Reviewer: Amy Lignor
Title: Restless Heart
Author: Wynonna Judd
ISBN-13: 978-0-451-22926-7 (Hardcover)
Release Date: January 2011
Genre/Sub-genre: Women's Fiction
Year/Setting: Present day, Kentucky & Nashville
Overall Rating: 3.0
Sexual Content Rating: None/Subtle
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: None/Mild
Violent Content Rating: None
Wynonna's Website/Blog: www.wynonnajudd.com
This is a book about country music written by, of course, a true country artist. It is said that an author should always write about what he/she knows, and that is certainly the case with this tale of love and loss, and putting your life's dreams on the line for the chance to make it big in country music.
The story starts with Destiny Hart's friends taking her to a contest being given by the local radio station. She is sitting in the audience of the "WKCX Kicks County Kentucky Idol Search," when she is called to the stage to sing...and loves every minute of it. Destiny and her sister are the children of a Military Veteran and have never lived anywhere long enough to make a home for themselves. However, she has always loved music and has a great natural ability for performing. So, surprise, surprise she wins the contest. She always had big dreams of having a singing career and this finally seems to be her big chance. She has the love of music and is extremely ambitious so, when this opportunity comes up, she takes it and runs. With the sweet smell of success, she tries to keep her balance of fame and reality. It's a struggle for Destiny, but she goes into her new life with a lot of promise and, with her family and friends, tries to keep herself focused on her newfound life in the music business.
It is fair to say that I have been a fan of country music for more years than I care to remember. Also, I admire Wynonna Judd and love her music. To me, and I'm sure I might get in trouble for this, I prefer to hear Wynonna as a single artist. She is so talented that she doesn't need anyone else to back her up. Although with this very safe, sweet story she's certainly proven that she's able to write fiction, I, for one, hope she never gives up singing, because that's where she shines!
Until next time, Amy
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