Thursday, July 14, 2016

Stealing Jake ~ Pam Hillman

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (August 1, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1496401263
  • ISBN-13: 978-1496401267

When Livy O’Brien spies a young boy jostling a man walking along the boardwalk, she recognizes the act for what it is. After all, she used to be known as Light-Fingered Livy. But that was before she put her past behind her and moved to the growing town of Chestnut, Illinois, where she’s helping to run an orphanage. Now she’ll do almost anything to protect the street kids like herself.

Sheriff’s deputy Jake Russell had no idea what he was in for when he ran into Livy―literally while chasing down a pickpocket. With a rash of robberies and a growing number of street kids in town―as well as a loan on the family farm that needs to be paid off―Jake doesn’t have time to pursue a girl. Still, he can’t seem to get Livy out of his mind. He wants to get to know her better . . . but Livy isn’t willing to trust any man, especially not a lawman.

My take on this book:
As a fan of historical romance this book fit the bill but really it was so much more! I was drawn right into the story because of Livy O'brien  but it wasn't just her story that kept me reading! Livy was such a strong person and I just knew that she and Jake's story would be good. It was the story of the children though that stuck with me and kept me turning the pages to see how things would ultimately turn out.  I enjoyed the slow build of romance, it allowed me to get the complexities of the characters. There is plenty going on besides romance though within the pages of Stealing Jake. There was the suspense of saving the children, the feeling of Livy always wondering how she would keep the orphanage going, but always somehow making room for more. Anyone who enjoys reading historical romance that also provides a story that will capture your heart because of some of the secondary characters really should check this book out!

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

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