• A Way Home

  • Gay Amish Romance Series, Book 3
  • By: Keira Andrews
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (87 ratings)

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A Way Home

By: Keira Andrews
Narrated by: John Solo
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Will returning to their Amish roots renew their faith in each other?

Isaac and David never thought they'd go back to the Amish world. But when Isaac's younger brother is stricken with cancer, they don't hesitate to return. Their relationship is on the rocks after insecurity and fear drove a wedge between them in San Francisco, and David is determined to make things right. Yet if they thought navigating "English" life was confusing, being back in Zebulon is even more complicated.

Their families are desperate to bring them back into the fold, and pressure from the community builds. Isaac and David yearn for a future together, but each day it becomes harder to hide the truth about who they really are. They're caught between two worlds, and if they're not careful it could tear them further apart.

Can Isaac and David make their way back to each other-and find a place to call home?

Contains mature themes.

©2015 Keira Andrews (P)2019 Tantor

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I'm sad that this narrator was chosen

I read this series when it was first released and fell in love with it completely. I've re-read it many times, and loved it more each time. It manages to be honest about the Amish lifestyle without being judgmental. It's impossible not to fall in love with David and Isaac, they manage to be the best people while still having depth. The problems they face are reasonable for people being introduced to a world they've lived alongside their whole lives without ever being part of. I love that they always find their strength in their love of each other.

Audio: I had the highest of hopes that this series would be one that I'd re-listen to over and over, but John Solo is an irritating narrator. His weird pauses, off-putting emphasises, and just generally overdramatic presentation made that unlikely. I don't understand why this narrator was chosen, especially since this, her most popular or one of her most popular, series took so very long to be released in audio. It is truly disappointing.

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Excellent end of a Gay & Amish trilogy.

This book won't make sense unless you've read "A Forbidden Rumspringa" and "A Clean Break" for the extensive backstory.
The novel highlights the uphill battle Isaac and David have, attempting to come back to their Ur Amish home. The dour bishop and deacon control parents in Zebulon and are given the power to decide a child's access to cancer treatment - such is their power over the child's similarly dour parents.

The characters are well defined and further sharpened by John Solo's outstanding narration.

Lovers Isaac and David work beyond what is reasonable to bring their elders to a point of resolution, but know they can't bring the town to acceptance.

Excellent writing, well craffed plot and diligent research on Amish and their ways, plus Minnesota and San Francisco. I recommend the series.

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Finally

*Sigh* I'm so happy for Isaac and David. I wish this series never ended. I'd love to see where their relationship went from there. Also, if any of their siblings left Zebulon also. Medium heat level. No angst. John Solo crushed the narration.

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One of the best series I've ever read. So beautifu

It's my first time reading such heartbreaking yet warm and loving story. It made me sad, cry, laugh, and filled my with happiness how strangers
can come into our lives and show us the love and accept our blood relatives lack. The David and Isaac has been through a lot and their lifestyle/ choices caused their Amish families soo much stress, shame and heartbreak.

I love how it included emotional constipation and open communication together. Especially how David experienced emotional distress and disorders, how talking about his feelings-crying doesn't make him or any other male character weak. John Solo did a splendid performance, I loved how he said certain words e .g. "church" and how his voice broke at the right time. Absolute perfection.

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Repetitious to the point of frustration

Self publishing, like the internet, is both a blessing and curse. The entire series needed someone with a red pencil working overtime to reign in Keira Andrews. Neither of the second two books managed to capture the feel of the first. I will likely never win points with those who enjoy the relentless graphic (and at times unbelievable) sex, but seriously, the sex in these books both over the top, and overly frequent. While the plot points reduce the opportunities for our boys to couple, sadly Keira fills the pages with a lot of nothing - not that I wish the sex was back, I wish there had been better story. Let's get into a bit.

First, and foremost, the self published series concept is a good way for an author to guarantee some sales - deliver on the first book, and the readers will come back for more. A good Intro to Business 101 lesson. However, I expect that if you are going to write a trilogy, then you better have three books worth of material. My review for the second book is really about how successful Ms Andrews is filling pages with nothing. There is little actual plot in the second book, just a series of filler to get us to the third book, which does go back to having an identifiable plot. So here we are, book three.

What worked? Following older brother Aaron as he tries to navigate being around his family during a time of crisis is really solid. June is a very welcome presence, offering as before, her gentle wisdom. The ability of Isaac to not hold a grudge (which is good, since he was quite tiresome at the end of book two). This helped the story. This is where I usually give props to the narrator, but TBH, by the time I finished book three, I realized I didn't love all of John Solo's Interpretations and was glad to move on. I have heard him in other books that I really enjoyed, but I have never understood why the Amish had a bit of twang in their voice and why Isaac had to be so breathy. He was fine, not the best work - I can't call him out for helping this story.

