False Coin, True Coin by Lois Hoadley Dick is a historical fiction novel set in seventeenth-century London. It is the story of John Bunyan, a prisoner in the jailhouse of Cissy Nidd’s father. His crime is preaching, but in Cissy’s mind this is hardly a crime worthy of imprisonment. She endures the horrors of the plague, the Great Fire of London, and a heart-wrenching choice between right and wrong in this Christian fiction book. Her life is changed forever by an encounter with this John Bunyan whose spirit breathes free with the message of the gospel.