Well, let’s start off with the required info, which is that I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Flirtation Walk is actually not the first book that I’ve read by Siri Mitchell. I previously reviewed Like a Flower in Bloom. Click on the link to read my review of that book.
Here is a description of the book. Keep reading at the bottom to read my thoughts!
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 love historical fiction, so I jumped at the chance to read another of Mitchell’s books. She definitely does her research and makes you believe that you have jumped back in time. The con artist storyline was interesting. Also, just a note that wasn’t in the description- at the very beginning of the book Lucinda believes her father is dead, which is what leads her to Buttermilk Falls, the home of her mother that she never knew.
Even though Campbell Conklin is mentioned in the description, we pretty quickly realize that nothing is going to materialize with him and that Seth Westcott is definitely the real love interest. I found the description of West Point at that time believable, though of course, I wasn’t there. And we even get a cameo from General Lee!
The story alternates between Lucinda and Seth’s first-person points of view, which I enjoyed. Reading that Seth’s family has been taken advantage of by a con-man….. Well, I don’t want to give anything away but since there was another con-man mentioned in this story… hmm…..
Overall a very enjoyable book. I will continue to read any of Mitchell’s books I can get my hands on.