Book Review: ‘The Purple Nightgown’ (True Colors) by A.D. Lawrence

About The Book

Step into True Colors — a series of Historical Stories of Romance and True American Crime
Marvel at true but forgotten history when patients check into Linda Hazzard’s Washington state spa in 1912 and soon become victim of her twisted greed.
Heiress Stella Burke is plagued by insincere suitors and nonstop headaches. Exhausting all other medical aides for her migraines, Stella reads Fasting for the Cure of Disease by Linda Hazzard and determines to go to the spa the author runs. Stella’s chauffer and long-time friend, Henry Clayton, is reluctant to leave her at the spa. Something doesn’t feel right to him, still Stella submits herself into Linda Hazzard’s care. Stella soon learns the spa has a dark side and Linda a mean streak. But when Stella has had enough, all ways to leave are suddenly blocked. Will Stella become a walking skeleton like many of the other patients or succumb to a worse fate?

I’ve dreamed of being an author for years. Now, at a ripe, old age, I’m hoping to release the first installment in a trilogy sometime in the next year.

My Rating: 4 Stars

This True Colors series is absolutely fascinating. I’ve always been interested in true crime stories and this is right up my alley! I have a book based on the story featured in The Purple Nightgown. That book is Starvation Heights and it’s very comprehensive. I love how Lawrence brings the story to life here. I look forward to the next in this series.

*My thanks to Barbour Publishing for a copy of this book via Net Galley. I was not compensated and the opinion in this review is my own.

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