[PDF] Download ï Halfway to Heaven | by ☆ Susan Wiggs

By Susan Wiggs | Comments: ( 461 ) | Date: ( Sep 22, 2019 )

Book 3 of the Calhoun Chronicles by 1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs.Washington, D.C 1870sAt a glittering White House gala, Abigail Cabot discovers the man of her dreams Only, he s not interested yet So the gifted lady astronomer, whose passion for measuring stars has left her woefully lacking in social graces, seeks someone to educate her someone who iBook 3 of the Calhoun Chronicles by 1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs.Washington, D.C 1870sAt a glittering White House gala, Abigail Cabot discovers the man of her dreams Only, he s not interested yet So the gifted lady astronomer, whose passion for measuring stars has left her woefully lacking in social graces, seeks someone to educate her someone who is a master at the art of seduction.Jamie Calhoun s handsome looks and easy charm have made him as popular on the Senate floor as he is with the capital s most attractive women But secretly he loathes the cynical, manipulative man he s become Initially, he befriends Abigail as a means to a political end But somewhere along the way the plan goes awry.First laughter and then love take them completely by surprise in this wildly romantic story For a man convinced he s incapable of love and a woman who believes she can reach the stars, could this be a match made in heaven A historical romance.


  • Title: Halfway to Heaven
  • Author: Susan Wiggs
  • ISBN: 9781459294714
  • Page: 410
  • Format: ebook

About Author:

Susan Wiggs

Susan Wiggs s life is all about family, friendsd fiction She lives at the water s edge on an island in Puget Sound, and she commutes to her writers group in a 17 foot motorboat She serves as author liaison for Field s End, a literary community on Bainbridge Island, Washington, bringing inspiration and instruction from the world s top authors to her seaside community See fieldsend She s been featured in the national media, including NPR s Talk of the Nation, and is a popular speaker locally and nationally According to Publishers Weekly, Wiggs writes with refreshingly honest emotion, and the Salem Statesman Journal adds that she is one of our best observers of stories of the heart who knows how to capture emotion on virtually every page of every book Booklist characterizes her books as real and true and unforgettable She is the recipient of three RITA sm awards and four starred reviews from Publishers Weekly for her books The Winter Lodge and Passing Through Paradise have appeared on PW s annual Best Of lists Several of her books have been listed as top Booksense picks and optioned as feature films Her novels have been translated into than two dozen languages and have made national bestseller lists, including the USA Today, Washington Post and New York Times lists The author is a former teacher, a Harvard graduate, an avid hiker, an amateur photographer, a good skier and terrible golfer, yet her favorite form of exercise is curling up with a good book Readers can learn on the web at susanwiggs and on her lively blog at susanwiggs.wordpress.



Comments Halfway to Heaven

  • Ivy Deluca

    It had been a long time since I'd read anything by Ms. Wiggs, and I cannot recall why I never sought her out, but I mean to rectify that situation. I wasn't sure if would get into this, as I've been on more of a contemporary romance kick, but I got so caught up in this book I stayed up half the night reading it. The setting is 1870s Washington DC/Virginia, and the story centers around the Pygmalion-like relationship that develops between Abigail Cabot and James Calhoun, with a dash of Cyrano de [...]


  • Fernanda

    :) uma historia bem engraçada que Susan Wiggs nos apresenta algum sentido de humor, mas acima de tudo com o realismo que afinal toda a historia de amor tambem deve conter.Abigail Cabot, filha de senador, mas com alguma "incapacidade" para o social enfrenta nesta historia um desafio a todas as convenções e a sua falta de auto estima.Por outro lado Jamie Calhoun, com um passado secreto, assume o papel de "professor" de Abby no sentido de a tornar irresistivel e em contrapartida ter o apoio poli [...]


  • Sandra

    Abigail Cabot, awkward and dowdy, loves nothing more than astronomy. One night Abigail happens upon a lovers tyst and becomes friends with the thwarted lothario James Calhoun. Calhoun befriends Abigail to get into the good graces of her father. Calhoun decides to assist Abigail in her transformation in order to attack her love interest. Except somewhere along the way, Calhoun & Abigail unexpectedly fall in love.With a cast of fun and interesting characters, Wiggs tells a story that is part r [...]


