Monday, July 19, 2010


What a lovely book! I fell in love with Morrow. To see her living in the 1770's, a time where life was hard in Kentucky building a home and raising a family. Morrow loses her mother and baby sister at any early age and carries the scars. On this day she also loses her brother as he is taken captive by the Shawnee Indians. So Morrow is left alone with her father. For her safety her father sends her away to live with an aunt, but Morrow's heart is always longing for home, for a peace she cannot seem to find. Now that Morrow is older, her father is in growing weaker, she travels home to be with him. Morrow holds anger and fear in her heart towards the Shawnee around them, but her father has a heart of love and forgiveness. He is a powerful light in this book of Christ's love and Morrow soon finds this peace within her own heart, but her heart is also falling for one that is forbidden, a Shawnee, who has captured her heart. I love watching Morrow grow, let go of her pain and reach out to love. These times are turbulent and man's inability to get along so to speak rages. This book takes us on a ride of romance, love, faith and living with uncertainty. Life is all about choices and Morrow has to make many of them, but she has the Lord leading her each day. These pages are full of growth and letting go. Morrow had to make a decision to let go of the past in order to have a future and what a future she has. This is one you will love to have for a summer read. It will take you to another place and time, captivating your imagination.

This book was a gift from Revell for it's review.

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

Laura Frantz credits her 100-year-old grandmother as being the catalyst for her fascination with Kentucky history. Frantz's family followed Daniel Boone into Kentucky in 1792 and settled in Madison County, where her family still resides. Frantz is the author of The Frontiersman's Daughter and currently lives in the misty woods of Washington state with her husband and two sons.


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