Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
About the book:
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 had the chance to read a book by one of my favorite authors recently! It was very enjoyable.
I spent the first part of this book slightly confused at what the motivation was driving each of the main characters. But as I reached the middle, it is solidified in my mind. While jumping back and forth between two points of view, this story is told in first person. It seems to be your normal story about a poor orphan, unloving family, romantic hero, but then you see a twist, and then another twist and yet another…
Each twist makes you want to read more, to figure out what on earth is going to happen next. You have your opinions about what each character should or should not do and when you are done, you sigh in relief or tear out your hair when they did not take it.
Siri Mitchell has done it once again. She has taken a historical story and setting, brought us to it, and yet taught us about the stories behind the stories. Life circumstances put them in the story, and yet we had to see how their choices they made impacted their life at the moment.
I throughly enjoyed this story, even though it does have a slower flavor to it. It gives you the insiders view of West Point. One of the things that I thought was fascinating was Siri’s author notes in the back of the book on Lucinda’s father. It really hit me just right and left me mulling for several days.
While there is a mild mention of unsavory lifestyles or characters, this book would be good for high school young women or men to read. It does have some mild romance, but nothing detailed at all.
To purchase a copy for yourself to read, (which I recommend that you do), you can visit here to purchase. “Flirtation Walk” by Siri Mitchell