Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Stealing Jake by Pam Hillman

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.

I really enjoyed this book.  It was an easy read but kept my attention well enough to keep me wanting more.  Historical Fiction is one of my favorite genres, so the characters and time period fascinated me.  Stealing Jake did remind me a little of Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.  It was nice to read a lighter book after some of the more intense books I seem to find myself reading most of the time!  I would recommend this book as a good read! 

2 Shout Outs:

Becky said...

That sounds good.

Pam Hillman said...

Thompson 5 (I'm guessing you're #2, right?)...thank you so much for the review of Stealing Jake.

I just now spotted it on little trip around the internet, but I wanted to say THANK YOU for spending time with my characters AND posting about your enjoyment of the book on your blog.

So, thanks! I love a satisfied reader!