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“An endearing, modern tale about Cowboys, Rodeo Queens, and above all – the simple truth that love is both messy and healing – and worth coming back for again and again. One of my favorite reads of the year!” ~ Amy Impellizzeri, Author of Lemongrass Hope

“Brimming with vibrant, lovable characters, Forkner makes magic with her powerful story of a new bride challenged with finding her place in a family saddled with a difficult past. Amanda is everything I look for in a narrator: feisty, irreverent, and all heart–and Forkner’s rich descriptions and flawless dialog will have you cheering through your tears, and sure you have rodeo dirt to dust off your feet. Poignant and tender, The Real Thing is above all a deeply-felt novel of hope and faith, and the undisputed power of love to unite hearts when life gets messy.” ~Erika Marks, author of The Guest House 

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Waking Up Joy: A Novel, by Tina Ann Forkner


WAKING UP JOY  – 2015 Holt Medallion Finalist

“Fans of Cathy Lamb will love this novel.” – Author Kathryn Craft for BookTrib

Behind every lost dream lies a second chance…
Set in rural Oklahoma, Waking Up Joy is a tale about a woman set on bringing change to sleepy little Spavinaw Junction where her family has always been known for Waking Up Joy, by Tna AnnForkner HOLT Award of Merit
their Momma’s magic teas and the Talley propensity for getting into trouble. When the spirited middle sister, Joy Talley, wakes up from a
people think she’s off her rocker, but she has never felt better and is determined to set the past right. Now Joy must face her darkest secret and risk reopening old wounds concerning an old flame. Taking risks brings change, and suddenly Joy’s once humdrum life is anything but routine.
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428233_10150761716912565_1800698924_nRUBY AMONG US – La Rosaleda #1

#1 Amazon Best Selling Novel

4 1/2 Stars from Romantic Times Book Review

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.

“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, Recording Artist

Ruby Among Us is a haunting, beautifully-told novel of past secrets and present pain. Lovely, lovely voice and story. A remarkable debut by Tina Ann Forkner, an author to watch.” –Colleen Coble, Award-Winning Author

“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 and wife of Michael W. Smith

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ROSE HOUSE – La Rosaleda #2

“In Rose House, Tina Ann Forkner brings  us back to the beautyof California wine country and draws us into a story fit for the misty gothic moors. Just as the Rose House itself sits within a mass of beautiful, entwined roses and vines, so is the story nestled in a masterful weaving of secrets, betrayals, hope, and healing.” – Allison Pittman, author of Saturdays with Stella 

“With Rose House, Tina Ann Forkner paints a breathtaking canvas of lush prose brushstrokes. Don’t get lulled into a sense of calm; the storyline casts suspenseful shadows on this masterpiece of women’s fiction. Delightful!” –Patti Lacy, author of An Irishwoman’s Tale and What the Bayou Saw

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