The Pink Bonnet by Liz Tolsma

Emotional And Horrifying

The Pink Bonnet by Liz Tolsma is a marvellous Christian historical suspense that will have your heart racing and your emotions ripped to shreds.

In The Pink Bonnet fact meets fiction as Liz Tolsma weaves her story around the real life figure of Georgia Tann who kidnapped children and sold them to the highest bidder. The story is set in 1933. It is a difficult read. Liz Tolsma has perfectly captured the despair and grief of the mothers whose children go missing. It is horrendous to realise that though this is fiction, it was for many a reality.

At the heart of the novel is a mother’s love. It is a mother’s love that clings on to hope. It does not let go and it is unconditional. This reminds us that we have a heavenly Father who loves us unconditionally, who will not let us go and who will leave no stone unturned in His pursuit of us. God pursues us not because He has to but because He loves us and He wants us to come home to Him.

Within the novel there is a network of corruption and a continual question of trust. Just who can be trusted to do the right thing?

Money corrupts. Within the novel we see the dangers of being motivated by money.

The 1930’s was a period of the Great Depression in America and in the wider world. People had very little financially but that did not mean that love was in short supply. Our material circumstances do not affect our ability to love.

Greater love hath no man than that he lay down his life for a friend. We see this sacrificial love being played out in the novel.

The Pink Bonnet is a difficult emotional read. It consumed me as my heart raced and my emotions lay in tatters. I did not know about Georgia Tann but have now ordered a book on her life to delve deeper. Thank you Liz Tolsma for highlighting this appalling trade and for writing such a powerful story.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

JULIA WILSON

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About the Book

Book: The Pink Bonnet

Author: Liz Tolsma

Genre: Christian Historical, Suspense

Release date: June, 2019

The Pink Bonnet Cover

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

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.

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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

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