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  1. Jilly Jilly says:

    I find myself fascinated by a man who admits to enjoying fairy tales and uses the word impinge barely misses a beat while indulging in a brief girl on girl fantasyYou and me both, sister If you are shopping for a new book boyfriend to add in to your giant book boyfriend harem, have I got the man for you His name is Ford, but I ll allow it, and he writes and draws graphic novels and has a cool dog that kind of gives me this idea Ford lives across the road from Cilla, our heroine, who hI find myself fascinated by a man who admits to enjoying fairy tales and uses the word impinge barely misses a beat while indulging in a brief girl on girl fantasyYou and me both, sister If you are shopping for a new book boyfriend to add in to your giant book boyfriend harem, have I got the man for you His name is Ford, but I ll allow it, and he writes and draws graphic novels and has a cool dog that kind of gives me this idea Ford lives across the road from Cilla, our heroine, who has just moved in to fix up an old house that used to be owned by her grandmother Cilla agrees with me about the man and dogWhat did her hot looking neighbor and appealingly ugly dog want now The feeling is mutual Ford takes a look at Cilla, holding a sledgehammer for demo, and immediately starts drawing her as a super hero I m totally jealous I want to be a super hero Unfortunately, I would probably belike this Hair high, boobs low Gravity is a fickle bitch Ford falls for Cilla, but she is very gun shy about relationshipsYou re serious You re serious about friendships, about your work, your family You re serious about Star Wars, and your active dislike of Jar Jar Binks Well, God Come on, anyone who You re serious, she continued before he went on a Jar Jar rant, about living your life on your terms, and being easygoing doesn t negate that one bit You re serious about what kind of kryptonite islethal to Superman You have to go with the classic green I told you, the gold can strip Kryptonians powers permanently, but Holy shit Someone who feels as strongly about Jar Jar as I do I really, truly, never thought I would see the day And, I have proof Anyone who has read my reviews for a while have witnessed my Jar Jar hatred It s documented Just one example from over a year ago I haveMany manyMy hatred of Jar Jar runs deep AND wide.Stupid Jar jar Even thinking about him gets me stabby shaking it off This story is a lot of fun for anyone who watches HGTV as well I found myself looking up zinc countertops and waterfall edges during her construction phase My hubs is in construction so he has had to ban me from watching those fixer upper shows Once, after watching too many, I took a sledgehammer to our fireplace it turned out great eventually After he worked really hardMy husband deserves a reward for every time I ve shown him drawings of a new idea I had for a part of the house and he spent tons of sweaty hours making it happen for me But, at the same time, it is probably good for him all the exercise and stuff So, maybe I deserve the reward Yeah, probably me..Anyway, back to the book There is also a mystery, along with renovations and romance in this book, and yes, I figured out who it was as soon as they were introduced It was just a feeling I had I think that if you read a mystery writer s novels often enough you start to get a sense of who they are going to have as the bad guy I ve read over 50 Nora Roberts books I should probably have a sense of where she hides her stash of emergency chocolate I know she has one Don t all moms have one Aw, you really ARE perfect, aren t you Wait How do you feel about Jar Jar Binks and building me a mailbox that looks like a little house Well, have fun reading this book It s pretty fun.I need to end this rambling review now because I just got inspired to draw up plans for a little house shaped mailbox with its own little mailboxHow adorable will this be I think I might go wake up the hubs to tell him about it


  2. Cyndi Cyndi says:

    In the world of romance novels there are a vast number of hot men It s their personalities that differ Some are overbearing, some are rich, some are sophisticated and a few are the geeky guy next door That s where Ford Sawyer hits, and that s the kind that melts my heart I m actually fairly easy to please, I just want the guy to not be sexist Ford isn t He s not just the book boyfriend type he s the drag this boy down the aisle type Let me explain my newest love he writes and illus In the world of romance novels there are a vast number of hot men It s their personalities that differ Some are overbearing, some are rich, some are sophisticated and a few are the geeky guy next door That s where Ford Sawyer hits, and that s the kind that melts my heart I m actually fairly easy to please, I just want the guy to not be sexist Ford isn t He s not just the book boyfriend type he s the drag this boy down the aisle type Let me explain my newest love he writes and illustrates graphic novels His house has a fully equipped gym with a sauna and pool And don t even get me started on the amazing kitchen I mean, I might even LIKE to cook in it All his many attributes had me but I fell over the edge at the scene where Cilla is run off the road by a jerk When Ford arrives does he do the macho thing of trying to hit the guy No He goes straight to Cilla so he can take care of her Then he lets the old lady who is holding the guy at hoe point you ll have to read it to truly enjoy the scene take care of him Ford always puts Cilla first, never pushes himself in her life, and stands beside her Not in front As for Cilla I love her, too She s a brilliant contractor who is rehabbing her grandmother s house She s not bitchy, spoiled or my least favorite trope has low self esteem I weary of the beautiful girls who think they are plain and back of hand on forehead how could he possibly love me You know the girls I m talking about She reads and is smart so Obviously no guy wants her Woe is me Anyway, Cilla is confident, kind, cheerful and works hard I love her Excellent, excellent book and I would recommend it to anyone There s suspense, romance and power tools Whatcould you want


