Wednesday, April 6, 2011

On My Nightstand - Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz

Morrow Mary Little's childhood is marred by the death of her mother and baby sister at the hands of the Shawnee Indians. Her brother, Jess, is kidnapped, leaving her and her father to wonder if he's dead or alive.

Much to her dismay, her preacher father befriends a Shawnee chief and his son. Every time they appear, terror fills her heart.

After spending two years with her Aunt Etta in Philadelphia, she returns to Kentucke and her father. He's anxious for her to marry and settle down due his failing health, but she avoids the eligible men. Will she meet someone, who will love her for who she is or submit to a marriage of convenience?

Wow! This story took some turns that made my head spin. I did figure out who the hero would be this time, but it took awhile.

Laura Frantz's characters are sharp and well-defined. There's no overlap. They are unique in every way. Morrow's struggle with forgiveness and fear will resonate with many readers.

For those who love bookcovers, this one is gorgeous. I prefer when real people are used for the cover rather than a drawing, which can seem cartoonish.

This book has it all: romance, danger, setting, and action. I can thank the author for one very late night because I HAD to finish the story. I think you'll find it compelling as well.

18 comments:

Jessica Nelson said...

Sounds like a great one!

Karen Lange said...

I bought this book not long ago and am looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the additional info!
Blessings,
Karen :)

Jaime Wright said...

I have this one on my TBR - thanx for not giving away the hero ;)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

I've enjoyed both of Laura's books.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

This one made it to the top of my TBR pile after reading Laura's first book. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jaime -

I wouldn't reveal the hero. Trying to figure out who it will be is part of the fun.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Laura Frantz said...

Bless you, Susan (and Jessica, Karen, and Jaime) for spotlighting Morrow's story here! That means so much. It's encouraging to hear what you liked about the novel (and hope you got a good nap afterward:) Praying your writing is going well and spring is full of blessings. Thank you.

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

I'll certainly watch for this book. Thanks for the review.

Faith Imagined said...

Sounds like another good read! The book cover is gorgeous!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Laura -

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Would you be interested in doing an interview?

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kathy -

The time period was also interesting. I think you'd enjoy this book.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Alisa -

Thanks for stopping by. Yes, they did a wonderful job on the cover.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jeanette Levellie said...

I love a sweet cover, too, but rats!!! The top of your posts always cut off, so I can't see this lady's head.
But, the story sounds great! Thanks for the review,
Jen

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Oh, thanks for the review. I loved Laura's first book, and this one sounds amazing too. I didn't know it was available--must head over to amazon!

Thanks!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jen -

I think my header extends into the text area. I'm considering a blog makeover.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Eileen -

Yes, it's available. I think she may even have another book out or about to be launched.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Rhonda Schrock said...

Wow! That's a great compliment - it kept you up late? I'd be thrilled to get a comment like that if I were a novelist.

It is a beautiful cover, Susan.

Hope all is well,

Rhonda

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Rhonda -

By the time I finished, I could hardly keep my eyes open. :)

Blessings,
Susan