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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  16,677 ratings  ·  830 reviews
The #1 New York Times bestselling author presents her latest blockbuster novel, the story of a big-screen legend, a small-town scandal and a young woman caught up in the secrets and shadows of both.

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 be
Mass Market Paperback, 451 pages
Published March 31st 2009 by Jove (first published January 1st 2008)
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Jul 11, 2008 jenjn79 rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nora Roberts fans
Recommended to jenjn79 by: favorite author
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,
Julie (jjmachshev)
Reviewed for; book release: July 2008

WOW…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
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 enjoyed more than 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 more, and Ford Sawyer has to be the best beta hero ...more
Jacob Proffitt
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
Aug 18, 2008 Bonnie rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: nora roberts fans; those looking for a beach read
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Every time I go into a Nora Roberts book, I expect to not be very surprised. And this isn't exactly fair of me, because while yes, we're talking romance novels here and the romance genre certainly has a huge list of common tropes, this does not mean Ms. Roberts is necessarily going to use them.

Let me give you an example with Tribute. The instant the heroine's ex-husband showed up, I expected him to be a bastard and/or to get a rivalry going for her affections with the guy she was obviously inter
This story was a little too long for me and dragged in places. By the time the characters said, "I wonder who it could be...?" for the 100th time, I wanted to scream, "OMG, me too already!!!!!! Come on!"

But the mystery part was fun. Trying to figure out "who done it" and all! We got enough clues that I started blaming everyone!

And once Cilla and Ford finally get together... Whoa do they sizzle... A LOT!! ♥

** Audiobook was well done **

Jennifer Wardrip
I loved TRIBUTE so much that I stayed up late two nights in a row to finish it. Then I was depressed that I had finished it so quickly!

This latest offering from Nora Roberts really does have everything I've come to love in her writing: mystery, romance, great character development, and a truly interesting storyline.

With the added fun additions of flipping houses, hosts of HGTV shows, graphic novelists, actresses and screen legends, and high school English teachers, all branches of career and l
Wow. Nora has done it again. I loved the characters and the story line was well put together. She even gave the dog an awesome personality. I want a Spock. I was really shocked at the end to find out who was behind it and I did not have an inkling. I loved the rehab aspect since I like watching home decorating shows and I could picture the renovations and the feeling of "home" for Cilla. Ford is the perfect guy and the others characters were exactly what Cilla needed to "find" herself.
Tempo de Ler
A instabilidade emocional da própria mãe e o suicídio da avó ensinaram a Cilla que o mundo do espectáculo não é só glamour e que a fama - ou a constante ânsia pela mesma - pode corroer. Rejeitando o estrelato, Cilla muda-se para a Virgínia para reabilitar a casa que pertenceu à sua avó, uma lenda de Hollywood. Contudo, apesar do bom acolhimento em geral, depressa se torna claro que, entre os habitantes, há alguém muito aborrecido com a sua presença e que está disposto a mostrar-lhe isso mesmo.

❀ Mary ❀

Imposible no amar a Ford Sawyer!! Es un hombre con el encanto sureño, ojos verdes, confiado sin ser arrogante, exitoso, artista, un completo nerd... en serio, un hombre que sabe de libros, películas y series de ciencia ficción y escribe comics, tiene un sentido del humor muy particular y un perro horrible pero simpático llamado "Spock".... irresistible. Definitivamente agregado a la lista de galanes que solo Nora Roberts sabe crear.

Cilla McGowan creció en el ambiente de Hollywood, su madre es ac
Creo que he dado en el clavo con esta nueva historia que leo de Nora. Me la he leído como una desquiciada todo el día, prácticamente arruinando los huesos de mis manos(?).
Así de buena era.
Estoy muy muy feliz de haberme arriesgado.
Me gusta el personaje de Ford, realmente ese chico.. ese hombre es... soñado. En el buen sentido. Se siente real, con esperanzas reales, con los pies en la tierra.
Creo que me ha conquistado un poco, hasta se me ha escapado una lagrimita cuando dice esas cosas tan bonit
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 for more than 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 ...more
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Good story. I really liked the love interest in this one. I usually do like the men that Nora Roberts writes in her books. I also really liked the main character, Cilla. She was one of these child stars whose grandmother was like a Marilyn Monroe if you will. Legendary, died young from speculated suicide/ deemed accidental drug overdose. Cilla finally gets her mother (who is a nightmare) to sell her her grandmothers farm in Virginia that has been left unattended for decades. Cilla is a somewhat ...more
I was expecting more from NR…

Cilla McGowan, former child star, has grown up a woman who knows what she wants. And when she figures out how to get it, there’s no stopping her. Finally, her grandmother’s house, legendary actress Janet Hardy, is hers, and she wants to restore the old farmhouse that her mother has let fall apart. She dreams of becoming a contractor, ‘flipping’ houses for profit. And she’s well on her way.

And yet, at night, she has dreams - conversations with her long dead grandmothe
I started this book in January, but it was one of my "read before bed" books, so I didn't get terribly far. Then I went away for 6 weeks, came back and decided it was finally time to finish it. When I saw it in the library, I was a bit surprised because in 2008 I was still reading Nora Roberts books on a regular basis. I suppose this must have come out right after I stopped reading her books besides her In Death series.

This isn't bad. It's typical Nora Roberts -- typical romantic suspe
The first romance novel I ever read was Falling For Rachel by Nora Roberts and for a while I was on a mission to read them all. However, after Montana Sky, I realized that her books had taken a turn. All her characters had started to be the same and they were all rich.

