There's still time to enter author Tina Forkner's great Novels of Hope contest. It's an interesting contest, and you can choose your own level of participation.
I felt that a sense of hope is permeated throughout the novel Ruby Among Us. It showed us that it's never too late to revisit the past so that you can move through your present and look forward to the future. I don't want to give away too much of the plot, so you're going to have to pick up a copy of RAU to read for yourself.
Here's my review:
Tina Forkner’s debut novel Ruby Among Us is beautifully written and transports you to the lush, rich Sonoma Valley. Ruby’s daughter, Lucy, struggles to put the pieces together to discover the story of her deceased mother. Her efforts bring into focus not only Ruby’s story but that of Kitty, the grandmother who raised her, and the story of Lucy herself.
Ruby Among Us is a tale of generational love and finding redemption from the past by dealing with the present. I loved the story of Ruby, Kitty, and Lucy and fell in love with the beautiful language and moving prose penned by Forkner.