Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.
Former child actress Cilla McGowan just wants to be left alone to restore the farmhouse that belonged to her superstar grandmother, but then she discovers letters that make her wonder about her grandmother's untimely death. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
Roberts sets her underwhelming latest in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, where former child star Cilla McGowan rehabs her famous grandmother's long-neglected farm. Cilla's movie-star grandmother, the Marilyn Monroe-like Janet Hardy, who died mysteriously on the farm at age 39, haunts Cilla as she transforms the former hideaway of the rich and famous into habitable living space and tries to resolve whether Janet committed suicide or was murdered. While cleaning out the attic, Cilla unearths a collection of unsigned love letters to Janet from a local suitor, which adds spice to the puzzle of Janet's death. Meanwhile, Cilla's hunky graphic novelist neighbor, Ford Sawyer, provides the requisite sizzle and encourages Cilla to follow her dream of becoming a top-notch building contractor--much to the dismay of Cilla's headline-hungry diva mother. Amid the demolition and sheet rocking, Cilla comes up against a disgruntled local, and a series of unnerving threats and occurrences (vandalism, torched Cilla dolls) almost unhinges Cilla. The terror tactics (and the revelation of who is behind them) are half-baked and distract from what's ostensibly a girl meets boy, boy wants girl, girl finally wants boy story. (July) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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"Another gem by Roberts."--Detroit Free Press
"From start to finish, Tribute keeps readers guessing...an enticing thriller."--The Oklahoman "Warning: Do not begin this book late in the day unless you plan to pull an all-nighter. Because once you start Tribute, you won't want to put it down."--The State (Columbia, SC) "A well-written book about interesting characters and the complexities of life, and it lives up to the quality readers expect from the author."--The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC) "Once again the extraordinarily imaginative, prolific, and popular Roberts creates a cast of magnetic and superbly nuanced characters and a cleverly ordered plot spiced with subtle suspense and sexy romance."--Booklist