Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Ruby Among Us by Tina Ann Forkner

About the book: 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.

My Review: I really enjoyed this book. It's quite a moving story about three different women. There's a bit of a mystery behind the lives of Kitty and Ruby and Lucy longs to discover her history. This is the story of her learning what her history is all about.

This is a debut novel and at times it showed. There are parts of the book where the writing is rich and other times where it's a bit thin. But it's a great story, not to be missed, and the character of Lucy is beautifully developed, it's hard not to really feel for her and in some ways relate to her. If you enjoy women's fiction, family sagas, and also the exploration of mother/daughter relationships, you will enjoy this book!


Anonymous said...

Hi Amy. Thanks for showcasing Ruby Among Us!! :) If you do giveaways let me know. I would be happy to send you the final book.

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