Midway to Heaven
by Dean Hughes
Ned knew it was a sneaky thing to do, but he walked quietly down the stairs hoping to turn the corner from the stairway before they slipped away from each other.
When he reached the last step, he waited and looked into the dark room. Over the top of the couch's back, he saw two heads, too close. He cleared his throat to announce his presence, and then walked around the back of the couch and sat on another recliner, but they didn't have enough shame to separate themselves, and Ned saw exactly what he suspected: David was holding Liz's hand!
What father ever thinks his little girl is ready to get married?
David Markham is perfect. Too perfect. Athletic, good-looking, musical, spiritual. . . it seems like there's nothing David can't do, but Ned Stevens is unconvinced. Nobody could be that good, and he's sure there's something fishy about this boy his daughter seems so crazy about. He just has to find out what it is before it's too late. But how far will he have to go to prove his point?
This lighthearted romp by bestselling author Dean Hughes is the perfect blend of romance, comedy, poignancy, and just plain fun. A sure hit!
By Melinda, Submitted on 2015-02-25
We listened while we canned peaches and really made time go by. It was interesting to hear how Ned (over)reacts to his daughter's boyfriend. We have 3 girls and I'm sure I will have many of the same feelings even if they don't get verbalized.
By Karen, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This is a must-read for all parents not quite ready to have their children marry. Hughes uses humor to entertain and send a message too.
By Mindy, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I enjoyed the book for what it is FICTION. I didn't gain any new doctrinal insight, but that wasn't the point. I thought it was a lot of fun to read and laughed while reading.
By Terri, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Most of the book made me laugh whole heartedly and a couple moments brought tears. My own daughter being at the Y in Provo and I have discussed some of the 'mormon culture shock' that exists in parts of the world far from our real world here. This book certainly validated our opinions on how different real LDS life is from that portrayed in the book. It was a bit too much, A little to fluffy but again a good fictional read. I would lend it out but won't buy another as a gift.
By Crystal, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I loved the book and couldn't put it down. It was funny yet truthful, insightful, and touching. One of Dean Hughes best yet!
By Melissa, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Dean Hughes has done it again with this funny and touching look at the way people deal with adversity and changes in their lives. This book is very much an LDS version of 'Father of the Bride,' but it's even funnier. Besides being worried about his youngest child, his beloved daughter, possibly getting married, the main character also is dealing with the loss of his wife to cancer at a relatively young age and all the advice for him to get married again. This book will definitely keep you in stitches, but it also gives you things to think about, and it has many touching moments. The story of the daughter's care for her mother before her prom date and the scene with the family all together at Christmas are beautiful! Dean Hughes really knows how to make his stories come alive in your mind. Highly recommended!
By Ann, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Midway to Heaven made me laugh and cry all on the same page. It also made me think of my own 25 year marriage and our relationship. Loved this book!!