  • Susan

    I really enjoyed this book. I love the character development. It is not a true historical because the characters are too progressive but I love the setting and characters.It is about self confidence and relationships.I was very sad in the end with Helena's situation but can't wait to read her story. I am glad I don't have to wait for it.There is what I consider mild sex in it - references and some detail but not too explicit.


  • IrishFan

    After reading the summary of this one, I wasn't sure I was going to like it. However, once I began reading and got a few chapters in, I was enjoying it just fine. She kept me guessing as to what Jamie's secret was, and once we learned it, I was horrified at what poor Noah went through. I was so worried that she was going to marry Boyd, was so glad she didn't! I am curious to see what happens to her sister though after her marriage. I am looking forward to book #4 in this series.


  • Sharon Gallup

    well folks this is really a lady's book. it is a love story that takes place many years ago when politics was based on who you know and who you can marry off your daughter to get brownie points.To hell to love for your daughter. this is a story that you would read wrapped in a blanket on a cold evening with a glass of wine.


  • Sandra

    I enjoyed this book a lot more than I did The Horsemaster's Daughter, as I found the characters in this book a lot more likeable. I like that Susan Wiggs has given us great heroines in this series (Calhoun Chronicles) - they have flaws, they're not your average beautiful debutante that you find in other historical novels. They are painfully shy, unfashionably intelligent or have grown up on a secluded island with only their father for guidance. These characters are much more relatable. I stopped [...]


  • Kate Vale

    History buffs who focus on post-Civil War America would like this book. Set in Washington, D.C and rife with both political machinations by the men and how women were expected to act, but often didn't (!) embellish this story about Abigail Cabot, 2nd daughter to Senator Cabot. He would dearly love for one of his daughters to marry the Vice President's son. Abby has been enamored of the boy since they were children, but what she thinks of a love might better be characterized as something else. Es [...]


  • Candy Liggett

    I really loved this book. Susan Wiggs creates wonderful characters we have two sisters Abagale and Helena and their father is a politican. Their mother passed away delivering Abagale. The sisters have a very close bond and are always trying to please their father and making him happy. Abagale has her heart set on Boyd Butler the vice presidents son and dreams of being with him and looking for her happily ever after. Boyd has his eyes on Helena and begins to court her for her hand in marriage. En [...]


  • Sara G

    I read this book for the Disney Prince Hopefuls challenge. Milo Thatch: Read a book that has to do with the legend of Atlantis or a book where the character knows several languages. You may also read a book with a socially-awkward character or a character named James or Michael.This book was pretty decent, but unbelievable at times and forgettable at others. Our nerdy club footed heroine gets together with a new member of Congress (her dad is an important senator too) to convince the man she ide [...]


  • Hopefulpuffin

    I enjoyed this book and really would go 3 1/2 stars. Abigail is a super smart woman with a deformed foot that she takes great pains to hide. She's awkward but has potential which Jamie sees immediately. Jamie is a bit of a scoundrel with a tragic past. I haveen't read the previous books in the series so maybe it's addressed further there. It's a well-written book and it was fun to read a historical set in Washington, DC as opposed to The West or Europe. A bit too much name dropping, though. The [...]


  • Kathy Anne

    This is another from one of my top 5 authors,the same high quality as all of Susans booksHO this lady must spend a lot of time thinking up plots that are not the sameo,not only plots, but her characters have a well thought out differance too.Maybe it`s because she leaves the sex scenes to our imagination instead of the verbatum scenes most authors do nowdays.The first one in this book was described in only a few words but boy did my imagination ever set up and take notice !Jaime was just wonderf [...]


  • Nancy Brady

    Awkward daughter, who's also an astronomer, of a Senator prefers looking at the stars than catching the bouquet of the bride. She's allergic to the flowers, and because of a foot deformity, she prefers not to embarrass herself with dancing (backwards, of course). Escaping her unease, she meets the dashing Jamie Calhoun, freshman Congressman. He offers to tutor her so that she can attract the man of her dreams, but like most romances, love blooms between the two. Will she end up with the man of h [...]


