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Scarlet Ribbons

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From 'RT's Historical Romance Lifetime Achievement Author' comes the struggle of a courageous woman to protect her home and young son Joshua amid the chaos of the American Revolutionary War, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Sarah has already survived a perilous journey across the Atlantic fleeing London's slums, being sold as a bondservant to a brutal colonial master, and a ...more
Published August 1st 1989 by Avon Books
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The girl: Sarah Turner. In charge of keeping her young son safe from both armies plus running the family inn whilst her older abusive husband is off fighting with the Royalists. Good servants are hard to come by (she's not fond of bonded servants, but she's got a good reason for that), so she's not going to complain when a scruffy looking Forest Irons comes calling offering his help for room and board.

The guy: Forest Irons is not quite the scruffy, second class type of fellow he appears to be. H
Regan Walker
Exciting Story of Love in the time of the Revolutionary War!

Set in Maryland in 1777, scarlet ribbons tells the story of Sarah Turner, originally from England who, through a series of misfortunes, is now innkeeper of King’s Landing, and wed to a man serving the loyalists. Then one day to her inn comes Forest Irons, a Rebel spy sent to watch the goings on at the inn for General Washington. Forest dons the disguise of a beard and an eye patch and poses as a man in need of work, a man with no loyalt
This is the kind of historical romance that gives me the historical details and grit and making me once again realize, why I love HR's in the first place.
This is set in Maryland in around 1777.
Its not a time I read a lot of books in. For that it was a refreshing change of pace. The people and the land totally came alive for me. I felt like I was there, which was at times uncomfortable as I got at least a bit of a sense, how it might have been.
I think I could tell, there was lots of research d
Janice Hougland
Oct 25, 2016 Janice Hougland rated it it was amazing
At last I have had the opportunity to read another of Ms. French’s stories and as with the others her storytelling is going to stick with me for a very long while. This story takes place during early America’s Revolutionary War and the gritty realism in this author’s descriptive style offers another peak into the struggle between British Loyalists and American Rebels. The unlikely courtship and romance between a Rebel Spy (Forest) and a Loyalist innkeeper (Sarah) kept me reading late into ...more
Pam H
Feb 07, 2016 Pam H rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I read this type of romance book that illustrates the guts it took to live and thrive in that period, it makes you realize how lucky a woman would be to find real love. Ms. French write a great story but I have to be in the mood for the story is at times dark. Well worth the time if you enjoy reading about other times.
June Helmholtz
Feb 05, 2015 June Helmholtz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I loved this book! Sarah is a wonder so strong in the face of fear, protective of those she loves and a mother of a young son she strives to keep safe. A beautiful novel and a must read!
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Judith E. French is the award-winning author of over thirty novels. Her recent contemporary suspenses received rave reviews from critics and readers alike. She is sold world-wide and her books are translated to more than a dozen languages. Judith lives with her husband and assorted dogs and cats in a restored 18th century farmhouse in rural Delaware. She is descended from early Scottish and ...more
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