Review: Campaign Widows by Aimee Agresti


Release date: May 22, 2018

Publisher: Graydon House

Genre: Women’s Fiction


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 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.


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 parenting woes. While I enjoyed them all Reagan was my favorite, she’s a former speech writer turned advice columnist/blogger raising twins and I loved her brand of humor. There’s a little something for everyone here, between this eclectic cast of characters you would be hard pressed to not find one to love.

This was a fast and entertaining read with dishy gossip and diverse enough for readers from any political party. Fans of women’s fiction set in a different world from the norm will enjoy this one!

Campaign Widows in three words: Juicy, Light and Breezy.

Overall rating: 4/5

Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.

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