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All this Time

(Walker Family #4)

4.61  ·  Rating details ·  417 ratings  ·  136 reviews
Bear McKinley’s past refuses to let go.

Ten years ago, Bear gave up everything—his freedom and his reputation—for his mess of a family. But after years of distance and too many attempts at starting over, he finally has a new life doing noble work in Brazil . . . until his past catches up to him once again. Suddenly he finds himself back in Maple Valley, charged with the ca
Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published September 28th 2017 (first published September 2017)
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Melissa Tagg Oh gosh, sorry it took me so long to answer this! The first full-length book in the Walker series is From the Start. But there's actually a free…moreOh gosh, sorry it took me so long to answer this! The first full-length book in the Walker series is From the Start. But there's actually a free prequel novella called Three Little Words, too! The order goes:

Three Little Words (e-novella prequel)
From the Start
Like Never Before
Keep Holding On
All This Time

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All This Time is the last book in the Walker family series, and while I’m a bit sad that it’s over, Raegan’s (and Bear’s!) story wrapped things up beautifully. I usually say that Melissa Tagg is one of my favorite contemporary fiction authors, which is still true, but after reading this series and loving this family, I can honestly say she is one of my favorite authors, period. Her characters are so memorable; I love their interactions and have especially enjoyed the different ways each sibling ...more
Susan Snodgrass
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My thoughts are swirling around inside my head as I just finished this book, and had to say goodbye to the Walker Family. This, Raegan and Bear's story, is the last. I've grown to love Maple Valley and the Walkers and all the quirkiness of the town. So, it is with sadness, that I read the last word and begin this review.

Raegan Walker and Bear McKinley have been here a long time in our hearts even before Tagg told their story. I've cared for them from afar until this book, and now I love them. Tw
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
GUYS. IT'S OVER. AND SO IS THE WALKER FAMILY SERIES. *sniffles and moans* IT'S BEEN SO LOVELY. And, gosh, the last two books especially... They got me all tied in and sometimes made me cry. Absolutely fantastic. These characters, the writing, the stories, the romance, the faith, the quirky town of Maple Valley - I'm gonna miss it all. (So maybe I'll have to reread.) BUT THE WAY THIS ENDED. So perfectly! Big round of applause for Miss Tagg, who created this wonderful world, with these wonderful f ...more
Sarah Grace Grzy
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm crying because I didn't want this book to end. I didn't want this series to end. Excuse me while I try to get my emotions together enough to write a semidecent review.
*sigh* I'm sad the Walker family series is over, but All This Time was a satisfactory ending and probably my favourite book of the series!
Angie H
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another win for Melissa Tagg! Hate to say goodbye to the Walker family, but looking forward to see what else she has in store!
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As I finished this amazing book I was torn in equal parts. Half of me was shouting yes, yes, YES! Because it really was that good. I knew it would be good. I have read and loved every single book and novella in this gorgeous Walker Family series, I have longed for Raegan and Bear's story, and yet I was still surprised by just how much I loved this sorry. But while I was internally celebrating (because who wouldn't love that ending) I was also mourning. Because this is the last book. Have I menti ...more
Hayleigh S.
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Savanna Kaiser
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
This entire series was a delight to read and the final story of the Walker family was no exception. I was so happy to see that Raegan and Bear were finally getting their chance at a happily-ever-after. These two haven't had an easy life, but they're stronger because of it. And the lessons they learn about themselves, and ultimately God, is the best part of all.

Everything I've come to expect from one of Melissa Tagg's books was included in this novel. A charming setting, an adorable, quirky famil
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well, I'm all weepy now. Not only because this novel packs an emotional wallop, but because it is the last in the Walker Family series and I'm so not ready to say goodbye! Not to them or Maple Valley. Or Melissa Tagg's incredible gift of sharing hard hitting faith cushioned by love and grace. Though I expect we readers will see that aspect of her writing in future books with new characters and places. Still -- the Walkers are a pretty awesome family and I am going to miss them. Sniffle.

And I hav
Nicki Olsen
*My Thoughts*
If any writer, any book, could carry me out of my days as a stressed out, tired college student into a place so different and yet so very similar to my own life, I have no doubt that they would join Melissa at the top of my favorites list.

Reagan and I have nothing and everything in common all at once. Colored hair? Not so much. Self-doubt? Love of family? Feeling like the odd one out? I think everyone loves a hero or heroine they can relate with.
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Finally! Bear's Story!

I love this Walker Family series. Every single one. The characters are real with strengths and weaknesses that make them easy to relate to. I love the fantastic family bond that crosses through each book. The Walkers feel like friends to me. I've been anxiously awaiting Bear's story and it did not disappoint. So good! Melissa Tagg is one of my favorite authors- an auto buy for sure.
Meghan Gorecki
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Best Walker book yet/my personal favorite. The sensitivity and boldness Tagg weaves through out the heavier subject matter while keeping the beloved family important--and the romance alive and beautifully well done as always--is nothing short of superb. She's done it again. Absolutely stunning finale to this series that had me laughing, taking notes, crying, and reading super slow at the end because I didn't want to say goodbye.
Sarah Monzon
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a great ending to a fantastic series. Bear McKinnley, be still my heart. I’m sad to see this saga end but excited to see what else Melissa Tagg has in store for us readers!
May 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
I like this book better than the two middle books. Rea is a broken yet lovable character. Bear is sweet and I loved getting his backstory. The romance was okay, but really, the best part about this book was the journey of the two characters.
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
All This Time by Melissa Tagg – The Walker Saga Concludes with Most Anticipated Story