  3. jenjn79 jenjn79 says:

    If there d been an epilogue at the end of the book, I would have given Tribute 4.5 stars probably Otherwise it was a solid 4 stars I didn t absolutely and utterly LOVE the book, but I enjoyed it quite a bit and was rather annoyed that everything seemed to be going wrong this week, keeping me from finishing the book.Though the book is a romantic suspense, it doesn t have a high intensity, frenetic feel that you get in other romantic suspense books such as those by Karen Rose, Beverly Barton, If there d been an epilogue at the end of the book, I would have given Tribute 4.5 stars probably Otherwise it was a solid 4 stars I didn t absolutely and utterly LOVE the book, but I enjoyed it quite a bit and was rather annoyed that everything seemed to be going wrong this week, keeping me from finishing the book.Though the book is a romantic suspense, it doesn t have a high intensity, frenetic feel that you get in other romantic suspense books such as those by Karen Rose, Beverly Barton, etc The suspense issubtle, less intense because the story is character and romance driven It s about the people, the past, the relationships About Cilla trying to make peace with who she is, and who she isn t, and about her trying to find her place in the world after life as a child star And it s about the sweet and tender romance that gradually grows between her and Ford The suspense angle is still there and prominent, but its not exactly the driving force behind the story.Having said that, one of my favorite parts of this book was the fact that Roberts kept me guessing throughout nearly the entire story as to who the antagonist was The book was 451 pages and it wasn t until about page 434 that I narrowed it down to 2 people, who shared the same reason for hating Cilla And it wasn t until page 438 that it became obvious There were so many possibilities as to who wanted to harm Cilla and Roberts did an excellent job throwing suspicion around I would lean toward one character then a few pages later change my mind and think it was someone else Even the reason for why someone was attacking Cilla was left for supposition If it was that character trying to harm her, then it was for that reason, but if it was the other character, it was for another reason I really enjoyed that aspect of the book It kept me on my toes and reading carefully to pick up on nuances that might clue me in sooner And it wasn t until nearly the end that I could finally say Aha It did end up being my number 1 suspect, but until a certain event, I could never say for sure I love it when books have a well crafted hidden antagonist It makes the mind work.My second favorite part of the book was the character of Ford He would probably be considered the quintessential Beta Male Don t get me wrong, I love a good Alpha, but I do love the good guy heroes as well Especially ones with a side of Geek thrown in And that s what Ford was A down to earth, kind hearted, geek ish nice guy I think Cilla said it best when she called him stable It s the perfect description for him That didn t make him a push over, though He still had his Alpha Male moments I just really enjoyed reading about him.The romance was enjoyable to read It wasn t a flaming hot romance, though there were moments of heat, it wassweet and tender than anything I always like reading romances that have anatural progression versus the angsty I don t want to love you types that are so prevalent in romance novels When Ford told Cilla he loved her for the first time, I actually sighed I was really rooting for them to get their happy ending.Other parts of the book that I liked some of the witty one liners, the realistic dialogue, the dream sequences with Cilla and Janet, all the details Roberts put into the restoration of the houseand probably lots of other things Oh And the dog, Spock He absolutely rocked What didn t I like Honestly, nothing comes to mind There weren t any parts of the book that bugged me I do wish there had been an epilogue but at least there was a final scene separated from the big finale It just would have been nice to have an epilogue to show how things settled But so many romance writers are skipping epilogues these days, so I wasn t surprised that there wasn t one.I ve read some comments that this book is too similar to River s End but I didn t particularly see it Sure, there is a similarity in the fact that they both deal with a Hollywood icon who died under tragic circumstances, and why it happened But aside from that, they are very different stories At least to me I wouldn t have even thought of the comparison if someone else hadn t mentioned it.Final thoughtsyet another good book from Roberts I liked it almost as much as Blue Smoke andthan Angels Fist and High Noon It s a story I ll want to reread again some day


