Friday, March 18, 2016

Book Review: Flirtation Walk by Siri Mitchell

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Title: Flirtation Walk

Author: Siri Mitchell

Series: Standalone

Genre: Historical

Audience: Adult


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?

**3 stars**

Flirtation Walk by Siri Mitchell is about the daughter of a con-man and a soldier about to head down an unlikely path in order to take care of his sister. It follows their escapades, and tells a story of change, forgiveness, and truth.

Well ... as much as I've loved some of Siri Mitchell's other books (especially for their rich historical detail), Flirtation Walk wasn't so much my style. Not enough action. I wasn't very fond of the characters. The storyline was rather strange to me. Seth, one of our main characters, annoyed me time and again because he constantly gave in and listened to the bad advice of his annoying friends and did stupid things! *ahem* Lucinda, living under the shadow of her deceased con-man father, also frustrated me sometimes with her attitude. Other characters that were supposed to be good, I guess, acted in ways that were unimpressive to me. All in all, this is simply my personal opinions and likings. This book may be just the thing for you because we have different taste in books! *smiles*

It still was an enjoyable read, ultimately, just not a favorite. It does show two people rising above their circumstances, no matter what people said, no matter the pressure to do otherwise, and changing for the better. A good message. It didn't have a very noticeable faith theme, as I remember; but there was some talk of God. Ultimately, a sweet, though unusual, historical romance.

I received a copy of Flirtation Walk from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

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