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.

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.