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Across the Way

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Love never factored into her agenda, but sometimes fate alters plans.

Marie has her twenties planned out. Her dream to see all fifty states before she turns twenty-five finally comes true. With a two-year trip ahead of her, she says good-bye to her family and her best friend Jayce. Though fearing the trip could change their friendship forever, a pact is formed. They're de
Published 2016 by Hot Tree Publishing
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Randi Perrin
Oct 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
This story is about Marie, who is going on the road trip of a lifetime to cross an item off her bucket list. She starts in Kentucky and drives up north into Canada and back down the east coast, and then heading west. The places Marie went were nice--it was kind of really cool to see North American geography and landmarks through someone else's eyes. What she felt important to show to me. I've never been to Michigan on the lake, or New Orleans, and it's been years and years since I was in New Yor ...more
Sassy Southern
Nov 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Marie has been working hard to save money to go on a trip across parts of the US and Canada before she settles down into her career and future. She has a goal of certain places to see and wants to live life more as she has never left Tennessee up to this point.

Jayce Hewitt is Marie's best friend and has been saving his own money to help Marie with her journey and when Marie no longer needs his money they decide that he will meet up with her at certain points on the trip. Jayce has feelings for M
Lindsay Detwiler
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Across the Way is a story of love, of identity, and of making difficult choices. This book pulled me in from the first page and didn't let me go until the emotional ending.

I loved Marie's character in the book. She was fun-seeking and adventurous. She decides to do something many of us don't get a chance to do--she pursued her bucket list and traveled across the country on an epic adventure. Along the way, she finds a deep friendship with a woman named Constance and also finds a strong romantic
Amy O'neal
Oct 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Across the way

LOVED LOVED LOVED this book. I have always wanted to take a trip like Marie did. So many emotions in this book. I hope there's a book about Manny next.
First off, BRAVO!! to Marie for taking a road trip that many of us have on their bucket list, but won't do for many reasons. Mine would mainly be the traveling alone. Don't think I could do this alone. OK, well we all know that being alone changes if you read the story, but still for most of the trip she was alone. Brave, strong, has a big heart and fearless is how I would describe Marie. Her co-travelers Connie and Manny were a nice added bonus.
Besides missing her family she is going to miss h
Reanna Hanley
Apr 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Okay so let me start by saying I am not a triangle type of girl, a good menage yeah but triangle no. Having said that I did actually enjoy this book. The bouncing between guys not physically but more emotionally was annoying but Marie wasn't doing it in a mean way(if that makes sense).

This book kept me hooked and turning pages. I enjoyed the witty dialogue and really felt like I could experience the road trip with the girls. I was extremely invested in the characters and story. I also enjoyed t
Sep 29, 2016 rated it liked it
"Across the Way" by Amy McClung

Any McClung's "Across the Way" is an interesting novel. Marie has had a dream of driving her way through every state on the US. She meets a lot of people on her journey, does a lot of sight seeing, and takes her time in each state. Along the way she also finds the live of her takes her over a year to figure it all out. The reader will be able to determine her answer much more quickly.

I really enjoyed the characters in this novel. They all add different p
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I started reading this book after the author made me curious by saying that there would be something in it that I'd appreciate. I started reading Across the Way around noon and finished it about six pm in the same day. I absolutely loved the characters, they made me laugh, they made me cry, they made me yell out loud at them for being so stupid. I loved the love triangle, and I love the ending.

Marie goes on a trip to visit every state, something I only hope to do sometime in the future, and alo
Rebecca Austin
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I really enjoyed this book and the trip is definitely something I would have loved to do. I was so glad she met Connie, Jayce's cousin, and was able to do it with her. The girls had so fun together and I loved reading the different reactions they had to the different places they went.

At times I was definitely frustrated in the book when Marie was trying to choose between the two guys and who she cared about. I knew who I wanted to win her heart and I just wanted to get in there and lead her to
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant plot, awesome characters and very, very well-written.
Paula Genereau
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my. I loved this book. Sometimes our plans change and things happen we don't expect to. Great book
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Marie had a lifelong dream of seeing all 50 states and although it would difficult to leave her best friend Jayce behind, Marie finally had a chance to live her dream. Starting out from Tennessee she soon finds her way to Michigan and meets Brody where she quickly falls into a “relationship” with him but she has to move on to keep her dream alive. Adding some quick friendships along the way Marie makes her way to Canada and strikes up a friendship with Connie, Jayce’s cousin who causes Marie to ...more
Shannon Schoolcraft
Holy wow!

Holy wow. This book has you hooked from beginning to end. This was my first read by the author and a really good one. Marie has a dream of traveling the world. Her best friend Jayce isn't too keen on the idea. On her journey she meets interesting people. Distance makes the heart grow fonder. This book had me on the edge of my seat. I was team Jayce all the way. Brady was cool and all and every girls dream. I had to finish this book to know who she chose. This is a MUST read. Looking for
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Where do I even begin.....This story was amazing and kept me on the edge of my seat. I was so tangled into this love triangle and I was so torn on how it should end. I remember praying that it ended happily because I did't think I could handle anymore heartache. I definitely cried more then once in this story. I really felt like I was watching every bit of this journey play out and I became so attached to these characters. I was really excited to see some hidden surprises throughout for Amy's av ...more
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

I rarely write poor reviews. This book dragged on and one and honestly after just over half way through, I "skimmed" the rest to see who she chose in the end. It was like a never ending battle and for me that was annoying. The writing was just okay. I think it bored me more than intrigued me.
Aug 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shawna Conrad
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great journey

This is a well written book about moments in life, the journey in life, and the loves in life. Suspenseful til the very end.
Catherine  Wright (Cat's Guilty Pleasure)
I was given a copy by the author in exchange for an honest review.

While I did enjoy this book, at time it did frustrate me. The trip Marie took is something I would love to do myself. I loved the people she meet along th way, they were great and made the story even better. Each character in the book was unique in their own way.

To get to what frustrated me was she was caught between two guys and trying to decide who she liked more. I knew who I was rooting for, but the back and forth really frus
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