Heaven Is High

Barbara Holloway is a low key attorney in Eugene, Oregon who left her father s high powered firm to handle small legal problems for local residents and ponder her own next move But while trying to sort out her own future, two people, desperate for help, show up on her doorstep former pro football player Martin Owens and his wife Binnie Binnie, who is mute, met her husbBarbara Holloway is a low key attorney in Eugene, Oregon who left her father s high powered firm to handle small legal problems for local residents and ponder her own next move But while trying to sort out her own future, two people, desperate for help, show up on her doorstep former pro football player Martin Owens and his wife Binnie Binnie, who is mute, met her husband when she snuck aboard his boat while it was docked in Haiti and smuggled herself into the U S Now Immigration is seeking to deport her back to Haiti, which would be a death sentence Born to a woman from Belize who was kidnapped and enslaved by pirates, Binnie s only hope is to prove her and her mother s real identity With only days to find the truth and protect Binnie, Holloway sets off for Belize But what she knows is only the tip of the iceberg in what turns out to be one of her most complex, compelling and dangerous cases yet.
Heaven Is High Barbara Holloway is a low key attorney in Eugene Oregon who left her father s high powered firm to handle small legal problems for local residents and ponder her own next move But while trying to sor

  • Title: Heaven Is High
  • Author: Kate Wilhelm
  • ISBN: 9780312658601
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Heaven Is High”

    1. I have gotten out of sequence with the BH series books, but it did not lessen the enjoyment of the story. Like Barbara, I was not sure where Belize was either. I had to stop and look it up before I could continue. I loved the James Bond feel of the story, especially the mysterious yacht owner. As always, I really enjoy listening to the narrator, Carrington Macduffie.

    2. I read all of the Barbara Holloway books as well as everything else Kate Wilhelm has written over the years. I've always been impressed with that special something that separates her stories from anyone else's. For me, Heaven is High was quite a treat, since not only does part of it take place in my favorite state, Oregon, but the other part is set in Belize, a country I've long wanted to know more about. And I was happy to get the back-story of Martin and Binnie. I'd always wondered why Martin [...]

    3. I liked this book but was confused with how it fit in with the other Barbara Holloway books I read in the past. This book is obviously an early story even though it was published in 2011. Once you figure this out the story is a good one.

    4. I read this book for an Around the World challenge. In this book, Barbara Holloway is helping a woman named Binnie because Immigration is seeking to deport her back to Haiti, which would be a death sentence for her. Binnie's mother was from Belize but settled in Haiti. Binnie, who is mute, met her husband when she snuck aboard his boat while it was docked in Haiti and smuggled herself into the U. S. With only days to find the truth and protect Binnie, Holloway sets off for Belize. Binnie’s onl [...]

    5. I love this series by Kate Wilhelm (who is now in her 80's; I hope she had a wonderful vacation in Belize while writing this book, as much of the story is set there). I was confused at first, as so much of what happens in this book seemed to predate most of the others in the series, and finally discovered through other readers that this book chronologically is set between the first two in the series. Barbara Holloway is an attorney, living in Eugene Ore, and sometimes practicing law with her sem [...]

    6. I was confused when I started, but then figured out (I think) that this book (although brand new) takes place between the first two books of the series. So, it allows Wilhelm to go back and write a legal thriller in the time before Google and cell phones, which is kind of cute. But, I couldn't quite get into the story as much as usual with this series.

    7. THIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST. ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLYIn this book, Barbara Holloway is helping a woman named Binnie because Immigration is seeking to deport her back to Haiti, which would be a death sentence for her. Binnie's mother was from Belize but settled in Haiti. Binnie, who is mute, met her husband when she snuck aboard his boat while it was docked in Haiti [...]

