Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The Pink Bonnet by Liz Tolsma


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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My Review

So as far as a Christian Historical Suspense goes, this one is truly excellent in every way. Intriguing and well depicted historical backdrop, truly evil villains, emotional, relatable protagonists, and a plot that will glue you to the page. The author grabs you from page one and keeps a firm grip until you finish the book. With all that preamble, this story is truly terrifying - no other way to describe it. The fact that a woman existed (and I know that the black market still exists in this) that would trick parents or kidnap children to sell to those who wanted to adopt makes me absolutely sick to my stomach as I was for the entire reading of this book. Being an adoptive mother, I felt pained by this story so much, not because the book was poorly written, but because the content was just that unsettling for me partly because of the pain of the mom separated from her child, and partly because of the nightmare adoption becomes for the children and adoptive families involved in the story, and what was most painful is that this really happened. With all that said, I appreciate the author showing how adoption shouldn't be done, and how it should be done as well as bringing awareness to the grief for birth parents, the child, and adoptive parents in the process which I feel a lot of people don't understand. Obviously this can be a huge trigger for those involved in adoption in any way from social worker, to birth parent, to an adopted child- it certainly was for me. Overall, I would recommend this book for those who enjoy suspense, history, or just a poignant, well thought out Christian fiction.


I received a complimentary copy of this book, and all opinions given are entirely my own. 

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.

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.

Blog Stops

The Becca Files, June 20
Livin’ Lit, June 20
Mary Hake, June 23
Moments, June 24
Remembrancy, June 26
Emily Yager, June 26
Genesis 5020, June 27
Changed by Him, June 28
Bigreadersite, June 28
Pause for Tales, June 29
Hallie Reads, June 30
By The Book, July 2
amandainpa, July 3

Giveaway


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!! Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/e331/the-pink-bonnet-celebration-tour-giveaway

8 comments:

  1. I’m really looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for the chance to win.
    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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  2. Thank you for taking the time to share your terrific book with us. I enjoyed reading about it.

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  3. Wonder review for this gripping and sad account of a crime in America years ago.

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  4. The Pink Bonnet is a must read! Katie, Thank you for the wonderful review and being part of the tour.

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