Author: Nora Roberts
# pages: 392
Date published: 2008
Genre: romantic suspense
Challenge(s): July Book Blowout, Shelfari Readers of Romance Summer Reading Challenge
“According to legend, Steve McQueen once swam buck-naked among the cattails and lily pads in the pond at the Little Farm.”
Random Thoughts: After years of reading Nora Roberts’ books and loving just about all of them, I’ve finally figured out why I like her writing so much. It’s not necessarily the stories she tells (although I enjoy the stories, too), it’s the characters she creates. Somehow, she is able to continually come up with characters I fall in love with (and not just the heroes, but, oy, what great heroes she writes! ;o)).
Take Tribute, for example, not only do I relate to Cilla and fall completely in love with Ford, the cuddly graphic novelist who lives across the street from Cilla, but I want Cilla’s house, too. To me, the house was just as much a character in this book as the heroine and hero. Roberts describes the rehab of the house in such great detail that I found myself wanting to run down to the closest Home Depot and actually believing for a time that I, too, could rehab an old house (and wanted to)! Thank Goddess that went away fast – she could have gotten me into some serious trouble with that stuff! ;o)
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