The Red Ribbon
CelebrateLit Book of the Year– finalist
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 ins’t your typical Blue Ridge Mountain girl. She has a bad habit of courtin’ trouble, and her curiosity opens 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.
This book is one of the stories in Barbour’s True Colors series, a set of unrelated historical suspense novels based on true, riveting stories of American criminal activity.