Stealing Jake by Pam Hillman

From the back cover:

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.

Amanda’s Review:

This is the kind of historical romance I really love to read, because it has a bit of mystery thrown in. Who is doing all the robberies in Chestnut? This question kept me guessing for quite a while. The development of Jake’s and Livy’s characters as they are drawn to each other is wonderful to follow. I especially loved Pam Hillman’s use of metaphors. They added so much colour to this novel – I found myself waiting to catch the next one she used, only to be delighted again. I highly recommend this book to lovers of historical romance.

About the author:

Pam Hillman has placed in dozens of writer’s contests with six different manuscripts in the last seven years, including winning the Golden Heart, one of America’s most prestigious contests for unpublished novelists.
Born east of the Mississippi and a hundred years too late, Pam still boasts of wrangling calves, milking cows and putting up hay, first as a child growing up in Mississippi, and later with her own personal hero, Iran, on their own farm.
Pam’s love of the old west and her personal knowledge of country life brings authenticity to her work and depth to her characters, something that has been recognized many times in the industry through writer’s awards. For more information see:

Published in: on 14th October, 2011 at 3:27 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Amanda, I just now saw this on your blog…all these months later! Thank you for such a kind review.

    I’m so glad you liked Stealing Jake and posted the review on your blog. Definitely made my day, girl!

    You’re the best!

    • You’re very welcome Pam. Thanks for dropping by. Your book was one of my favourites of 2011. 🙂

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