So at first, I was not too interested in this book, it looked too “romance” for me. But it is about the United States Military Academy so I had to grab it!
I was so glad I did. Not only did I fall in love with the characters, but reading about this time period and that Academy then was wonderful! One of the things that drew my heart to West Point was during a visit there, I realized that so many historical figures actually walked and lived in the same halls and rooms I was in. You could almost feel their presence in a weird way. So reading this book was a little like that.
The story takes place in 1855 and it centers around a cadet at the academy and a young woman who comes to live with her family.
I do not want to give anything away, but I will tell you I thoroughly enjoyed the story, the setting and most of all the characters! This is the first novel I have read by Siri Mitchell and would happily ready another book by her in the future. The time and detail that Ms. Mitchell pours into her story is realized on the first few pages. There were times I could imagine exactly what she was talking about, and I am not sure that is was just because it is my Alma Mater.
I highly recommend this great novel, it will teach you a bit of history and make you smile too!
PS. I should say, I, myself never took a visit to Flirtation Walk. Might have to find it when we visit next time!
NOTE : I received Flirtation Walk, in exchange for an honest review.
More about Flirtation Walk:
At West Point, only true love should lead you to Flirtation Walk
Lucinda Pennyworth, the daughter of a con man, is trying her best to leave her father’s sordid past behind her. When he dies unexpectedly, she takes the opportunity to move to West Point to live with her aunt, ready to take on a new life and determined to marry a respectable man, a West Point cadet, to impress her relatives.
Scott Westcott, a cadet at the Academy, is proud to be a the top of his senior class. But when his mother dies and his sister loses their inheritance to a swindler, Seth wants nothing more than to head west to track down the con man. But the Army will only send the cadets at the bottom of the class to the frontier… which leaves Seth with some tough choices.
When a woman trying her best to be good meets a man determined to be anything but, can there be hope for love or will two lonely hearts be condemned to casual flirtation?