  4. Jacob Proffitt Jacob Proffitt says:

    This was a typical Roberts romance until we meet Ford Sawyer Now, I admit that this is a personal reaction, but I simply fell in love with him at first appearance and that never abated I mean how can you resist the combination of a really cool job graphic novel author and artist , southern equanimity and persistence, and basic, masculine competence Cilla was interesting enough on her own, too a former child actor with enough residual resources to build a new career in a new place and have th This was a typical Roberts romance until we meet Ford Sawyer Now, I admit that this is a personal reaction, but I simply fell in love with him at first appearance and that never abated I mean how can you resist the combination of a really cool job graphic novel author and artist , southern equanimity and persistence, and basic, masculine competence Cilla was interesting enough on her own, too a former child actor with enough residual resources to build a new career in a new place and have the time to prove herself in that career as an independent contractor It s a big break from her former life and that s by design Indeed, she has to actively repulse those who want to pull her back into show biz including the occasional flare of unwanted press attention The framing mystery was a little weak, but that didn t really matter to me because that wasn t what I cared about at all Since it gave Ford opportunity for his quiet strength and clever competence to shine I was happy to go along for the ride Indeed, I suspect the book only really rates three stars, but I m bumping it one for Ford A note about Steamy Standard Roberts level of steam in this one a few explicit scenes of average length


  5. Julie (jjmachshev) Julie (jjmachshev) says:

    Reviewed for queuemyreview.com book release July 2008WOW just WOW I just finished Nora Robert s new book Tribute and my heart is still racing I don t know how La Nora does it, but she has written yet another sure to be bestseller that is truly a romantic suspense The story softly, quietly pulls you in as the hero and heroine become real to you and you begin to feel their excitement, uncertainty, happiness, anxiety, joy, fear, and finally their triumph It s a stunning emotional rollercoas Reviewed for queuemyreview.com book release July 2008WOW just WOW I just finished Nora Robert s new book Tribute and my heart is still racing I don t know how La Nora does it, but she has written yet another sure to be bestseller that is truly a romantic suspense The story softly, quietly pulls you in as the hero and heroine become real to you and you begin to feel their excitement, uncertainty, happiness, anxiety, joy, fear, and finally their triumph It s a stunning emotional rollercoaster of a ride that you won t want to miss.Cilla is a former child star, the granddaughter of a Hollywood icon who died tragically at age 49 and the daughter of an actress She rejected the life of glitz and glamour and now, in her late 20s, after a myriad of false starts, she s finally found what she needs renovating her dead grandmother s farm into a home for herself and a career as a contractor She doesn t have time in her schedule for a man or romance even if that handsome guy across the road with the funny dog seems to be growing on her But it doesn t take long for her to figure out that at least one person, if not , have decided she needs to leave, one way or another.Ford writes and draws very successful graphic novels He tried the big city lights, but figured out he did his best work back home in rural Virginia Now he s got the perfect house, a job he loves, and Spock, an ugly but vastly entertaining and intelligent dog Then he spots his new neighbor across the way and she inspires a new character for him, interest in her renovation work, and soon she just inspires him period As the threats against Cilla turn physical, he discovers a possessiveness and protectiveness he s never known, and a love he didn t plan on You ll fall a little in love with Ford, and you ll root for him to get his girl The slower pace and small town flavor give a strong sense of change to what Cilla is accustomed to and her gradual acceptance by the community accompanies her growing feelings for Ford The contrast between the warmth of the secondary characters and the threat of the unknown menace will send tingles down your spine And the mystery is well done with plenty of available suspects As Cilla and Ford explore their relationship, the mystery deepens and the renovation progresses It s a very clever and subtle use of symbolism Both the story and the characters are strong and exquisitely detailed The dog Spock sometimes steals the show, and becomes just one of the personalities you ll remember long after this story is done Tribute is another winner by Nora Roberts that has earned a definite spot on my keeper shelf


