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A happily ever after romance, Nashville style… Small-town girl Gillian Heart moved to Nashville to get a record deal, not end up on some playboy’s arm. She knows she shouldn’t get too personal with charming music agent Will Adams, who has broken plenty of hearts in this city. But Will is different around her, and neither of them can deny the spark.

As the spark turns to love and Gillian’s career starts to take off, she believes her Nashville dream is finally coming true. Until Will makes a move that brings back memories of the father who abandoned her and puts all she’s built in jeopardy.

Can Gillian learn to trust Will—and herself—and let her country music dream take flight? Or will the comfort of life in her hometown pull her back?

“I loved this sweet love story and the look inside the music industry where sometimes dreams do come true.” ~ Kaira Rouda, USA Today best-selling author

“Sweet, wild, and a little bit crazy, with a loving heart that shines on every page.” – Joanne Kennedy, How to Wrangle a Cowboy

therealthing-large (1)“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

(Random House 2008)

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.

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

Ruby Among Us is an intriguing story of lost love, brokenness, and ultimately, restored relationships. It is one girl’s search to unlock the secrets of her family’s past that ultimately leads to redemption, hope, and new life.  This great read will truly touch your heart!” –Denise Jackson, best-selling author, It’s All About Him and wife of Alan Jackson

“A subtle, intimate story of grace and redemption that touches the heart!” –Pamela Nowak, author of Never Let Go: Survival of the Lake Shetek Women 

“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

“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


ROSE HOUSE – La Rosaleda #2

(Random House 2009)

“Tina Ann Forkner pens a compelling tale of betrayal and grief, of hope and forgiveness in Rose House. The unique setting and her lyrical descriptions enticed me into the scene, where I was captivated by the appealing characters and the story’s underlying mystery. I couldn’t put it down.”
Ane Mulligan, Author of On Sugar Hill

“In Rose House, Tina Ann Forkner brings  us back to the beauty of 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