Who would have thought that the paths of the daughter of a con man and a West Point cadet would ever cross? In Siri Mitchell’s historical novel, Flirtation Walk, Lucinda Pennyworth’s life intersects with that of Seth Westcott. Lucinda has received word that her father died and she reaches out to her mother’s family with the hope that they would give her a home. Her father had raised her to be an accomplice to his swindles and cons and now that she is free of him she wants a different life. She regrets her past and tries to live a life that embraces honesty and love. Because her uncle teaches at West Point, she is introduced to Seth who is distinguished cadet and a romance blossoms. Can Lucinda and Seth make a life together?
Circumstances in this story change quickly. Seth’s sister becomes the victim of a con man who tricks her out of her and Seth’s inheritance. Because of the academy’s strict rules, Seth is unable to travel to help his sister. Not to worry- because his eclectic and loyal friends devise a plan that will place him closer to sister and on the trail of the man who conned her out of the money.
The story is told alternately in Lucinda and Seth’s voices. The secondary characters absolutely shine and their relationships with the protagonists are intriguing. The plot is both complex and imaginative. The author has crafted a beautifully told story that is filled with wisdom, heart and love and it holds the reader’s attention until the end. I highly recommend reading this engrossing novel.
I received this book free of charge from Bethany House Publishers and I give this review of my own free will.