Author Event: Ribbons of Scarlet

  • Dates: November 18, 2019
  • Venue: Page 158 Books
  • Location: Wake Forest
  • Address: 415 Brooks St., Wake Forest, NC 27587
  • Times: 6:30-7:30pm
  • Admission: Free


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.