Sunday, July 24, 2011

"stealing jake" by pam hillman

Livy O'Brien and her mentor, Mrs. Brooks, run an orphanage in a small town outside Chicago. When sheriff's deputy Jake Russell begins to suspect street children from Chicago are responsible for the rash of burglaries in town, he finds himself at odds with Livy, who would do anything to protect the children. Luke, one of the street children, came to Chestnut to search for his brother, who was sold to a sweatshop owner. In order for Livy to prove the children innocent, Jake to catch the thief, and Luke to find his brother, the three will have to learn to trust each other.

I very much enjoyed Stealing Jake, Pam Hillman's debut novel. The character development is fantastic, and by the end of the book, I felt like I actually knew the characters. I especially enjoyed Luke's character. He began only caring about finding his brother, but as the story progressed, he evolved into a protector/father figure for many of the street children, and his story quickly became my favorite of all the plot lines.

Stealing Jake is one of Tyndale's new e-book only titles, making it affordable (it's currently free on Amazon!) and convenient. I highly recommend it!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers as part of the Digital First program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

1 comment:

  1. Becky, I don't know why I'm just now seeing your review of Stealing Jake, but I like! lol

    Better late than never, right?

    Thank you so much for giving of your time to read Jake and Livy's story.

    God bless!


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