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?
What I Loved: Flirtation Walk was as fun as its title. Lucinda struggles to leave her shady past behind her and find a respectable man to marry. The trouble is, the man that interests her most is a man bent on self destruction. We don’t often find characters who go through the trouble of ruining their life in order to reach their intended goal. This led Seth into some humorous situations as he set aside his drive to do his best and picked up a slacker’s attitude.
I always enjoy a great Civil War novel so I was eating up the setting and historic details of West Point. It was interesting to learn more about the soldier’s every day life at the academy.
Beyond the setting, historic detail, and unique storyline, is an amazing cast of secondary characters. Phoebe, Otter, Deacon, and Dandy took the story from good to great. I absolutely loved them and would love to see them again in another story.
Rating and Recommendation: I’m giving Flirtation Walk 5 stars. I highly recommend it to those who enjoy Historic or Military based fiction.
~I received a copy from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.