About the Book
Book: The Gold Digger
Author: Liz Tolsma
Men Are Disappearing in LaPorte, Indiana
Book 9 in the True Colors series—Fiction Based on Strange-But True History
Fiction Based on Strange, But True, History
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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This just the best series, and here in the 9th book, is another amazing story. I can't get enough of these real-life based stories. Belle Gunness is running a pig farm, with her sister. That's no small task, but she's already lost not one, but two husbands. Doing what used to be done, and still is, only now it's on the internet, she takes out an advert to get a new husband. After all, they have a family to care for.
Now things really kick in for this strange and twisty real-life based story. Humm. Missing men. Pigs. A creepy sister. What's going on here?
I loved the mystery, the twists, and history! This author rocks and this series is gripping! I feel like I've heard of Belle before, in Norway, but after reading this it's just... WOW. The part at the back that says this is history, and this is fiction makes this book even stronger. Family, secrets, murder, history, twists, suspense and some strong characters made thispage-turning turning read.
5 HUGE Stars
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.
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There are a great number of characters in The Gold Digger who are historical. Many of the places I mention are also historical. I had the pleasure of spending a day in LaPorte, Indiana, to research the book and take some pictures they had in the museum there. Research is one of my favorite aspects to writing. I could have spent much, much longer losing myself in the museum and in the archives. Good thing my cousin, who I was staying with, called me to let me know that it was getting dark and she had dinner ready, otherwise who knows how long I would have been there. Probably until they kicked me out!
One thing that the people of LaPorte would want you to know is that they really are nice people and that their town is a nice
town. Lots of good people have been born there or have lived there over the years, including Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, William Mayo, who founded Mayo Clinic, and William Scholl, who found Dr. Scholl’s. They kept emphasizing to me while I was there what a great place LaPorte is. Judging by their friendliness and helpfulness, I would have to agree.
To help you better visualize the characters and setting, here are some photographs of the real people and places that appear in The Gold Digger.
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