About the Book
After a childhood as a street thief, Gabriella Goodhue thought she’d put her past behind her until a fellow resident at her boardinghouse is unjustly accused of theft. In the middle of breaking into a safe that holds the proof to prove her friend’s innocence, Gabriella is interrupted by Nicholas Quinn, the man she once considered her best friend–until he abandoned her.
After being taken under the wing of a professor who introduced him into society and named him as heir, Nicholas is living far removed from his childhood life of crime. As a favor to a friend, Nicholas agreed to help clear the name of an innocent woman, never imagining he’d be reunited with the girl he thought lost to him forever.
As Gabriella and Nicholas are thrown together into one intrigue after another, their childhood affection grows into more, but their newfound feelings are tested when truths about their past are revealed and danger follows their every step.
In My Opinion
The first time I picked up a Jen Turano book, I knew she was an author who I would read again…and again..and again. The comical situations she puts her characters in, the historical settings, and the sweet romances are a winning combination.
To Steal a Heart takes everything I love about Turano’s books and adds even more to appreciate—including my favorite trope of friends to more, but with a twist as these friends haven’t seen each other in years. Gabriella and Nicholas have a history but they’ve also grown up into very different people as they were as children (albeit many of their personality traits remain).
A cast of memorable supporting characters (y’all are going to love Daphne and her book is next!), a handful of mysteries to solve, and themes of second chances in life keep this fresh and engaging. If you want to escape for a few hours with laughter (often out loud), hijinks, and more, To Steal a Heart is a must read.
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