The Right Wife

The Right Wife In a sweeping and vibrant novel set in the post war South New York Times bestselling author Beverly Barton follows one young woman s journey to love and independence All of Margaret Campbell s ho

  • Title: The Right Wife
  • Author: Beverly Barton
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  • Page: 130
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  • In a sweeping and vibrant novel set in the post war South, New York Times bestselling author Beverly Barton follows one young woman s journey to love and independence1885 All of Margaret Campbell s hopes for the future lie in Tuscumbia, Alabama Since the death of her sharecropper father, eighteen year old Maggie has no resources and few allies, aside from the relativeIn a sweeping and vibrant novel set in the post war South, New York Times bestselling author Beverly Barton follows one young woman s journey to love and independence1885 All of Margaret Campbell s hopes for the future lie in Tuscumbia, Alabama Since the death of her sharecropper father, eighteen year old Maggie has no resources and few allies, aside from the relatives who ve agreed to take her in With luck, she might yet make an upright gentleman of her brother, and a real lady of her rebellious little sister And perhaps, once her siblings are settled, she ll find a decent, hardworking man to marry But those plans are jeopardized the moment she meets Aaron Stone.Effortlessly charming, Aaron is building an empire in the South Maggie knows he wants the right kind of wife to overcome the shadows surrounding his birth someone like the well connected widow he s been courting Someone a million miles from a penniless, outspoken sharecropper s daughter But neither jealousy, family secrets, nor long held prejudices will keep Maggie from following her heart.

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    1. I haven't encountered too many romances set in the post-Civil War South. And I can fairly say that I haven't come across too many romances like The Right Wife either. Readers should be aware that this book has its uncomfortable moments involving race, together with some uncomfortably rapey moments and religious stereotyping. There is something about it that really stands out, though. It's that vivid but difficult to completely categorize quality I like to call WTF-ery.With her sharecropper fathe [...]

    2. After losing her Pa, eighteen year old Margaret Campbell moves her family to Tuscumbia, to her Uncle and Aunts - The Gower's with the hopes of providing a more decent life for her siblings, Micah and Jude. On their journey they come across Aaron Stone. Aaron is looking for a respectable wife, one that could provide him respectability and a good standing opinion in the community. Maggie and Aaron meet on the train at the start of the Campbell's journey and attraction is evident, much to the disma [...]

    3. All I can say is wow. It went from pillar to post with this book and I could not fully grasp how quickly the story escalated. When I thought it was over, another situation was slammed into my face that left me reeling. Let me explain.Read the rest of my review on my blog at:swanangel15home/2

    4. Beverly BartonA titan hot temper heroine meets a rich hero with a self imposed mountain on his shoulder! Can the tigress demolish his mountain & capture his heart?Since her sharecropper daddy died, Maggie Campbell, a feisty redhead with a temper to match, her half boy half man brother, Micah, & her hellion of a sister, Judith, are on their way to Tuscumbia to live with her deceased mom's brother & his family. She promised her dad on his death bed, that she would see to Micah getting [...]

    5. The Right Wife by Beverly Barton is the kind of story that confuses me. I liked it for the most part, but the main characters got on my nerves. The descriptives of the scenery were great it really brought to mind late 19th century post Civil War Alabama. The some of the events of the book are harsh reminders of how hard it was back then, and being Black didn't help at all and with the start of the KKK it got pretty scary at times. Also I am glad she didn't pussy foot around the race issue, that' [...]

    6. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley.Flibberation!*Here we have the Campbell clan, starring Maggie with guest appearances by Micah and Judith. Their parents just died so they are traveling to go live with their aunt and uncle. At the train station they meet a tall, handsome, charming stranger named Aaron.KAPOW! BOOM! ZLONK!** (That’s Maggie and Aaron falling [...]

    7. Available June 5: The Right Wife***3.5/5 starsA profound post-Civil War romance, The Right Wife has a setting so strong and unique it's a must-read.Recommended readers: If you like historical southern literatureIf you are a historical romance lover, but tired of the usual English Regency Read the full review: Available June 5: The Right Wife***3.5/5 starsA profound post-Civil War romance, The Right Wife has a setting so strong and unique it's a must-read.Recommended readers: If you li [...]

    8. 3 STARS (I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review).""1885. All of Margaret Campbell's hopes for the future lie in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Since the death of her sharecropper father, eighteen-year-old Maggie has no resources and few allies, aside from the relatives who've agreed to take her in. With luck, she might yet make an upright gentleman of her brother, and a real lady of her rebellious little sister. And perhaps, once her siblings are settled, she'll find a decent, ha [...]

    9. Maggie Campbell must move her younger brother and sister to Tuscumbia, Alabama to start their life over. Her mother and father have passed away and her uncle is the only hope of a future. She made promises to her father and the only way to keep those is to get herself settled with a good paying job.Unfortunately for Maggie, upon arrival to Tuscumbia she is involved with an incident that had her Aaron Stone. Aaron doesn't have the best reputation and Maggie need hers to be spotless if her sibling [...]

