It's rare to meet an author who thinks of her readers as friends and will take the time to encourage them or share a Scripture. Laura Frantz is such a ray of encouragement spreading Christ's light wherever she is on the internet. (And she loves The Blue Castle and Andrew Murray, which makes her most definitely a kindred spirit).
I love the cover of the book for starters. The colors are gorgeous. The words lush and evocative also speak of Laura's words, though. Every sense is engaged in this novel. The reader immediately enters Morrow's world in the prologue with an intensely heartbreaking scene. I read this book in two days. As the mom of several young children, that means this book was good enough to keep me up nights...and that takes a lot.
Morrow's world is shattered when her family is attacked by Shawnee warriors. Morrow returns to the frontier to take care of her ill father who desires for her to marry before he dies. She is torn between several different suitors. How will she make this difficult choice?
Laura has written a beautiful love story that shows that love transcends boundaries. In reading I am reminded of 1 Corinthians 13, as Morrow learns the true meaning of love that forgives completely. Laura has dealt with the theme of forgiveness in a way that is never preachy, but breathed throughout the story.
Laura has paid careful attention to every detail. As a result, the reader is transported back to the Kentucky frontier and I found it hard to believe that it was written in this current time. After reading this book, I am longing to visit Kentucky and learn more about its history.
If you are a historical fiction fan, I highly recommend Courting Morrow Little. I'm eagerly waiting for Laura's next release.
Meanwhile, be sure to visit Laura's blog, breathtakingly beautiful in word and picture. She is giving away copies of her book, too, so you may have a chance to win her novel.