Rock Fiction Coveting: Wildflower by Alecia Whitaker

Posted: July 21, 2015 in Rock Fiction Coveting
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Look! It’s the first in a series! Anyone else totally not surprised by that?

Today, it’s Alecia Whitaker, who’s pretty new to the scene, to judge by her GoodReads page. I like new! Heck, I love seeing more people stick their big toe into the world of Rock Fiction. It benefits all of us, and that’s always a good thing. Anything that gives me a reason to sit by the pool now that it’s summer and read. I’m there.

Here’s Wildflower, the first in Alecia’s series:

The best songs come from broken hearts.

Sixteen-year-old Bird Barrett has grown up on the road, singing backup in her family’s bluegrass band, and playing everywhere from Nashville, Tennesee to Nowhere, Oklahoma. One fateful night, Bird fills in for her dad by singing lead, and a scout in the audience offers her a spotlight all her own.

Soon Bird is caught up in a whirlwind of songwriting meetings, recording sessions, and music video shoots. Her first single hits the top twenty, and suddenly fans and paparazzi are around every corner. She’s even caught the eye of her longtime crush, fellow roving musician Adam Dean. With Bird’s star on the rise, though, tradition and ambition collide. Can Bird break out while staying true to her roots?

In a world of glamour and gold records, a young country music star finds her voice.

Wow, that seems pretty easy there. What about paying dues, or are the years singing backup with Mommy and Daddy considered dues? What about the years of not eating well, of scraping up gas money by cleaning out the couch cushions (damn, I did this last week and found three M&Ms. No change. What’s wrong with this picture? Other than I had no idea how old the M&Ms were, so I didn’t even eat them.)?

Well, maybe that’s not the focus of this story. Maybe the focus is on Bird’s development as a character. I don’t know… only one way to find out!

Before I sign off here, let me mention that the second book in the series, The Road to You, is coming out just in time for me to sit by the pool and read it. How about a two-fer for reviews? Pretty please?

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