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Courting Morrow Little: A Novel [Kindle Edition]

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.


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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.

Praise for The Frontiersman's Daughter
"Frantz's debut will find a place in your heart."--RT Book Reviews, 4½ stars

Laura Frantz is the author of The Frontiersman's Daughter and credits her grandmother as being the catalyst for her fascination with Kentucky history. Frantz's ancestors followed Daniel Boone into Kentucky in the late eighteenth century and settled in Madison County, where her family still resides. She is a member of the Kentucky Historical Society, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Romance Writers of America. Frantz currently lives in the misty woods of Port Angeles, Washington, with her husband and two sons.

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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2313 KB
  • Print Length: 370 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (July 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003I85Y7K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #356,130 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An author to watch January 26, 2011
Format:Paperback
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!
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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NOT TO BE MISSED!! July 7, 2010
Format:Paperback
I read Laura Frantz's first book, and eagerly awaited this one. The first book was excellent and I liked this one even better. I don't usually write reviews on books. I have two small children and it is hard to find time to read, much less write a review. This one is definitely worth your time! There isn't a dull moment in the book and the characters are well developed. This is a book that you will not want to end, and it will keep you up reading into the night. Also, some books leave me wondering if I haven't "read this story before", only by a different author. This is not one of those books! I will not go into the details of the book, since the description is already on Amazon, and other reviewers have also done this. I am eagerly awaiting the next book by this author!
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A lot of fear, trembling and near-fainting... January 13, 2012
By Chris
Format:Paperback
This is the first book I have read by Laura Frantz. With 78 reviews averaging 5 stars, I expected to LOVE this book, and was delighted with the prospect of finding a new author.

Don't get me wrong....this was not a BAD book. I found the historical details of the Kentucke territory to be very interesting. The story moved along at a nice pace. Ms. Frantz is a talented writer. The real problem I had was that I didn't really care for Morrow Little. Her most striking characteristic seemed to be that she was very beautiful with no real awareness of the effect/attention her beauty attracted. In fact, she did not seem to be very SELF-AWARE at all. Through at least the first half of the book, she constantly trembled, hid, cried and swooned.....she refused to reflect deeply on deep thoughts and avoided having meaningful conversations with those closest to her. Yes, Morrow had a very traumatic event that occurred when she was five years old that would account for her fear, but so much of her actions seemed to be inconsistent, and I was frequently confused by her choices. Are there people like Morrow Little in the world? Perhaps. But it was frustrating reading and made liking and rooting for her difficult. Fortunately, somewhere in the second half of the book, Morrow begins finding her courage.

This was a beautifully-written book; unfortunately, I just didn't particularly care for the heroine. I look forward to reading other books written by Ms. Frantz.

This review reflects my personal feelings after reading the book. I hope folks won't vote my review unhelpful merely because they disagree with my opinion.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars COURTSHIP AT ITS HISTORICAL BEST!! October 13, 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
From the moment I finished The Frontiersman's Daughter with a lingering sigh, I knew it was going to be long, excruciating wait for the next novel by Laura Frantz, and I was right. But, OH ... Courting Morrow Little was SO worth it!

The Frontiersman's Daughter marked this exceptional debut author as a name to watch; Courting Morrow Little firmly establishes her as a name synonymous with the best literary fiction in the Christian market today. With the skill and ease of a writer far beyond her tenure, Ms. Frantz transports readers into the Kentucke frontier of yesteryear, a time so richly drawn that one can almost see its meandering rivers "unbroken as green glass," or hear the "noisy jays, flighty cardinals and whisper of wind."

A rich and vibrant tapestry of a slice of history seldom mastered in historical fiction, Ms. Frantz pens the heart-rending tale of Miss Morrow Little, a little girl haunted by the massacre of her mother and baby sister at the hand of Shawnee warriors during the Revolutionary War, sweeping her into a forbidden love that threatens her heart, her family and the memories she's fought so hard to escape. With this lush and beautiful novel, Laura Frantz has quickly surpassed the rank of debut author with The Frontiersman's Daughter to that of seasoned veteran, offering readers the gift of her talent with books not only resplendent in historical treasure, but ones that are truly love letters to the soul.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars My kind of story.
I could not put it down. If anyone likes early 1900 century western novels with a touch of romance I highly recommend this book.
Published 1 hour ago by Zandra P. Howell
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it!
It was actually hard to put this book down! I even considered reading it instead of watching Dancing with the Stars! I enjoyed the characters. There was action and movement. Read more
Published 3 hours ago by Dobbie
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Christian fiction
Just when I thought this book would end, the plot changed and then continued. It is one of the better books I have read in the Christian historical fiction category.
Published 18 hours ago by jjlibrarian
5.0 out of 5 stars great history novel
enjoyed the historic part of this book--the Christian love of forgiveness is strongly felt as you get deeper into the book.
Published 1 day ago by liz birnschein
4.0 out of 5 stars Courting Morrrow Little
I enjoyed this book. It is an interesting story with interesting characters. I would have liked one more chapter in which some situations were resolved, such as the birth of... Read more
Published 2 days ago by jack a. mccurry
5.0 out of 5 stars a great love story.
A book that shows true love and forgiveness. I liked the way Morrow's and Red Shirt's characters came alive to me. I especially liked the ending.
Published 2 days ago by Brenda Tucker
5.0 out of 5 stars A lot of heartbreak...but worth reading
I took a chance on a new author with a book on a good sale, only to find out a couple days later my book club was reading it. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Carrie Daws
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book!
Wish there was a sequel to this book - would love to find out what happened to them after they continued West
Published 3 days ago by Sandi Gleason
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down
This is one of THOSE books...the kind you better make sure you have some extra time for, because you won't want to do anything else but read until it's finished. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Denice H.
4.0 out of 5 stars Page turner!
This was a really good story. Made good use of the whole character cast, and made for a really good read.
Published 4 days ago by David Rains
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More About the Author

Christy Award finalist and author, Laura Frantz, is passionate about all things historical, particularly the 18th-century, and writes her manuscripts in longhand first. Her stories often incorporate Scottish themes that reflect her family heritage. She is a direct descendant of George Hume, Wedderburn Castle, Berwickshire, Scotland, who was exiled to the American colonies for his role in the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715, settled in Virginia, and is credited with teaching George Washington surveying in the years 1748-1750. Her family resides in Kentucky and Virginia.

According to Publishers Weekly, "Frantz has done her historical homework." With her signature attention to historical detail and emotional depth, she is represented by Janet Kobobel Grant, Literary Agent & Founder, Books & Such Literary Agency of Santa Rosa, California.

Readers can find Laura Frantz at www.laurafrantz.net


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