The Pink Bonnet, by Liz Tolsma, is the second book in the True Colors series by Barbour Publishing. These stories are based on true crimes that took place in American History. This one is based on Georgia Tann, who ran the Tennessee Children’s Home Society from 1924 until 1950. She kidnapped an estimated 5000 children and sold them to the highest bidders. She stole them from hospitals, from the streets and playgrounds. Children were not safe and Ms. Tann’s black Cadillac was greatly feared. She was able to do this by have a judge and other prominent people involved.
In this story Cecile has left her three-year-old daughter with a neighbor while she looks for a job. The neighbor calls Ms. Tann and the child is taken away. Cecile will stop at nothing to get her daughter back. When trying to confront Ms. Tann, Cecile meets Ms. Tann’s attorney and her actions cause him to rethink what he is helping Ms. Tann do. He helps Cecile search for her young daughter.
This is a fast paced, suspenseful story that kept me reading to find out what happens in the end. The story is well written. The descriptions are so good, the story comes to life while reading it. If I could give this book ore than 5 stars I would. The author has also written a short description of the true crime that actually took place.
This is such a good series. The stories are not connected, so they make great stand alone novels that do not need to be read in order.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing but was under no obligation to write a review.
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