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Product Details

  • Paperback: 370 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (July 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800733401
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800733407
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (377 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #441,997 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2011 CAROL AWARD FINALIST


An experience to cherish. Frantz writes with an inherent beauty that graces every literary aspect of her story, from exquisite prose and intricate characterization to meticulous historical detail and striking emotional connections, this book sets the standard in historical faith fiction. Tangible emotions will echo in your heart as a result of Laura's authentic and evocative language. Labeling this novel a romance does not do justice to this spiritually uplifting, emotionally complex and fascinating tale - a love story of the highest caliber and should be savored again and again.
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From the Back Cover

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.

More About the Author

Award-winning 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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I look forward to reading more books by Laura Frantz.
PurplePixie
The story was very well written, descriptive, good characters, believable, etc.
Josh & Trisha
Like all of Laura Frantz' characters, Morrow comes to life.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By teacher mom on 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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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Ann Moore on 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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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Chris on January 13, 2012
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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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By La Pouffe on January 17, 2012
Format: Paperback
The book started out great. The details are incredible and Morrow's character has depth and you can really feel her fear. I felt connected and the author didn't reveal too much. Then SUDDENLY halfway through the book, Morrow becomes this shallow weakling who whines constantly.Red shirt all but disappears from the story altogether and the mood becomes melodramatic, not at all how the book started out. I only kept reading because I had been so hooked from the beginning! Even then I just wanted to throw the book against the wall. I am a Christian, so I have no problem reading Christian fiction, but this was sappy and over the top and made me want to gag. I feel sorry for the people who read this book that aren't Christian. My faith doesn't ever play out like it does in books like these. Too much sap, not enough foundation. (sigh)

I recommend the first half of this book, but not the last.
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