Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Ruby Among Us by Tina Ann Forkner

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Ruby Among Us

(WaterBrook Press May 20, 2008)


Tina Ann Forkner


Tina Ann Forkner writes contemporary fiction that challenges and inspires. Originally from Oklahoma, she graduated with honors in English from CSU Sacramento before ultimately settling in the wide-open spaces of Wyoming where she now resides with her husband and their three children. Tina serves on the Laramie County Library Foundation Board of Directors and enjoys gardening, spending time outdoors with her family, and works as a full-time writer.


Sometimes, the key that unlocks your future lies in someone else’s past...

In Ruby Among Us, Lucy DiCamillo is safely surrounded by her books, music, and art─but none of these reclusive comforts or even the protective efforts of her grandmother, Kitty can shield her from the memory of the mother she can no longer remember. Lucy senses her grandmother holds the key, but Kitty seems as eager to hide from the past as Lucy is eager to find it.

From the streets of San Francisco and Sacramento, to the lush vineyards of the Sonoma Valley, Lucy follows the thread of memory in search for a heritage that seems long-buried with her mother, Ruby.

What she finds is enigmatic and stirring in this redemptive tale about the power of faith and mother-daughter love.

“What an incredible story. As both mothers and daughters, Ruby Among Us struck a special cord in each of the four of us. Tina writes in a way that makes us feel like we’re there; from the first line, we were captivated and drawn into an intricate weaving of the precious and fragile relationships that define us.”
~Point of Grace~

“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~, 2007 winner of American Idol

“Highly recommended. If you’re a mother or daughter, you’re going to love Ruby Among Us. Forkner does an extraordinary job…. I look forward to more from this author.”
~Ane Mulligan~, Novel Journey

“Don’t miss this one! Tina Ann Forkner is a strong new voice in fiction and Ruby Among Us is an amazing story of trials, regrets, and, ultimately, redemption. Lucy and her family history in the historic wine country of Sonoma bring to life the Scriptures about the Vine and His branches.”
~Kristin Billerbeck~, author of The Trophy Wives Club

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Here is the list of blogs that signed up for the book tour! So go visit...and set a spell!

Adam at Northwoods Blumer
Alexis at Ramblings From Life
Amy at Simple Folk Schoolhouse
Amy at sprightly
Amy at My Life
Andie at frommipov
Angela at One Baby, Seven Dogs, and a Mommy
April at Projecting A
April at Living In A State Of Constant Kansas
Becky at Savvy Mom
Beth at The Write Message
Brandilyn at Forensics and Faith
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Camy at Camy Tang
Cara at the law, books, and life
Carla at Carla's Writing Café
Carol at Blogging With Carol
Carolyn at Serenity
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Cheri at Kudzu and Koolaid
Cheryl at Carolina Christian Writers
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Courtney at A Mom Speaks
Dave at Dave Rhoades
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Dea at Been Farmin' Long?
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Deborah at Country At Heart
Deborah at Comfort Joy Designs
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Elaina at Restore
Erica at On The Write Path
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Gina at Portrait Of A Writer
Gretchen at Inspire Me
Heidi at Reviews by Heidi
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jenn at Blessed is She…
Jennifer at Musings on This, That, & The Other Thing
Jenny at Come Meet AusJenny
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jo at Life Sparks - Jo's Journal
Joleen at timetotalk
Karen at Mommy of Three
Karla at Ramblin' Roads To Everywhere
Katie at Christian Novels
Kelly at Scrambled Dregs
Kim at Window To My World
Kimberly at QuiddamChickee To Save The Day
Krista at Welcome To Married Life
Kristy at I Need To Read
Lacy at Novel Inspirations
LaShaunda at See Ya On The Net
Laura at Laura William's Musings
Leah at Ponderings From My Heart
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Linda at Faith In Love
Lynnae at Lynnae's Bookshelf
Margaret at Creative Madness
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Melissa at Bibliophile's Retreat
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Michelle at Just A Minute
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Peg at Sips 'n Cups Cafeteria
Rachelle at Stifled Squeal
Becky at Becky's Christian Reviews
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Sean at Bookmark Cafe
Shauna at Shaunarumbling
Sonya at My Thousand Loves
Stacy at Vader's Mom
Susan at His Reading List
Tabitha at 123pizza's Weblog
Tamera at Tamera Alexander's Blog
Tami at Tree Swing Reading
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Amber at Amber Miller
Tracy at Pix-N-Pens
Tricia at It's Real Life
Victoria at Footprints In The Sand
Virginia at CeCe Lane


Deborah said...

mine's up...and thank you to whoever packaged the books for the yummy chocolates that were sent with it!

Georgiana said...

I second that on the chocolate!

