Reading is a passion of mine, and when I find myself identifying with the characters, anxious to get to the next page to find answers to my questions, I know I’m into a good book! The daughter-mother-grandmother theme in Ruby Among Us pulled me in. Wonderful story-telling.
~Jordin Sparks Music Artist & 2007 American Idol Winner~
Sometimes Your Future Lies in Someone Else’s Past…
Set in the lush vineyards of present and past Sonoma Valley, Ruby Among Us weaves a story of three generations of women and the memory that binds their hearts together. Journey with Lucy as she searches for a heritage long buried with her mother, Ruby, in this stirring tale of remembrance and redemption.
A multi-generational saga of hope, regret, and the grace that brings us home, Ruby Among Us evokes an invitational sense of place, a cache of characters you enjoy knowing, and a story that rips and mends your heart all at once. –Mary E. DeMuth, author of Watching the Tree Limbs and Daisy Chain
“Memorable…Characters well written and interesting. Readers will not want this story to end.” 4 1/2 Stars - Romantic Times Book Reviews
Ruby Among Us is a powerful story that will linger long after reading it. Forkner’s writing transported me to California’s vineyards and wove a fascinating saga of how secrets and decisions impact the lives of following generations-and how love can redeem. -Cindy Woodsmall, New York Times best-selling author of When the Morning Comes
“A skillfully written, moving tale of women (and their men) who find that love covers a multitude of sins. Tina Ann Forkner weaves this story together with great detail and, like the quilts that are such an integral part of the novel, pieces it together with beautiful results.” -Debbie Smith, songwriter with her husband, Michael W. Smith
“Ruby Among Us would be an astoundingly good novel for a seasoned writer; for a debut novel, it’s a triumph.” – Armchair Interviews
“A strong new voice in fiction …an amazing story of trials, regrets, and, ultimately, redemption.” -Kristin Billerbeck, Award Winning author of The Trophy Wives Club
“Lovely, lovely voice and story…an author to watch.” -Colleen Coble, CBA best-selling author of Anathema and Cry in the Night
“The author weaves a beautiful tapestry of meaning and grace.”-Kim Vogel Sawyer, CBA best-selling author of My Heart Remembers
“Neither rushed nor delayed, Ruby Among Us offers a satisfying journey I will long remember.” -Jane Kirkpatrick, award-winning author of A Mending at the Edge
“I felt my heart being tugged and moved with the tiny steps of faith that Lucy made toward healing…and toward love.” — Michelle Sutton, author of It’s Not About Me
“A subtle, intimate story of redemption that touches the heart!” -Pamela Nowak, author of Chances