Sarah Creech

Born and raised in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Sarah Creech teaches English and creative writing at Queens University of Charlotte. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her two children and her husband, poet Morri Creech.



The Whole Way Home

Wearing her trusty red cowboy boots and playing to sold-out shows, rising country singer Joanne Lover is poised to become a one-name Nashville star like her idols—Loretta, Reba, and Dolly. To ensure her success, Jo has carefully honed her public image as a long-haired, sassy, down-to-earth girl from the mountains of Virginia who pours her heart into her songs.

But Jo’s perfect world is threatened when a tribute concert brings Nashville heartthrob J. D. Gunn—her first love—back into her life. Jo and J. D. grew up together but parted ways to carve out their own crooked roads to stardom. When they’re forced back together, sparks fly, igniting a flurry of tabloid rumors. What drove Jo and J. D. apart? Why don’t they ever go back to their hometown? What secrets are they hiding?

The perfect ballad of romance, scandal, and redemption, The Whole Way Home is a love letter to country music, first love, and rising stars.