To Love a Thief

To Love a Thief

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by Julie Anne Long
     
 

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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 I DID FOR A DUKE, selected by Amazon as one of the Best Books of 2011!

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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 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982639832
Publisher:
The Axelrod Agency
Publication date:
01/31/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
48,967
File size:
462 KB

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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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To Love a Thief 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 146 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Artken More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful and witty tale, with
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!
jaebug More than 1 year ago
Another winner for the romance readers out there. Great characters and a bit of history too.
Ro_Mance1 More than 1 year ago
The best book I've read in a while. Great writing and great story. Witty, romantic, fun; I couldn't stop turning the pages!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my new favorites!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
noa_trin More than 1 year ago
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!
Rhoduh55 More than 1 year ago
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.
srbSH More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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skelley55 More than 1 year ago
This book has a lot of humor in the love story.  I enjoyed the romance between Lily & Gideon.  A good story.
regencyromantic1 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book.  It's worth your time.
Chastel More than 1 year ago
*This is a wonderful read.. highly recommend the entire series..
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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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I liked the flow of thos book
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