Courting Morrow Little may be one of the best books I have read in awhile although I read a lot of them and have enjoyed many. Laura Frantz has written a novel that illustrates the vast beauty of the early American wilderness and the daily dangers of living there while making it very personal through the experiences and emotional reactions of Morrow Little.

Other characters who populate this story add to its depth and enjoyment. Morrow’s father exemplified forgiveness and Christian love. Red Shirt demonstrated the transformation undergone by the acceptance of Christ in his life. Certain other characters exhibited more negative human aspects that kept the plot authentic.

Courting Morrow Little contains one of  the most beautiful and dramatic examples of forgiveness and restoration that I have encountered in a novel. The romance between Morrow and Red Shirt was remarkable. I cannot say enough good things about this book, yet I hesitate to say more lest I give the story away. This is one book that everyone who enjoys early American historical fiction should read. I suggest that you pick up a copy as soon as possible.

Available July 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell,
a division of Baker Publishing Group.

This book was provided for review by Donna Hausler with Revell Books.


Life and Love on the American Frontier

Laura Frantz, whose ancestors were among those who settled the Kentucky frontier and traveled with Daniel Boone, Frantz paints a captivating story with authenticity that takes readers to this wilderness and the fears, adventures and emotions that characterize it.

In Courting Morrow Little, Frantz introduces readers to Morrow Little, who 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?

Caught between the wilderness and civilization, Morrow Little must find her way to true love.

This sweeping tale of romance and forgiveness will envelop readers as it takes them from a Kentucky fort through the vast wilderness of the West.


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 Washington state with her husband and two sons.