First Line Friday | Counterfeit Faith

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Welcome to First Line Friday!
Today I’m featuring

Counterfeit Faith by Crystal Caudill.

About the Book

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?

From Goodreads

The First Line is …

April 15, 1885, Philadelphia, PA
The shrill voice of the Carpenters’ Hall guide grated against Gwendolyn Ellison’s raw nerves.

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9 thoughts on “First Line Friday | Counterfeit Faith

  1. I am reading ‘Persuasion’ by Jane Austen. I will include the first line of where I am currently reading.
    “On the morning appointed for Admiral and Mrs. Croft’s seeing Kellynch Hall, Anne found it most natural to take her almost daily walk to Lady Russell’s and keep out of the way till all was over; when she found it most natural to be sorry that she had missed the opportunity of seeing them.”
    Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend everyone!

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