Campaign Widows by Aimee Agresti

Campaign Widows

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 fiancé . But when her husband-to-be hits the road for the upcoming presidential ele...

Details Campaign Widows

TitleCampaign Widows
Release DateMay 22nd, 2018
PublisherGraydon House
GenreFiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Adult, Did Not Finish, Contemporary, Politics, Realistic Fiction

Reviews Campaign Widows

  • Amy
    I’m not one to get too wrapped up with politics and I rarely read books based on the subject, but I knew just from reading the blurb of this one that it would be a fun read and I was right! While politicians and a crazy presidential race is the basis for the plot, this is also a super light and juicy look at the women behind the men in office.This follows a group of women who are all campaign widows who bond over their relationship and parentin...
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    4.5 Red White & Blue Stars!I was really impressed with this novel from Aimee Agresti - to write a political themed novel in today's tumultuous climate and write a book focused around election season that appeals to all readers regardless of affiliation and manages to make the key players all likable is quite a feat. Told from various perspectives of women all connected to the presidential election in various ways was fresh and interesting and kep...
  • Janelle
    Thank you so much Wunderkind PR and Harlequin Books for providing my free copy of CAMPAIGN WIDOWS by Aimee Agresti - all opinions are my own. I don’t usually go for the light read, but I absolutely loved this “Sex and the City goes to Washington DC” story! It’s fun, smart, sassy, full of characters I adore, and of course, political intrigue! The primary cast of characters, Cady, Birdie, Jay, Reagan, and Madison, are wonderfully written an...
  • Kate Olson
    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 rom...
  • Sarah Elizabeth
    I really enjoyed this book, and think the comparison to a cross between Sex and the City and West Wing is accurate. I like that the "campaign widows" become friends, and I enjoyed the variety of careers and roles in the campaign cycle each character had. I also have a deep love for Washington D.C., so I loved the setting of the book and could easily picture the scenes being described. I first heard this book recommended by Annie B. Jones on eithe...
  • Ashley Gallegos
    This book is brilliant and hilarious! It is full of vibrant and relatable characters that will steal your heart and make you laugh out loud. The plot explores heart ache, motherhood, career/life balance, and so much more with the perfect injection of laughter and fun. I can’t recommend it enough!
  • Taylor (
    FULL REVIEW: is a story of A Girl Who Judged A Book By It's Cover. I was browsing Netgalley and voting on book covers and saw a beautiful red, white and blue book that caught my eye. Once I read the synopsis, I was sold.Now, I know absolutely nothing about the campaign process. Politics aren't really my "thing" so I was a little skeptical about that part of the premise BUT the Widows' "undeniable bond"...
  • Karen Foster
    “Sex and the City meets The West Wing” said the blurb....I’m not sure the dialogue is quite as whip-smart as the Aaron Sorkin’s but I definitely had a similarly huge amount of affection for all of this book’s characters as I did with these two shows. This is more accurately “SATC in DC” with sassy, smart and endearing characters, true friendships and lots of fluff, set against a back drop of an all too familiar crazy election cycle....
  • Jamie Holzberg / Fluff Smut & Murder
    Thank you to for the opportunity to read an Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.Political fluff!!! Even though American politics are a joke for either party these days, Campaign Widows is a light, romantic, funny romp through the election process through the eyes and minds of the people the people behind the candidates leave behind. Is it Primary Colors ? Thank heavens – no!What I loved: Reagan was ...
  • Kimberley
    Thank you Edelweiss+ for this advanced eGalley of Campaign Widows. Election season brings forth emotional turmoil among an eclectic group of Washington politicals.So, there are a ton of characters in this story. For the first couple of chapters, I was confused as to what exactly was happening. The jumps were so drastic, and didn't seem to come with any warning, so it felt like I was reading an episode of The West Wing. If you're not familiar with...
  • Bethany
    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 the...
  • Kim Bakos
    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 tha...
  • Cassie
    I wish this book had been written by someone with experience in politics and presidential campaigns- I think it would have been so much better. Instead it was pure chick lit that avoided any mention of politics despite it being set in a presidential election. I was looking for something smarter. So much of this was not believable.
  • Kaira Rouda
    Loved it!
  • Caryn
    Full review on my blog:
  • MaryAnn
    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 ...
  • Jena
    “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 direc...
  • Britt
