Posted by: rcwriter | October 23, 2008

Ruby Among Us–My Review


Ruby Among Us
List Price: $9.99
Publisher: WaterBrook Press (May 20, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1400073588
ISBN-13: 978-1400073580

When Lucy is eight years old her mother, Ruby, dies, and her grandmother takes over. In an effort to comfort herself, she locks away in the back of her mind most of the memories of her Ruby. As a young woman, Lucy decides to unlock these memories. On a voyage of self-discovery, she unlocks the truth of her grandmother’s painful past, and a legacy of strong women.

Set in the lush Sonoma valley of Northern California, Ruby Among Us, is a powerful story of redemptive, and unchanging love.

Wow! What a story. Tina really brings the wine country to life. Her visual descriptions are vivid and breathtaking. The story is so captivating you’re pulled in with the first page. You’ll immediately connect with the well-written, intricate characters, and feel they are friends. Mrs. Forkner’s writing style is relaxed and fresh. This wonderful novel will be in my top ten of the year. I’d love to see it win a Christy award.

Favs (without spoilers):

Character—Ruby

Part—The end

Dislikes:

Character—Can’t say. I have one, but it would be a spoiler, sorry.

Part—A walk in the vineyard

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Responses

  1. I read the first chapter earlier and have been wanting to finish it!

    Great review! Thanks!

    Sunny
    sj3girls(at)hotmail(dot)com

  2. Sounds like a great book, sort of like a Chardonnay wine; a flicker of tart but smooth and warm

  3. Rhonda, you make me more and more eager to read Ruby Among Us. And now I’m curious about the things you disliked about it. Guess I’ll just have to wait until I read it!


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