Hauck once again takes us into the country music world, this time through the experiences of mega-star Aubrey James. Aubrey's life journey is filled with flaws as well as a great deal of joy, and real-life locales make this highly original story authentic. The extra tidbits -- from Aubrey's liner notes to quotes from the "media" at the beginning of each chapter -- add extra sparkle to the plot.
Country music superstar Aubrey James is at the end of a long
tour and completely exhausted. Her boyfriend proposes marriage right before she passes out on the stage. Aubrey awakens to find that her former music director is badmouthing her in the media, her record label is demanding
a new project immediately and she's engaged to a man she isn't sure she loves. The only way to improve her diva image is to do a media blitz of her own.
Is she ready for it? (THOMAS NELSON, May,
320 pp., $14.99)