All the Way Home

Narrated by: Jill Smith
Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
Categories: Literature & Fiction
4.3 out of 5 stars (124 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When two bicycles collide at the end of a driveway in 1993, three lives are changed forever.   

Katelyn (Kat) Summers’ family has just moved to Webster, Massachusetts. It’s the day before her 12th birthday, and all Katelyn wants to do is go back home to Pennsylvania. That is until a 10-year-old boy named Neil Masters crashes into her bicycle. When Katelyn looks up from her position on the ground, she finds a hand stretched out to greet her. As she’s pulled to her feet, Katelyn meets with the inquisitive gaze of Sarah Masters. Within minutes, Katelyn will never think of any other place as home again.   

Best friends from the moment they meet, Katelyn and Sarah are inseparable. Looking in, they have an idyllic life in a quaint New England community. But, life is not always as simple and charming as it seems. It’s messy. As the pair of friends grow, so do their feelings - Sarah’s for Katelyn, and Katelyn’s for Sarah’s brother, Neil.   

Sarah has spent her life loving Kat at a distance. Once her best friend, Kat has now become Sarah’s sister-in-law. While Sarah struggles to let go of Kat, Kat yearns to hold onto Sarah’s presence in her life. Through ups and downs, hopes and dreams, celebrations and disappointments, Katelyn and Sarah struggle to maintain the bond they formed in childhood.  

There are lessons in everything; in the paths taken, and the paths left behind. An unexpected fork in Kat’s road will challenge their entire family. Time has a way of revealing the truth. If you are willing to listen, and to speak it, life has a way of leading you All the Way Home.   

Nancy Ann Healy is the best-selling author of five novels in lesbian fiction. She is best known for the political thriller series featuring Alex and Cassidy. In 2015, Nancy began writing under the pen name, J.A. Armstrong. She currently writes five best-selling series as J.A. Armstrong: Off Screen, By Design, Special Delivery, First Course, and Open Tab. In addition to the series she pens, Nancy is also the author of Falling Through Shooting Stars, and the play, Spin.  

Nancy lives in Connecticut with her wife, Melissa, and three dogs, Maggie, Sydney Bristow, and a husky named Jameson. 

©2018 Bumbling Bard Creations (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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poignant

Gound it grabbed my emotions and didn't let go. Had to struggle with keeping tears out of my eyes while at work.

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This story reminds us,

if you love someone, tell them. Not once, not twice, every day. You’re heart will tell you who to say it to. That one special person, that lives in your heart ♥️ Tell them. Nancy’s characters will show you how in this love story. I love this book, these characters and Jill does a wonderful job bringing all of them to life in her narration!

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Its Ok...Narrater is great

This book was ok. Just a little too slow for me. A lot of repeating & a story that's a bit unrealistic in my opinion. Love the narrater & I have listen to some of her other books that I enjoyed also. This book is not bad, it just doesn't top my list.

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Another Home Run

This had several plots that took me by surprise. This book brought tears to my eyes more than once. I had a hard time stopping the audio to eat or sleep, until the end of this book. It was another home run as are the other books you have written. Thank you once again.

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The pluses: This was a very well written story. The author's writing style make it a very vibrant and realistic read The negatives: SARAH - this character got on my nerves with her hurt; anguish; and melodramatic nature that I felt was so drawn out in the storytelling. You knew from the beginning that Sarah and Kat would end of up together. So that happily ever after - DECADES later; didn't hit the mark. And I feel like the character of Kat was never fully developed. Since we constantly had the narration and character development of Sarah overpowering her sections.

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Best Friends Forever

They had been best friends since they crashed into each other on their bikes. Sarah has been in love with Kat ever since. When Kat and her brother become involved Sarah moves to the west coast to protect her heart. Will their friendship survive the years. Great performance and story with lots of humor throughout. Recommend.

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One of the best lesbian books I’ve read

The book was so well written. Nancy Ann Healy is rapidly becoming one of my favorite authors. It’s believable and heartfelt and you feel the characters pain. I love this book.

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Painful to listen to

If you're looking for a well-written love story between two women, this isn't it. Repetitive, boring, and unrealistic. The dialogue was unnatural and the characters motivations weren't consistent throughout the book. The vocal performance was fine, but the writing was frustrating to listen to.

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sweet story of love and resillance

Was not sure what to expect but it did not disappoint. Very touching love story.

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Twists and turns

This was worth the listen. Finished it in a day as I couldn't stop listening. It has ups, downs, highs and lows... Love is at the center of it all. Enjoy.

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  • 07-19-19

Good Book

The story was good how the relationship went through childhood to adulthood. I think it took too long for Sarah and Kat to be together, and felt so sorry for Sarah and the pain she was in when Kat is with her brother Neil, I did not like the brother Neil at all. The narrator did a fantastic job of the voices.

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  • 08-21-19

beatuiful

love love... how it mixes fears and hopes and possibilities. great story. the characters were real with flaws, and the obstacles were realistic and approached with feelings. This book hooked me in and I listened to it all in one day... I highly recommend it