Friday, July 23, 2010

Review: Courting Morrow Little

Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz is a historical fiction set in the late 1700's. Morrow is a pastor's daughter in Kentucky who is haunted by memories of her past and her inability to forgive. Trying to find her way during impending war towards love, security and happiness, Morrow is determined to stand on her own. But when her father's health threatens to leave her alone and at the mercy of the men who will do nearly anything to have her, can she put aside her bitterness to find true love with her enemy? A story of love, forgiveness, and war, this book took me back in time and stranded me there. I couldn't put it down.

What I loved about this book: I loved the length of this book. There were a number of places that the author could have ended the story however she chose to give it more depth and went on. It never lost my interest and the story flowed nearly effortlessly as it was woven. I loved the sense of reality this book held. It was very believable and it was obvious that Laura did her research on writing this book.

What I didn't like about this book: Morrow Little is depicted as a subdued, almost breakable little woman. I thought her character itself could have been more believable. Although it held the ring of authenticity as women were dependant on the male's in their lives, she just sits back as her life is decided for her. I think it would have been more believable if she had at least shown some anger or persuasion. Also, the love story between Morrow and "Red Shirt" is a little bit cliche. I think it could have been developed more effectively.

I would recommend Courting Morrow Little to anyone interested in historical fiction or romance in particular. It is a great book for a gift or just to read on a rainy day.

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**I received this book free of charge from Baker Publishing Group 

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