Counterfeit Hope by Crystal Caudill

About the Book

Secret Service agent Andrew Darlington is sent to rural Indiana to investigate a counterfeit case, during which he clashes with a criminal family that has haunted him before.  Lu Thorne was interested in testifying against the infamous Thorne family, but the Marshal assisting her suddenly ends up dead.  Forced to work with Andrew, she worries that his secrets could destroy everything she has worked so hard for, and Andrew, too, starts to wonder if the widow Lu is hiding something as well.

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. Find out more at

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My Thoughts

An amazing story full of faith, forgiveness, and second chances, this novel grabbed my heart from the beginning and wouldn’t let go!  I enjoyed the historical setting and thought the historical details were well told.  I really liked the twists and turns of the mystery and had a hard time guessing the ending.  My favorite parts of the novel, however, were the realistic characters and their deep struggles that spoke of trials, all told with a thread of hope in the story.  I loved Lu and her growth as she learns about God’s great forgiveness.  And the romance is slow burning and perfect as well.  I found myself completely captivated by this book and I cannot wait to read what this talented author pens next.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author.  Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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