• All the Good Parts

  • By: Loretta Nyhan
  • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (273 ratings)

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All the Good Parts

By: Loretta Nyhan
Narrated by: Karen Peakes
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Publisher's Summary

At thirty-nine, Leona Accorsi is broke, single, back in school, and living in her sister Carly's basement. She's perfectly content being quirky Auntie Lee to Carly's four children. That is, until Leona's doctor tells her that if she wants to have a child, she'd better do it now.

Leona does want a baby. She always has, but the circumstances have never been right. Now she has a huge decision to make: face motherhood on her own or risk missing out on its rewards.

Unfortunately, she's let her romantic life go stagnant. She barely even knows any single men. She has just a few prospects: a Vietnam vet and partial amputee, his intimidating son, the sweet but troubled man who tutors her niece, and a fellow nursing student she's never actually met.

As Leona discovers more about each one, she realizes any of them could be the right man for the job. The more important question is, has she become the right woman?

©2016 Loretta Nyhan (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Tender, Real, Delightful

I had just finished a great book, but it was one that left me feeling spent. It'd wrung me out. I wanted a lighter read but didn't want fluff. So, I found this book and it was exactly what I needed.

It's a heartwarming tale, but not saccharin sweet. The characters are dealing with difficult things, but they deal with them in the way we'd all hope to, with a gentle hold. They embrace them, but are not devastated by them.

I love the relationships between Leona and her family, but there was something special and genuine in her relationships with her home health patients. I've seen it in real life and it was beautiful to "see it on the page".

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Entertaining story.

I really enjoyed most all of this book except for all of the crude language used by the women. In the real world, I don't know many Mothers, who care about their families who use this kind of language. I was also shocked that a 13 year old would be allowed to be in the room while her Aunt was inseminated! This could have been a very sweet story, filled with lots of wisdom about love and life but all the other stuff ruined it for me.

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A Page Turner

Loretta Nyhan takes you on a descriptive journey through a woman's break through while falling for a man going through a breakdown.

All The Good Parts appeals to women and men as it reflects throughout the main story on the choices we each have made that impact each phase of our own lives.

I would highly recommend this book as an Audible listen in the car as I did with my fiancé and aging mother. It made a long road trip way more fun. We were glued to the story for twelve hours our first session. My mother will need a hard copy for Christmas to finish it. We enjoyed and finished it on our way home. We could not wait to get back in the car to find out what happened.

A great holiday gift as family issues rise to the top of everyone's list and include long road trips, get yours today!

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Surprised I liked it. but I did!

I listened to Digging In (another of the author's book) free with Kindle Unlimited, and since it was ok, I decided to listen to another of her free books, despite the subject matter. Let me say that I have zero interest in "I want a baby" novels so it was ONLY because it was free, that I tried it. What a nice surprise. It was about so much more.

I particularly liked that the main character was in nursing school and was a home health aid struggling to make ends meet. I'm tired of the "usual"--takes place in NY, main character always seems to be a writer or has some profession that allows her/him to have not a care in the world about money and is able to take off work for months and months. This was NOT that story. While I don't have any inherent interest in the home health aid profession either, it allowed the author to develop Leona's character as well as the a couple of the older people she cares for. And I found I was actually interested in her job!

There were quite a few characters in this book and some did get short shrift in the development department (in particular her sister Carly's two boys), but I found I didn't mind too much. There was enough going on plotwise and characterwise to keep me engaged.

While I wouldn't have spent a credit on Diggin In, I definitely would have spent a credit on this one. And now I'm off to actually USE a credit on another of the author's novels!

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Entertaining

Narrator was great. A lot of ideas presented really were very thought provoking. Interesting story. Good character development. Got a little bit long at the end!

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A story filled with HEART(s).

Imperfect characters, not always making the best choices, but ultimately driven by love and motivated by kindness. Definitely a "made me laugh, made me cry" story filled with many characters I can imagine meeting in real life, characters brought to life by the author's wonderful story telling paired with a talented narrator.

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Cheap ending

Although I liked the writing style, there were a lot of plot threads to weave together here and I'm not sure they all worked. In the end, if she was going to pick the sperm donor she did, why not just sleep with him and uncomplicate it all. The little last "afterthought" with all the letters was completely unnecessary and cheapened the ending even further.

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A must read!

Impeccably done! fantastic plot. fantastic plot and such real characters. this is my new favorite author.

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couldn't finish

I just couldn't finish it. I mean, it never really got started. I tried to hang on but just couldn't.

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Fantastic narrator

Really good, well-written story, made even more enjoyable by Karen Peake's clever, sensitive narration. There's a lot of nuance in the dialogue and she doesn't miss a trick.