About the book:
An empathetic psychologist, Madelyn Brighton trusts no one. She maintains a solitary and organized
life with a serene view of the beach.
Everything changes when bad news forces her to leave sunny California and travel to Bavaria in
south Germany. Amid 19th-century castles and dark family secrets, she must deal with the
repercussions of her estranged father’s shocking counterfeiting crimes when she secretly inherits a
Complications ensue when Madelyn reluctantly partners with the adventurous, blue-eyed
archaeologist Jake Nolan. He promises to help her evade Leon Von Füssen, a prominent and wealthy
art conservator who keeps them on the run as he tries to get his hands on the valuable museum piece
Madelyn finds herself caught in the middle of a rivalry between Jake and Leon. Will she succeed at
protecting the innocent victims affected by her father’s mistakes, trust Jake with her safety and open
herself to love again? Or will the counterfeiter’s daughter suffer the fallout of her father’s choices?
Join Madelyn on her thrilling journey of romantic suspense—from disillusionment to faith, bitterness
to forgiveness, and loneliness to the prospect of love.
About the Author:
Victoria Marswell is a romance suspense author. Victoria started writing poetry and short stories in
her early teens. She majored in biblical studies at Hope International University and incorporates
inspirational Christian themes into her writings. Victoria is a world traveler and sets her stories in the
locations she has visited. At 17, she traveled to Germany and Austria where she was inspired to
write her debut novel, The Counterfeiter’s Daughter. Victoria continues to travel the world; creating
and writing romantic and thrilling adventures. She lived in Orange County, CA. for 38 years and
currently resides in Portsmouth, NH.
To know more about her visit her Website
When I dive into a book the first thing I notice is the sketch of the main characters and sometimes of the lesser known characters too and this my friend is a beautifuly character driven book. As the story moves ahead,the characters start peeling themselves like onion layers.
The usage of the beautiful locations and their detailed description makes it a very lively read. As I move ahead in the book every scenario reminded me of what one would call a ‘masala bollywood movie’, Bollywood being the Hindi Film Industry.
Madelyn and Jake’s encounters with each other and their personal encounters are so vividly explained that I have to commend the author on her detailed writing of locations,expressions and characters.
Not being a very big fan of romance genre, I thoroughly enjoyed the twists,turns and the inner turmoil of Madelyn and Jake with trust and their relationship with faith.
Madelyn was my favorite character because not only she is strong & determined but their are her moments of vulnerability and how her profession somewhere leaves a impact in her life which emerges later in the story.
This romance-suspense takes you through a full of visionary and is a roller-coaster ride of Madelyn and Jake’s romance and secrets of the past that will take us through the history of antiques,prized possessions and the past they bring with themselves.
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