The whole way home

by Creech, Sarah,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
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A radiant talent on the brink of making it big in Nashville must confront her small-town past and an old love she's never forgotten in this engaging novel--a soulful ballad filled with romance, heartbreak, secrets, and scandal from the author of Season of the Dragonflies.

Playing to packed houses while her hit song rushes up the charts, country singer and fiddler Jo Lover is poised to become a one-name Nashville star like her idols, Loretta, Reba, and Dolly. To ensure her success, Jo has carefully crafted her image: a pretty, sassy, down-to-earth girl from small-town Virginia who pours her heart into her songs.

But the stage persona she's built is threatened when her independent label merges with big-time Capitol Records, bringing Nashville heartthrob JD Gunn--her first love--back into her life. Long ago Jo played with JD's band. But they parted ways, and took their own crooked roads to stardom. Now Jo's excited--and terrified--to see him again.

When the label reunites them for a show, the old sparks fly, the duet they sing goes viral, and fans begin clamoring for more--igniting the media's interest in the compelling singer. Why is a small-town girl like Jo so quiet about her past? When did she and JD first meet? What split them apart? All too soon, the painful secret she's been hiding is uncovered, a shocking revelation that threatens to destroy her reputation and her dreams. To salvage her life and her career, Jo must finally face the past--and her feelings for JD--to become the true Nashville diva she was meant to be.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Jo Lover and JD Gunn grew up playing music in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and now they've both made it big in Nashville JD playing arenas with his pickup-trucks-and-beer songs, and Jo with a more classic sound and a pair of red cowboy boots. Jo thought she was done with JD when he left her and their bandmates for L.A., but despite her impending marriage to a kind and brilliant producer, when JD turns up with a recording contract that includes a duet with her, the past just won't stay the past. Anyone who's ever bemoaned the state of today's radio country will appreciate the interjections of DJ Floyd Masters, who taught Willie and Merle how to be outlaws and thinks Jo is the second coming of Patsy Cline. Creech makes the Nashville music scene come alive, from the dive bars to the Ryman, and is just as good at evoking rural Virginia's, as Dolly Parton sang, good old days when times were bad. A little grittier than readers of southern women's fiction might expect, but a great summer read. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Country musicians -- Fiction.
Singers -- Fiction.
Nashville (Tenn.) -- Fiction.
Romance fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :William Morrow,2017
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 357 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780062409294
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