Courting Morrow Little

Courting Morrow Little

by Laura Frantz

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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 readers as it takes them from a Kentucky fort through the vast wilderness to the west in search of true love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441211828
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 123,228
File size: 938 KB

About the Author

Laura Frantz credits her 100-year-old grandmother as being the catalyst for her fascination with Kentucky history. Frantz's family followed Daniel Boone into Kentucky in 1792 and settled in Madison County, where her family still resides. Frantz is the author of The Frontiersman's Daughter and currently lives in the misty woods of Port Angeles, Washington, with her husband and two sons.
Laura Frantz is a Christy Award finalist and the ECPA bestselling author of several books, including The Frontiersman's Daughter, Courting Morrow Little, The Colonel's Lady, and The Lacemaker. She lives and writes in a log cabin in the heart of Kentucky. Learn more at

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Courting Morrow Little 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 76 reviews.
Amanda608 More than 1 year ago
Courting Morrow Little was, in a word- BREATHTAKING! Breathtaking landscapes, breathtaking characters, breathtaking forgiveness, breathtaking LOVE- all conveyed through the breathtaking prose of the brilliant, ridiculously talented Laura Frantz! She turns black ink into rich, vibrant color, creating love and life like few authors are able to claim. With each turn of the page her characters become permanently engraved upon your heart. Laura employs all five of your senses to transport you into a scene- you're not just "reading" her books, your "experiencing" them! She has an unparalleled skill of making you identify with her characters on a deep and personal level, while only giving you the POV of one of them. Their emotions are conveyed so perfectly and their hearts are revealed so completely through Morrow's eyes, and yet there is an air of mystery about them that brings even more depth and richness to the story. "LOVE beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things." (1Corinthians 13:7). This scripture wasn't just quoted in this book, it was its essence! I knew I was in for an incredible journey when I got chills just two pages into it. I felt an instant connection with Morrow. Her pain, her hurt, her fear became so real to me, a part of me. Her reactions are so authentic and identifiable. She grows so strong in the grace of God throughout the story that you can't help but grow right along with her. To watch the beautiful transformation as she allows the Lord to break the chains of fear and unforgiveness that hold her heart and soul captive was so powerful and inspiring. And our handsome hero, Red Shirt, *swoon* is EVERYTHING a heroine dreams of in her hero. He's strong, courageous and powerful, yet humble, gentle, and patient, a warrior, a protector, a leader. Their love, fragile at first then strengthening over time, enduring in the midst of great trials and hardships was so incredibly beautiful to watch unfold. Laura keeps you on the edge of your seat, the twists and turns are simply brilliant! Her love of writing and her love for God shines so radiantly through every word. Coming to the last page was bittersweet for me, overjoyed to see where the story took them yet hating to let them go. This book was truly one of my favorites of all time, one I will definitely reread again and again!! I'm not even going to put it on the shelf because that just seems blasphemous somehow. Nope, it's staying out on my desk for easy access, adding such beauty and giving such inspiration- it's the kind of book that puts a smile on your face just looking at it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has now become one of my most favorite of all time! I was sort of skeptical going into it, because I had read reviews on it, and was like "She falls in love with an Indian?" Yet it was so refreshing and out of the box. I loved it! Laura Frantz has alwways had the power in her books to make the characters come alive, and make you relate to them with real emotion. I felt so fiercely attached to Morrow and Red Shirt, and all that they'd gone through. I will definitely be reading this book again!
ForThisMoment More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. I wanted to read a historical fiction novel, as this one is, but it is so much more than that. I loved seeing the way Morrow Little transformed in this book. She started out as a very weak woman who many men liked but they all believed she could not handle the life where they live. So many people told her she was not built for that life and to move East where it would be easier and she could marry a British officer: which Morrow did not want in the slightest. She used to hate the Shawnee natives for what they did to her family, yet she learns the skill of forgiveness as her father taught her. My favorite aspect of this book was her relationship with Red Shirt. They are perfect together in so many ways. I also loved that Morrow becomes stronger as the book goes on and is not afraid of anything anymore. Morrow stands up for herself and her beliefs. This book is somewhat of a sequel to The Frontiersman's Daughter, which I am actually going to read next, since this novel involves Lael Clicks father quite a bit and Lael was referenced in a line where Morrow said everyone knew who Lael Click was. This book was wonderful. It was exquisitely written and made me feel a varying array of emotions throughout. I recommend this book whole heartedly. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good
toboggan78 More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy reading about plantation days, you will enjoy this one. Excellent!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. So many twists & turns. I willread this author again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just loved it. Excellent book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first Laura Frantz book I have read. She has a rare gift. Her writing is poetic and beautifully descriptive. The characters and story line were perfectly developed. The love between Red Shirt and Morrow was so touching. This book is a true treasure to read and enjoy.
cwgeorge More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Love that took a long time to finally be found. I love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good writing and story. The conflict that has to be overcome in this story was especially good.
Edna66 More than 1 year ago
