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All I can say is wow It went from pillar *to post with this book and I could not fully grasp how uickly the story escalated When I thought it *post with this book and I could not fully grasp how uickly the story escalated When I thought it over another situation was slammed into my face that left me reeling Let me explainRead the rest of my review on my blog at 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 the book or the content of my review Thanks the publisher and NetGalleyFlibberationHere 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 AaronKAPOW BOOM ZLONK That s Maggie and Aaron falling into insta lustloveBut wait what s this my dearies They don t immediately ride off into the sunsetFlibberationWhat follows is a very hard to get into story full of cardboard cut out figures and surface writing I honestly thought this was the author s first book characters were not flushed out at all It should have been a sweeping story of a woman alone in 1885 ou won t really know the time period while Outback Survival you re reading though because time period descriptive text is scarce fighting to keep her family safe escape the evil clutches of a mad reverend cousin and find love Insteadou get a heroine who LOVES the hero wants to stay away from him can t stay away from him doesn t understand why he won t marry her and a hero who LOVES the heroine sleeps with the heroine and wants to marry another woman because he thinks it will erase his bastard lineage Secondary characters include Micah the brother 17yr old who Maggie babies because she doesn t want him to go to a whorehouse Judith the sister 15yr old who vows to marry Aaron s friend Thayer Seems like this would have been the seuel but with the author s death we will probably never see it Daisy the servant described as a blue eyed uadroon and basically spends the whole book being accosted by white men and Wesley the reverend cousin crazy zealot who wants to marry Maggie All are written without a lot of substance or motivationsFlibberationThere was a story to be told here unfortunately the author failed in her execution of it Historical romance books of this time period and location are very scarce so if ou must escape the ballrooms I suppose this could be an alternative Just don t expect to be swept off our feetFlibber ok ok I ll stopI will say though I thought the cover was gorgeous The author used this word a lot and I am now obsessed with itThese are also sounds from the tv series Batman 3 STARS I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review1885 All of Margaret Campbell s hopes for the future lie in Tuscumbia Alabama Since the death of her sharecropper father eighteen ear old Maggie has no resources and few allies aside from the relatives who ve agreed to take her in year old Maggie has no resources and few allies aside from the relatives who ve agreed to take her in luck she might et 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 StoneEffortlessly 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 From I wanted to really like this novel as I love Barton s romantic suspense but I found this novel to be a little tedious and not very realistic. In a sweeping and vibrant novel set in the post war South New York Times bestselling author Beverly Barton follows one Reassuring Tales 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 eighteenear old Maggie has no resources and few allies aside ,
Aaron is torn between lust for Maggie or gaining respectability from marrying a prominent widow So he decides to sleep with one and woo the other and see if he can have both Maggie needs to earn money to put her brother and sister through school now that their parents are dead But her passion for Aaron has her doing nothing but ruin her reputation Towards the middle of the novel I was reading just to finish the book It was easy to read but it made The Cat Who Walked Across France you rollour eyes a lot at the characters and their decisions After losing her Pa eighteen ear old Margaret Campbell moves her family to Tuscumbia to her Uncle and Aunts The Gower s with the hopes of providing a 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 Campbell s journey and attraction is evident much to dismay of Aaron A chain of events ensue that challenges their friendship and attraction that have them both uestioning their feelings for each otherThe Right Wife started well but fell flat in many scenes The support characters were of a stand out within the story than the two main characters of Maggie and Aaron who at times were a drawn out read The story of Maggie and Aaron was a love triangle that had ou uestioning the character s motives and reasoning s all throughout the story Each of the characters had their own challenges with a few twists and Thayer s character was a good support person to both Aaron and Maggie The story had some romance action outrageous circumstances and a few happily ever afters3 StarsARC Received from the PublisherNetgalley for an honest review 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 s how it was back then and that s what I expect to read if a #Book Takes Place In #takes place in time period The main characters Miss Margaret Campbell and Aaron Stone got on my nerves they reminded me of a married man and his mistress he just Maggie Campbell must move her ounger 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 She made promises to her father and the only way to keep those is to get herself settled a good paying jobUnfortunately 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 siblings are to make something of themselvesAaron and Maggie can t seem to stay away from each other and are both determined to get what they want out of life Aaron needs to marry a lady so that he can get over his stigma of being a bastard and Maggie needs to be able to fulfill her promise to her father which means her reputation needs to be spotlessCan they both get what they need without forsaking the love they feel for each otherI was not impressed with the writing in this story at all Barton is a well known author and I was disappointed that this story did not live up to my expectations This is being published after the death of the author so maybe it didn t get all of the re write that it would have if she was. Rom the relatives who've agreed to take her in With luck she might et 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 StoneEffortlessly charming Aaron is buildin. ,
Still with usThere are other aspects of the story that I was not thrilled with but don t want to write any spoilers I did like the premise of the story but the execution of it was not good at all I honestly don t know if I will read anything else my this author or not after reading thisThanks go to eKensington for A Copy Of The copy of the in exchange of an honest review 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 uality I like to call WTF eryWith her sharecropper father now dead 18 Wirtschaftsgesetze, 35. Auflage: IDW Textausgabe year old Maggie Campbell now must find a way to provide for herself and her twoounger siblings When her aunt and uncle volunteer to take them Maggie agrees and as the book opens she is leaving Tennessee for Tuscambia Alabama At The Train Station The Family train station the family drawn into a nasty incident as someone attacks their mixed race maid Scribbleboy yes poor sharecroppers traveling with a servant let s suspend disbelief starting with page 1 and Aaron Stone rides to the rescueNaturally Maggie is left all atwitter about her brief encounter with the virile stranger And naturally Aaron and his friend Thayer are headed to Tuscambia themselves So what s the conflict Well we re going to have so many to pick from First of all Aaron has a somewhat mysterious and perhaps even shady past Maggie on the other hand is going to live with an aunt who is very religious and whose son is the local minister This isn t an inspirational so don t be surprised when aunt and son turn out to be narrowminded hypocritical prudes Oh and if the religious stereotyping isn t enough be warned that the author does use the offensive racial language typical of the book s setting at various points in the storyThis is a partial review You can find the complete text at All About Romance 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 heartSince 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 broth Available June 5 The Right Wife355 starsA profound post Civil War romance The Right Wife has a setting so strong and uniue it s a must readRecommended readers Ifou like historical southern literature If ElfQuest you are a historical romance lover but tired of the usual English Regency Read the full review Available June 5 The Right Wife355 starsA profound post Civil War romance The Right Wife has a setting so strong and uniue it s a must readRecommended readers Ifou like historical southern literature If Dear Black Boy you are a historical romance lover but tired of the usual English Regency 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 disturbing events and situations almost feel contrived as if the author wanted to show all of the bad then try to redeem it with oneoung 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 predictable or feel contrived Unfortunately throughout the story I could predict when the next stumbling block would occur predict Maggie s overreaction G 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.