  • SuperWendy

    This book languished in my mammoth TBR for a long time because I'm not wild about political settings. That being said, I really enjoyed this story! If you're a hero-centric romance reader, then Jamie Calhoun is right in your wheelhouse. He's a rogue, a charmer, and says all the right things to make a girl swoon. I liked that Abby doesn't immediately swoon though, and I liked that these two fall in love prior to her "makeover" even if they don't admit their feelings for each other until the end. [...]


  • Linda C

    Mousy astronomer Abigail Cabot loves Lt Boyd Butler but he is smitten by her older beautiful sister, Helena. Helena, however, is in love with the brilliant but poor Dr. Rowan, mathematician and inventor. Helena, semi-literate, is pursued by Butler by letter and Abby answers the letters in her sister's stead. Jamie Calhoun, freshman Congressman, assists Abby in her pursuit in a very Pygmalion way. Lots of convoluted action but done in a deeply engaging manner. Well drawn out plot with an indepth [...]


  • Dobby0390

    Abigail and Helena Calbot, raised by their wealthy influential widowed father, have only each other for emotional support. Helena is stunningly beautiful; Abigail is awkward, socially inept, and brilliant. Everyone falls in love with Helena - except Jamie Calhoun, the Virginia rake who sees past the awkwardness and unfashionable wardrobe to appreciate the wallflower sister. Wonderfully written ugly-duckling story of two souls finding each other and finding themselves.


  • Erin

    Senator Cabot's younger daughter, Abigail, is a brilliant astronomer and a lousy dresser. Freshman Congressman Jamie Calhoun decides the best way to win her father's influence is to "help" Abby romance and win the husband of her dreams. So why are neither truly happy when it works?For readers' advisors: character doorway is primary. Story and setting (circa 1870s or 1880s Virginia) are secondary. Mild sexual content and swearing.


  • Rochelle

    Good book. I read this series entirely out of order and I really wish that I read Enchanted Afternoon after this one, I think it would have made more sense.


  • Jen

    Really liked this book. I really enjoyed the genuine friendship established between Jamie and Abby (I think that was the female characters name it's kind of escaping me at the moment). Definitely read this AFTER reading the horsemasters daughter, or else it spoils the story of the character Noah.


  • Irma

    Los personajes de esta serie con mujeres muy poco convencionales para su época. Quizá no sean tan hermosas pero definitivamente son muy inteligentes y se interesan en temas reservados casi siempre para los hombres. Seguimos en los 1860's, esta vez en el Senado y las luchas de poder, los intereses de los ferrocarrileros y mantener las apariencias.


  • Mary Baker

    I haven't read Susan Wigg's historical romances before and was pleasantly surprised as I read this book. It was a fun book to read--with a plot that was probably implausible, but definitely romantic. It provided hours of good escape; and the arguments between the two main characters kept me smiling.


  • Santana

    Hmmmm kind of similar to the first book and had it's momentsbut i found it dragging at times. Characters were okay :\ it had so much potential to be great. It wasn't horribleIt was just okay lol but great finish to the series ;)


  • Mary

    I expected to like the Calhoun book set in Washington D.C. Unconventional women and the men who try to understand them is the focus of the whole Calhoun Series. This was worth reading; it just isn't as rich as Horsemaster's Daughter.


  • ~*kath*~

    Thoroughly enjoyed this one, Susan Wiggs has a wonderful style of writing. Her characters are gorgeous (both central characters and sub-characters) and her story so engaging, I was turning each page with anticipation. Can't wait to read some more of her work.


  • Carla

    This book is about two wounded souls coming together in the time after the civil war in the USA. Improbable plot, with an interesting mix of tragedy and humor. Good romantic tension and suspense. An enjoyable escape read.


  • Jeanne

    Fun read about an intelligent, awkward young woman trying to find her way and keep her father happy at the same time. I thought from the blurb that it was present-ish day, so it took me a second to catch up.


  • Ann Marie

    Loved the series!Merged review:Love Susan Wiggs!Her books are heavenly,


  • Mary Jo

    Very predictable, but I had to finish it just the same. Not what I would normally expect from Susan Wiggs; but it was light, easy reading and sometimes you just gotta do that!


  • Krista the Bookaholic

    Aww How I liked this book. I adore slow build-up for romance and this had it. Loved Abbie's and Jamie's friendship and watching it grow into love was so beautiful (^_^)


  • Holly

    Love the Calhouns!


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