I love discovering new authors, and I was so excited to read this new historical mystery from debut author Crystal Caudill. I know we’re not supposed to judge a book by it’s cover, but let’s face it—readers do. This gorgeous cover caught my eye as soon as I saw it. Historic mysteries have become a new favorite genre for me, thanks to my obsession with the Lady Darby series. Counterfeit Love fits perfectly into that category. It’s a historical romantic suspense involving the Secret Service, a counterfeit ring, and murder.
I really enjoyed this book. It immediately pulled me into the story. I really liked the main character, Theresa Plane. She’s tough, industrious , and fiercely loyal to her grandfather, who raised her after her parents died. I loved the story and the mystery Theresa and Broderick are trying to solve. The story was great, and I’m really looking forward to the next book!
Read below to find out more about Counterfeit Love and follow the link at the end of the post to enter the giveaway!
About the book
Can this undercover agent save the woman he loves–or is her heart as counterfeit as the money he’s been sent to track down?
After all that Grandfather has sacrificed to raise her, Theresa Plane owes it to him to save the family name–and that means clearing their debt with creditors before she marries Edward Greystone. But when one of the creditors’ threats leads her to stumble across a midnight meeting, she discovers that the money he owes isn’t all Grandfather was hiding. And the secrets he kept have now trapped Theresa in a life-threatening fight for her home–and the truth.
After months of undercover work, Secret Service operative Broderick Cosgrove is finally about to uncover the identity of the leader of a notorious counterfeiting ring. That moment of triumph turns to horror, however, when he finds undeniable proof that his former fiance is connected. Can he really believe the woman he loved is a willing participant? Protecting Theresa and proving her innocence may destroy his career–but that’s better than failing her twice in one lifetime.
They must form a partnership, tentative though it is. But there’s no question they’re both still keeping secrets–and that lack of trust, along with the dangerous criminals out for their blood, threatens their hearts, their faith, and their very survival.
To read an excerpt of Counterfeit Love click here.
About the author
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.
Learn more at crystalcaudill.com. You can also find her on Facebook and Instagram.
Visit Audra Jennings website, where you can enter to win a copy of Counterfeit Love.
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