Stealing Jake by Pam Hillman, copyright 2011, published by Tyndale is twenty-nine chapters of light, sweet romance between Livy Lightfingers and Jake Russell. Livy pickpocketed to survive on the Chicago streets, so she knows all about child labor and sweatshops, the theme of this novel. It makes a great beach or weekend read because it's fast paced, quick and easy to read, and I enjoyed it. Livy moves to Chestnut and becomes a Christian under the influence of Mrs. Brooks, but she feels even though God has forgiven her and given her a clean slate with her former sins washed in the blood of the lamb, she'll never be able to live a normal life and be free of her past. She doesn't count on falling in love, marriage, or children, but Deputy Jake Russell makes her think again. This historical romance would make an excellent novel for school use if the curriculum involves child labor laws. I highly recommend it. Homeschool moms should check it out as a novel that can help maintain reading skills as well as teach a part of history. Ladies, if you love sweet romance, the romance that sparks between Livy and the handsome deputy will make your read. Livy has a rival in a schoolteacher who has her hat set for Jake, but he's interested in Livy. Will he change his mind when he discovers her past? She not only picked pockets, but was also a master at locks. Don't miss this little gem. This is a novel for moms as well as young adults.
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