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.
Little Miss Bookworm Review:
Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz is a captivating love story set in the wild, untamed and savage land of 1778 Kentucke. Living along the Red River and surrounded by nature’s beauty, Morrow Little suffers from anxiety along with fear of the local Indian tribes. In the first half of the book, Morrow is considerably weighed down by the grudge she holds against them from a prior incident against her family. Red Shirt is strong, courageous, humble, protector, warrior, and leader. He displays all the traits that make a perfect hero. Throughout the novel, Red Shirt is both gentle and patient towards Morrow as he shows her not every Indian is a savage. Slowly, Morrow learns to trust and even fall in love with him. Morrow’s character growth highlights her patience, faith and devotion in the second half of the novel. With each turn of the page, readers are transported into a scene with the rich historical details and vivid imagery. Readers are also able to identify with Frantz’s characters on a deep and personal level. Love conquers all is the prevalent theme in an adventurous, romantic and dangerous world of colonial Kentucke.
I give Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz . . . 5 stars.