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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The Pink Bonnet tells a story that is part fiction and part real. Georgia Tann was a real person who stole and sold babies and children under the disguise of being an adoption agency.
However, the majority of the other characters in the book are fiction. Liz Tolsma does a remarkable job of pulling the reader into the story. At times I was angry, such as when Millie Mae is stolen and an elderly neighbor is completely responsible for the abduction. I hated that Millie Mae ended up with a horrible man who abused her and his wife.
Cecile Dowd, a young widow, refuses to give up the search for her daughter, who is the only part of her deceased husband she has left. Remarkably, she is able to convince a young lawyer who works with Georgia Tann to help her. In the course of searching for Millie Mae, they discover love. My heart broke for the lack of options and help Cecile had. Set around the time of the Depression, this book captures all the tragedy and heartbreak of the period.
Although there were times I despised Georgia Tann and the majority of her associates, I am glad I read the book. I cannot begin to fathom the hopelessness and devastation of having a child stolen while under the care of someone who was supposed to be caring for the child.
As the mother of four, I know how much mischief children can get in to and also how much joy and love they can bring to a parent’s life. So if you like books that have roots in real events, and do not mind reading about the abduction of children, check out this book for yourself.
I received a copy of this book for my fair and honest review.
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.
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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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