  6. Ann Lou Ann Lou says:

    Cilla McGowan, a has been actress decided to fix and make some changes with her grandmother s Little Farm in Virginia as a tribute but she found home, instead She s smart, beautiful and good with power tools Ford Sawyer lives across the road from her So many things to love about him He is adorable, sweet, a very good man He writes and draws graphic novels super cool He creates heroes and super villains He created a super hero using Cilla as the model A charming nerd And he t Cilla McGowan, a has been actress decided to fix and make some changes with her grandmother s Little Farm in Virginia as a tribute but she found home, instead She s smart, beautiful and good with power tools Ford Sawyer lives across the road from her So many things to love about him He is adorable, sweet, a very good man He writes and draws graphic novels super cool He creates heroes and super villains He created a super hero using Cilla as the model A charming nerd And he trusts Cillia to handle herself until he decided she couldn t The talk of decoration, tiles, landscape, caused my eyes to glazed a bit But this is definitely another winner from Nora Roberts The whodunit kept me guessing till the last part I really had no idea who it was and imagine my surprise when it was revealed Overall, a very enjoyable read I Love love Ford Sawyer


  7. Christa Christa says:

    I am so glad that I read this book I love so many books, but I honestly can t remember when I have read one that I enjoyedthan Tribute I found it to be exceptional It has great writing, wonderful characters, and a good storyline I found the heroine, Cilla McGowan, to be very likeable, as were several other characters, particularly her father and her ex husband, but the hero made the book I have seldom read about a hero that I enjoyed , and Ford Sawyer has to be the best beta hero I am so glad that I read this book I love so many books, but I honestly can t remember when I have read one that I enjoyedthan Tribute I found it to be exceptional It has great writing, wonderful characters, and a good storyline I found the heroine, Cilla McGowan, to be very likeable, as were several other characters, particularly her father and her ex husband, but the hero made the book I have seldom read about a hero that I enjoyed , and Ford Sawyer has to be the best beta hero I have ever encountered in a book Although the novel is romantic suspense, the suspense doesn t come strongly into evidence until about a third of the way through the book The first part of the book is spent developing the characters and building their relationships The book grabbed me and pulled me in from the beginning and was just so enjoyable that I read most of it with a smile.Janet Hardy was a sensational Hollywood star who had been on the stage since she began with Vaudeville at the age of four She became addicted to alcohol and drugs at an early age when her mother and agents gave them to her to help her sleep, keep her awake, etc Janet spends her life yearning for love, and looking for it constantly She buys a Virginia farm, feeling that it is a place of peace and warmth She loves to spend time at her farm and holds fabulous parties there Her life is one that veers between brilliant light and dark shadow Tragedy strikes her life when her eighteen year old son, Johnnie, drives while intoxicated and perishes in a car crash along with one of his passengers The other young passenger is paralyzed for life Janet seems unable to recover from this blow to her life, and she spends quite a bit of time alone on her farm In 1973, about a year and a half after Johnnie s death, Janet is found dead at the farm at age 39 Her death is ruled as an accidental overdose of pills and alcohol, but many believe it was a suicide There are also rumors of murders and conspiracy theories Thirty five years later, Cilla McGowan has just purchased her grandmother s beloved farm from her difficult mother, Janet Hardy s daughter Twenty eight year old Cilla saw the farm once, several years ago, and she feels drawn to the place She is determined to take the terribly neglected farm and make it onceinto a home of beauty Cilla has spent the last few years flipping houses on the West Coast, and she has a dream of living in her grandmother s house and running her own business as a contractor Cilla jumps in and begins to work on the house, doing much of the labor herself In the attic, Cilla comes across a number of old love letters written to her grandmother, but unsigned The last letter, written ten days before her grandmother s death, is very bitter, and indicates that this affair with a married man ended badly after resulting in pregnancy The letter has a threatening tone, and Cilla begins to wonder what this may have had to do with her grandmother s death.In the meantime, Cilla meets her handsome neighbor, graphic novelist, Ford Sawyer, and his ugly but loveable dog, Spock Both Ford and Spock are too adorable for Cilla to resist, and even though she doesn t believe she has room in her life for a man, she is soon spending time with them both Ford is kind, patient, and willing to just spend time with Cilla until she is ready for aintimate relationship Soon Cilla s ex husband pays a visit and stays to help out with the house Cilla s father lives nearby, and although she has never really known him, he starts to spend time with her Cilla is happy with the progress on the house and with the people who are now part of her life, until events indicate that she has an enemy who wishes malice to her and her new home As Cilla tries to forge a new life for herself, she is suddenly beseiged by threats, vandalism, and acts of violence Cilla and Ford believe that the current threat to Cilla has a possible connection to the death of her grandmother While Ford tries to keep Cilla safe from harm and figure out who is behind the sinister acts, she must decide if there is a permanent place for him in her new life Tribute kept me thoroughly hooked and entertained I loved the sweet, touching romance that developed between the hero and heroine I admired Cilla, but I thought that Ford was incredible The author portrays him as a handsome, virile, sexy man, butthan a bit of a geek He has some sweetly endearing traits such as being terrible with tools he says he saves lives by staying away from them, and he is happy to let Cilla deal with emergencies that require their use He has always been so adorably dorky that he actually finds it cool to be a police suspect when things first start to go amiss at Cilla s At the same time, Ford is very protective towards Cilla, and will go to whatever lengths it takes to keep her safe He is not afraid to let her know how much he loves her, and he makes certain that she knows he will be there for her no matter what Ford s dog, Spock, was also loveable, with his happy dances for food and his imaginary cat chasing This was just a great, enjoyable read, and I didn t find anything about it that I did not like


