Cover Reveal for Counterfeit Hope by Crystal Caudill

About the Book

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.

Meet 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, Crystal 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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Cover Reveal

Isn’t this cover beautiful? The second book of the Hidden Hearts of Gilded Age is up for preorder now.

If you are interesting in preordering a copy, you can at the links below.

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Special Preorder Bonus

Order Counterfeit Love or preorder Counterfeit Hope between August 14, 2022 and February 14, 2023 and received a free novella prequel (ebook format), bookmarks, and a signed bookplate. Be sure to take a snap shot of your order confirmation, you’ll need it to upload on this Google Form. (Link is

Counterfeit Truth is the exclusive prequel story that introduces you to Secret Service operative Hayden Orton (who you’ll meet in Counterfeit Hope) 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.

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