Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Counterfeit Faith by Crystal Caudill

Posted June 2, 2023 by meezcarrie in Christian, Crystal Caudill, giveaway, historical, mystery/suspense, romance / 25 Comments

Counterfeit Faith JustRead Takeover + Review Blitz

Welcome to the Takeover + Review Blitz for Counterfeit Faith by Crystal Caudill, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Keep reading for an excerpt!

PS – this has been such a FABULOUS series and I loved this book so much!

Counterfeit Faith

COUNTERFEIT FAITH by Crystal Caudill
SERIES: Hidden Hearts of the Gilded Age #3
GENRE: Christian Historical Romance/Suspense
PUBLISHER: Kregel Publications
RELEASE DATE: May 16, 2023
PAGES: 379

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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Though cloudy outside, natural light from the front window reflected off the golden yellow walls above the deep green painted paneling and brightened the space with a cheery glow. Gwendolyn forced a matching cheery smile and searched each seat of the well-worn parlor furniture for Mr. Issacs. The long settee that had supported countless huddled siblings remained empty save the pillow used to hide the threadbare spot near the armrest. The two armchairs, as well as the three parlor chairs—all draped with blankets over their backs to hide either stains or other areas of thinning material—stood empty. Her smile slipped. Where was he? She widened her search to each corner of the room.

As she turned to her right, Cara lunged from her arms, crying out, “Uncle!”

At least, that’s what it sounded like. Gwendolyn was too busy scrambling to maintain her hold on the child to be certain.

Cool hands grazed hers as Cara dipped toward the floor and then swooped upward.

Gwendolyn straightened to avoid being kicked, and her gaze collided with eyes the color of tortoise shells. Her breath caught, and heat suffused throughout her body as the full face of her rescuer came into view. This was the man who’d risked becoming a cutting board to save her? Good heavens, she really must have been distraught after Quincy’s attack not to have been struck dumb then. She wasn’t above taking note of a good-looking man, but this one made Michelangelo’s David resemble a crudely carved stick—even with a two-inch line of stitches cutting across his perfect cheek. Maybe especially because of the stitches.

“Miss Ellison.” Her name rolled off his lips in a formal, staid tone, but it set a field of butterflies loose inside her.

Compose yourself, woman. You’re not a weak-kneed schoolgirl. He’s just a man.

Crystal Caudill

Crystal Caudill is the author of “dangerously good historical romance,” with her work garnering awards from Romance Writers of America and ACFW. She is a stay-at-home mom and caregiver, and when she isn’t writing, Caudill can be found playing board games with her family, drinking hot tea, or reading other great books at her home outside Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Counterfeit Faith JustRead Giveaway

(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!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight May 31, 2023 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on June 7, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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25 responses to “Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Counterfeit Faith by Crystal Caudill

  1. Connie Scruggs

    I haven’t read any of the books in this series. I love historical fiction, so I think they’re right up my alley.

  2. Roxanne C,

    I enjoyed this peek into the book, and I love Gwendolyn’s internal dialogue with herself.

  3. Sunnymay

    Gwendolyn in charge of a children’s home worries about villains out to ruin everything. Josiah Isaacs of the Secret Service rescued her once is out to get the villains and put an end to such bothersome business. It looks like a riveting read

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