Laura Frantz is a very gifted writer and this is her second book, the first one being "The Frontiersman's Daughter". She has an unparalleled skill of making you identify with her characters on a deep and personal level. From back of book: 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-view 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 marring a man she doesn't love? LOVE beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things." (1Corinthians 13:7). This scripture is quoted a lot in this story. The plot starts in Red River Kentucke, July 1765. Morrow was only five when she and her brother Jess were in the river playing in the water, there was a lot of racket that Jess heard but she was just having fun and didn't pay any attention to it. Jess told her to sit in the water and not to move as he ran toward the house. She sit and sit and no one came back to find her, so she went to the house and had to step over her baby sister laying on the steps, no one was around and then she found her mama stumped over her loom with an arrow through her, she started to scream. Morrow lived with her dad and they didn't know what happened to Jess, but he was prayed for everyday. Two Shawnee would come to their house and just walk in, Morrow's dad accepted them as friends. She could never understand how her dad could be friends with the people that killed her family. As time goes on and she begins to grow up she becomes friend with the Indian boy that comes to their home with his father. Will she have to marry someone she doesn't love or will she wait until she can marry the love of her life. There really is not a place to even stop in this review but I can't give everything away. If you are looking for an exceptional and special historical romance to read, this is the book for you. You will not want it to end as there is really not a place to stop, you must go to the next page. I loved it! This book was sent to me by the author and Baker Publishing to review.
Elentarien on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This one was definitely well worth the read. While a little slow moving on the first half, the story was engrossing, and kept me hooked. When she finally marries, the plot steps up a little and gets more 'exciting'. Definitely well worth the read, with a satisfactory ending that wraps things up nicely. The romance is carried over through the whole story, and blooms nicely. Unlike the first book that took forever to get anywhere.All in all, I'd recommend this one. :)
cherryblossommj on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What an incredible read. This novel covered so many avenues of adventure and emotion. Not to even mention that the cover is gorgeous. With essences that remind me of the TNT miniseries Into the West and bits and pieces making me envision the love between Red Shirt and Morrow and that of Sully and Michaela. The first half of the book I read with hardly a stop, then with the necessities of baby and sleeping I had to wait to get back into the rest. But they were pages that I hated to be parted from.Definitely Laura Frantz is on my keeper shelf and on my list for future reads. There was so much in this book, but it was not too much. The emotions are raw and so real. At times it was more than I wanted to handle on the difficulties between colonials and the native tribes of the land, but it was real and valuable to read. I look forward to more from Laura.*Thanks to Revell Books for providing a copy for review.*
MichelleSutton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the perfect historical romance novel. It left me breathless. I may actually read this story twice and I never do that. I loved it. I mean really loved it. It was a bit edgy, but mainly because it was so romantic and in part of the story Morrow is married. Wow, was that whole scenario breath-taking. In my opinion, he was the most romantic hero of all time.
halo776 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is my first book by Laura Frantz, and now I'm desperate for more. I absolutely adored this book and cannot wait to read more from this talented Christian fiction author. Morrow Little was just a child when Shawnee warriors attacked her family's cabin, killing her mother and baby sister and kidnapping her older brother. Morrow is left alone with her father and the memory of that awful day. Her father, a minister, forgives the Shawnee people and even befriends a Shawnee warrior and his young son. They visit the cabin often, frequently eating meals and bringing gifts. As Morrow grows into a young woman, her father sends her to visit her aunt in Philadelphia, hoping Morrow will benefit from a woman's guidance. Now returning to her father and the Kentucky wilderness she left a few years ago, Morrow is confronted by all the wounds and aches of that fateful day. She's upset to find that the Shawnee warrior and son are still visiting her father and is concerned about his safety, should news of his association with them reach the other settlers and soldiers. Morrow is intrigued to find the young Shawnee boy has now grown into a man (Red Shirt), and that he speaks fluent English. Suddenly, Red Shirt appears on their doorstep, wounded and in need of care. As Morrow nurses his wounds, she begins to lose her heart to him. But, how can she be with someone who reminds her of such tragedy? As Morrow contemplates marriage to another man, she discovers more about herself, forgiveness, and healing. I was "hooked" immediately, and the pacing of this book was so perfect, I never lost interest. There are so many characters and problems throughout that you will be hanging on until the very end. This is a sweet love story, but it's about so much more. This is such a beautiful, inspirational story. You will not be disappointed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being an avid reader and a self-proclaimed book enthusiast I was certainly captured by this book the first time I read it. It isn’t a new book, but it still holds the charm. I have read it many a time and I have also cried many a time. Morrow Little is the epitome of grace and feminism living in a world of harsh and cruel normalities. The first time I read the book I imagined myself in her place. The wealth of romanticism at my hand, my family being killed by Indians, and my brother captured. The choice of a groom in a war stricken land. Many easy choices but longing for that “perfect” one. Perhaps it was a gory time. A time without electricity, the comforts of life as we now know it, and the romance of it is up-played, but Laura Frantz has a way of making you re-live it as the Heroine. You definitely need to get a taste of the concoction. Be warned: you will cry, and you will. Be. Hooked. Lovingly, Lexi
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a very well written and descriptive love story that makes the reader understand hardships faced. Life today is a piece of cake.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waiting and trusting
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story very much. Easy read and good for old and young. Story line moves fast.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoed this book. I felt for young Morrow with loss of her mother, little sister and her brother. I'm so glad that she followed her father's example and asked God to gibe her strength.
Jocelyn_Green More than 1 year ago
Courting Morrow Little is an immersive experience full of nuance and feeling. Written with historical integrity, this book shows conflict between the French, Indians, British, and Americans without painting any one side as completely villainous, or any one side as completely above reproach. I love this about Laura Frantz's writing. She isn't afraid to explore the complexities of her characters' worlds. Her settings are reach-out-and-touch-it vivid, her characters well-developed, her prose lyrical, and her storyline compelling and unique. Courting Morrow Little's theme of forgiveness is relevant to all of us today. Highly recommended. ~Jocelyn Green, author of Yankee in Atlanta
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Laura Frantz weaves an amazing tale of forgiveness and love in the wilds of Kentucky. As the story unfolds you are eager to continue Morrow's journey and are completely satisfied and heart warmed by the finish of this book. Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. Great writer. I felt like I was there.