Cilla McGowan, a former child star, has found a more satisfying life restoring homes. So she comes to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley to save the dilapidated farmhouse that once belonged to her grandmother—a legendary actress who died of an overdose more than thirty years ago. Plunging into the project with gusto, Cilla’s almost too busy and exhausted to notice her neighbor, graphic novelist Ford Sawyer. Determined not to carry on the family tradition of ill-fated romances, Cilla steels herself against Ford’s quirky charm, though she can’t help indulging in a little fantasy. But it’s reality that holds its share of dangers for Cilla. A cache of unsigned letters found in the attic points to a mysterious romance in her grandmother’s life—and may be the catalyst for a frightening, violent assault. And if Cilla and Ford are unable to sort out who is targeting her and why, she may, like her world-famous grandmother, be cut down in the prime of her life
Author: Nora Roberts
Published: July 8th 2008 by Putnam
Thoughts: Confession time. I don’t like suspense and or mysteries. I love anything Nora Roberts has written and will write. I think she’s a great author and her words just brings pictures to life for me. I’ve read a lot of her books now to differentiate her writing style. They’re all the same factual yet conversational, I don’t know how else to describe it.
Any ways, Tribute, great read, if I was into mystery suspense. Which I’m not, I don’t have the patience or the stomach for this stop regardless of a HEA.
The one thing I dislike about physical books – I get to cheat. I like to read the last pages/chapter when it comes to mystery and suspense. I need to know who done it. I just do.
Now, what I’m beginning to realize in Nora Roberts’s mystery and suspense novels is I don’t really care to find out how we get to the solving of the crime/mystery. Meaning, I get a few chapters in, I have enough background information on most of the key players, I have a little history on what exactly we’re trying to solve and the romance keeps it moving, but after a while I just want it solved already. So I read the ending. I “Oh Snap!” and “Called It!” and then I feel no wish to continue reading. Weird.
But! I must say this doesn’t take away from the novel at all. It was well written and all that jazz just not for me.
Happy Weekend Reading!
Strong side of 3 STARS