Counterfeit Love by Crystal Caudill – Review

Hi Readers, Happy May 🙂

I am THRILLED to be able to share with you my Social Media friend’s debut book, Counterfeit Love!! I meant Crystal Caudill at a Christian Fiction Readers Retreat and I remember her talking about how she wanted to be a writer, so when I heard that she finished her first book and it was getting published, I had to join her launch team! So without further ado, let me show you Counterfeit Love – Let’s go!

The Bookish Details

Book: Counterfeit Love
Author: Crystal Caudill
Genre: Historical Fiction
Release date: March 15th 2022

From The Back Cover

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 fiancée 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.

Combining rich history, danger, suspense, and romance, Crystal Caudill’s debut novel launches this new historical series with a bang. Fans of Elizabeth Camden, Michelle Griep, and Joanna Davidson Politano will be thrilled to find another author to follow!

Click Here to find out more info and to get a copy for yourself!

What Did I Think?

Wow, WOW!! This book is one of the best Historical Fiction novels I’ve read all year! From the very first page, I was hooked. This book has everything – romance, faith, humor and just enough suspense to keep you intrigued until the very last page. I loved Theresa’s determination to defend her livelihood and was both amazed and encouraged by her character throughout the story. I also enjoyed reading about Theresa and Broderick’s relationship and LOVED seeing them grow closer to God and to each other. Another thing I really liked, was all the historical details and facts that the Author included, because this really made the story more realistic.

As an avid Fiction reader, I can tell you that there are some books that when you finish them, you immediately start thinking about the next book on your TBR pile; however, there are other books that when you finish, you just pause like, “WOW! That was AMAZING!!” (and you kind of regret finishing it so quick, because you didn’t want it to end and now you have to wait for the next book!! ) and this was definitely one of those books! I would highly recommend this book to anyone and give it 5 out of 5 stars and cannot WAIT for the next book (do I really have to wait until next year!?!)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

About the Author

Crystal Caudill is a tea-drinking, book-hoarding, history nerd. Her award-winning stories are ripe with history, danger, love, and hope. When not writing, Crystal can be found playing board games with her husband and boys, caregiving for loved ones, hiding in a book, drinking copious amounts of hot tea, or connecting with readers. You can connect with her at or by joining her newsletter crew at

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you check this book out and if you do, don’t forget to leave me a comment with your thoughts!

Happy Reading 

>>>>Special thanks to Crystal Caudill, Netgalley and Kregel Publications for allowing me to read and review this book – all views and opinions are my own.


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