Monday, July 19, 2010
Courting Morrow Little
Title: COURTING MORROW LITTLE
Author: Laura Frantz
Morrow Mary Little has bad memories of the day her mother and baby sister are brutally murdered at the hands of the Shawnee warriors, and her brother, Jess, was taken captive. All that is left of her family is her pa and herself. And her pa won’t go into the side of the dogtrot cabin that the murder occurred. He leaves the door shut, the damage undisturbed.
Now a grown woman, Morrow’s pa is ailing, and men are vying for her attention. Morrow is torn over who to wed. But even more troublesome are the Shawnee man and his son who keeps coming by the cabin. At first, Morrow tries to avoid them, but the son keeps seeking her out.
Can Morrow betray the memory of her lost loved ones by even allowing a friendship with him? And which man should she marry?
COURTING MORROW LITTLE is definitely one of the best historical romances I’ve had the pleasure of reading this year. I couldn’t help but fall in love with Morrow and her father, and wanted them to find the missing Jess, as unlikely as that seemed.
The time period of the book is troubling, with the revolutionary war progress, and the Indians taking sides. It made for a pretty gruesome word pictures at time, but historically accurate. The beginning of the book was a bit disjointed when Morrow went into a flashback without warning and I had to go back and reread to see if I missed something. That wasn’t explained until later.
Otherwise, COURTING MORROW LITTLE is a fantastic read. I didn’t have the privilege of reading Ms. Frantz’s first book but I am definitely going to look for it. Don’t miss COURTING MORROW LITTLE. $14.99. 362 pages.