Bright lights...screaming fans...cute roadies...country music sensation Bird Barrett has officially arrived. Next up on the road to stardom, Bird's heading out on tour. Between opening for one of the biggest acts in country music and meeting a passionate young photographer who's working as part of the backstage crew, the weeks pass by in an exciting blur. It might even be enough to distract Bird from the way things ended--or never quite started--with Adam Dean.
When the tour wraps, though, it's back to reality. The label is eager for a new hit song, but the sudden fame, complete with a media-fueled rivalry with another country music starlet, has Bird questioning her priorities. Before she can pour her heart into her music, she'll need to figure out where it truly lies.
Filled with sweet country music spirit, Wildflower is a series you just can't get out of your head.
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 The Road to You:"Whitaker's keen ability to write authentically in the voice of Bird offers readers a complete behind-the-scenes look at life in the fast lane of celebrity and success. The author's knowledge of music, especially songwriting, makes the story more authentic, and, as she did in the first novel, Whitaker includes an appended section with complete lyrics and music to Bird's next potential hit song. VERDICT Readers who enjoyed the first novel and those who are fans of country music will cheer Bird along the rocky road to fame and revel in her success."—School Library Journal
Praise for Wildflower:"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
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
"What separates this novel from others featuring teenage superstars is how grounded Bird is, even as she struggles to process the dramatic changes taking place in her life... Genuine dialogue, a quick pace and a plot that strikes the right balance between realistic and fantastic make for an engaging read... This tender introduction to a newly minted country superstar sets the stage for a compelling series."—Kirkus Reviews
"Fans of country music will enjoy the contemporary references to well-known stars, and aspiring musicians will appreciate the detailed plotlines involving Bird's work in crafting music and song lyrics... Instant success isn't always this easy, but Wildflower gives the reader a satisfying novel with a cast of characters who are all worthy of making it to the top of the charts."—SLJ