Friday, July 23, 2010

Courting Morrow Little - REVIEW and GIVE AWAY

“Counting your steps on only makes the journey longer.” (p. 237)

Morrow Little has a long journey indeed from the time she boards the keelboat in Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania until she once again makes herself at home on the Red River with her father. Longer still is the journey she must take through pain and sorrow, fear and uncertainty to find healing, forgiveness and the truest definition of the word home. Once again, Laura Frantz has swept me away to another time and place, and I have known what it was like to survive on the frontier in the late 1700’s.

Courting Morrow Little is a title that is mildly deceptive. While Morrow is indeed courted – a process that nearly carried me to the brink of insanity with longing and urgency – there is so much more that takes place that is far more meaningful and significant. Laura Frantz truly knows how to weave a tale that keeps you holding your breath chapter after chapter. It’s bad enough to wade through the soldiers at the fort along the Red River, but Morrow’s choices grow ever more painful as she realizes that the one man who has truly stolen her heart is the one person who she blames for stealing all that was once precious and dear to her.

Dear reader, if you want to know what it feels like, what is smells like, what it sounds like to live on the Kentuke frontier in the late 1700’s now you no longer have to wonder. Laura Frantz carries you through war-ravaged villages, Indian raids, vicious attacks by vengeful American soldiers, heartache, separation, and tragedy with such realistic details that you will dream of your time on the frontier. Some characters you will grow to love like Loramie and his family, Trapper Joe and his wife Good Robe, and Red Shirt….oh, Red Shirt! And other characters will make your skin crawl! (a certain Virginian soldier comes to mind!)

As the icy winds of winter brush your face and the smell of roasting meat makes your mouth water, you will experience Morrow’s emotional and profoundly satisfying journey into womanhood. You will not be spared sorrow or heartache, but when she finally reaches home – you will know without a doubt what that means.

I cannot recommend this book – nay, this experience enough. Courting Morrow Little is a tale you won’t soon forget! Laura Frantz….I salute you!

I've got an extra copy of this great book! So leave a comment to be entered for this drawing and I'll pick a winner next week!

You can also read my interview with Laura about this great book HERE! (sorry, the "party" has already ended)


Virginia C said...

I so look forward to reading "Courting Morrow Little". My much-cherished copy of "The Frontiersman's Daughter" is on my "keeper shelf" right beside my computer table. I can truly say that Lael Click, the heroine of TFD, is one of the most amazing female characters I've ever met. I do feel like we actually met because Laura's author's voice is so clear and true. Her story line details are both subtle and vivid at the same time. She beautifully brought to mind the raw beauty of frontier America. There is a space on my keeper shelf, next to TFD, just the right size for "Courting Morrow Little". I'd love to win!

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Unknown said...

Wow, your review makes me REALLY want to read this book!!!! It sounds amazing!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this book!
God bless

Merry said...

Kentucky is one of my favorite places and I would love to visit it through Courting Morrow Little. Please include me in the drawing. Thanks!

Cindy W. said...

Great review and oh, what a beautiful cover. This is definitely one to add to my wishlist.

Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Cindy W.


Amber Holcomb said...

Oh, I would LOVE a chance to win this book!!! I loved The Frontiersman's Daughter, and I've been hearing nothing but good things about Courting Morrow Little. And Laura is such a dear friend! :)

Thanks for the chance to win this book!



karenk said...

would love to read this novel...thanks for the chance :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

adge said...

I would love to be included in the giveaway. Enjoyed your review!

Kim said...

Kim -

Be watching for my email!