Book Review | Counterfeit Faith

May 31, 2023 | Books Review, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Kregel Publications, Writing Spot

Today’s book review features

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

Author Information

Discover more about Crystal Caudill at: crystalcaudill.com.

Danielle’s Review

I received a complimentary copy of this book.
I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.


Counterfeit Faith by Crystal Caudill is book three in her Hidden Hearts of the Gilded Age historical romance series.

I have thoroughly enjoyed this whole series, but I have been highly anticipating Josiah’s story since book one. I love his flirty charisma and his ability to be both laid back and intense. It has served him well as he’s helped his counterparts. Having him apply those qualities to an investigation that becomes more and more personal makes for a page-turning read! And Gwendolyn is the perfect match for him. Stalwart, faithful, and not interested in trapping the man into a proposal.

This story pulled me in from the start. It’s an engaging read with a great mystery. If you love suspense mixed with your historical romance, then definitely grab a copy of Counterfeit Faith. You don’t have to read the previous books to appreciate this one, but if you do, I’m sure you’ll love Josiah all the more.

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