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Book Review: The Green Dress

If you love watching the true crime on the ID channel then The Green Dress, part of the True Colors Series, might interest you. This is a historical mystery based on a true crime in the 1880s. Why are so many people from the same household dying mysterious deaths?

Book Description:

Fiction Based on Strange, But True, History
True, riveting stories of American criminal activity are explored through a unique stories of historical romantic suspense. Collect them all and be inspired by the hope that always finds its way even in the darkest of times.
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?

My Review

The Green Dress by Liz Tolsma is a true crime that takes place in the 1880s that has been fictionalized. A beautiful hatmaker Harriet Peters offers to help the Robinson family as member after member dies of a mysterious ailment. She confides in Doctor Micheal Wheaton who has secrets of his own and together they try to find the answer to the deaths. Harriet’s loyalty to the family frustrated me sometimes but because they saved her from a life on the streets, this was her way of paying them back. This is part of the True Colors Series that looks at different true crimes with a Christian focus. The pace really gets going at the end and you won’t be able to put it down. Also, keep an eye on the green dress. Great!

I obtained this book through Net Galley and have left an honest review.