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?
I was initially drawn to the book by the beautiful cover and description. Being unfamiliar with the author, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’m so glad I decided to read this wonderful book.
Lucinda Pennyworth is no shrinking violet! When faced with life changing circumstances, she’s prepared to do what she has to do! At first I wasn’t too sure that I would like her. After a few chapters that changed and I actually liked her very much.
Seth Westcott was a character that I liked from the very beginning. I admired his determination and hard work.
I became immersed in this book as their stories unraveled. Told from Lucinda’s and Seth’s POV was refreshing and different for me.
I loved the witty dialog and the West Point setting which introduced us to other characters and provided more insight to the story.
Simply put, this is an incredibly well written book and one I highly recommend.
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest opinion which I have given.