Time stands still for Bear McKinley. His dream of missionary work in Africa has just vanished from his future thanks to a checkered past. This leads him to wonder about the future. His immediate future leads him to Georgia and the door of his sister-in-law. Instead of a welcome, she refuses to tell Bear what’s going on with his brother (who’s life is riddled with mistakes), but she does rush him out the door, an
Fiction Aficionado
I can’t believe this is the end of the Walker Family series! *sob, sob* But if all good series must come to an end, then this is the book to go out on. It showcases Melissa Tagg’s signature warmth, humour, and knack for creating thoroughly enjoyable dialogue, but it also tells a story that grips the heart, particularly as Bear struggles to care for his niece (Erin, 5) and nephew (Jamie, 11) and overcome a past that seems to follow him wherever he goes. Maybe it goes with the name, but Bear is ju ...more
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Life isn’t perfect. It’s messy, complicated and hard. However, it can also be full of joy and love. This final Walker novel is full of all these emotions and more. The wait for Reagan and Bears story was totally worth it. Their emotional connection moved the story along at a cracking pace. The conflict they both had about decisions they’d made came across so well. And the romance? Wow!
The Walker family is one of my favourite ever. Each time the siblings or their dad enter the scene it’s so enter
Kara Peck
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The bittersweet love of a concluded story. I have enjoyed each book in the Walker series and was very excited to read this! While I am sad to see them go I am glad to have known them and watched their stories grow. Tagg doesn't leave anything lacking. All the quaintness and sweet romance was just as prevalent in this forth and final installment as previous. I was rooting for Bear and Reagan awhile back so it was nice to have that fulfilled.
Always and forever a fan. Can't wait to share this book
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow. This is one of the most amazing books I've read, plain and simple. I have adored reading and getting to know the Walker family and I am so sorry to say goodbye to them. Trust me when I say I will revisit this series time and time again. Melissa has created a wonderful setting of Maple Valley, a town, I truly wish existed because I would move there in a heartbeat! The Walker Family has become like an extended family to me and their stories have touched my heart.

Bear and Regan's story is han
The perfect ending to the Walker Family series--with such real characters stumbling, searching, and striving to grow in their faith. I 100% recommend this series!
Terri Simmons
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
With this finale to the Walker Family series, Melissa has saved the best for last! If you have read the other Walker books, you HAVE to read this book. If you have not read the other Walker books, you MUST read this book and it will make you want to read the others. I have been waiting for this book for a year, and Tagg did NOT disappoint!!
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story was as unique as its male hero's name (Bear). Lol. It humored me that a character had the same name as an animal, like the actual name of an animal. BUT Bear is worth his weight in gold. He is an amazing hero with a complicated backstory and a beautiful future. I adored the way that he loved and protected the heroine.

Raegan is the heroine of this story. She's an artist who suffers from a debilitating secret that she keeps to herself out of fear. I loved how Bear was instrumental in he
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
All This Time ( Walker Family #4 )
By: Melissa Tagg
All This Time is book four and the final installment to The Walker Family Series. I have really loved this series and I hate for it end. Melissa Tagg has done an excellent job of penning this series . She draws you in right at the start and you are hooked. Tagg did not disappoint. This is Reagan and Bear’s story. Both of them have their issues they are carrying around. There is action, suspense, and romance all rolled together to make All This T
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bear McKinley. Bear. McKinley. BEAR MCKINLEY.

I have been waiting for Bear and Raegan's story since I first read about them in "From the Start". Specifically Bear. I absolutely loved this book. The setting, the characters, and each individual story within the story.

I really enjoyed and loved how I connected with both Bear and Raegan on some level, it just made them that more real. Melissa did a wonderful job with their personalities and their growth throughout the novel. And not only them, but ev
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bear is doing what he thinks is his calling, working where God wants him to work. But when his past comes into the present and begins creating problems on the mission field, he's sent home to deal with the problems that have haunted him for years. Now he's back in Maple Valley with two children in tow and plenty of friends who want to help. One of those friends, Raegan, has given up on being more than friends. She'll settle for helping Bear with his current troubles. But if there was a glimmer o ...more
Courtney Clark
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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If I had to choose one word to describe All This Time, it would be: Perfect. It's an absolutely perfect story of small town quirkiness, family dynamics, laugh out loud antics, a nail-biting tiny thread of suspense, and the sweetest friendship-turned-love relationship, with GRACE binding it all.

Raegan and Bear's story has been a long time stewing... and delightfully so. With All This Time, we readers finally see the depths of their characters --- both their histories, struggles, and respective ad
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
All This Time is a story I've anticipated since the moment Raegan and Bear appeared on the page. Beautifully rendered, their emotional journey is tender and touching and not soon to be forgotten! Tagg's characterization is exceptional, as she has crafted a fictional family that very much comes to life in the mind of the reader. I love the charm of Maple Valley and revel in the Walker’s camaraderie! While I lament the end of this wonderful series, it is certain to remain one of my very favorites. ...more
Toni Shiloh
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
A great end for the Walker family series.
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Melissa Tagg is the award-winning author of the popular Walker Family series, the Where Love Begins series and the Enchanted Christmas Collection. She's a former reporter, current nonprofit grant writer and total Iowa girl.

Melissa's recent releases include a Carol Award Winner (One Enchanted Noel), an RT Book Reviews TOP PICK (All This Time) and a Publishers Weekly Spring Top Ten Pick (Like Never

Other books in the series

Walker Family (4 books)
  • From the Start (Walker Family, #1)
  • Like Never Before (Walker Family, #2)
  • Keep Holding On (Walker Family, #3)
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