Monday, September 21, 2020

The Red Ribbon (True Colors Series) by Pepper Basham - Reviewed

Title: The Red Ribbon

Author: Pepper Basham

Series: True Colors

In Carroll County, a corn shucking is the social event of the season, until a mischievous kiss leads to one of the biggest tragedies in Virginia history. Ava Burcham isn’t your typical Blue Ridge Mountain girl. She has a bad habit of courtin’ trouble, and her curiosity has opened a rift in the middle of a feud between politicians and would-be outlaws, the Allen family. Ava’s tenacious desire to find a story worth reporting may land her and her best friend, Jeremiah Sutphin, into more trouble than either of them planned.

​The end result? The Hillsville Courthouse Massacre of 1912.

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About Pepper Basham

I love a good romance, whether it’s set in an Edwardian era manor house or a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Readers enjoy my fun, dramatic, heart-warming, and inspirational novels with the certainty of a happily-ever-after.

Though some of my contemporaries have a Britallachian twist, others are Mayberry-esque, while others bring about the elegance and struggles of the Downton Abbey era. If any of these story ideas sound good to you, take some time to peruse my cyber corner of the world. “Sit a spell” as we’d say in my neck of the woods and let me ‘spin you a yarn’ filled with a few of my favorite things.

You can find Pepper on the following social media sites. Website || Facebook || Instagram || Twitter 

My Thoughts

There is something about a Pepper Basham book that gives you all the feels. I had the privilege of proofing this book as I ended my first editing course so it will hold a very special place for me. 

The feuding in this book makes the Hatfields and McCoy's look like child's play. 

Everything about this book was spot on. The setting, Appalachian diction, the historical fact, and most of all the way Ms. Basham wove in faith in God. 

I adored everything about this book so I can't just point out one specific thing. I loved how Ava and Jeremiah's sweet love story rose above the crime revolving around them.

Here are a couple of my favorite quotes.

Bitterness is a wicked poison. Fogs up the head and sickens the heart till folks call wrong right and right wrong.

God ain't sittin' up in heaven watchin' a show down here on earth. He don't mind gettin' His hands dirty. Else, He'd never sent the Savior. ~Granny Burcham

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


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