Elizabeth Miles is preparing for her wedding to Gideon when a menacing shadow from her past threatens to destroy the new life she's built for herself in the latest Counterfeit Lady Novel from USA Today bestselling author Victoria Thompson.
The Great War is over, and Elizabeth and Gideon are busy planning their wedding. Gideon is happily welcoming home old friends who have been discharged from the army. One of them, Archie Carstens, the son and heir of a wealthy Knickerbocker family, served as a captain in the army and now seems less happy to be home than Gideon had expected. While Archie was in France, he met and fell in love with a beautiful French woman named Noelle. He would have gladly proposed, but he was already engaged to a girl he had known all his life back in America.
When Archie receives a letter supposedly from Noelle begging for money to help her get to America and flee terrible conditions in France, Elizabeth is suspicious. There's no way to verify the letter is actually from Noelle, and she and Gideon worry that a conman or woman might be trying to take advantage of Archie in his vulnerable state. But that's not all Elizabeth has to worry about. Vicious thug Oscar Thornton has gotten wind of her wedding announcement and realizes the woman who conned him is still alive and well. Gideon and Elizabeth have to figure out a way to help their friend while making sure their worst enemy doesn't destroy their future....