Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally, they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
In this heartfelt novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel, a young woman with an unforgettable voice fights for the freedom to pursue her dreams.
Iris Cooper has been singing ever since she can remember, hitting the high notes like no one else. When she is twelve, her father convinces the owner of a bar in Lake City, Texas, to let her perform, and she stuns the audience. In the ensuing years, never staying anywhere for long, father and daughter move from one dusty town to the next, her passion for music growing every time she takes the mike in another roadhouse.
But it is not an easy life for Iris with her father in charge and using her income to pay for gambling, women, and booze. When she starts to tour at age eighteen, she takes on a real manager. Yet he exploits her too, and the singers and musicians she tours with are really the only family she has. It is they who give Iris the courage to finally fly free, leave the tour, and follow her dreams.
After years of enduring the hardships of the road, exploitation, and abuse to do what she loves, Iris’s big chance comes as her talent soars. But at the top at last, Iris still has to fight every step of the way. In The High Notes, Danielle Steel delivers an inspiring story about finding the strength to stand up for yourself and your dreams, no matter what it takes.
Why I Can’t Wait!
Danielle Steel does glamorous books exceptionally well, so when I saw she’s doing a book about a country singer, I knew I must read it.
What book or books are you anxiously waiting for? Comment below!
One of the people I worked with at my old job was a huge Danielle Steel fan. She owns every book in hardcover. 😯
Oh wow! I’m a fan… but not that much of a fan!
Once upon a time I was an avid reader of Danielle Steele’s work.
I still enjoy her. I find her books, comforting.
Never read a Danielle Steel book before but I see them all the time. It looks good!
Thank you, Joanna. I think I like her books because I read them years and years ago and I find her comforting.
I don’t remember if I’ve ever actually read Danielle Steel though I’ve watched a few adaptations. But your reviews of her books have certainly made me want to
I like her writing, it’s a bit old style, but to me that’s comforting.
I love this cover! I haven’t read anything by Steel in a LONG time. I hope this one is good for you. I like the blurb.
Thank you, Deanna. Danielle Steel can be hit or miss, but this one looks good.
She does do glamorous books. That’s one thing I always loved about her.
Yes, and I think she’ll do a good job with the country music industry
I can imagine there’s a lot of truth in this.
I hope so! Thanks, Cathy
I’m going to check this one out!
I’m excited for it. I think Danielle Steel can do the country singing market justice. At least I hope so.
I just got approved for it. Thanks for putting it on my radar.
Great choice Wendy. I know we will both love this one!📚💜
Oh I like the country singer protagonist in this book Wendy! I look forward to reading your review of it.