Thursday, June 1, 2023

Counterfeit Faith Review + Tour/Giveaway

 Counterfeit Faith JustRead Takeover + Review Blitz

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

Counterfeit Faith 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 
My Review:

Counterfeit Faith is the third book in the Hidden Hearts of the Gilded Age series. It can easily be read as a stand-alone novel.

Counterfeit Faith gives us fascinating insight into houses of refuge, counterfeits, and the green goods game (con) that was going on in the late 1800s. 

Gwendolyn is the matron of the Final Chance House of Refuge. She loves the children, and everything is going well until she stumbles across abuse in the boy's ward.

Josiah is not looking for romance. He is looking for a counterfeit ring. His search leads him to the Final Chance House of Refuge, and he wonders if Gwendolyn has anything to do with the counterfeiting. As things heat up, Josiah and Gwendolyn form an unlikely alliance to keep the children safe and sort out what is going on.

There is a lot of action, suspense, historical details, and a romance, literally something for everyone. This story is well-written, with a well-developed plot. It is a satisfying conclusion to the series. 

Thank you to JustReads Publicity and the author for the opportunity to read this book. I was not required to provide a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


About the Book

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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More Books in this Series

Counterfeit Love Counterfeit Hope

About the Author

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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Tour 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!

Counterfeit Faith JustRead Giveaway

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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  1. I have loved this series! thanks for sharing your review :)

    1. Carrie, you're welcome! I enjoyed the series as well, it was so good!

  2. PLEASE tell me there are cute scenes with Josiah and the little kids! Those are the best!!!

    1. Courtney, you will have to read it to find out ;)

    2. Courtney, there are plenty of cute kids, and devilish ones as well. ;-)

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful review, Cindy! I've stolen a snippet for a review graphic. I hope you don't mind. I'll redirect people back here to read the full review. Thank you so much again!

    1. Crystal, I don't mind at all. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Thank You for sharing this amazing review

  5. Loved your review! I can't wait to read this book!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Allyson, it is a great series!