THE GREEN DRESS book review

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The Green Dress 
by Liz Tolsma

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?

5 Stars: 5/5 Star Rating Scale
I love a good crime story and mystery and this series is based on true stories of American criminal activity.  This particular story finds us with young Harriet Peters, who has started a hat-making business, and has been taken in by the Robinson family as one of their own. But her friend, Lizzie Robinson is now sick with a mysterious illness, the same illness that has taken the lives of several other family members in recent years. Harriet seeks the help of the new town doctor, Michael Wheaton, but will he find the cure for Lizzie's illness before it's too late?  Will more people die before the cure is found?
Without giving spoilers, this book is extremely exciting and had me on the edge of my seat.   I was anxious to settle down in the evenings and get back to my reading to see what would happen next in the growing saga. I think readers who enjoy a true crime mystery will love this one. 
I received a digital ARC of this book from netgalley and Barbour Books.  All opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author:
Liz Tolsma

Liz 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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