Review: The Counterfeit Wife


Philadelphia, June 1780. George Washington’s two least likely spies return, masquerading as husband and wife as they search for traitors in Philadelphia.

Months have passed since young widow Becca Parcell and former printer Daniel Alloway foiled a plot that threatened the new nation. But independence is still a distant dream, and General Washington can’t afford more unrest, not with food prices rising daily and the value of money falling just as fast.

At the General’s request, Becca and Daniel travel to Philadelphia to track down traitors who are flooding the city with counterfeit money. Searching for clues, Becca befriends the wealthiest women in town, the members of the Ladies Association of Philadelphia, while Daniel seeks information from the city’s printers.

But their straightforward mission quickly grows personal and deadly as a half-remembered woman from Becca’s childhood is arrested for murdering one of the suspected counterfeiters.

With time running out—and their faux marriage breaking apart—Becca and Daniel find themselves searching for a hate-driven villain who’s ready to kill again.

Rating: 5-stars


The Counterfeit Wife by Mally Becker reminds me so much of my latest favorite show, Miss Scarlett and the Duke. The female character, Becca, is an independent woman. She makes her own way of life. Yet there is one person who gets under her skin. Daniel is a man who loves a woman who knows her mind. Becca is no submissive weak-minded woman. She is fierce, smart, and sassy. I love their banters and moments together. They are officially my new favorite couple. This historical suspense tale is engaging from the start. The premise draws my attention to the characters. The problems they face are interesting. Never a dull moment in this book! If you are seeking an exciting adventure with mystery and danger, then this is it! I cannot recommend The Counterfeit Wife enough. Mally Becker is now added to my must go to writers. I will definitely be looking out for more of her books to read in the future.

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