The Pink Bonnet: True Colors: Historical Stories of American Crime
by Liz Tolsma
Paperback, 256 pages
Expected publication: June 1st 2019 by Barbour Books
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?
This is the second book in the True Colors series by Barbour Books. These are Historical Christian romance history lessons. They take real events and weave them into a story that we can all relate to.
This is a story I think we can all relate to even if we don’t have children. A woman goes out one day to try and find a better job and leaves her small child with an elderly neighbor. When she returns home the neighbor has signed away her rights to the child and give her to the Memphis Tennessee Children’s Home Society. The woman had recently lost her husband and was struggling to make ends meet. This put Cecile on a long quest to find her daughter with any means possible.
This is a very sad tale. If you look up Georgia Tann, the child trafficker, on the internet you will discover all the horrible things she did. I am not sure how a woman back in the late 1920’s got such power but it is truly sickening.
This was a sweet story about how Cecile finds love while searching for her daughter. There are as lot of twists and turns in this book so you won’t be board. If you are anything like me you will read faster in order to find out how they come to find little Millie and bring Georgia Tann to justice.