Laura Frantz’ latest historical novel, “Courting Morrow Little” is a must-read for historical fiction readers. This is the first book I have read by this author and will not be the last. I am hoping to get a chance to read Frantz’ “The Frontiersman’s Daughter” as the main character is referred to in “Courting Morrow Little” and I would love to know her story as well.
Filled with historical detail of the late 1700’s involving life in Kentucky on the frontier, hostility toward and from the Shawnee Indians and the British occupying cities, this book creates a vivid picture of life during this time. Morrow is faced with challenges and heartbreak at a young age as her mother and sister are killed by the Indians and her brother is kidnapped, leaving her alone with her father. Still after several years, Morrow lives in fear and is sent to live with her aunt where she will be safe. Upon returning to Kentucky, Morrow is faced with dealing with her father’s ailing health and also those in a group she has never forgiven. Morrow is of a marrying age, and living on the frontier there are many suitors , but only a few that are worthy. Morrow is faced with choices and must make choices of the heart and mind. This novel is a great story of love, forgiveness and redemption.
“Available July 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”