    8. I enjoy the Barbara Holloway series and have read or listened to most of them. I find them frequently underrated by others, but this one is a departure from her norm. I only recently found out that this one from 2011 was published out of sequence and ought to be read between #1 and #2. I was happy to get the backstory on Martin and Binnie Owens, who appear in some later episodes. Although the plot has a legal backdrop, there are no courtroom scenes. As usual, Barbara comes across as an independe [...]

    9. Better than #11!! The only weird thing was (if you don't want to get a maybe-spoiler, skip the rest)that we always knew that Barbara would be fine because this all happened when she first met Martin and she's been working out of his restaurant for at least 5 books. :)

    10. Holloway goes out of her way to defend a marginalized woman and exclude her father from the job. Nice scenes set out along the Mackensie River

    11. Barbara Holloway is getting settled in her new house and while helping neighbors with small legal problems is taking a break from being a defense lawyer. One day she answers the door to find a couple asking for her help. He is a huge x NFL player and his wife is a pretty petite woman who happens to be mute. They ask Barbara if she would help them with the INS who want to deport the wife as an illegal with no papers. Barbara is hesitant, having no experience with Immigration cases, she agrees to [...]

    12. I spent many outdoor activities listening to this audiobook by a local author. When former NFL football player Martin Owens and his wife, Binnie, who was born mute, arrive on Barbara Holloway's doorstep, she's moved by their plight. Three years earlier, while cruising with five teammates on a rented yacht near Haiti, Martin found Binnie hiding in his stateroom. He helped smuggle her into the U.S and they fell in love. Now INS wants to deport her, even though Binnie isn't a Haitian citizen. Barba [...]

    13. Yes, #12 is out of sequence chronologically. Sense of place: Oregon and Belize. From Ms. Wilhelm's blog: "Heaven is High was set in about 1982. I wrote it recently but it was on my mind for a long time and I finally yielded to the impulse to fill in that blank, how Barbara met Martin and Binnie and why the enduring friendship developed. It also amused me to think that my readers will know something that Frank will never know. It was strange to write of a time before cellphones and modern compute [...]

    14. Wow! what a good read. This book is about an attorney named Barbara Holloway who is currently on a break when two people show up one day on her doorstep, A football player and his wife. Binnie who was smuggled on a ship. Binnie who's mother was kidnapped and enslaved when her boat was attacked. Her mother died and that is when Binnie decided to leave. Immigration is threatening to deport Binnie back to the same guy that killed her mom. The only way to get out of it is to have proof of her mother [...]

    15. I liked the main character Barbara's personality. Because this was the first book I've read in this series, I had no previous knowledge of the characters. I did not think it detracted from the plot. I enjoyd the movement of the story from the US to Belize and back again. The plot moved along quite well and the characters Barbara meets along the way added to the story. I listened to this book on tape, while execising. It kept me interested so my time flew by on the treadmill. I will read other bo [...]

    16. I have finally caught up to the final Barbara Holloway story. This is probably one of the hardest of hers to read. I didn't think I would enjoy it from the description, and it was a bit hard to get into the story.There are some marvellous descriptions of Belize, and someday I'll take a look and see if it is correct.The story takes place very near the beginning of her career, I think after her first case. It's like a time machine, going back in time. The story tells how she met Martin and Binnie [...]

    17. Probably three and a half stars is more like it. My first Kate Wilhelm book and I may well read another. This was a good quick read. I liked the character of Barbara and her concern despite herself for Martin and Binnie. It's interesting the way she dashes off arrow prayers and she throws herself into danger for others. As one who adores orchids, the desciption of the orchids really appealed to me and the descriptions of Belize which meant nothing to me before this book.I admit I am always a suc [...]

    18. While one of the reasons I like to read Wilhelm's Holloway series is her setting in Eugene OR and around it in forests and coasts, it was refreshing to see Barbara in a new setting, though we go back in time from the recent books to see how her relationship with Martin and Binnie developed. I missed having Frank in this book, but the story, with its connections to current events like piracy, and the setting in Belize was a nice change of pace, as was having the mystery develop outside of the usu [...]

