Campaign Widows by Aimee Agresti

campaign widowsThis book was advertised as Sex and the City meets The West Wing. Two of my favourite shows! So this was a no-brainer for me to read it.

The story is about a group of unlikely friends, who have significant others that are connected with a presidential campaign. (Fictional, of course!) It’s an interesting perspective on the ‘other side’ of the campaigning and planning for an election. As someone whose husband works on political campaigns, I can totally relate. (Although my scope is on a much smaller scale than in the book.)

My interest in the book started as purely sensationalist, as in what kind of dirt will be dished out. But the author did a great job in developing the characters, and by the end of the book I was definitely invested in their lives and really cared about them. Basically I didn’t want to book to end.

I also liked the fact that the characters were all from different perspectives, and were affected differently by political life. Making the point that ‘campaign widows’ aren’t just the wives (or husbands!) of the people running, they are the spouses of the press that follows the campaign, or the people that work on a campaign.

This was a really interesting read: great story, great characters. I would highly recommend this one!

I rated this 4/5 stars on Goodreads.

Full disclosure: I received this eARC from Edelweiss for a fair and honest review. (Thanks Edelweiss!)

 

 

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