  8. Jonetta Jonetta says:

    Cilla McGowan is a former child star from a family of performers and she s now working on becoming a building contractor Her grandmother was a famous actress and singer and her mother is also in the business Cilla has returned to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia to restore her grandmother s farmhouse, which has been neglected forthan thirty years since her death Ford Sawyer is a graphic book writer and artist who lives across the street and becomes interested in what she is undertaking Cilla McGowan is a former child star from a family of performers and she s now working on becoming a building contractor Her grandmother was a famous actress and singer and her mother is also in the business Cilla has returned to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia to restore her grandmother s farmhouse, which has been neglected forthan thirty years since her death Ford Sawyer is a graphic book writer and artist who lives across the street and becomes interested in what she is undertaking and, well, Cilla, too Things get dicey when Cilla s property keeps getting maliciously vandalized and she comes under assault from forces unknown.The romance between Cilla and Ford was the highlight of the story for me While I enjoyed the restoration project and the community of people in the town, Ford s incredible wit, nerdiness and sensitivity made this special His little dog, Spock, described as being so extraordinarily unattractive that he s cute, was also a big hit Cilla has a lot of baggage that Ford manages to unpack and put away and his sense of humor made for a lot of quotable moments.The mystery element wasn t the best here as it seem to drag on and my initial instincts about the identity of the killer were on target There really wasn t much of a suspense element until the end but it was fairly anticlimatic If you re looking for a really good romance and lots of laugh out loud moments, then you ll enjoy this story


  9. CD {Boulder Blvd} CD {Boulder Blvd} says:

    Surprised myself by giving this only 2 stars, but I was bored through almost the entire book There was too much home improvement chit chat I didn t appreciate the dreams with Grandma And the numerous secondary characters felt undeveloped to the point, I kept trying to remember who was whom And then I really surprised myself for guessing who the real bad guy was when I could barely remember the character.


  10. Mei Mei says:

    Oh, Ford Too perfect to be true LOLLovely story about a woman who wants to bring her never met grandmother s house to it s former glory and finds the love of her life during the renovation But the true star was Ford


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Tribute Dupa multi ani, Cilla McGowan se intoarce in locul de bastina al familiei sale din Virginia si hotaraste sa restaureze casa bunicii, Janet Hardy, un star al Hollywoodului care, aparent, s a sinucis inainte de a implini patruzeci de ani Insa descoperirea unui pachet cu scrisori primite de aceasta de la un amant misterios pune sub semnul intrebarii aceasta ipoteza si declanseaza un sir de evenimente neasteptate si periculoase, caci Cilla incepe sa aiba probleme casa este vandalizata, fostul sot este agresat violent, iar amenintarile la adresa vietii ei sunt tot mai infricosatoare Din fericire, il are alaturi pe cel care o face sa redescopere dragostea si increderea Ford Sawyer, un talentat autor de romane grafice Impreuna, cei doi incearca sa dezlege misterul scrisorilor, iar concluzia la care ajung este absolut surprinzatoare Tributul este o poveste plina de suspans si senzualitate despre lumea stralucitoare si inselatoare a Hollywoodului, despre tragediile dintr un mic orasel si despre o tanara nevoita sa descalceasca secretele trecutului pentru a si putea cladi viitorul

  • Hardcover
  • 451 pages
  • Tribute
  • Nora Roberts
  • English
  • 01 June 2017
  • 0399154914

About the Author: Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts is the 1 New York Times bestselling author ofthan 200 novels, including Come Sundown, The Obsession, The Liar, and coming in December 2017, Year One the first book in The Chronicles of The One She is also the author of the futuristic suspense In Death series written under the pen name J.D Robb There arethan 500 million copies of her books in print.