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Nashville by Heart

A novel by

#1 Amazon best-selling and award-winning author Tina Ann Forkner "delivers a fairytale" (Publisher's Weekly) in this sweet romance.

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 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

Author Interview

What was your inspiration for Nashville by Heart? My sister moved to Nashville when she was twenty something. She worked in the music industry, met her true love, and fell in love with Tennessee. She let me sit in on music recordings and took me to the best music spots in Nashville. A few years ago, we brainstormed the idea of romance novels set in Nashville featuring a Southern girl as the lead.

What is the novel's steam factor: sweet romance, sexy romance, or hot & steamy romance? As a women's fiction author, I'm afraid I'm never going to be considered hot & steamy except by my husband. Nashville by Heart is a love story that falls somewhere in the low-to-medium heat category.

How does setting play into this Southern romance? Nashville is this mecca for country music where you can order grits & fried chicken and visit antebellum homes while also enjoying a fast-paced urban lifestyle. At night, the down-home feel and the liveliness of show business converge, and that's what my heroine loves about Nashville. But it also overwhelms her, and she gets homesick for the small town where her roots run deep. She's trying to make it as a female musician, a girl with a guitar, but doesn't want to lose who she is.

Do you believe in happily ever after? Of course! That's why romance fiction is fun to read. We can focus on the romantic side of the relationship, and after the end we feel like the couple will be happy. It reminds us that we can find forever love and be happy too.

How is Nashville by Heart different from your other books? I mainly write women's fiction, and readers of The Real Thing and Waking Up Joy enjoy the drama and struggles of the characters I've created. Nashville by Heart is different - it's a fairy tale romance that takes place in the bustling music scene of Nashville. I'm hoping that romance readers who like happily ever after stories will enjoy it!

Genre: Romance

Praise for this book

"Sweet, wild, and a little bit crazy, with a loving heart that shines on every page." - Joanne Kennedy

Used availability for Tina Ann Forkner's Nashville by Heart

Paperback Editions

February 2020 : Paperback

Title: Nashville by Heart
Author(s): Tina Ann Forkner
Publisher: Independently published
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June 2016 : USA Paperback

Title: Nashville by Heart
Author(s): Tina Ann Forkner
ISBN: 0-692-64289-7 / 978-0-692-64289-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Velvet Morning Press
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Kindle Editions

February 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Nashville by Heart
Author(s): Tina Ann Forkner
Publisher: Spavinaw Junction Press
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