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Courting Morrow Little

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  5,129 ratings  ·  465 reviews
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 te ...more
Paperback, 362 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Fleming H. Revell Company (first published January 1st 2010)
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May 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Historical romance fans
Recommended to Anne by: Maria, Beth, Valshar, Cari && a score of others!! :) :D
*Slightly spoilerish!*

Before I begin, let me just say that: I did like this book. I really did. But I feel a bit of a rant coming on because I had a few issues with it, and I don't want people to think I didn't like the book because I did. My expectations for Courting Morrow Little were really high. Maybe too high. I've heard this book praised to the skies many times, and most of my friends who read this LOOOOVEEEE it. I love the feeling of LOOOOVIIINNGGGG a book, and I was disappointed when I p
Jun 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Courting Morrow Little was, in a word- BREATHTAKING! Breathtaking landscapes, breathtaking characters, breathtaking forgiveness, breathtaking LOVE- all conveyed through the breathtaking prose of the brilliant, ridiculously talented Laura Frantz! She turns black ink into rich, vibrant color, creating love and life like few authors are able to claim. With each turn of the page her characters become permanently engraved upon your heart. Laura employs all five of your senses
It's a testament to how much I loved this book that immediately after I finished reading it, I re-read it again. I just can't. I'm kind of a mess right now. I'll write a review when I can stop gushing over it.

Update 9/03/16

I'm still honestly gushing. I mean I loved everything, and I mean everything (well almost everything) about the book. For one, the pacing of the novel was pretty good, although it started out a bit slow in the beginning, but once Morrow began developing feelings for Red Shirt,
MaryLu Tyndall
Jun 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those stories that stays with you for a long time after you finish the last page! Extremely well-researched, with exquisite descriptions and eloquent words, Ms. Frantz surrounds the reader in the adventurous, romantic and dangerous world of colonial Kentucky. Her characters are real and likeable and don't get me started on her hero, Red Shirt, a half-breed with the heart of a lion and the tenderness of a true romantic. If you want to take a journey to another time and another worl ...more
May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I have had this book on my shelf for so long and I am so glad that I finally read it. Courting Morrow Little was simply a beautiful story, filled with difficult things, at times. Morrow grew so much from the start of the novel. The romance between the main characters was so wonderful! I loved this story and it is now one of my favorite Laura Frantz books, along with The Mistress of Tall Acre and An Uncommon Woman.
I've been wanting to read this book for quite some time and finally checked it out at the church library. I proceeded to enjoy every moment and recommend it to another church member at random two weeks later! Morrow is an unusual and winning heroine, and I loved her unconventional frontier romance. I really need to read more of Frantz, especially now that I own two of her other books! ...more

Wow! If there was ever a perfect historical romance category in a contest I'd nominate Courting Morrow Little, hands down. Not only was the cover gorgeous, but the story itself was so beautifully plotted, and the characters so well-crafted, that I was in awe of the story as I read it.

I really enjoyed The Frontiersman's Daughter and this story is even more romantic than the first book. In fact, it's one of most intense love stories that I've ever read in historical fiction. And it was all so bel
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW. This was so heart-wrenchingly good. This was my first Laura Frantz novel and it was worth every minute of reading. I was completely enthralled with this sweet and heartfelt story. I may be a little bias because I love the time period this takes place. It was, at times, a slower pace than I typically prefer to read; slow yet steady in its unraveling but so worth it. Despite being a self-proclaimed impatient reader, I was captivated the whole time. I so appreciated the way Laura Frantz wove s ...more
Beth Erin
My first experience with this book was listening to the audiobook version. I loved the story so much that I had to switch over to ebook towards the end of the story to truly soak it in (visual is my default). Courting Morrow Little is an exceptional story and narrator Laura Jennings delivers an excellent performance. In the interest of avoiding even the slightest spoiler, I won’t comment on the deliciously complex plot.

Morrow Little is an exquisite and unforgettable character. Her life journey f
When she was a child Morrow Little lost her mother, sister and brother after an Indian raid. She never forgot that dreadful event and could not forgive the people who did such a terrible act so, when she finds out that her father maintains a good relationship with two Indian people, she is scared and angry, but this is not her only problem. There is an impending war between Indians and Americans which menaces to destroy anything and, because of her father’s illness, the only hope for Morrow is m ...more
Grace Hitchcock
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Get ready to neglect everything when you open this romantic, action-packed tale from Laura Frantz! With wonderful characters and a dreamy romance, you will find yourself on the frontier with Morrow thanks to the author's rich descriptions.

