Restless heart

by Judd, Wynonna, 1964-

Format: Print Book 2011
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From New York Times bestselling author and music superstar Wynonna Judd comes a novel that sings with authenticity- a story of love and sacrifice and of putting your heart on the line.

'Are you ready, Destiny Hart? Great name, by the way. You even sound like a star.'

Not surprising to anyone who knows her, Destiny hart's career starts with a dare. And she isn't someone who backs down from a challenge. Destiny is the determined elder daughter of and unyielding retired air force colonel in an on-the-move military family. She and her younger sister, Grace, have never understood the concept of roots. But Destiny holds on to the one real constant she has ever known- a talent for singing and a passion for performing.

No matter how big the dreams are for Destiny, she's determined to live up to her name and follow her fate. She has the cool, sexy sound. She has the hard-driving ambition. All she needs is the break to make it all happen. When it comes, she grabs it-and she's taking it on the road. Destiny hart is going to be a star.

But with the exhilarating rush of success comes a price and a battle to recapture the traditions that were her foundation. Struggling to reconnect with the things that matter most, Destiny is putting an unexpected new spin on her own career-one that will redirect her life in ways she never imagines.

Written with a genuine heart and an experienced voice, Wynonna Judd's debut novel is a celebration of family and friends, of love and loss, of success and surrender, and of one woman's inspiring path of self-discovery.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Country star Judd's debut novel centers around the unsubtly named Destiny Hart, who leaves her small Kentucky hometown to make it big as a singer in Nashville after placing in a national contest. After four years in Nashville, Destiny is working as a bar waitress and hoping for a chance to take the stage. The night she does, her high-school crush, Seth Caldwell, happens to be in the audience. Sparks fly between Destiny and Seth, who still lives in Kentucky and is just visiting Nashville with the high-school baseball team he coaches. As Destiny and Seth embark on a long-distance relationship, her star begins to rise when a music producer signs her after hearing her sing at the bar. Soon Destiny has a record deal and a gig opening for one of her idols, but as her dreams start to come true, she's left wondering if her relationship with Seth can survive. Pretty standard fare, but readers will appreciate Judd's insider knowledge of the country music biz.--Huntley, Kristine Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Destiny Hart is a young country singer with a passion to succeed. But before she hits the big-time, she's stuck serving other hopefuls sweet ice tea before they take the stage at Back in the Saddle, a Nashville institution. Her family back home thinks she's already made it-and Destiny's not about to correct their misconceptions (having had a little something to do with their formation). But when she finally impresses a recording executive, the singer who's a little "rough around the edges" can finally tell her daddy that she's a star. Success is never simple, however, and a run-in with her high school crush, Seth, sparks a flame that neither of them expected. Seth loves small town life and the new couple struggle to keep their relationship on track as Destiny's star continues to rise. If it all sounds familiar that's because it is. Readers will immediately recognize the character types on display in Judd's debut-the small town stud, the eager young performer, the conservative dad-but the singer/writer wisely sticks to what she knows and makes it all enjoyable. Her novel is as clear, easy, and familiar as a country song about heartbreak, dogs, and dirt. And, like a handsome drifter at a Tennessee truck stop, it won't stick around for long. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Women country musicians -- Fiction.
Kentucky -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :New American Library,2011
Contributors McLane, LuAnn.
Language English
Description 305 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780451229267
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