Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Flirtation Walk to Honor


Do you dare to walk down the Flirtation Walk?

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Title:  Flirtation Walk
Author: Siri Mitchell
Publisher:  Bethany House
Release Date:  March 1, 2016


ABOUT THE BOOK


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?

                                                                                                                                                                      

MY THOUGHTS

Unexpected heroine meets a hero that's bent to be bad? How can that be? I'd say that's Flirtation Walk by Siri Mitchell. It's almost like a dance, that I'm quite enraptured with. We have Lucinda coming to terms with a life that is so different than the one she was taught, but one that showers her with God's grace and the knowledge between right and wrong. As she's trying to be good, why is the man she's falling in love with, Seth, top of the class so determined to be the new bad boy resident of West Point Academy?

O, now that's the story! Their lives have somehow connected without each knowing, giving them reason to fall in love or depart with a broken heart. There was so much going on! I devour this, as I'm a huge fan of the beautiful grounds of the West Point Academy, having done a visitor tour in the past. When you start off, you shouldn't like Lucinda, but you do, especially when you read from her point of view. She's the con girl. The one that lies and flirts her way to get what she wants, or is she?  I was happy to experience her growth with her, but when the unexpected shows up, the twists that Siri provided had my tummy in knots! Then the boys at West Point. Seth's friends all had such a fun spirit and a good heart that you can't help laughing at their escapades and enjoy the lovely camaraderie between them.  With Flirtation Walk, you'll get romance, adventure, twists, laughter and honor. This one's for you to walk with.

I love this West Point Cadet Prayer that Siri included in the beginning of the book,
"Make us to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong, and never to be content with a half truth when the whole can be won."
Want to see the whole? Here's a pic of one I bought when I visited, and framed.





NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Bethany House for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Siri Mitchell has written nearly a dozen novels, three of which were named Christy Award finalists. A graduate of the University of Washington with a business degree, she has worked in many levels of government and lived on three continents. She and her family currently reside in the D.C. metro area. 

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7 comments :

  1. Annie, I enjoyed your review! I've not yet read any of Siri's books. I'll be looking into this one! :)

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  2. Thanks Caryl. This also is my first Siri novel! And it won't be my last.

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  3. It's been a long while since I've had the chance to read a Siri novel. I've always loved her descriptive and emotive writing. Thanks for sharing this Annie, I loved your review!! And definitely putting this one on my list! :-)

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  4. Thanks Noela! I hope you'll like it just as much as me. There's a little secret at the end of the book Siri shared with readers that I'm all over!

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  5. Ooo sounds good! I miss Siri Mitchell's contemporary novels *sigh* but this book does sound great! :)

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  6. There were so many mixed reviews on this one. You don't usually mince words in reviews, so I'm so happy that you enjoyed it. I want a copy of that prayer for my husband. It looks lovely.

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  7. Thanks Emilie & Terrill for stopping by. I hope you'll like it as well.

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