Wednesday, March 2, 2016

"Flirtation Walk" by Siri Mitchell

About this book:

  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?”

Series: Technically, no, but you can contact the author for a bonus novella about one of the extra characters.

Spiritual Content- A Prayer from the West Point Cadet at the beginning; A couple Prayers; Church & sermons; Talks about God, Him caring & sins; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Lucinda was taught that God is just waiting to catch her sin (her father) and that God only cares about social status (her teacher); Lucinda starts thinking about God, she wants to believe but can’t/doesn’t; A mention of the pulpit; A couple mentions of chapels & sermons; A couple mentions of thanking the Lord; A few mentions of prayers & blessings over food; Mentions of Bible reading; Mentions of God & climbing trees; Mentions of Heaven;
*Note: A mention of being d*mned; A mention of people in hell; A few mentions of Greek goddess & Adonis.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘blast it’, a ‘buck up’, a ‘dadgumit’, a form of ‘dang’, a ‘shoot’, a ‘what is tarnation’, two ‘dad-blamed’, two forms of ‘darn’, four forms of ‘blast’, six forms of ‘stupid’; Some sarcasm; A couple mentions of trying not to curse; All about a con-man, lies & schemes; Seth (at one point) says he wants a drink, but it’s never said his he does or not (later, he accidentally has a drink); Mentions of playing cards, gambling, saloons, whiskey, moonshine, flasks, cigars, tobacco, pipes and jail; Mentions of injuries & fights; A couple mentions of hunting & a rabbit (up to semi-detailed).  

Sexual Content- an almost kiss, a hand kiss, & three border-line semi-detailed kisses; Talks about kisses & kissing; Touches & Embraces (up to semi-detailed); Dancing & Dances; Noticing; *Spoiler* It’s hinted that Lucinda was conceived out of wedlock. *End of Spoiler*; *Spoiler* It’s revealed that Lucinda’s father left her mother because she wasn’t good at breeding, and he later had a mistress. *End of Spoiler*; A man goes out in just his nightshirt & drawers (nothing sexual at all, it’s just awkward/scandalous); four ‘whore’s; A mention of a man who’s eyes strayed from his wife; A few mentions of a man who draws ladies from the bare shoulders up; Mentions of swooning girls & dances; Mentions of virtues & reputations; Many mentions of flirting & a path called the Flirtation Walk; Love, falling in love & the emotions.

-Lucinda Pennyworth, age 19
-Seth Westcott
                                1st person P.O.V. switches between them
                                              Set in 1855
                                                        371 pages

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My personal Rating-
Oooh! The history is just fascinating in “Flirtation Walk”! Siri Mitchell created a great storyline with lots of intriguing characters. {Let me also mention that the first person POV of the hero & heroine set as a historical was really different from most historicals and was very refreshing.} Lucinda had a manipulative--almost smug--personality…and while you might think that would be annoying, I didn’t find it to be at all. I liked Seth and totally saw all the plot twists coming. (I’m a guesser. ;) ) I went back-n-forth on my opinion of Seth trying to fail about every ten pages, but I did find it humorous. (“I was a failure at failing.”)
While I liked “A Flower in Bloom” better, I did really enjoy this new Siri Mitchell novel. :)

See y’all on Friday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Author for this honest review.

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