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Nora Roberts is the author of more than 150 NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers, with more than 300 million copies of her books in print. Under the pen name J. D. Robb, she is author of the bestselling futuristic EVE DALLAS suspense series. Visit her website at www.noraroberts.com.
Former child actress Cilla McGowan just wants to be left alone to restore the farmhouse that belonged to her superstar grandmother, but then she discovers letters that make her wonder about her grandmother's untimely death. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
* 'Sheer entertainment' GUARDIAN * 'A truly great read' BELLA * 'You can't bottle wish fulfillment, but Nora Roberts certainly knows how to put it on the page' NEW YORK TIMES 'A consistently entertaining writer' USA TODAY
Roberts sets her underwhelming latest in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, where former child star Cilla McGowan rehabs her famous grandmother's long-neglected farm. Cilla's movie-star grandmother, the Marilyn Monroe-like Janet Hardy, who died mysteriously on the farm at age 39, haunts Cilla as she transforms the former hideaway of the rich and famous into habitable living space and tries to resolve whether Janet committed suicide or was murdered. While cleaning out the attic, Cilla unearths a collection of unsigned love letters to Janet from a local suitor, which adds spice to the puzzle of Janet's death. Meanwhile, Cilla's hunky graphic novelist neighbor, Ford Sawyer, provides the requisite sizzle and encourages Cilla to follow her dream of becoming a top-notch building contractor--much to the dismay of Cilla's headline-hungry diva mother. Amid the demolition and sheet rocking, Cilla comes up against a disgruntled local, and a series of unnerving threats and occurrences (vandalism, torched Cilla dolls) almost unhinges Cilla. The terror tactics (and the revelation of who is behind them) are half-baked and distract from what's ostensibly a girl meets boy, boy wants girl, girl finally wants boy story. (July) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.