Campaign Widows (Original)
DescriptionIt'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 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.
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About the Author
Aimee Agresti is the author of the Gilded Wings Novels, Illuminate and Infatuate. She is also an entertainment journalist whose work has appeared in People, the Washington Post, Mademoiselle, and the New York Observer. As a staff writer for Us Weekly magazine, she interviewed many celebrities and penned the magazine's coffee table book Inside Hollywood. She lives in Washington, D.C. Visit her website at www.aimeeagresti.com.
-Cosmopolitan "[W]hip-smart.... Agresti--thanks to her own husband, she's experienced the roller coaster of being a campaign widow firsthand--makes today's eye-rolling politics a page-turning adventure."
-Us Weekly "A fun, escapist read about an election gone wild and the women (and men!) behind the scenes.... [T]his story of love and friendship will keep you turning the pages long into the night."
-PopSugar, Best New Books You Should Read This Spring "Campaign Widows makes politics fun again.... The novel's sharp pace, witty turn of phrase, and nonintrusive social commentary draw the reader into the glittery world of Washington during campaign season."
-Entertainment Weekly "Agresti's first novel for adults hits the right balance of Washington insiderness and women's fiction.... Combining domestic and romantic foibles with an enticing cast (they may be "widowed," but they are not staying home waiting for their men), Agresti's smart beach read will ease readers into the 2018 election season."
-Booklist (Starred Review) "Aimee Agresti knows Washington D.C. Especially in a presidential election year, where primary parties are hotter than Oscar parties, the journalists are ruthless, the candidates unpredictable and a trail of campaign widows are left home while their significant others are hot on the chase. But as she shows us through a compelling cast of characters, the most delicious drama happens right in the District."
-Karin Tanabe, author of The List and The Diplomat's Daughter "With a keen eye and razor-sharp wit, Aimee Agresti depicts the presidential campaign trail from a new and refreshing angle: the spouses left holding down the home fort in Washington, DC. Fun and fast-paced, populated with a lovable cast of characters-and peppered with undeniably dishy details-Campaign Widows will keep you turning the pages."
-Ann Mah, author of Mastering the Art of French Eating and The Lost Vintage "Fun, dishy, and (yikes) all-too-real...Twenty-first century politics might be an unmitigated disaster, but I adored my time with this collection of vibrant, compelling characters. My vote is an enthusiastic 'yes' for Campaign Widows."
-Shari Goldhagen, author of In Some Other World, Maybe "[T]his one has it all: politics, power and privilege wrapped in one delightfully juicy novel."
-Washington Life Magazine