    19. Wilhelm is a very good writer. As with past books, her characters are realistic and engaging. The plot in this book is quite unique and presents a whole host of ethical issues, in addition to legal ones. The writing and dialog helped transport me to Oregon and Belize; it was easy to imagine the settings and the characters in them. There was just the right amount of surprises to keep things interesting, while still believable. I couldn't put it down - exciting and entertaining both. Score another [...]

    20. Barbara Holloway has been asked by former pro football player Martin Owens and his wife Binnie seeks her help in finding Binnie’s biological mother’s true identity to prove that she was born in Belize and hot Haiti. Binnie must learn her identity before she is deported. If deported to Haiti she’ll be sold into prostitution. Barbara, believing that the search for information is will be a minor expedition but once she arrives finds she has placed herself in a dangerous situation. Heaven Is H [...]

    21. This one took me a while to lose myself in the plot -- it was very disconcerting that this entry in the Barbara Holloway series seems to go back 20 years in time to when Barbara first met Martin and Binnie Owens (restaurant owners and the future home of Barbara's neighborhood "drop in" legal practice).Once I put that schism aside, though the plot is engaging as always. Kate Wilhelm is wonderful at creating vivid, memorable characters, and showing the many shades of gray that make up most of us.

    22. From Oregon to Belize and back this book keeps you on your toes. It starts out with a not so simple request and moves on to mystery, murder and kidnapping. Not necessarily in that order, either. It's about family lost and found. Untold millions of dollars. Drugs. Okay, that's as far as I'll go. Don't want to spoil it for anyone. Suffice it to say, this book is in keeping with the high standards set by Kate Wilhelm. Only puzzling thing I found was the date the book supposedly set in. Seems to go [...]

    23. I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy this book or not. I did. The underlying theme is a popular oney is the motive or underlying cause of vast numbers of crimes,but that doesn't mean that everyone involved in that crime have the same motive. It reminds us financial security is not a blanket of protection against all misfortune. People are much to complex to fit in one little box and again, how things first appear is not always an accurate picture of the truth. But then again, sometimes it is.

    24. This is a very good sort of "fill in the blanks" addition to the Barbara Holloway mysteries. It is set after she comes back to Oregon, and explains quite a bit about her store-front practice at Martin's Restaurant. Martin and Binnie are interesting minor characters in later books - this book explains their story. This book does not have the plot twists and turns, character development, etc. of later novels, but it is still a very worthwhile read!Kate Wilhelm is one of my favorite authors!

    25. It's been awhile since I've read a book in this series, but I remember liking them more than I did this one. My credibility was stretched too far, even for me who is generally able to overlook gaps in logic and understands that the hero always escapes. A new book in the series is coming out and I'll probably give it a tryybe the antics in this one were a fluke. Or, maybe I just don't remember how far-fetched they were.

    26. I liked this book more than her last one (which I found disappointingly predictable). It's back to her usual excellent characterizations and interesting choices. The courtroom is featured much much less, leading to it feeling more like a suspense/adventure than courtroom procedural, but it was still well done and an interesting read.

    27. Heaven is high by Kate Wilhelm is marked as #12 in the Barbara Holloway series but it clearly is not, it is more in the line of a 5 or 6I felt like I was missing a story in the series, and I finally found it. Having read the later books in the series it was good to know how Barbara started to work with Binnie and Martin.

    28. This has been one of my favorite books of the series so far. The story within the story, Barbara, Bailey and the legality of the case. All come together to weave a tangled web that eventually gets untangled at the very end. I hope that we find out a bit more about the Belize story in a future book, along with Benny and Martin.

    29. Many books in this Barbara Holloway series under the belt, but the writing in this is a bit stilted - almost amateurish in places. The storyline is a bit fantastic but it let me know how Barbara met Binnie & Martin. Of all the books read in this series, this is my least favorite.Overall, I didn't hate it but would be hard pressed to recommend it@Phila

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