I'm up =)

Anonymous said...

i'm up at

Deena said...

Blogged but not reviewed:-( Falling waaayyy far behind. Appreciate prayers for health...

Jim Thompson said...

I did it!

Delia said...

Mine's up.

Jenny said...

It's up...heading over to ping...

Karla said...

Mine is scheduled to post first thing in the morning!

David Meigs said...

cut & pasted

Todd Michael Greene said...

Posted and pinged at A Place Called Fiction and Carolina Christian Writers! Off the hospital in about a half hour. "See" you when I get back. :-)

L. Diane Wolfe said...


Vicki said...

I've posted.

Carolyn said...


ReviewsbyHeidi said...

Posted with a review~ and I agree about the chocolates~ yummy!

Rel said...

Up down under:)

Adam Blumer said...

I got the chocolates, too. Posted and pinged. Sorry, no review yet.

Cara Putman said...

The review goes up first thing in the morning. Jeane Wynn does a great job with the little touches like chocolate.

Susan Stitch said...

Posted...but I must have missed the chocolates! I'm having a hard time finding time to finish this one, so my thoughts will have to be added later.

Kim said...

Posted with a review. Off to ping!


Book Splurge said...

The chocolates are a nice touch. Thanks.

Deena, I'm praying for you!

Posted but not reviewed yet.


Michelle Pendergrass said...

mine's up in the right sidebar :)

Janna said...

I'm up with a review.

Shauna said...

Mine is up.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if I'm supposed to comment, but I am going to. :)

Thank you so much everyone!!! I am so blessed to have CFBA and so happy to have you all participating. What a great group of bloggers!

My awesome publicist is responsible for the chocolate. She rocks.



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ForstRose said...

Posted and reviewed at Bibliophile's Retreat. Rats! I missed out on the chocolate too Susan.


Leah said...

I missed out on the chocolates too! Oh well. :) I posted ny links!

Gretchen said...


Gretchen said...

Oh yes, thank you for the chocolates!!!

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with a review.

Pam said...

Mine is posted with a short review at

Marci said...

Mine is up finally - had a little trouble posting for some reason, but it's there now. :)Marcia

Kelly Klepfer said...

Reviewed and posted at Scrambled Dregs and Novel Reviews.

April Erwin said...

I'm up at

Erica Vetsch said...

Mine's up with a review.

Jennifer AlLee said...

Up with review & pinged.

Yep, the chocolates were a VERY nice touch!

Brittanie said...


Tami said...

Post is up and a short review.

Michelle said...

What?!?!?! I didn't get any chocolate and I love the stuff. I mean really LOVE the stuff. How did that happen? Anyway, I am loving this story! I am halfway through it an should post a review very soon. I'm up for the tour.

Nora St. Laurent said...

posted & reviewed powerful book.

LindaLeeper said...

My review and post is up.
Great book!

CeCe Lane said...

I'm up.

Amy said...

posted with review.

carla stewart said...

Mine is posted.

~ Brandilyn Collins said...

Info up on Forensics and Faith.

Ausjenny said...

I loved the chocolates also. and im up and pinged adn a review to come. I have about 100 pages to read.

Anonymous said...

I heard some folks didn't realize Jeanne is sending books in case you want to do a giveaway. If you missed that email, let her or Bonnie know. I think the books are going out asap to you. Thanks for hosting the book.

Mocha with Linda said...

CHOCOLATES?!?! There weren't any in mine. . . . . Fiddlesticks.

Oh well, I still posted and pinged.


Ruth said...


Peggy Blann Phifer said...

Mine's up, or it will be first thing in the morning, thanks to the pre-schedule option in Blogger. What a great feature and boone to those of us who turn into pumpkins before midnight.

Uh, the blog is Sips 'n Cups Cafe at

NOTE: this is a new URL though the old one will still work - there's a re-direct in place.

Jim Black said...

Mine is posted.

Tiff (Amber Miller) Stockton said...

Mine will be posted tomorrow AM around 7am MST. I've got a special 5-question interview in addition to the blog tour information PLUS a book giveaway to boot!

Drop by and check it out.

Sonya said...

I'm up! I'll be posting my review Friday afternoon. I spent four and a half hours in the dental office today so I'm not up to writing it tonight!

Margie Vawter said...

I've posted; review is coming (next week, I hope :).

Jasmine said...

I have posted!

Janis said...

I am up with a review!

Krista said...

Sorry to be so late with my post and review. I kept meaning to read the book all week and didn't get to it until last night. I enjoyed the book as much as I could due to some pretty major editing issues (it doesn't help that my mom is an English teacher). I'm curious to see what the final copy looks like and I'm going to try to remember to check it out when the library gets a copy.