The Red Ribbon by Pepper Basham

About The Book:

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.

My Thoughts:
This book is going to be one of my favorites of this series! Pepper Basham can always be counted on to deliver romance in her novels, no matter the genre. I absolutely adored the friendship to romance angle of this story and felt like the author did a great job of weaving in the mystery and suspense threads without losing any of the romance that was blossoming between the characters. The reader can feel the tension building in this story as the feuding Appalachian families continued to grow ever closer to their boiling point. The author’s blending of fictional and real life events was seamless and made for an engrossing and page turning conclusion. I was so happy with how this story wrapped up! I am always a fan of Pepper Basham books and thought that The Red Ribbon was the perfect addition to this series!

*I was given a copy of this book by the Publisher, however I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

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