Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz
Revell, 01 July 2010

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.

This book is Laura’s second published novel, but I’d read all her others published to date before this one.  I bought it ages ago and kept it on the shelf just waiting for when I really needed a “Laura Frantz” fix.
It’s no secret I love Laura’s writing, and that The Colonel’s Lady is my favourite favourite.  But you know, Courting Morrow Little took my breath away and gave the top spot a bit of a nudge!
I love the fact that a large part of this novel we’re dealing with a married couple – giving us romance plus! Morrow is lovely in the wilds of Kentucke – and she’s strong without the ‘wild’.  Red Shirt is … well … hubba hubba.  Laura again delivers a faint-worthy hero, despite Red Shirt being an Indian and completely controversial for the period.
As always, what really brings an historical novel to life is the detail and atmosphere, and Courting Morrow Little has plenty of it.  Reading it was like stepping back in time and living along side Morrow, feeling the ups and downs, the pleasure and the heart-break
Laura’s fifth book, Love’s Awakening, is due out 15th September.  It’s the second installment in The Ballantyne Legacy.  We’re giving away a copy of the first book in the series, Love’s Reckoning (see our review).  If you’d like a chance to win, please leave a comment with your email address.  We’ll draw a name on 1st September 2013. Please note, this give away is open only to people who can provide an Australia address for postage.