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NEW Historical Fiction Release from Kathleen Shoop
The Thief's Heart (from the award winning Letter Series, Book 4)
For anyone who’s ever needed a second chance, to find love, to find the right path in life…
"Shoop’s depiction of this historical time is amazing, and I was captivated by the plot within the first few pages. There is something innocently naive about Tommy which endears you to him. You feel sorry for his family’s bad fortune, and worry for his welfare around his no good ‘friends’.The struggle of the characters felt real, and I absolutely adored Tommy and his journey." reviews Carly Louise Wilson
"Tommy Arthur had never gotten over either his father leaving or his horrendous days in foster care. But now that his family are back together in Des Moines and have found a place to live Tommy is determined to support them all. Kathleen Shoop is definitely one of my favorite authors--her word imagery is spot on and makes you feel what the characters in her novels feel!" reviews Michele Bodenheimer
"Absolutely unstoppable reading, The Letter Series has made such a connection with me, the characters, who now feel like family, warm my heart through their stories and their desperate times, my emotions were pulled as as I continue to want to keep them from harm after all they have been through. The author connects the reader to the past and brings the old era to life so vividly, it simply fascinates me, a never ending book is the only way to fulfill my needs!" Beck Valley Books
★ Now available ★
Kindle - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZMJ56NX
Nook - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-thiefs-heart-kathleen-shoop/1134430276?ean=2940163375103
Apple - https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-thiefs-heart/id1485126841
Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-thief-s-heart
Paperback - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1519582005
★For anyone who’s ever needed a second chance, to find love, to find the right path in life…
Des Moines, 1892.
After losing their promised inheritance, the Arthur family’s luck finally changes. An extraordinary woman, Violet Pendergrass, provides refuge for them to rebuild their broken lives. Or has she? Handsome fifteen-year-old Tommy Arthur has one foot in manhood and the other dragging up the rear of his boyhood years. He strives to protect and provide for his family, but turning to booze when scared or worried creates as many problems as solutions. Unsure of who he can trust, fiery redhead Pearl Riverside challenges and excites him at every turn, softening his heart toward the idea that goodness exists in the world.
Tension builds between Tommy and his mother as her affection for a generous man increases. At the same time, distance grows between Tommy and his twin sister, Katherine, as each chooses their secrets over family. Violet Pendergrass demands more from Tommy and he begins to question her motives.
When disaster strikes for Tommy’s little sister, Yale, the actions of a sinister judge, a crooked minister, and the infamous charlatan, Dreama, are revealed. Facing more jailtime as vigilante mobs form, the clock runs down on Tommy’s chance to take responsibility for his own choices. Is it too late for him to save his family, to open his heart and fully love those who need him as much as he needs them?
The Last Letter Series of novels by Kathleen Shoop is set in the Midwest of America in the late 19th and early 20th century. Shoop takes readers on an emotional journey through love, loss and redemption. Inspired by family letters, the novels pull from historical events and places and feature the life and times of the fictional Arthur family as they make their way in the world.
Read more on the whole series, and author here...