Lucinda Pennyworth’s con man father is dead. She has no money. No way of paying her debt to the finishing school she was attending – not that she had any intention of paying to begin with. Her only hope for the future lies in reinserting herself into her deceased mother’s family. A family who had shunned her an her father. But to secure her future, she had to become respectable.
But once at her Aunt’s home, Lucinda begins to realize that her father’s greatest con was the way he had raised his only child. She sees, first hand, the havoc her father’s schemes play out in the life of good, innocent people.
Can she own up to past? Or will being respectable be her greatest act yet?
I love the writing of Siri Mitchell. She has a way of bringing history alive straight off the page. Her characters are deep. They have wants, desires, and pasts that shape them into who they are.
While I wouldn’t consider this a page turning plot, I came to deeply care about the characters in this novel. I cheered for their successes and groaned with them at their failures. I wanted to see Lucinda make good decisions, but I also understood her reluctance to taint the good name she was establishing.
If you are a reader of historical fiction, especially interested in novels set just before the civil war. I would recommend you pick up Flirtation Walk and find out what happens in Lucinda’s story.
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.
Seth Westcott, a cadet at the academy, is proud to be at 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?
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.