Sunday, July 18, 2010

Courting Morrow Little

By: Laura Frantz

In this novel we are introduced to Morrow Little and her father in Red River, Kentucke. When she was little Morrow lost part of her family when a band of Indians attacked her home. Years later she is still haunted by the memory of that day. Returning home to Red River at the age of 18 she once again is faced with reminders of the past. Her father has made peace and forgiven the Indians who attacked and has even made friends with two Indians. Red Shirt is one of the Indians that her father has befriended. As it turns out he is the little boy that both she and her father nursed back to health not long after the raid on her families home. Morrow has grown into a beautiful young women and its not long before she is catching the eye of all the men at Red River Station and trouble arises. The more time that Red Shirt and Morrow spend together feelings begin to blossom between them. Along with these feelings comes the realization of just how different their two worlds are as tension and threats of war emerge between the soldiers and the Indians. Can Morrow put aside her fear and anger at the Indians for killing her family and grab a hold to the love that is in front of her, or will she let fear and anger destroy the future that she could have. Pick up this novel ad follow along with Morrow as she faces heartbreak and Love in the Kentucke wilds.

This was a very good story full of heartbreak and forgiveness and excitement. It was a definite page turning and kept me hooked until the end. I loved the overall theme of finding forgiveness and moving beyond the past. There are many people today who are carrying around hurts and pains from the past and are allowing it to hinder their future happiness. I truly felt for Morrow as she went through each trial in her life and how she managed to use faith to push forward. She, like many of us today, allow bad experiences and the actions of a few people to color our view of an entire race or to label them all as one way pr the other. This is a true story about looking not only inside your self but truly looking at others and judging them not as the world does but looking at them as Christ would. With the eyes of forgiveness, compassion, and love, also with the understanding that we all make mistakes but what is important is to learn form them and move on from that point to grow and mature into the person that God intends for us to be.

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