About the Book
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?
About the Author
Siri Mitchell graduated from the University of Washington with a business degree and worked in various levels of government. As a military spouse, she has lived all over the world, including Paris and Tokyo. Siri enjoys observing and learning from different cultures. She is fluent in French and loves sushi.
But she is also a member of a strange breed of people called novelists. When they’re listening to a speaker and taking notes, chances are, they’ve just had a great idea for a plot or a dialogue. If they nod in response to a really profound statement, they’re probably thinking, “Yes. Right. That’s exactly what my character needs to hear.” When they edit their manuscripts, they laugh at the funny parts. And cry at the sad parts. Sometimes they even talk to their characters.
Siri wrote 4 books and accumulated 153 rejections before signing with a publisher. In the process, she saw the bottoms of more pints of Ben & Jerry’s than she cares to admit. At various times she has vowed never to write another word again. Ever. She has gone on writing strikes and even stooped to threatening her manuscripts with the shredder.
Siri's fourteenth novel, Flirtation Walk (2016), follows prior Bethany House releases: A Constant Heart (October 2008), Love's Pursuit (June 2009), She Walks in Beauty (Apr 2010),A Heart Most Worthy (Mar 2011), and The Messenger (2012), Unrivaled (2013), Love Comes Calling (Mar 2014), and Like a Flower in Bloom (2015).
Siri has also written 2 novels under the pseudonym of Iris Anthony: The Miracle Thief(2014) and The Ruins of Lace (2013).
She Walks in Beauty won the inaugural INSPY Award for Historical Fiction in Dec 2010. Three of Siri's novels, Chateau of Echoes and The Cubicle Next Door, and She Walks in Beauty were Christy Award finalists. Love's Pursuit was a finalist for the ACFW Carol Award.
Siri is represented by Natasha Kern Literary Agency.
Siri Mitchell has written a fun historical novel that readers will enjoy. Although the story moves a bit slow, and it took me a little bit to get into the story, I appreciated this historical fiction read. Lucinda’s father is a con man and he lied, even to his own daughter. After her father’s death and Lucinda goes to live with relatives, she must learn that there is more to life than manipulating people to do and behave how you want them too. Lucinda also has her sights set on Seth Westcott from the nearby Army Academy. He is smart and fun and has the potential to be at the top of his class. But he is determined to find the man that stole his family’s money. Meanwhile, Lucinda is determined Seth will not find out who her father is. Will these two find romance, or will other matters get in the way? I would recommend this novel to readers that enjoy historical romance novels.
Genre: historical, inspirational, romance, Christian
Publisher: Bethany House
Publication date: March 1, 2016
Number of pages: 384
Content Rating: PG
Book Rating: 4 stars
A review copy of this book was provided by Bethany House.
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