Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution's Women
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About the Author
Kate Quinn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction. A native of Southern California, she attended Boston University, where she earned bachelor's and master's degrees in classical voice. A lifelong history buff, she has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga and two books set in the Italian Renaissance before turning to the 20th century with The Alice Network, The Huntress, and The Rose Code. All have been translated into multiple languages. She and her husband now live in California with three black rescue dogs.
Heather Webb is the award-winning and international bestselling author of Last Christmas in Paris, The Phantom's Apprentice, Rodin's Lover and Becoming Josephine. Her novels have been translated into over a dozen languages worldwide. Heather is also a freelance editor, public speaker and blogger. She lives in New England with her family and one feisty bunny.
Stephanie Dray is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author of historical women's fiction. Her award-winning work has been translated into eight languages and tops lists for the most anticipated reads of the year. Before she became a novelist, she was a lawyer and a teacher. Now she lives near the nation's capital with her husband, cats, and history books.
Laura Kamoie holds a doctoral degree in early American history from the College of William and Mary, published two nonfiction books on early America, and most recently held the position of Associate Professor of History at the US Naval Academy before transitioning to a full-time career.
"The French Revolution comes alive through the eyes of six diverse and complex women, in the skilled hands of these amazing authors."--Martha Hall Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of Lilac Girls
"Seamlessly interwoven by a dream team of historical authors, Ribbons of Scarlet vividly transported me to the tumultuous days of the French Revolution... this timely masterpiece is sure to inspire both courage and caution. A spellbinding read from beginning to end."
--Kristina McMorris, New York Times bestselling author of Sold on a Monday
"HERstory at its finest; this novel of the French Revolution, collaboratively written by titans of Historical Fiction, brings women to the forefront of the time known as The Terror. This novel has it all; the ability to move, entertain, educate, and inspire. We cannot forget these women, now that we've discovered them anew through this powerfully written book."--Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator's Wife
"A deeply moving pageturner... Ribbons of Scarlet offers a potent feminist reminder that the more things change, the more they remain the same. Highly recommended."--Kris Waldherr, author of LOST HISTORY OF DREAMS
"Ambition. Heartache. Scandal. Brilliantly executed portrayal of women's participation in the French Revolution. When the characters crossed paths, the page sparked with tension. Six of your favorite writers writing about six fascinating women. I cannot think of a better way for you to spend your time than reading this book."--Dolen Perkins-Valdez, New York Times Bestselling author of Wench
"An excellent choice for a lively book discussion and readers of historical fiction will appreciate this unique take on an era not often covered in English-language popular fiction."--Booklist (starred review)
"This skillfully crafted novel of the French Revolution by well-known historical fiction authors Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, Sophie Perinot, Heather Webb, and E. Knight tells of singular women during tumultuous times. Sure to appeal to devotees of historical fiction, feminists, and those looking for a stirring #metoo read."
"The French Revolution as you've never read it before-fast-paced, gut-wrenching, and told through the eyes of women who fought and lived it. RIBBONS OF SCARLET manages to do what few other novels set against this complicated backdrop have-make Revolutionary France both completely accessible and utterly compelling. This is historical fiction at its absolute best!"--Michelle Moran, author of Madame Tussaud