Welcome to the Takeover + Review Blitz for Counterfeit Faith by Crystal Caudill, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
About the Book
Title: Counterfeit Faith
Series: Hidden Hearts of the Gilded Age #3
Author: Crystal Caudill
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Release Date: May 16, 2023
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
She’s losing her faith in mankind. He’s lost his faith in God. Can working together restore them both?
As matron of Final Chance House of Refuge, Gwendolyn Ellison has dedicated her life to serving the children deemed delinquents by society. She’ll protect them with everything she has. So when she suspects someone is using Final Chance for criminal deeds, she’s determined to investigate and put a stop to it. But villains don’t like to be crossed–and they’re willing to kill to get their way.
Gwendolyn knows she can’t quit fighting. More than her own life is on the line if counterfeiters go free. She must find someone she can trust to help her expose the criminals and protect the children under her care.
Charming and chivalrous Secret Service operative Josiah Isaacs has never been able to turn his back on a woman in trouble–and capturing counterfeiters is his job, after all. The danger he’s truly worried about is his growing attraction to Gwendolyn when his heart wants to remain faithful to his deceased wife.
As both peril and interest grow, he begins to consider whether a second love may be possible–if they can live through this case. At the same time, he’s put off by her faith in a God he no longer trusts. How can a future together even be possible when their beliefs are at odds?
“Page-turning action combines with depth and richness to create a full-bodied, rewarding read.”
–Jocelyn Green, Christy Award-winning author of The Metropolitan Affair
“Readers who love romance, suspense, and a graceful amount of faith won’t want to miss this story.”
–Toni Shiloh, Christy Award-winning author
“With a host of sympathetic and likable characters (and a few not so likable), a riveting plot that clips along at the perfect pace, and a relatable faith thread, this book [is a] completely enjoyable read.”
–Kimberly Duffy, Carol Award finalist and author of A Tapestry of Light
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Oh my wow! As with the other two books in this series, this one had me on the edge of my seat, unable to put it down while desperate for answers! Even though it’s a historical romance, it’s really more of a historical suspense. The danger is palpable right from the beginning and the suspense holds you captive until the very end. I love that even though the three books in this series share a common evil (counterfeiting), the similarities truly stop there. Each story is entirely unique from the others. Each was its own experience. The characters were impeccably well developed and the whole world they lived in was tangible as if I were standing in the streets with them. (Which of course didn’t help my heartrate any haha).
Gwendolyn was such an easy character to love. Her heart for the children she worked with and her desire to protect them at all costs kept me helplessly turning the pages after danger seemed to be lurking around every corner. Not only did I need to make sure the kids were okay, but I didn’t want anything to happen to her. While Josiah was clearly labeled as a flirt in his lifetime, it was still easy to see he had a heart of gold and an unquenchable desire to help those that couldn’t help themselves. Their growth as characters wove perfectly in with their journeys and truly made me adore them more.
I also love that the author doesn’t shy away from faith in her books. And she does a masterful job of weaving it in like a lifeblood that feels organic instead of forced. And its deep stuff too, not just the surface level.
Although you could get by reading this one as a standalone, my personal recommendation is to start at the beginning. Simply because they’re all that amazing. I’m just sad the series is over now and I’m not done with the characters. I can’t wait to see what the author comes up with next!
*I purchased a copy of this book. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
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(1) winner will receive print copies of Counterfeit Love, Counterfeit Hope, and Counterfeit Faith, a set of bookmarks, 2 stickers with quotes, and a magnet with a QR code to a “test your Secret Service knowledge” quiz!
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