Author Event: Ribbons of Scarlet
Page 158 Books welcomes bestselling authors Laura Kaomie, Heather Webb, and E. Knight three of the six co-authors of Ribbons of Scarlet.
Ribbons of Scarlet takes place over 200 years ago, but it is a timely story of women demanding freedom, equality, and change. The French Revolution was a movement begun by women, and the novel brings to life some of the female champions who both shaped it and worked to resist it. The characters include Sopie de Condorcet, a liberal aristocrat who questions the king’s right to rule; Louise Reine Audu, an impoverished fruit seller who leads in the march for change; Princess Elizabeth who learns to stand up for herself and her brother King Louis XVI; Manon Roland, a leading revolutionary’s brilliant wife whose high-minded ideals create a tortured personal struggle; Pauline Leon, a chocolatier who grows disillusioned with the direction of the revolutionary women; Charlotte Corday, a moderate thinker bent on assassinating the radical Jean Paul Marat; and Emilie de Saint-Amaranthe, a beautiful courtesan’s daughter who bears witness to the final stages of the Revolution.
The women in this rich work of overlapping stories are not content to remain in their traditional roles but persist in raising their voices and demanding to be heard. Three of these brave women survive to see the end of the monarchy and reflect with sadness, humor, and hope on the rise of a new France under Napoleon.
Laura Kamoie is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction. She holds a doctoral degree in early American history from The College of William and Mary, published two non-fiction books on early America, and most recently held the position of Associate Professor of History at the U.S. Naval Academy before transitioning to a full-time career writing fiction. Laura lives among the colonial charm of Annapolis, Maryland, with her husband and two daughters.
Heather Webb is the international bestselling author of six historical novels set in France. Her award-winning books have received national starred reviews and have sold in over a dozen countries worldwide. She holds bachelor degrees in French and education, and a Master’s in cultural geography. Once upon a time she taught high school and loved every minute of it, but the Muse called! Heather lives in New England with her family and one feisty rabbit.
E. Knight is an award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of historical women’s fiction. Her love of history began as a young girl when she traipsed the halls of Versailles and ran through the fields in Southern France. She’s known for her riveting, scandalous, rip-your-heart-out tales that cross the landscapes of the Tudor Court, the Scottish Highlands, and the ancient world. Eliza lives in Maryland, atop a small mountain with a knight, three princesses, and two very naughty newfies.