July 21, 2010 § 1 Comment
Cilla McGowan, former child star, currently a contractor. In Tribute, Cilla buys her grandmothers old house. She moves out into the country and falls in love with this home that she puts her money and sweat into.
Ford Sawyer, former student of Cilla’s father, present day graphic novelist. He lives across the street from Cilla with his weirdly appealing dog. He is immediately attracted to the new girl in the neighborhood.
This isn’t just a love story though, because someone is out to get Cilla, over something that happened before she was even born.
Regardless of my very short, what and who is this about above, I loved it. A little love, a little mystery.
Spock the dog, was awesome with his invisible cat chasing. I loved Ford and Cilla together. I loved Cilla’s attempts to find herself through her renovation, and her grandmother.
This was another one of those books where I thought I had it all figured out, but in the end I was wrong. At least partly wrong. And like I said before, I like to be wrong, it adds something to the whole experience. And I was glad I was wrong with this one, it made the book that much more enjoyable.
I will admit that I sat and thought about this book for a while. I reflected purposefully trying to think of something that I did not like about this book, especially because sometimes I feel like I love every book too much even when there is no reason for it, but I can’t, not for Tribute.
I loved the characters, the faults, the strengths, the conflict, the good and the bad, the relationships, the dynamics. I also loved the dreams Cilla had with her grandmother. Other than Cilla’s mother and husband Mario, both of whom made my teeth itch, I loved everything. And without the trouble those two bring along in the book, I feel like it would’ve lost something.
I have to say, I am still very happy with Nora Roberts books. I would recommend this as a great sunny day off read, kick your feet up and enjoy the story.