My Rating:
FIVE stars!! Happily Ever After! Page-turner! Romantic! Tragic! Wonderful characters! Haunting! Tear-jerker! Action-packed! Great world building! Unpredictable! (Yes, unpredictable even after the third time reading because hey, pregnancy brain is a re
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian, romance
I really enjoyed this one. Laura Frantz is a natural storyteller. I stayed up half the night reading it which is always a sign that I'm thoroughly enjoying a book. I appreciated the author's ability to make this a christian romance without becoming overly preachy. Something other author's struggle with, and I have to say absolutely annoys me. I figure preaching ought to be reserved for preachers.

The only negative comment I have, is the latter part of the story didn't hold up to the rest. Things
Mar 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Reminiscent of the timeless love story, Last of the Mohicans, one of the latest books to hit the Christian market will take reader’s hearts captive.

COURTING MORROW LITTLE is a captivating and enthralling love story. The lyrical prose wended its way into my heart and settled in to stay. The depth of detail and historical significance to the story put me right there in Kentucky with Morrow. The evocative emotions, heart thumping moments and a love story that stands the test of life on the frontier
Jul 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book has everything I want in a book! It was a totally fulfilling read. I loved Morrow. I'm so glad she followed her heart! I wish I could find more books like this. ...more
Oh, this was wonderful!

4 1/2

I'll just skip the synopsis, I cant do a better one then some others so I won't attempt it this time.

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At about 2/3 into the book the excitement picks up, and doesn't drop once. I wish we could have had another fifty pages of it, not because everything wasn't wrapped up in a satisfactory way, but because it was so good. It took on a northern feel a bit like Mrs. Mike with Doctor Quinn mixed in. We had a French family which really came alive, I felt that I was
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-challenges
4.25 Stars!

I enjoyed Marrow and Red Shirt’s story. I especially enjoyed learning about the era of the red Indians.

I loved the theme of freedom and forgiveness.

If I had read this before the “Lacemaker” I probably would have enjoyed it more as I found that there were a lot of similarities in the story plot (not setting).

I found it a little slow paced at times but I loved the last 20% and shed tears at 99%.

I love Laura Frantz writing. She captivates you by painting pictures with her words in a
Anna Marie
Mar 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Back to historical (chrischun) fiction. I jump around a lot, for variety, y'know.

This was articulated very well - the story of a young girl whose mother and sister are killed by Indians while her father is in the field and she and her brother are swimming at the river. As a result, she is terrified of Indians. But with the Redcoats and Indians fighting the bluecoats and settlers, she is surrounded by the turmoil of threats.

Her father, a minister, forgives and tries to live a life of peace on th
Aug 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-books
I liked the first half of this book, it had some problems, but I liked it anyway. Yes, there were some historical inaccuracies that crept in here and there. Yes, the heroine was a little weepy and...shallow. Yes, the hero was a little to perfect, always showing up at exactly the right time. And yes, there was some overly flowery language, i.e. the hero can't just reach for something, he has to reach for something with his strong, manly hands and the heroine can't just push hair out of her face, ...more
mary Ethington
Nov 26, 2010 rated it liked it
This book was just okay. I found Morrow to be a little boring. The charaters in general were good, but I like a little humor, but in this book there was none. I liked the history and some of the story, but Morrow bugged me a little. She always wanted people to think she was stronger than they thought, yet she wasn't willing to step it up and prove it. Emotionally she was strong. She wanted people to think her physically strong and capable, yet she didn't work. Here she is a fronter women and her ...more
I love, love, love Courting Morrow Little. I've read it through twice now, and probably loved it even more than second time than the first. It is enthralling, fresh, and very adventurous. The romance is so sweet and mysterious and fun, the sibling love endearing, and the action just superb.

