The Purple Nightgown

The Purple Nightgown

When Health Is Corrupted by Wealth
Step into True Colors -- a new series of Historical Stories of Romance and 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?

Title:The Purple Nightgown
Edition Language:English
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    The Purple Nightgown Reviews

  • Vonda

    Historical fiction based on a true crime. Well researched detail and a faith thread of hope that kept me engaged and invested in the outcome, wondering how the heroine would save herself from such evi...

  • Staci

    1911 WashingtonWow. I found myself thinking did this really happen? This historical fiction series based upon true crimes has been fascinating.While it took me a few chapters to get into this novel, o...

  • Susan Snodgrass

    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. T...

  • Karen R

    Another intriguing story, with suspense and romance, based on real crimes. This one had moments edging on horror, yet not without hope. The author draws a clear picture of the main character's despera...

  • Kristina Hall

    3.5 stars!Characters: I appreciated Henry's and Stella's names. I know that's a weird way to start a review, but I liked that they weren't the really common names found in lots of Christian fiction. B...

  • Maureen Timerman

    This story will have you quickly page turning for answers, how could this possibly happen and then was justice really served?This is the story of a young, wealthy, young woman, struggling to find her...

  • Debby*BabyDee

    Having read, The Gold Digger and The Green Dress in this True Colors Series, I was glad to have the opportunity to read The Purple Nightgown. A.D. Lawrence is a new author to this reader and as with t...

  • Rhonda

    5 Stars: 5/5 Star RatingI've read one other book in the True Colors series and I have to say that I love this book in the series! Wow! As horrific as the story is, the book and story could not be more...

  • Kelly-Ann ~ Sassy Bookish Mama

    In case you are wondering True Colors is a series of Historical Romance and True American Crime. The books do not have to be read in a certain order as they are all based on different crime events in ...

  • Susan

    Spine-tingling historical fiction based on a true crime, which made the story all the more unsettling. While this is a fictional account, Ms. Lawrence laces the drama with well-researched historical d...