Historical Fiction/True Crime Book Review: The Red Ribbon
About the Book
Title: The Red Ribbon
Series: True Colors (Volume 8)
Author: Pepper Basham
Genre: Historical Fiction/True Crime
Publisher: Barbour Books
Release Date: October 1, 2020
Publisher's Book Description
"An Appalachian Feud Blows Up in 1912
Step into True Colors -- a new series of Historical Stories of Romance and American Crime
A most worthy story, The Red Ribbon,
by Pepper Basham, is volume 8 in the True Colors series of stand-alone
historical fiction novels based on true crime events. Beautifully
written, thoughtful, and engaging, this captivating book is like a
scarlet rose in a field of daisies, stunning and not to be missed. With
genuine care and plenty of heart, Ms. Basham brings to life a colorful
story that is truly remarkable.
The Red Ribbon is a moving novel that offers a vivid and compelling story of loss, desperation, loyalty, love, justice, and family. It
artfully balances hope and despair, perseverance and struggle, and
faithfulness and uncertainty. The development of these themes is
significantly strengthened and uplifted by meaningful moments of grace,
hope, and faith.
Within the pages of this novel, Ms. Basham reveals main characters who are relatable, tenacious, authentic, and brave. Their motivations, their needs, and their goals are wholly believable and inspiring. The opportunities, the choices, and the difficulties the characters face are carefully developed, and from them flows a story that is utterly gripping.
The Appalachian setting, complete with small towns, rustic cabins, mountain trails, and wooded hillsides, enriches the novel as it grows naturally from its deeply historic roots. Abounding with Southern spirit, this mountainous setting hums with vibrant significance in a story that lingers long after the last page has been turned.
an avid reader, I find it deeply satisfying to be taught, to be
challenged, to be comforted, to be entertained, and to be inspired by
what I read. The Red Ribbon easily
meets these expectations, imprinting upon me a sincere appreciation for
how remarkably talented Ms. Basham is as a writer and storyteller. The Red Ribbon is a very special novel, and I eagerly recommend it to all readers.