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The Thief

(2014)
(A book in the Hope Chest series)
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An antique hope chest containing five unique objects . . . five people inexorably drawn to the items inside . . . each sent to the past where they must accomplish a task and find their own path to true love with the help of a magical matchmaker determined to bring soul mates together, even across time.

On the run from a failed attempt to steal back his family's historic treasure, the thief known only as Delgatto stumbles into the ruins of the Chesterfield Hotel and finds an old wooden chest. When he touches the gold chain inside, he's hurtled back well over a hundred years to the Chesterfield, during its days as bustling resort filled with wealthy patrons.

He meets the enigmatic Miss Sparrow who arranges for him to "borrow" the identity of a rich French count. That's when he realizes he's in the exact time and place where his family's missing treasure, the priceless emerald known as "The Heart of Saharanpur", was last seen. However, when he spies the legendary gem around the neck of a green-eyed beauty at the Christmas Costume Ball, he's not sure which treasure he wants more - the emerald or the masked beauty wearing it.

Trouble is, he has no idea who she is. A wealthy widow? An affluent ingenue? A moneyed mademoiselle? Or perhaps a green-eyed maid named Emily Drewett, who was offered a one-time chance to forget being a maid for one day in order to play Cinderella?

Originally published as Stolen Hearts.

Genre: Historical Romance

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Used availability for Laura Hayden's The Thief

Kindle Editions

November 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Thief: Hope Chest Time Travel Romance Series, Book 4 (Hope Chest Series)
Author(s): Laura Hayden
Publisher: Parker Hayden Media
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