Wednesday, January 6, 2021

THE GOLD DIGGER by Liz Tolsma, Reviewed by Rebecca Maney

"I need to tell you something really serious. And kind of scary."

The last words spoken from the mouth of an extremely frightened young girl, and she had every reason to be . . . . at least that is what her Aunt Ingrid determined after the fact. When Ingrid Storset meets newcomer Nils Lindherud, she cannot believe that her sister Belle would withhold any information about his missing brother Sven; yes, Sven had answered Belle Gunness' ad for a husband, yes Sven had been in LaPorte, Indiana, but yes, many men came and went who didn't end up marrying Belle.

After racking up more questions that answers, Nils Lindherud is convinced that hog farmer Belle Gunness is up to no good; however, proving it is an entirely different matter altogether. Her lovely younger sister is cooperative, but Ingrid believes the best of others and unfortunately Nils is thinking the worst.

Based on some terribly gruesome, grizzly history, "The Gold Digger" pulls back the dirt (so to speak) on what really went on in LaPorte, Indiana. Thankfully Nils and Ingrid provide readers with some sweet moments and thoughtful prayers, for both characters end up leaning heavily on the Almighty's everlasting arms. A fascinating (in a morbid sort of way) addition to the "True Colors" series. 
*I purchased a copy and was under no obligation to provide a review. 3.5 stars

BackCover Blurb:
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.

In 1907, shy but loyal Ingrid Storset travels from Norway to support her grieving sister, Belle Gunness, who owns a farm in LaPorte, Indiana. Well-to-do widow Belle, who has lost two husbands and several children, provides Ingrid with enough money to start a small business. But Ingrid is confused by the string of men Belle claims to be interviewing for her next husband. When Nils Lindherud comes to town looking for his missing brother, who said he was going to marry Belle, Ingrid has a sinking feeling her sister is up to no good.

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