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
ISBN9781525804267
Author
Release DateMay 22nd, 2018
PublisherGraydon House
GenreFiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary, Politics
Rating

Reviews Campaign Widows

  • Jessica
    1970-01-01
    I received this book for free from the publisher (Harlequin) as part of their bookstagram publicity campaign. I give this book 3.5 stars which rounds up to 4.This book and I got off to a rocky start. In the beginning, I had a hard time connecting with the book and the characters. I typically get sucked into chick lit, but I didn’t with this one. To me, it felt a bit like fan fiction in the beginning. It kind of felt like I was reading someone...
  • Meredith B. (readingwithmere)
    1970-01-01
    4.5 American Stars!Thank you to Wunderland PR for sending me a copy of this book!I started this book on the 4th of July because it seemed appropriate. I mean, look at that cover, isn't it GORGEOUS?Cady has just moved for her fiance who is part of a political team for the upcoming presidency. She finds herself in a place where she knows no one but landed a pretty sweet job on a news program: Best Day DC. Through her interviews she starts to meet t...
  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    1970-01-01
    I started reading Campaign Widows on 4/15/2019 and finished it on 4/19/2019. I have a bit of a tough time getting into this book. Politics aren’t my cup of tea, though I do like learning about people being affected by the election season. I like learning that the spouse who stays home are called campaign widows while their loved ones is away traveling with the presidential candidates. It’s interesting how many people is involved in the presid...
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Susan Johnson
    1970-01-01
    3.5 stars This is the perfect book for a hot summer day while lounging by the pool drinking cool drinks. The political angle keeps it entertaining along with the interesting characters. This is about a group of friends who are bound by their loneliness while their husbands/partners are out working on the presidential campaign. They are campaign widows. This is an exciting campaign. One candidate's wife is actively working behind the scenes to ens...
  • Jamie
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Kate Olson
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Lorilin
    1970-01-01
    Campaign Widows almost needs two different summaries, since it's basically two different stories shoved together...The first 100+ pages of the book give a glimpse of a wild election season in Washington, DC---all told in fast-paced Newsroom-style vignettes from the viewpoints of different groups of people.---Rocky Haze is a wildly popular hiphop singer who's surprised everyone by becoming a frontrunner in the presidential election.---Hank Goodfel...
  • Janelle • She Reads with Cats
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Sarah Elizabeth
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Taylor (shihtzus.and.book.reviews)
    1970-01-01
    FULL REVIEW: https://shihtzusandbookreviews.com/ca...This 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"...
  • Ashley Gallegos
    1970-01-01
    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!
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    I tend to enjoy books set in the political arena so I was intrigued by this one (and the cover is very eye-catching) when I saw it on the shelf. This is mostly a lighter read that takes place in the world of DC and politics with a touch of romance. Some might call it 'women's fiction' although I've been known to argue that all fiction is women's fiction just like all fiction is men's fiction! Moving on ... I quite liked this one. It took me awhil...
  • Karen Foster
    1970-01-01
    “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....
  • BookGypsy
    1970-01-01
    Washington, DC during a presidential election. A fictional look inside the campaign drama. The women aren't actually widows. Their husbands are just married to their campaign trail. These women form a friendship that I loved. It was like a political housewives. Funny, smart and entertaining.DawnnyNovels N LatteBook Blog
  • Dianna
    1970-01-01
    This story revolves around the wives/significant others who are "widowed" while the 'politicians' go on the road campaigning in a hot presidential race. These four women bond over their relationship and parenting troubles, giving advice and shoulders to lean on. I enjoyed their interactions and love the humor. Gotta love these feisty women!A fast and entertaining read. 3.5 starsI won this from Book-Trib, sent by Harper-Collins Publishing. Thank y...
  • Cassie
    1970-01-01
    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.
  • Kimberley
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Kate Vocke
    1970-01-01
    If I've learned anything from this book it's that I totally would not fit in with the the DC crowd... although I do have to say I think the characters are definitely on the nicer spectrum of the 'political wives' club - and in all honesty I have a hard time believing people this nice exist in the politician bubble! It's election season and Cady has just moved to DC. She's excited. It's all coming together for her: the gorgeous fiancé, a new city...
  • Bethany
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Fluff Smut & Murder
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to NetGalley.com 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 ...
  • Kim Bakos
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Stephanie (earlgreyreads)
    1970-01-01
    Campaign Widows follows a series of 4 women, and 1 man, each of which have spouses that are completely preoccupied by their roles in campaigning for the upcoming presidential election. The "widows" are struggling with adjusting to changes in their relationships- whether its distance due to the campaign, a new engagement, or an affair, and they find solace and support from each other when they meet at a party one night. Cady and Reagan were my two...
  • Idris
    1970-01-01
    I LOVED THIS BOOK.Aimee Agresti has an infinitely readable writing style I can only compare to Liane Moriarty. You get attached to these characters and you come to care about them and their plight really easily. Even their foibles become forgivable before you know it. You root for everyone, you want them to be their best selves and emerge victorious. It was a great reading experience.As a political junkie and veteran fan of Veep and the West Wing...
  • Stephanie
    1970-01-01
    Meh. Fine. I honestly couldn’t keep the characters straight. It was interesting enough... I think I just kept reading bc I liked seeing how many of the restaurants and bars I’d been to. 2.5 Stars.
  • Liz
    1970-01-01
    So political books aren't my cup of tea in general but I figured this one was about the wives behind presidential candidates and their support of each other, so I might enjoy it more. Apparently not. Boring and had too many different points of view with constant switches from character to character which was pretty jarring. I kept forgetting which characters had which jobs. The only two characters I kinda cared about were Cady and Parker.
  • Tina
    1970-01-01
    A dishy, fun political memoir about the women (and men) behind those working for or married to presidential hopefuls. Great beach read. Lots of fun characters- but a lot of characters to remember. Read with a pen in hand! 3.5/5.
  • Tiffanie Serritella
    1970-01-01
    So disappointed this story had so much potential. This book was a mess. Cramming in the angles of all the characters in each chapter gave me a headache. Introducing new characters in the middle of chapters was messy too. I couldn’t wait to finish it. The story was too all over the place to really be invested in it.
  • Caryn
    1970-01-01
    Full review on my blog: http://www.thebookwhisperer.org/2018/...