The best songs come from broken hearts. Bird Barrett has grown up on the road, singing backup in her family's bluegrass band and playing everywhere from Nashville, Tennessee, to Nowhere, Oklahoma. But one fateful night, when Bird fills in for her dad by singing lead, 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, the rest of her life falls into chaos as 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.
About the Author
Alecia Whitaker grew up on a small farm in Cynthiana, KY. She is the author of The Queen of Kentucky and the Wildflower series, as well as an actress with appearances on several television programs and commercials. She packs her schedule with school and library visits each year, near or far: www.aleciawhitaker.com/bookings. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and three children.
Praise for Wildflower:"Whitaker (The Queen of Kentucky) has a knack for evoking the feel of a live performance-both the atmosphere of the venue and what it's like to play on stage. She's created a winning protagonist in Bird and given her a life that's unusual, a fascinating career, plenty of struggles to overcome, and a comforting and supportive family, even when they disagree. Fans of shows like Nashville will fly through this like Bird on her fiddle."—Publishers Weekly
"Whitaker's novel Wildflower is pitch perfect and bursting with soul and heart."—Gwendolyn Heasley, author of Where I Belong and Don't Call Me Baby
"Authentic, romantic, and entertaining--Wildflower and Bird will make you fly."—Rebecca Serle, author of The Edge of Falling
"Wildflower's Bird Barrett is a country music star you won't soon forget."—Jen Calonita, author of the Secrets of My Hollywood Life series and Summer State of Mind