of, it makes you stop and think.

One of the biggest pleasures to me was seeing reference made to Lael Click, the heroine from "The Frontiersman's Daughter", and to see her dad actually make more than one appearance in the book - I loved that! Laura has definitely done it again and I wouldn't be surprised to see this book in my Top 10 historical books for 2010!

***Thanks to Donna Hausler of Revell publishing for my review copy***

Available July 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

1 comment:

Laura Frantz said...

Thank you for a beautiful review! I love your insights. It means a great deal that you would take time for my books. Can't wait to see you in the bookstore come September:) Bless you abundantly!!