Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The Pink Bonnet by Liz Tsolma



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?


I love reading a good book on a Sunday afternoon and this is no exception!!
What can I say except I love a fast paced book from the beginning.
You'll fall in love with Percy Vance and Cecile Dowd along with the poor children that are involved with this evil scheme.
I wanted to choke the life out of Willard and turn around and do the same thing to him!! Slimy man!!
Same with evil Miss Tann! I sure wouldn't want to come across her in a dark alley!! Or her cronies!!
Otherwise I'm not sure what to say except that I was completely floored in places of the book. I even had to pick my jaw up off the floor and in other parts I just shook my head when things happen.
My little heroin is Millie Mae. I love her stubborness and will power! I believe it's what helped her get through this mess!! I wanted to yank her out of the book and make her mine!! 
Sometimes I think the government takes children all for the wrong reasons and puts them in worse situations than they came out of.
Then there are the ones who really need but they don't do anything about it. So sad really.
There really wasn't anything that I didn't like about the book. Though I do wonder if that's how Joan Crawford adopted Christina and Christopher. 
This author has done a wonderful job on this story and I especially loved the historical tidbits at the end where she tells us how she came about her research for this particular story and yes I did learn something new that I didn't know before. 
It's why I love reading historical fiction.
Fans of Liz Tsolma will be sure to love this book!!
I received a complimentary copy from Barbour publishing in exchange for no compensations received. All opinions are my own!! 


Liz TolsmaLiz 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 and follow her on Facebook and Twitter (@LizTolsma). She is also a regular contributor to the Barn Door blog. 

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