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Reviewed by Heather Osborne for Readers' Favorite
'Song Bird' by Christine M. Knight is a beautifully crafted novel about fictional singer, Nikki - also known by her given name Mavis - Mills and her band. Unaccustomed to the amount of fame brought by her band’s success, the single mother struggles to balance home life and working life. All the while, Nikki strives to keep her only son, Dan, out of the spotlight. However, Nikki has a dark secret from her past that threatens to explode into the open with paparazzi unwilling to quit their media frenzy. Her family and friends are desperate to protect and counsel her, but will it be enough to keep the fragile girl they once knew safe?
I truly enjoyed 'Song Bird'. I felt the characters were deep and believable. Each character played an intricate role in the lives of Nikki and Dan. I liked how Ms Knight wove in the perspective of Nikki’s son. He desperately wanted to have a traditional family and you could really feel his emotional struggle as his mother grew into her fame. I loved how Ms Knight portrayed Nikki as still having doubts about her previous status in life. The development of her character was done very subtly and it showed how a person can gradually come into their own even in stressful circumstances. The descriptions of places and clothing allowed me to picture the locations and characters with great accuracy, so much that I want to go back to Australia for a visit and see where Nikki lives. A smooth, emotional, and beautiful read, 'Song Bird' is sure to touch the hearts of many who pick up this novel.