The cat is out of the bag as of Wednesday and I didn’t want to steal Grace’s thunder from her interview on Tuesday, so I waited until now to post it but . . .
I am so excited about this book (and terrified)! I love how you can see Andrew Darlington’s attitude in his stance and Lu’s complex vulnerability and determination. The bright colors lend themselves to the theme of hope and the rural Indiana setting is beautifully illustrated on the cover. It is so incredibly exciting.
Before I share the blurb and purchase links, I wanted to let you know about a preorder bonus that I am running from now until February 14, 2023. If you purchase Counterfeit Love or preorder Counterfeit Hope between those days and submit a screenshot of your receipt or confirmation to this Google Form: bit.ly/PreorderBonuses, you will receive a free novella prequel e-book as well as bookmarks and a signed bookplate.
Counterfeit Truth is the exclusive prequel story to the series that introduces you to Secret Service operative Hayden Orton (who you’ll meet in Counterfeit Hope and Counterfeit Faith) and determined newspaper journalist Felicity Richmond as they work together–and at odds–to find the thief who stole hundreds of gold bars from the Philadelphia Mint.
Blurb for Counterfeit Hope
Trapped by their pasts, is there hope for a future?
When Secret Service operative Andrew Darlington is brought in to support a US Marshal case involving counterfeiters in rural Indiana, he thinks it’s simply the next rung on his climb to the top of his career. But liars can only climb so high–and Andrew is keeping a dangerous secret he doesn’t ever want to get out. When he clashes with the criminal family that took over the town of Landkreis and killed the Marshal he was sent to assist, his past life is in danger of being exposed.
Widow “Lightning Lu” Thorne has only one goal: escape the clutches of the Thorne family with her son. Her decision to be an informant and testify against the Thornes looked like the perfect answer. Until the Marshal ended up dead. Now the tether keeping her tied to her felonious family is tightening, and a forced marriage to someone else in the Thornes’ clutches threatens to kill any hope of escape.
Andrew and Lu find themselves on the same team–unwillingly. They each believe the other to be the enemy to their future plans. And even if they could learn to work together, the secrets they hold could shatter all hopes and dreams. Despite the encouragement of the local preacher, they’re not even sure God can be trusted–much less other humans. Can either of them escape their past–and the family that is willing to kill their own when they smell betrayal?
On the heels of her smashing debut, this second entry in Crystal Caudill’s historical series maintains the excitement that readers of Michelle Griep, Liz Tolsma, and Elizabeth Camden will love.
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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61898532-counterfeit-hope (Would you mind adding Counterfeit Hope to your “want to read” list if you are a member of Goodreads?)