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Halfway to Heaven (Calhoun Chronicles #3)

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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  810 ratings  ·  39 reviews
Bestselling "USA Today" author Wiggs pens a tale of Abigail Cabot, a gifted astronomer whose passion for the stars has left her lacking in social graces.
Paperback, 408 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Mira Books (first published 2001)
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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 ...more
Fernanda
:) uma historia bem engraçada que Susan Wiggs nos apresenta.
com 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 pol
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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
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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 ...more
Germaine Lefebvre
"Nessuno fuggirà di fronte a voi, Abby" disse Jamie, tornando al presente e rivolgendo un sorriso smagliante alla ragazza che gli sedeva accanto.
Lei aveva ancora un'espressione disgustata per aver mangiato l'ostrica. Fece per dire qualcosa, ma, improvvisamente, si portò la mano alla bocca e lasciò precipitosamente il tavolo.


Romanzo della serie "Nessuno può mettere Baby in un angolo", ma con protagonista maschile, vero Pigmalione sbruffone e simpatico e quello femminile che, pur appartenendo alla
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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. ...more
Sandra
I enjoyed this book a lot more than I did The Horsemaster's Daughter The Horsemaster's Daughter (Calhoun Chronicles #2) by Susan Wiggs, 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 stoppe
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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. ...more
Kathy Anne
This is another from one of my top 5 authors,the same high quality as all of Susans books.IMHO 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 wond
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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.
Adria
Interesting...

I liked it but it didn't keep my interest as well as the first two books in the series... I did like the characters though.
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 ...more
Lara
diciamo tre stelline e 1/2, classico libro da spiaggia, senza lode e senza infamia!
Sarah Bedard
one of my all time favorite romantics..
Erin
Oct 12, 2013 Erin rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: historical romance fans
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.
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.
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.
~*kath*~
Jun 02, 2008 ~*kath*~ rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to ~*kath*~ by: Amber
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.
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.
Santana
Hmmmm kind of similar to the first book and had it's moments...but i found it dragging at times. Characters were okay :\ it had so much potential to be great. It wasn't horrible...It was just okay lol but great finish to the series ;)
Carla_Collette
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.
Anna
unconventional pairings and great lessons learned when you look beneath the surface
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
Awwwww. 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 (^_^)
Dev
Jamie and Abby's story was so wonderful I didn't want it to end. I loved the development of their friendship. This story was truly heart warming.
Lucianne
A clumsy heroine with a bum leg and too much brain to be fashionable for her time. And the man who loves her. Fabulous. Sexy. Yummy.
LJ
Halfway to Heaven - Poor
Susan Wiggs
Lady astronomer with a deformed foot and new Senator.

Didn't work for me.
Ann Marie
Loved the series!

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Love Susan Wiggs!Her books are heavenly,
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Susan Wiggs's life is all about family, friends...and 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 www.fieldsend.org ...more
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