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Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott

May 27th, 2008 (02:11 pm)
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The story of my life be told in silver - in chocolate mills, service spoons, and services for twelve. The story of my life has nothing to do with me. The story of my life is things. Things that aren't mine, that won't ever be mine. It's all I've ever known.

I wish it wasn't.


Most girls Danielle's age are moving between high school and college, moving from one part of their lives to the next, moving on to a new school and a new job, moving away from their parents.

Danielle has never been to school. She has spent her life helping her mother steal and move from town to town. Even though her father was jailed for thievery, his remaining family members have made it their work and their lives. Danielle's mom specializes in stealing silver from homes and other establishments. Though she knows stealing is wrong and illegal, Danielle doesn't know how to get out of it. She has never known anything else, and she's never had a lasting relationship with anyone other than her mother.

When the ladies go to a breezy little town called Heaven, their attempts to take it all may split them apart. Two residents of Heaven quickly complicate Danielle's life: a rich girl named Allison who wants to be her friend, and a young man named Greg who wants to date her. Allison's family is Danielle's mother's next target, and Greg happens to be a cop.

For Danielle - or Dani, the nickname Greg gives her quickly and fits her completely - this isn't simply a moral tale. This is her life story. It's time for her to make it her own.

Stealing Heaven offers a unique premise, and the story grows when Dani's conscience really starts to kicks in. As in her previous novels (Bloom and Perfect You), Elizabeth Scott allows readers to truly get into the mind of the main character. Dani isn't your typical teenager, so her situation might provide escapism for some while giving others food for thought.

Check out my interview with Elizabeth Scott and read my reviews of her other novels, including Bloom, Perfect You, and The Unwritten Rule.

Comments

Posted by: debbi (d_michiko_f)
Posted at: March 24th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)

Oooh! Can't wait for this one!!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 24th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
The X-Files

:)

Posted by: Heidi R. Kling, Author of SEA, June 10, 2010 (seaheidi)
Posted at: March 24th, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)

great premise!
i loved BLOOM--looking forward to STEALING HEAVEN. =)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 24th, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)

Each of her books has held its own.

Posted by: siobhan_says_so (siobhan_says_so)
Posted at: March 24th, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)

i am signing in just to comment and say that i miss you. so there it is.
I.
MISS.
YOU.
goodbye.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 24th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)

Awww! I am touched!
I HEART MY NEIGHBOR!

Posted by: Aurora (kilmata)
Posted at: March 25th, 2008 05:58 am (UTC)

Ooooh I am intrigued.

This ones going on my list.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 25th, 2008 02:31 pm (UTC)

Enjoy!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 6th, 2008 03:08 am (UTC)
Stealing Heaven

I really liked this.

Have you read Waiting for Normal yet?

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 6th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Stealing Heaven

No, but I enjoyed Leslie Connor's Dead on Town Line.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 10th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
Re: Stealing Heaven

I'll add that to my reading list. I like her writing style.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 10th, 2008 02:43 am (UTC)
Re: Stealing Heaven

Enjoy!

Posted by: mimagirl (mimagirl)
Posted at: May 30th, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
dark-glasses

I really want to read this.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 31st, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)

:)

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