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Friday, June 26, 2020

The Green Dress ~ Liz Tolsma

This is book 6 in the True Color series of fictional stories but true history books.  This story is written from a true murder that happens in Boston during 1882, the story is fiction and has been changed some.  Liz gives the actual background in the back of the book, do not read until you read the book!  This is the story of  Harriet and how she has run away from home and moved in with her friends family and then has gone out on her own.  She is forced to move back with this family after her friend Lizzie has died of a strange illness and makes Harriet promise her she will look after the 2 children.  Harriett agrees and feels she must give up everything to keep her word to her friend.  The house Lizzie lives in is with her whole family, mother, brothers, sister, cousins, aunts and uncles.... Only most have all pasted away the past few years with the same illness and all have died.  What is the cause of this illness, is it the house, is it the enviroment, is it a condition in the family genes?  No one knows, will Harriet be next?  Can she keep her promise to her friend or will she end up the same as the others?  What is the true meaning of the green dress???

I would recommend this to those that really like a good mystery that moves along and has some truth behind the story.  This is book 6 in the series however, each book is of a different true historical read, so you can read anyone of them in any order or just this one. This book kept me reading until the end, twist and turns.  The story keeps you guessing and at the end the real reason for the green dress is a draw dropper.... It is one that you want your friends to read so you can talk about it with them..... GREAT MYSTERY!!!

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About the Book

Book:  The Green Dress
Author: Liz Tolsma
Genre: Christian Historical Suspense
Release Date: June 2020

Death Seems to Follow Harriet’s New Friend

Book 6 in the True Colors series—Fiction Based on Strange-But True History

When Harriet Peters came to Boston in 1882, the Robinson family took her in like one of their own, and Harriet became closer to Lizzie Robinson than her own siblings. Now, four years later, Lizzie is deathly sick, failing quickly just like several others in her family have done over the past few years. How can so many in one family die from the same mysterious illness? Harriet doesn’t have answers, but she is determined to help the family, bringing in a new-to-the-neighborhood doctor, Michael Wheaton.

As Harriet and Michael close in on the answer, putting their own lives at risk, can the cause be found before anyone else dies?

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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.

More from Liz
We’ve all been there—started a letter or an email or even a list, didn’t like what we had, crossed it out or hit the delete button, and tried again. Now imagine that happening when you’re writing a novel.

That’s what occurred with The Green Dress. Finding the perfect place to start a novel can be tricky, but when you’re trying to balance fact with fiction, it’s even harder. I needed the fictional heroine, Harriet Peters, to have a good reason to come into contact with and become close to the factual Robinson family. And I needed for the hero, Michael Wheaton, to meet Harriet early on. So I dove into the story. Five chapters later, the hero and heroine hadn’t yet met. The book wasn’t working.

I scrapped those chapters and started at a different point. At first, it seemed to be going better. I was happy. Until I got to the fifth chapter, when I realized again that the book wasn’t working. Frankly, it was boring. So those ended up in the virtual trash bin. Meanwhile, the clock was ticking on my deadline. I was desperate to find the right starting point, at a place with high tension. Finally, I had an “aha” moment, and the story flowed from there. That’s how the first five chapters (and the rest of The Green Dress) came to be.

—Liz Tolsma


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