wildflower by alecia whitaker

widlflower alecia whitakertitle & author: widlflower by alecia whitaker
series: wildflower (#1)
published by poppy on july 1st, 2014
genres: young adult, contemporary, fiction, romance
pages: 320
format: kindle edition

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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.

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the mermaid’s sister by carrie anne noble

the mermaid's sister by carrie anne nobletitle & author: the mermaid’s sister by carrie anne noble
published by skyspape on march 1st, 2015
genres: historical fiction, fantasy, romance
pages: 236
format: kindle edition

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there is no cure for being who you truly are…

in a cottage high atop llanfair mountain, sixteen-year-old clara lives with her sister, maren, and guardian auntie. by day, they gather herbs for auntie’s healing potions. by night, auntie spins tales of faraway lands and wicked fairies. clara’s favorite story tells of three orphan infants—clara, who was brought to auntie by a stork; maren, who arrived in a seashell; and their best friend, o’neill, who was found beneath an apple tree.

one day, clara discovers shimmering scales just beneath her sister’s skin. she realizes that maren is becoming a mermaid—and knows that no mermaid can survive on land. desperate to save her, clara and o’neill place the mermaid-girl in their gypsy wagon and set out for the sea. but no road is straight, and the trio encounters trouble around every bend. ensnared by an evil troupe of traveling performers, clara and o’neill must find a way to save themselves and the ever-weakening mermaid.

and always, in the back of her mind, clara wonders, if my sister is a mermaid, then what am i?

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