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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.
Stealing Jake is a wonderful historical book. Not only is it historical romance but it has suspense, mystery and thrills in it. Stealing Jake keeps you guessing on what will happen next. This story develops at a very good rate and continues that way through to the end. I was surprised to find out that this was Pam Hillman's debut novel. The characters are deep and relatable. You as the reader feel like you are right there in this story. I cannot wait to read more books by Pam Hillman! I recommend this book to those who enjoy historical fiction/romance.