West Point History Comes Alive in this Warmhearted Romance
Trying to escape the shambles her con-man father has made of their reputation, Lucinda Curtis arrives in West Point, New York, determined to land a husband from the military academy. Campbell Conklin is first in his class and preparing to embark upon a storied career in the U.S. Army. Lucinda thinks Campbell will make the perfect husband . . . as long as he does not find out about her father.
Seth Westcott also has taken a liking to Lucinda. He’s kind, smart . . . and working extremely hard to graduate last. Tradition states that the worst cadets are assigned to the cavalry out west. And west is where Seth must head to track the swindler who stole all of Seth’s mother’s money. Seth is smart enough to vie for the top spot, but life isn’t fair and this is his chance to catch the man who ruined his family. It’s too bad Campbell is all shine and no substance, but Lucinda will surely see through all of that, won’t she?
**I received a copy of this book from Bethany House and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**
If you’ve read a book by Siri Mitchell, you can expect to catch a rich glimpse of history that makes another time just come off the page.
This was true of Siri’s latest novel, Flirtation Walk. The novel is set at West Point in 1855. I for one, enjoyed the setting and catching those scenes of cadets marching on parade grounds in the 1800’s. Within the story, are wonderful characters that also come alive. There’s a cadet who has always tried his best, and now he has to try his best to fail. There’s a young woman who has been caught in her father’s swindles, but now finds her chance to be an honest woman.
The story offers plenty of comical moments (especially with the cadets) and a few more serious moments as characters come to various realizations about themselves.
I found this story to be sweet. But a bit on the slower side. It never felt like there was too much happening in the beginning–just a lot of buildup. But, around halfway through or so, something happens and I found the pace to pick up a bit. Overall, it was a good book that I enjoyed.
“Moments have a way of becoming hours and sometimes perspective is all it takes to change someone’s mind about something.”
-The Commandant, Flirtation Walk
About the Author:
Siri Mitchell graduated from the University of Washington with a business degree and worked in various levels of government. As a military spouse, she has lived all over the world, including Paris and Tokyo. Siri enjoys observing and learning from different cultures. She is fluent in French and loves sushi.
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