It's an election season gone wild in this "irresistible" (Cosmopolitan) and "whip-smart" (Us Weekly) novel about a delicious cast of characters who forge an unlikely friendship while their significant others are out on the campaign trail.Cady Davenport is living the American dream...At least she's supposed to be. She's in a new city, with a new job and even a new fianc . But when her husband-to-be hits the road for the upcoming presidential election, Cady realizes she's on her own--and that her dream life might not be all she'd imagined. Until she finds herself thrust straight into the heart of the most influential inner circle in Washington, DC: the campaign widows. As friends, they're an unlikely group--a fabulous Georgetown doyenne, a speechwriter turned mommy blogger, an artsy website editor and a First Lady hopeful who's not convinced she wants the job. But they share one undeniable bond: their spouses are all out on the trail during a hotly contested election season.Cady is unsure of her place in their illustrious group, but with the pressures of the unprecedented election mounting, the widows' worlds keep turning, faster than ever, as they hold down the fort while running companies, raising babies, racking up page views and even reinventing themselves. And their friendship might be just what Cady needs to find the strength to pursue her own happiness....
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Campaign Widows Reviews
This was a really good story about how 3 people whose spouses or significant others get caught up in a Presidential campaign and how they cope with the absence of those people in their lives.
The friendships that developed in this book were great and I loved the different points of view and was imagining while reading just how I'd cope or not cope, as the case may be.
This is my first book by this author, but I'll definitely be looking for more by her. She told the "inside story" of how these peop ...more
I really enjoyed this story, although I did struggle at times w/ figuring out which characters significant other was supporting each of the candidates, but that didn't stop me from loving the story. It was fun to get a glimpse behind the scenes of a presidential campaign, even if it is fiction.
I knew from their first meeting that the two main characters were going to end up together - it was just a matter of waiting to see how the author made that come together.
All of the characters were quite l ...more
Thank you to Harper Collins and Graydon House Publishing for sending me an early review copy of Campaign Widows by Aimee Agresti which just released. 📖 After finishing my last read, I picked up and started no less than five books before I finally settled into Widows. This book follows the DC elite through the election season “Cycle” starting with the Iowa Caucus and ending at Inauguration Day. The focus is mostly on the “widows”, or those who are partners to the political movers and shakers invo ...more
Campaign Widows is an entertaining and occasionally pointed book about a group of friends left alone in D.C. while their significant others are on the presidential campaign trail in one capacity or another. The book is very funny, timely, and includes a fantastic cast of characters. I'll list the key players:
Cady: New to D.C., recently engaged, and works on a struggling fluff TV news show. Her fiancee is a political advisor to a candidate and their relationship seems a bit rocky.
Birdie: Renowned ...more
“This was a town that ran on power and proximity to power, not looks, not even money — though looks and money never hurt.”
In this hilarious book, accurately described as Sex and the City meets The West Wing, we meet a whole new cast ready to steal your heart. And maybe your votes.
Cady moved to DC to move her relationship with Jackson to the next level. When he proposes immediately, she finally feels that things are moving in the right direction. Even better, she somehow meets a group of friends, ...more
Thanks to the publisher for this review copy!
What a dishy political read! I spent the entire book comparing characters to real politicians and celebrities and getting lost in the drama. The group of friends is so diverse, but they fit together perfectly once all of the pieces are revealed, and I truly did not guess what was going to happen throughout the book. Highly recommended for political junkies wanting something a little lighter and for romance and women's fiction fans wanting something a ...more
"Campaign Widows" was an intriguing look inside Washington, DC during the campaigning season. Although the description focuses on Cady, who is the newest campaign widow, the book follows Reagan and Jay, somewhat more seasoned campaign widows. In addition, we also follow Birdie, who throws the hottest parties and is a staple in DC as she comes back to her campaign marital issues, and Madison, a gorgeous former Miss 50 States, who is up to become the first lady (and so is on the campaign trail).