Tribute didn’t have the uber-rich people, though it did have two characters with jobs that allowed them flexible schedules. Cilla McGowan is a former child star turned contractor who has come to Virginia to re-do her grandmother’s
This book was Nora Roberts at her best I think! She pulled me into the story from the first page.

It is about Cilla, the granddaughter of a movie star, the daughter of a movie star, who was a child star herself. She has turned her back on Hollywood and is into flipping houses when she decides to purchase her grandmother's old farm house from her mother and remodel it. The house has been neglected for years, since her grandmother's apparent suicide. There is a hunky man living next door who final
Whoa, mama! Can Nora Roberts spin a good tale or can Nora Roberts spin a good tale? The twists and turns, the whys, the bridge between the past and the present... they were so expertly interwoven that I couldn't tear myself away.

Cilla and Ford were so wonderfully alive in this book. Cilla's passion for restoring and creating and rebuilding was vivid and lively. Ford's ability to debate like a hardcore fanboy and *see* things with an artist's eye made me swoon. I think the fangirl in me was cryin
Este livro foi uma agradável surpresa! É claro que sou viciada em NB, por isso, a minha opinião nunca consegue ser muito objetiva eheh Inicialmente fiquei com um bocadinho de receio, mas depois a autora conseguiu captar a minha atenção até às últimas páginas! E no final conseguiu deixar-me de boca aberta perante a revelação do "vilão" do livro, não estava mesmo nada à espera!
E por último, Ford (suspiros)! Ele é absolutamente perfeito!!! Fez-me rir imenso ;)
Começar de Novo é um livro com uma história linda e apaixonante. Os seus protagonistas, Cilla e Ford, foram o meu casal preferido literário até agora. Ficam maravilhosos juntos, as personagens encaixam na perfeição. Durante a história o amor vai surgindo progressivamente entre os dois. Nora Roberts soube desenvolver o seu romance muito bem, sem nada de amores à primeira vista.
O mistério também está bem trabalhado e é realmente algo que nos puxa o interesse.
Fico-me apenas pelas 3 estrelas porqu
Georgiann Hennelly
tribute is about a movie star who supposedly committed suicide her granddaughter buys the family farm from her mom . when she starts rehabbing the farm she finds stuff in the attic in a box she finds a book that is hollow and there is some letters written to her grandmother love letters which are not signed . the last letter he says can,t be with her anymore as he is married. Cilla decides to try and find out who the mystery letter writer was then stuff starts happening property damage amongst o ...more
This was a mixed-bag for me. The romance part was great… Nora Roberts still knows what she’s doing there. I liked Cilla, and I liked Ford, and I really liked them together. But some parts of the book were lackluster. I didn’t particularly care for Cilla’s dream visits with her grandmother, and I thought the harassment could have been a little more creative. How many different ways can a “Katie” doll be defiled? But, though I did figure out who Janet was having an affair with pretty early in the ...more
Marsha Spohn
The Little Farm had finally come into Cilla McGowan's hands. The rural property that had once been the backdrop for Janet Hardy’s lush summer parties, and a get-away haven when the pressures of being a famous or even an infamous actress became too much. The place where her grandmother escaped to, and where it was believed she took her own life was finally, completely Cilla’s. Oh, it didn’t look so glamorous now. The house itself was falling apart, the barn behind it wasn’t in much better shape. ...more
Former Child Star Cilla McGowan couldn't wait to get out of Hollywood and away from her headline-grabbing mother. She moves to Virginia to restore her grandmother's farmhouse. Cilla's grandmother was Hollywood legend Janet Hardy who died from an overdose at this house thirty years ago. The house was left in ruins and Cilla wants to fix it to live in. When next door neighbor, Ford Sawyer, meets Cilla, he believes the beautiful contractor will make things in the neighborhood more interesting. As t ...more
Duncan Mandel

Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is a long way from Hollywood. And that’s exactly how Cilla McGowan likes it. Cilla, a former child star, has found a more satisfying life working with her hands to restore homes from floor to ceiling – and has come here to her grandmother’s farmhouse, tools at her side, to rescue it from ruin. Sadly, no one had been able to save her grandmother, the legendary Janet Hardy. An actress with a golden voice and a tumultuous life

Adorei :) amei as personagens principais :D
Cilla McGowan is the third person in her family to be a Hollywood child star. First was her grandmother, Janet Hardy, a legend on a par with Garland and Temple, who had died from a drug overdose some thirty-five years ago. Second is her mother, Bedelia Hardy, with less talent than her mother, but who is still on stage, knowing how to use that name and legend to her advantage in spite of her own drug use. And Cilla, with even less talent than her mother, became a Hollywood has-been by the age of ...more
Another good read by Ms. Roberts. Well written, drawing you in, making you feel like you are there, seeing everything, feeling the love Ford has for Cilla. As the story progressed and the incidents increased-it kept you wondering who could be doing this and why. Vandalism on the house, could've been anyone, from kids to people wanting something to remember her grandmother by. But when things took a turn, made you really wonder who it was. I knew it had to be someone close to her. I was thinking ...more
Loved the sweet romance btwn the hero/heroine...can't remember the last time I laughed out loud reading the exchange btwn the leads...loved that Ford was everything a hero usually is but also witty and funny with 'a touch of nerd'...and only NR could create a hero who doesn't do the usual guy things (got beat up in highschool for Pete's sake!) but still seems manly enough for Cilla the Contracter Girl! :-)
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