To Love a Thief [NOOK Book]

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This longtime reader favorite and nominee for Rita, Holt Medallion, Bookseller's Best and Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Awards is a full length novel—and as a bonus, includes the first chapter of WHAT...
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To Love a Thief

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Overview

This longtime reader favorite and nominee for Rita, Holt Medallion, Bookseller's Best and Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Awards is a full length novel—and as a bonus, includes the first chapter of WHAT I DID FOR A DUKE, selected by Amazon as one of the Best Books of 2011!

From the Inside Flap
From Rakehell:
"What an amazing book! Julie Anne Long writes like a master.....To Love a Thief may be one of the most wonderful Pygmalion stories yet to come out of the romance genre. "
--Cybil Solyn

From Romance Reader at Heart:

TOP PICK! "I knew when I read Julie Anne Long's first offering, THE RUNAWAY DUKE, that she was an author destined to become a favorite of mine. I wasn't wrong. What a delightful love story she writes in TO LOVE A THIEF, a romance that sparkles with touches of My Fair Lady woven inside a Cinderella fairy tale (minus the wicked stepmother and stepsisters). If ever there was a charmer of a romance, TO LOVE A THIEF takes the cake. It's fun, witty, filled with a colorful cast of characters, and simply pure romantic escapism at its best."--Nancy Davis

From Romantic Times BOOKClub Magazine:
TOP PICK! "Long's sprightly My Fair Lady/Cinderella story is endearing, delightful and unforgettable. Designed to warm your heart and titillate your senses, this is a must for anyone who loves laughter wrapped in tears." --Kathe Robin

From Historical Romance Writers
A PERFECT 10! ...this "Thief" will steal your heart...I highly recommend both this book and this author to be put on most romance lovers 'auto-buy' lists."--Marilyn Rondeau


From Romance Reviews Today:
If you are seeking a novel that will leave you breathless with its laughter and passion, look no further. TO LOVE A THIEF is the best of the best."--Edith Morrison, Senior Reviewer
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982639832
  • Publisher: The Axelrod Agency
  • Publication date: 1/31/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 80,825
  • File size: 423 KB

Meet the Author

Julie Anne Long originally set out to be a rock star when she grew up, and she has the guitars and the questionable wardrobe stuffed in the back of her closet t prove it. When playing to indifferent crowds at midnight in dank clubs lost its, ahem, charm, she realized she could incorporate all of the best things about being in a band—namely, drama, passion and men with unruly hair—into novels, while at the same time indulging her love of history and research. So she made the move from guitar to keyboard (the computer variety) and embarked on a considerably more civilized, if not much more peaceful, career as a novelist.

Julie lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with a fat orange cat. (Little known fact: they issue you a cat the minute you become a romance novelist.)
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2005

    This Book Will Steal Your Heart...

    This is Long¿s second publication (debut The Runaway Duke). This starts out as a Pygmalion story about a pickpocket that is transformed into a Lady. The only difference is this pickpocket turned lady truly is a Lady. Lily though razed a lady by her lady mother has fallen on hard times and has had to resort to picking pockets to keep a roof over head and food on the table for both herself and her little sister Alice. But when she¿s caught picking the wrong man¿s pocket, Gideon Cole, a upward and mobile barrister from London, comes to her rescue. To repay the debut she owes him, she agrees to help him make the woman that he wants to marry jealous enough that she will want only him and agree to marry her. However, along the way the two end up falling in love. And somewhere in there the story seams to veer off into a Pollyanna direction. I found it an enjoyable, but very predictable read. The characters, though sufficient in development, I found them lacing in originality. Over all the book I say was nice, but I think there is a lot of room for improvement.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    Amazing story!

    This is the first book I've read by Julie Anne Long and it's a keeper! The story was great and the characters very easy to love. This is a book I could read again and again. I'm excited for more from this author.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    Amazing!

    This book is now in my classics pile. The characters were loveable as was the plot. I found myself laughing so hard at times i had tears rolling down my cheeks! What a rare find tis book is.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Highly Recommend

    I loved Long's writting so much I purchases more of her books. This is the first time I have read anything by this writer.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    Wonderful, funny and simly delightful!

    What a wonderful and witty tale, with

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2012

    Loved this book!

    Loved this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2012

    I love this series!

    Another winner for the romance readers out there. Great characters and a bit of history too.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 19, 2012

    Great Book

    The best book I've read in a while. Great writing and great story. Witty, romantic, fun; I couldn't stop turning the pages!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2012

    Loved this book!

    One of my new favorites!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    Excellent

    I was rollimg with laughter. This is one of my favorites. Great story and the little pickpocket Lily is a character you will fall in love with.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2011

    great

    very good, fast, fun read

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 3, 2011

    I wasn't sure when I bought it, but it was really good!

    I bought this one spur of the moment, and without really reading what is was about about. It was a really fun read. I fell in love with Gerard and Lucy. The secondary characters were all very well written to make them so interesting that there are a few that I hope the author will write another book about!

    Romance lovers will love this book, I deifitely recommend it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2011

    Good Read

    This was an enjoyable book. Chuckles along the way and towards the end of the book she introduced 2 aunts....these characters were funny. Laughed out loud at their comments. Would have been wonderful to have had them more throughout the book. Love a romance with lots of laughter.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 15, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    A winner! Handsome heir Gideon Cole, silver-tongued barrister with a soft spot for the under-trodden, undertaking cases w/o pay, has a master plan: marry icy, beautiful Constance, daughter of an influential Marquis, and rise in the political world.

    A grimy pickpocket enters Gideon's ordered life when he attempts to steal his watch, but manages to get away after a well-placed kick to Gideon's person. A few days later when Gideon saves the same thief from being hauled off to prison, he discovers that she's a girl, and a pretty one at that. Untrue to form, but desperate to get Constance's attention, Gideon launches an impulsive scheme to turn the guttersnipe Lily Masters into a lady whom he appears to be courting. (Lily resorted to stealing to keep her sister and herself from starvation, but they had been gently bred). So Lily cleans up beautifully; she's smart, charming, witty, resourceful, and turns Gideon's world on its head. To clear her debt with Gideon she promises to help him in his campaign to win Constance. She does and he finds himself engaged to Constance. But Gideon and Lily are both smitten and there goes the master plan!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2007

    Very enjoyable and fun read

    Really enjoyed reading To Love a Thief. Well developed, funny, sensual and realistic. Always love that book from which you can visualize the goings on...this is one of those.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2005

    Wonderful!

    To Love A Thief is Julie Anne Long¿s second novel; like her debut novel The Runaway Duke it mixes a perfect blend of romance and humour. Its magical and endearing, a treat for anyone that believes fairy tales can come true.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2015

    I enjoyed this book.  It's worth your time.

    I enjoyed this book.  It's worth your time.

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  • Posted November 19, 2014

    *This is a wonderful read.. highly recommend the entire series..

    *This is a wonderful read.. highly recommend the entire series..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    Great book

    Such sharp and witty dialogue between the cast of characters. Julie Ann Long is a great writer. I love this book.a

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    Great

    I liked the flow of thos book

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