About the Book
Book: The Pink Bonnet
Author: Liz Tolsma
Genre: Christian Historical, Suspense
Release date: June, 2019
A Desperate Mother Searches for Her Child
Step into True Colors—a new series of Historical Stories of Romance and American Crime
Widowed in Memphis during 1932, Cecile Dowd is struggling to provide for her three-year-old daughter. Unwittingly trusting a neighbor puts little Millie Mae into the clutches of Georgia Tann, corrupt Memphis Tennessee Children’s Home Society director suspected of the disappearance of hundreds of children. With the help of a sympathetic lawyer, the search for Millie uncovers a deep level of corruption that threatens their very lives.
How far will a mother go to find out what happened to her child?
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About the Author
Liz Tolsma is a popular speaker and an editor and the owner of the Write Direction Editing. An almost-native Wisconsinite, she resides in a quiet corner of the state with her husband and is the mother of three. Her son proudly serves as a U.S. Marine. They adopted all of their children internationally, and one has special needs. When she gets a few spare minutes, she enjoys reading, relaxing on the front porch, walking, working in her large perennial garden, and camping with her family.
Wow! Talk about a book that will grip you and hold you captive from cover to cover! I started this too late into the evening to read in one sitting, but believe me when I tell you I cam home from work today anxious to finish. This book had me hook, line, and sinker! By sharing several points-of-view throughout the novel, Liz Tolsma was able to hold the reader in suspense not only to show how events would unfold for each character, but keep them wondering if one of the voices belonged to Cecile’s daughter. Everything was masterfully woven together to form the perfect narrative. The best way I can explain how I feel after closing the cover is that I’m caught up in a book fog.
Last year I read the book Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, and that was my first introduction to the madness of Georgia Tann and the Tenesee Children’s Home Society. Knowing how many of the people’s stories actually turned out, I wasn’t sure if I was going to be digging into a book with a happy ending or not. I will not spoil this for you, but I will tell you that the mystery held me captive with an anxious heart. Sometimes history hurts, but it’s history. While the majority of the characters in this story were fictional, Georgia Tann was not. She was a real woman who was responsible for countless kidnappings and murders.
To say that I felt emotionally connected to this story would be an incredible understatement. Do yourself a favor and start this book in the morning on a free day, because this is one you won’t want to put down! This one is absolutely a must-read!
*I received a copy of this book through CelebrateLit. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
More from Liz
A Desperate Mother Searches for Her Child
True, riveting stories of American criminal activity are explored through 6 unique stories of historical romantic suspense in the exciting new True Colors series.
In book two, The Pink Bonnet, Widowed in Memphis during 1932, Cecile Dowd is struggling to provide for her three-year-old daughter. Unwittingly trusting a neighbor puts little Millie Mae into the clutches of Georgia Tann, corrupt Memphis Tennessee Children’s Home Society director suspected of the disappearance of hundreds of children. With the help of a sympathetic lawyer, the search for Millie uncovers a deep level of corruption that threatens their very lives.
How far will a mother go to find out what happened to her child? Find out in The Pink Bonnet by Liz Tolsma.
The True Crime Behind the Story
Georgia Tann was a woman who ran an adoption agency in Memphis, Tennessee, from 1924 until 1950. It is estimated that, in that time, she kidnapped over five thousand children and sold them to the highest bidder. She even advertised the children in the newspaper, especially around the holidays. Some of the nation’s biggest celebrities adopted through Miss Tann, including Joan Crawford, Dick Powell, and June Allyson. Learn more about Georgia Tann HERE and visit www.TrueColorsCrime.com for more exclusive content.
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To celebrate her tour, Liz is giving away a grand prize that includes a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of The Pink Bonnet!!
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Great review! I’ll need to put this book on my TBR mountain. 😀
Thanks! I know the TBR is impossible but hope you get the chance to read it!
I love Liz’s books. Looking forward to reading this new one!
Hope you get to soon! 🙂
This is a great book! I couldn’t put it down, either.
Happy to hear!
Thia book sounds SO good!
The dark side of adoption is horrific. Thank you for the great review and being part of the tour.
Thank you so much for the fabulous review and for being part of the tour!
You’re very welcome I was excited to be a part of it!
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