Saturday, March 26, 2016

Flirtation Walk by Siri Mitchell

Flirtation Walk by Siri Mitchell is the next novel out by this author.  Lucinda Pennyworth has just found out that her father recently died while she was away at boarding school.  She has spent all of her young life traveling the countryside with her father scamming people out of their savings.  She had been told by her father that if all else failed they could always go back to Buttermilk Falls where her dead mother's family came from.  Now Lucinda has found herself on a steamboat doing exactly that.  Lucinda has found herself living with her mother's family, the Hammons and learning a new way of life.  The Hammond family was a God fearing upstanding family living just outside of West Point where Mr. Hammond was a professor of the cadets.  Seth is just one of the cadets but he is the one that Lucinda is most interested in and the one that her uncle has picked to be one of the cadets invited into their home for dinner one evening.  Seth has just found out that when his mother recently died that he could not go help is sister settle up the estate and so she was tricked out of the mother earned by the sale of the farm by a swindler.  Seth wanted so much to go back to help his sister but the Army refused to let him leave.  Seth is top in his class and as such is situated to head out soon to engineer school in Europe.  His friends cook up a plan to get Seth's grades down so that he will be dropped out of this plan and headed out west to join the Calvary and find the swindler and get his sister's money back.  Lucinda and Seth in the meanwhile find each other interesting and are spending every spare moment together until Lucinda finds out that everything about her father being a scammer is even worse that she knew.

I loved reading this book which was no surprise since I have enjoyed reading this author's work in the past.  I would recommend this book for reading for anyone who is interested in the history of this country and just wants a little diversion from just the facts. Also anyone who likes reading historical love stories will love this one. 
I received this book from BethanyHouse for this review.

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