Bird on a Wire

by Tagan Shepard

After putting in her time playing bars, festivals and opening acts for bigger names, Robin Wren “Birdie” Scott has finally become a bona fide rock star with her latest album. Multiple Grammy nominations, legions of adoring fans and a hit single topping the charts, her career is exactly where she wants it to be. Her personal life, on the other hand, could use some work.

She’s always felt pulled in two. She’s famous, but she craves solitude. She was born a country girl, but she’s drawn to the vitality of city life. She adores her mother, but she can’t forgive her for the hurtful things she said when Birdie came out. She loves her wife, Della, but her marriage is not what it once was. All of her friendships have somehow turned into business relationships. Even the rush of performing has lost its luster.

When her sold-out tour is interrupted by the unexpected death of her mother, dropping everything and driving off into the mountains back to the small hometown she hasn’t visited in nearly two decades almost feels like a relief. Sorting out the conflicting emotions that come with losing her mother would be hard enough on its own. Add to that the reappearance of her childhood best friend and first love, Sara, and this trip home could be life changing in more ways than one.





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Genre Romance
Length 226 pages
Publication Date May 17, 2018
Publisher Bella Books
ISBN 9781594935954e
Editor Cath Walker
Cover Designer Judith Fellows


GCLS Goldie Awards
Bird on a WireWinner, General Fiction.


"I see songs like short stories. A flashing glimpse into a fictional world. Like looking down an alley as you drive by and seeing the moment a cat leaps from the pavement toward the lid of a dumpster. The world whips past before you see its paws land. Because I'm a writer, I see a world of possibilities in that glimpse. A story waiting to be written."

—Tagan Shepard

Read more about Tagan's thoughts on Bird on a Wire at Blog.Bellabooks.com.


Pin’s Reviews - This is the second novel by Tagan Shepard. I said for her successful debut that it is a sign that many more fine books are yet to come. I am glad that I was right. Bird on a Wire is even better than Visiting Hours. The whole plot happens in just a few days but with a lot of flashbacks. I am not a fan of flashbacks, but I have nothing against them if they are reasonable and well-executed, as here. Robin is a good person, but her behavior can sometimes be quite frustrating and contradictory, and the author uses that very successfully to create some fine-tuned drama and tension all the way to the end. With all main elements done well, this makes for another very good book by this author. Keep them coming!

Lex’s Reviews - This is a book I had no idea how it would end. It looked like one way, then another. Shepard kept me turning the pages since I had no idea. I will say I was very happy with the ending. It was what I was hoping for. This is Shepard’s second book and both have been good. She has become an author that I will automatically read now. If you are looking for a good drama book with a little romance, give this a read.

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1 review for Bird on a Wire – eBook

  1. Darlene (verified owner)

    What a great story. The way the author began the story and to the end of the story was terrific! I look forward to reading more books. This story was touching..thank-you!

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