I was disappointed with this free ebook from Tyndale, which I received for review purposes. The romance in the story was fairly boring and I was more interested in the part of the plot involving the orphans, but they didn’t get the spotlight often enough. The book did pick up a little bit when some action occurred near the end, but for me, it wasn’t enough to save the story.
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.