    10. Post-Civil War Alabama sets the stage for this story from Beverly Barton that combines some disturbing moments and situations and tosses them all into a fairly plausible story. I say fairly, because some of the more disturbing events and situations almost feel contrived, as if the author wanted to show all of the bad, then try to redeem it with one young woman. I don’t usually have problems with a story that presents the less savory slices of life, IF the presentation doesn’t fall into predi [...]

    11. I read only half of the novel after feeling disturbed, robbed of time, and energy. I find insta-love the annoying kind of love. And--oh boy!--this book is riddled with insta-love, cheesy lines. (makes me wanna gag) So our MCs fall madly in love at first sight, and throughout the first half of the novel they always feel hot, horny, and ready for each other 24/7. Seriously! It gets old by the third chapter, and gets a little irritating. The author forces down your throat how much the MCs love each [...]

    12. THE RIGHT WIFE by Beverly Barton is an exciting Historical Romance set in Post- War South in 1885. Fast paced, tale of family love, seduction and finding love. You can't help but love Maggie and her siblings. Margaret Campbell and her younger brother and sister are orphaned, leaving everything they know behind and moving to Tuscumbia, Alabama, with their aunt and uncle meet the seductive, handsome, Aaron Stone, what follows is an epic tale of a eighteen year old and life in post-war Alabama.Fami [...]

    13. I had a hard time with this book. I wanted to like it, but I found the main characters to be unappealing. The author checked all the boxes for a historical romance - lovers with obstacles between them, backstories full of hardship, secondary characters that also have a chance at love, children, etc. Where it really falls short however, is in the main characters. Aaron and Maggie are both too honest with themselves and not able to apply that to decision-making. All of their encounters (after thei [...]

    14. This is my first book by this author. It had a beautiful cover which made me pick it out to read. I liked the descriptions of the area of the post civil war. It kept me entertained, but it wasn't my top ten. The hero is Aaron Stone who is trying to build an empire seeking the "right wife". He is courting a woman who would give him the right connections in the upper class. When Aaron meets Margaret Campbell, he instantly thinks she would make a great mistress. But Margaret being seduced by the at [...]

    15. Strange book, but not bad. My main problem is that I spent the whole story to deeply hate the main character, whom should be the hero to be precise. Maggie has always seemed to me a bit too easy to fall prey to her passions, so I'm fond of a lot more secondary characters compared to the couple protagonist of the novel.Libro strano, ma non brutto, il mio problema fondamentale é che ho passato tutta la storia ad odiare profondamente il personaggio principale, quello che dovrebbe essere l'eroe per [...]

    16. 2.5 starsSet during the years around the Civil War, the story involves Maggie and her two orphaned siblings and Aaron, a wealthy businessman attempting to legitimize his position in society. I liked the characters and almost enjoyed the book more when the two main characters were not together. Their relationship, based on love at first sight, was unbelievable. It would have served the book better to let these two interesting characters get to know each other first instead of the instance connect [...]

    17. I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I actually really enjoyed this. This is the first book that I have read in awhile that is set after the time of Gone with the Wind. This is a love story between two people that desperately love each other but one " Uhm Uhm" stubborn man keeps them apart. I actually enjoyed the story but would have loved it if the formatting was a little different. It would switch between the two main characters points of view with little to no warn [...]

    18. I loved this book. It's a southern romance with a twist that will sweep you away. Aaron has a past that haunts him and, little does he know, the hellion he just met at the train station has all he needs to heal his tortured soul and make him believe in love forever after. Maggie just wants the best for her brother and to make a lady of her young sister. There is romance, lots of passion, and Maggie is about to uncover a terrible secret the town has kept for years. Beverly Barton writes this stor [...]

    19. Frankly, I don't know how to rank this book. I have been a fan of the late Beverly Barton for years and she is one of my favorite rom. suspense authors. Unfortunately, The Right Wife, a southern historical, seemed like something she might have written years (decades) ago. It is badly dated and I couldn't get through it. Sorry, but I didn't finish it.I received an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review.

    20. I'm not reading this. Withing the first sentences the author uses a seriously racist and foul word. There is no time in any situation or context where you need to use that word, especially if you're white. I refuse to read this book and I doubt that I'll read anything by this author again.

    21. Awful. I returned it after reading 75 pages (borrowed as an e-book from the library). This author is generally reliable for an entertaining story and I've read many of her novels but this book was absolute trash. Terribly written and didn't seem like her at all. Very disappointed.

    22. The Right Wife is a quick read for me. I really like this story. It is a good love story. Though some scenes are more spicy than I like and I just skipped over those scenes. 4 stars

    23. In asweeping and vibrant novel set in the post-war South, New York Timesbestselling author Beverly Barton follows one young woman's journey to love andindependence…1885All of Margaret Campbell's hopes for thefuture lie in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Since the death of her sharecropper father,eighteen-year-old Maggie has no resources and few allies, aside from therelatives who've agreed to take her in. With luck, she might yet make anupright gentleman of her brother, and a real lady of her rebellious l [...]

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