Veridian Sterling Fakes It delivers an engaging dose of humor along with a memorable cast of characters.


The Description

Publication Date: July 1, 2024

In this colorful and humorous tale, a hopeful young painter finds herself embroiled in the world of art heists…and possibly responsible for the counterfeits needed to cover them up.

Freshly graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, Veridian Sterling is ready to hang her work in any of the countless New York galleries that are sure to give her a show. The problem is only one will, and they’re not interested in her art so much as her personal assistant skills.

No glitz, no glam, and definitely none of the money she needs to help her struggling mother finally realize her dream of starting her own business after having sacrificed everything for Veri to go to art school. So when she overhears her new boss discussing the impressive finder’s fee for a lost Van Gogh, Veri takes matters into her own hands. Maybe her own artwork isn’t celebrated, but she knows how to copy what is, and maybe those skills can help lead to a discovery.

But when a famous art dealer takes her under his wing (and his charming driver takes her interest), Veri realizes she’s in deeper than she expected, and quite possibly with the wrong people. With her mother’s dreams and her own future at stake, Veri will have to pull out every trick she can think of to wipe her canvas clean and erase the mess she’s created before she goes down for someone else’s crimes.

The Review

Even with a snazzy art degree under her belt, Veridian Sterling struggles to find an art gallery to display her work.

What ensues is a comedic adventure of epic proportions. Author Jennifer Gooch Hummer delivers a cheeky title with Veridian Sterling Fakes It.

Exactly what does she fake? Poor Veri lands a job in a gallery, but serving as a personal assistant to a high-maintenance former college friend of her mother isn’t quite what she had in mind.

That’s how she becomes involved with an art dealer who is quite appreciative of Veri’s abilities to copy the work of other artists. Unfortunately, his intentions are deceptive, which leads Veridian scrambling for a way out.

With her world seeming to fall apart, Veridian must set things straight, regardless of the cost. Anyone interested in art will appreciate her struggles.

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About The AuthorJennifer Gooch Hummer received her BA in English from Kenyon College before moving to Los Angeles to work as a script reader for a variety of production companies. She is the award-winning author of Girl Unmoored and Operation Tenley.

When she’s not writing, Hummer spends time with her husband and three daughters, and tries not to trip over their two little dogs who are the same color as their floors. She lives in Los Angeles.



Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.


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Veridian Sterling Fakes It delivers an engaging dose of humor along with a memorable cast of characters.4-STAR REVIEW: VERIDIAN STERLING FAKES IT by Jennifer Gooch Hummer