An intriguing historical-fiction ... I feel I will never get tired of this book! Set during the Revolutionary War, I believe, but not in the thick of it. Her mother and baby sister were killed in an Indian att
Margaret Chind
Oct 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Margaret by: Relz Reviewz
What an incredible read. This novel covered so many avenues of adventure and emotion. Not to even mention that the cover is gorgeous. With essences that remind me of the TNT miniseries Into the West and bits and pieces making me envision the love between Red Shirt and Morrow and that of Sully and Michaela. The first half of the book I read with hardly a stop, then with the necessities of baby and sleeping I had to wait to get back into the rest. But they were pages that I hated to be parted from ...more
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book had me hooked right away. I couldn't put it down! This is a forever favorite book that I will always reread! Redshirt still holds a place in my heart! ...more
Jul 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
For thirteen years, Morrow Little has been haunted by the day Shawnee raiders shattered her world, killing her mother and sister and kidnapping her brother Jess. Morrow and her preacher father live caught between the grief of loss and the hope that one day Jess would return home. After two years learning to be a lady under her Philadelphia aunt’s tutelage, Morrow returns to her beloved Kentucke home to discover much has changed. Her father’s health is failing, and she finds herself the bewildere ...more
Oct 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1700s, own, indians, red-coats
In 2009 when I first read this book, I seldom if ever wrote reviews. But I’ve always wanted to write one for Courting Morrow Little because I remember enjoying it so much. I finally finished my second reading and can honestly say I enjoyed it just as much the second time around.

It was considerably longer than I recalled, but so full of story and history I didn’t mind it at all. In fact, when a book is great, the longer the better.

1778, Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania

Morrow Little was a beauty, but had n
2.4.18- Upgrading my rating to 4 stars.

The first 75% of this book was so gripping and heartbreaking I read it all in one sitting. The vivid historical setting drew me in and the transformation of the h into a young woman willing to trust God and forgive others moved me. And the development of the MCs' relationship? (I'm still fanning myself over here...) There's no other word for the slow building of the relationship between the two MCs than "delicious". So poignant and beautiful, I couldn't hel
May 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: authors-e-f
Well this is one of those stories for me that was way too slow and after the second or was it the third chapter that I was totally disinterested with but I pushed myself to finish it.

It's a story of a young girl who lost part of her family to an Indian raid and then ends up becoming attracted to an Indian from the Shawnee tribe. It is too slow going for me and didn't move me as I thought although it has its good and bad moments.

Maybe I will re-read it again later but for now it was just an okay
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I started a little slow on this story, not really engaging until almost 1/3 through--and then I was hooked! Oh my! I love how Laura makes us struggle with the characters we aren't supposed to like--but we do. The characters who aren't supposed to be heroic--but are. The Christian fiction that doesn't preach--but whispers to the depths of a soul. ...more
Sadie VanderKodde
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I think this is what is referred to as a "sweeping" novel. It spans only a few years, but so much happens and the characters grow and change so much. I'm not usually a huge fan of the Indian storyline. But this was done so well and Red Shirt is such a swoon-worthy character. I loved the slw build up in their relationship - that's something Frantz does so well in all of her books. The writing is beautiful, the plot complex, and the characters relatable. I loved the focus on fear, how Morrow's fea ...more
Sep 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of Revolutionary War era pieces
Shelves: best-of-2010, 2010
TRULY one of the best books I've read this year! I could easily sum it up in three words: made me cry, but that would not even begin to cover the essence of this striking story.

Set just before and concurrently with The Frontiersman's Daughter, this is the absorbing story of Morrow Little, Preacher's daughter and Red Shirt, son of Shawnee elder Surrounded by Enemies. There's not much I can say about the plot without giving anything crucial away. This is marketed as a Christian romance and there a
Sep 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, favorites
Review on Amazon:
Review on my blog (to be posted 4/6):

Courting Morrow Little met and exceeded all of my expectations! I had heard wonderful things about the book for a while and finally took the time to read it - so glad I did! While it did take me a bit to get used to the writing style (from Morrow's perspective but not first person), it wasn't long before I was immersed in the story.

I loved the characters - espec
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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 Vi ...more

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“Morrow ... my heart is on the ground." The simple Shawnee phrase rent her heart. She simply bent her head as he whispered, "Remember how much I love you. Remember love bears all things.” 7 likes
“You’re different than you used to be. A few months ago you wouldn’t have followed me onto this porch.” The compliment, if it was that, brought tears to her eyes. “I—I’m sorry for treating you so badly. I’m ashamed now of how I snubbed you—acted afraid of you—” “It’s common enough.” The admission startled her—made her feel grieved and defensive and tender toward him all at once. She longed to lay a reassuring hand on his sleeve but checked herself. There was no self-pity in his manner, only truth telling, and she sensed he didn’t want her sympathy, just her friendship. And her forgiveness. “A half blood belongs to no one, red or white,” he said. “You belong to God,” she said softly.” 6 likes
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