    Every four years, presidential candidates and their staffers travel the country searching for funding and votes. Campaign Widows follows five people who have been left behind by their partners as they work for electoral victory. But don't kid yourself - these "widows" have lives of their own. There is Cady, a newcomer to DC who is producing a show that is sagging in the ratings, Reagan, a speechwriter who is now doing freelance work as the recent...
  • Olivia Farr
    "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 t...
  • Vicki (MyArmchairAdventures)
    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 th...
  • Amber
    Thank you so much to Netgalley and Graydon House Publishing for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.I was very excited about this book and it did not disappoint. The political campaigns were interesting to follow and the characters were fun and smart.The book covers the storylines of Cady, Birdie, Jay, Reagan, and Madison. Each character is incredibly well developed and enjoyable to learn about. They also each have...
  • D.L. Teamor
    Once again, I’ve been a bad little reader and have fallen behind on my mini ARC book reviews… I promise I have many more coming, but today, I’m presenting a soon to be released jewel entitled Campaign Widows by Aimee Agresti.Bad news first: in my opinion, there were too many characters (reminiscent of J.K. Rowling’s Casual Vacancy,) and it was a bit challenging to hone in on the novel’s central figure. Once some of the layers of t...
  • Jessica Kimbel
    Campaign Widows is a fast paced, funny, drama filled look into the lives of the significant others left behind when their partners hit the campain trail. Behind the success or failure of a candidate, the loved ones at home supporting them and keeping normal life on track experience their own success and failures and bond in a way only they can. With cheating partners, new friendship bonds, a surprise pregnancy, and even a fire baton twirling Firs...
  • Suzanne
    I received an ARC of Campaign Widows in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.This is the first of Aimee Agresti's novels which I have read, I am so glad I did!Campaign Widows tells the story of exactly that - partners who are left home while their significant others are out on the campaign trails in various positions - whether press or working for candidates directly. These trailing partners form an unlikely bond and help each o...
  • Sherrie Howey
    This book looks at a group of people who are unlikely to be friends but are thrust together because their significant others are working on the presidential campaign in various capacities.(candidate, political staffer, reporter) This book gives great insight on life on the campaign trail, both for those working on the campaign and their families who are left behind in Washington.There is plenty of political and emotional drama in this book and pa...
  • Sarah
    I got this book from a giveaway placed here on Goodreads as an arch. I must say I really enjoyed this read I found it both fun and refreshing. The only part that I found was lacking was the first 50 pages because it was a tub of confusion. Like to the point where I wasn't sure I wanted to continue with it, but I stuck through it and I'm glad I did! Because right after those 50 pages the world became filled with unity and understanding. (Insert a ...
  • Carmella
    The plot quickly got boring for me and I'm sorry but, I couldn't finish the book. However, I do have to admit the wit in some parts was pretty good and yes, I did laugh. I think this author shows promise and I will check out some of her other works but sadly, I did not enjoy this book. Cady finds out she's been cheated on and I just basically lost interest after that point. She proceeds to gets wasted and gets rejected by the owner of Preamble as...
  • Kathleen Gray
    A breezy try-to-guess-it-really-is novel about a group of women-and men- involved with a Presidential campaign. If there's a fault to this novel it's that there are too many characters. There's also virtually no back story on anyone, which works only because again- there are so many characters. Although Cady is ostensibly the star of this group, Madison is perhaps the most intriguing (if least realistic). There are some nice DC details (even if I...
  • Caroline Ward-Nesbit
    Thanks to Edelweiss+ for an advance review copy of this book. Fun book that I absolutely flew through! The publisher describes this novel as "Sex and the City meets The West Wing" which is accurate (though fewer sex scenes). Aimee Agresti has given us a very entertaining glimpse into the lives of those left holding down the fort during a presidential election cycle. Great for a beach read or if, like me, you're tired of the real political news an...
  • Ali Schultz
    Shallow people both written shallowly and written to be shallow. Plot points contradict themselves in the space of ten pages. Not a redeemable character among them, they're all self centered and insipid and talk like fifteen year olds, but not like real fifteen year olds, like what an out of touch mom thinks teenagers sound like - and shocker, the author is a mom who writes YA usually. It's good she likely doesn't know what she's on about, becaus...