Tribute Author:Nora Roberts Virginia's Shenandoah Valley 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 bee... more »n able to save her grandmother, the legendary Janet Hardy. An actress with a golden voice and a tumultuous life, Janet entertained glamorous guests and engaged in decadent affairs--but died of an overdose in this very house more than thirty years ago.
To this day, Cilla is haunted by her melodramatic, five-times-married mother, who carried on in the public spotlight and never gave her a chance at a normal childhood. Neighbor and graphic artist Ford Sawyer and his delightfully ugly dog Spock prove impossible to ignore, but love and a peaceful life might not be in the cards for Cilla, as she has found evidence that her grandmother was pregnant by a local married man when she died. If Cilla and Ford are unable to sort out who is targeting Cilla with a series of cruel and intimidating acts and why, she may, like her famous grandmother, be cut down in the prime of her life.« less