Without giving too much away, Issac and David both have a lot of individual time with their siblings and with each one we had to hear a "I wish I had been a better brother to you" speech. Every single one of them - including the young children that have never had a significant role in the story before. I was incredibly tiresome. Moments where the drama was set up weren't used to their full advantage. Nothing too specific for the review, here is one example: there is a scene between David and a church elder that has some drama potential, but rather than allowing it to become something big, instead it quickly fizzles. Isaac is only allowed to see his younger siblings if he agrees to stay with his parents on the farm, instead of staying with June. Again, set up for real tension, real communication are, instead, kind of limp.

In my perfect reality, this w ould have been a two book series - based on the material presented. I am glad I get to meet these two, I really enjoyed book one, and generally accepted book three, making the investment of time ok. Recommended for those who really loved book one and want to read the conclusion.

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Pretty great!

The only thing that I had a problem with was that sometimes the narrator's voice for Isaac sounded a little bit like Kermit the Frog.

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Enjoyable trilogy!

Ignore the naysayers. Yes, the main characters' carnal knowledge and lustful abandon is a little questionable, but who's to know exactly how two, isolated, horny young men will behave? If you know little about the Amish and how they might respond to modern gayness, you'll learn something from this story as I did. The hopeful ending is an added plus! Get the trilogy!

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Wow. This is a tough one...at least for me.

Certainly, I am no expert, but IMHO:
The Story: I loved it (with one caveat). **See final..
The Performance: Mr. Solo's narration was smooth when he needed to be smooth, timid and shy with a burning ember within when the spark was lit.
Overall: It was too "windy" for me.

** One book, MAYBE 2. Really, NOT 3. I don't know how these things are decided, but this would have been a kickass story either as one book that's a little longer or 2 books that are a little too short.
Really. Why 3 books when 2 would have pushed it?

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Love this series!

I recently discovered Keira Andrews and have been bingeing on her books. This trilogy was so good! Listened to all 3 books in 2 days. The narration style is different, but really fits the storyline, and as I got used to John Solo’s interpretation of the story, I found his cadence to be very calming and appropriate to the characters.

David and Isaac’s romance has been wonderful to follow. Such a unique story, made me cry many times but made my heart smile even more. Add in the sweetly passionate sexy times and… perfection. Couldn’t ask for more.

Thanks Keira Andrews!

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New favorite genre. New favorite author.

I have to say, I’m a little obsessed with the main characters from this series! Keira Andrews did such an amazing job. Isaac and David went such a journey since the first installment - one through which I laughed, I cried, I *whew* had to fan myself. While the love scenes will absolutely “tempt your pants” (as the author writes in one scene), I just love that these books have SO much heart to them.
You really get swept up into this world that is so mysterious to so many of us. I live in an area where there is a robust Amish community, and I’ve always wondered what the struggle must be like for a young gay person being raised in such an environment.

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  • BevS
  • 10-27-19

A decent finish to this series....

***Audio Review***

Decent finish to the series. John's narration of the whole series has been really good, although I do wonder why he over-emphasises some words I have to admit...it can be quite irritating. Deacon Stoltzfus was just as terrifying to listen to as he was to read about. 🤨 My Isaac and my David were a delight, and Aaron and Jen were lovely. This REALLY is one of the best series there is.

***Book Review April 2015***

What a fantastic ending to this series...or is it?? Keira has hinted on Facebook that she may well let the boys have another story further down the line, and for me, THAT can only be a good thing. Isaac and David, MY boys, it has been a pleasure to go on this journey with you. 5 stars. 💜💚🧡💛💙

What really stood out in this one for me was the depth of love these two have for each other AND for the rest of their family, although undoubtedly, some deserved it more than others.

The scene between Melvin and Isaac in the tree-house was brilliant, Melvin doing his very best to understand why Isaac loved David and not a girl. The scene where Aaron discovered that HE was the only one who could help Nathan recover from the aggressive form of cancer he was suffering from, and that their parents might block his help because he was ‘shunned’. David talking to Jen about his anxiety problems and the drinking, and then eventually coming clean to Isaac and confessing he wasn’t finding it as easy to live in the English world as Isaac was..oh, and I mustn't forget where Isaac actually shouted at his parents, the interfering Amish elders and everyone in the whole, wide world that he couldn't go back to being Amish cos he LOVED David, and wouldn't go back to living in the Dark Ages for anything.

There were so many wonderful moments in this story, I just loved it. Already looking forward to the next story with these boys/young men.

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  • The Smut Librarian
  • 04-02-21

A wonderful conclusion

A moving and satisfying finale to the series with our boys facing their demons and overcoming the last hurdles to find their happy ever after. Brilliantly written by Keira Andrews and wonderfully told in Audio by John Solo - I highly enjoyed the entire series but this last book was the icing on the cake (or the butter on the noodles?).