Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Pink Bonnet by Liz Tolsma

Book description

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?

My review:

  This is the second book in this series, which are going to be written by different authors. Each book is based on a true crime of the past.

 I had a more difficult time getting into this book, than I did the first one. Part of it was the main character. I felt bad for Cecile for having her child taken from her, but I had a hard time liking her as a character. I wasn't even crazy about the main guy at first, but he did grow on me.

  The plot was a good one, though sad. Any time there is selling of children involved, it makes for a sad tale. I did enjoy disliking intensely the woman behind the disappearances of the children. And the book shows that human trafficking is nothing new.

 Overall, I did like the book, and it had a great happy ending, which is what I always like in a book.

About the author:

Liz Tolsma has lived in Wisconsin most of her life, and she now resides next to a farm field with her husband, their son, and their two daughters. All of their children have been adopted internationally and one has special needs. Her novella, Under His Wings, appeared in the New York Times bestselling collection, A Log Cabin Christmas. Her debut novel, Snow on the Tulips, released in August of 2013. Daisies Are Forever released in May 2014. When not busy putting words to paper, she enjoys reading, walking, working in her large perennial garden, kayaking, and camping with her family. Please visit her blog at www.liztolsma.blogspot.com and follow her on Facebook and Twitter (@LizTolsma). She is also a regular contributor to the Barn Door blog.

The Pink Bonnet is available from Barbour Publishing.

Thanks to Barbour for the review copy.