Customer Reviews for

Halfway to Heaven (Calhoun Chronicles Series #3)

Average Rating 4
( 13 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 review with 4 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2006

    This One Will Make You Smile - The Ugly Duckling Wins The Day!

    I have read a few novels now by Susan Wiggs ¿ Miranda, The Firebrand, Horsemaster¿s Daughter & A Summer Affair. All extremely good ¿ especially the last two (which are a series). In Halfway to Heaven she does it again. This story was extra fun because we can all empathize and feel for a leading lady who is less than beautiful, less than graceful, less than perfect ¿ just like most of us ¿ we can relate to Abby in this story. She was more brains than beauty, more deep thought than wisdom and more science than mystery. But¿she was charming all around. It just took a very discerning eye to see the real woman beneath the surface. Her father missed it. Her sister even missed it. The world around her certainly missed it. But¿our leading hero, didn¿t miss it. He saw it clearly. Jamie saw her as a boring, brown wren at first ¿ much as the rest of the world did. But¿upon deeper viewing he saw a lovely bird ready to spread its wings and soar with the right guidance. His guidance. Mind you¿Jamie had his own needs to be met ¿ getting in with the right politicians to get his agenda fulfilled in Congress but, he didn¿t mind playing fixer upper with Abby along the way since her father was an important connection locally. His assistance in polishing Abby into a social butterfly with the right clothes, social graces and dancing charm was much needed. Along the journey of evolvement to a real woman Abby made him laugh, think, and explore the world in ways he had forgotten. Abby managed to break past his polished and handsome exterior to find the real man beneath the surface. Jamie¿s friends missed the true man beneath. His family missed it. The world around him missed it. But, our leading lady Abby saw it. She saw Jamie for the wonderful man he was. Complete with dark memories, deep loss, lost first love, scars and all. Her ability to see deep changed him as well. Nothing is more soul stirring than hearing a man tell a woman she made him better than he could ever hope to be. Abby did that for Jamie. And in turn, Jamie made Abby a complete woman. I loved how Abby developed into a confident and courageous woman by the books end ¿ she took what she wanted instead of waiting for the world to give it to her. I loved how Jamie realized the past must be just that and he can only have a future by looking forward. Being apart, they realized they were stranded on earth ¿ and alone. By being together, they were already halfway to heaven. SW rarely goes into a lot of details in her love stories in terms of physical intimacy or relations. She makes you feel the longing, the hurt, the confusion and all the love that is between the main characters and because she is so good at this, I rarely miss the love scenes. If anything, the emotional tugging she does to your head and heart are more powerful than any ¿quickie¿ could be. If you have not found this author yet, I would recommend you do so. She always writes a great story ¿ realistic and easy to follow and creates moving and memorable characters. She is on her game and it¿s a pleasure to buy her books. Happy reading!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 review with 4 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1