Ws he should stay way but little Judith Campbell draws him in not once but twice and the second time at their last stop he s shot He wasn t the intended victim the shooter just had a really bad shot Aaron S Best Friend Thayer Coleman Who s best friend Thayer Coleman who been riding the train with him was the person he was aiming at the man little Judith announced she was going to marry five minutes after meeting him It s love at first sight for Maggie but she knew xactly what kind of a man he is and she will fight tooth and nail to keep him away if only her little sister Jude would stop calling him over and getting his attention Then when he is shot and lays bleeding in her arms she is hopelessly and undeniably lost She tries to be good and proper her family is now living with her cousin who married a widow with a son the son is the towns Preacher Aaron isn t helping find xcuses to see her and ven though he has plans of marrying another woman the right kind of woman to help secure his status in town and make him a respectful man he still keeps stringing Maggie s affections along After Daisy is found beaten and raped she is moved to Thayer s house where Aaron s friend and servant Phineas can help her Phineas and Daisy had just started courting and already Phineas was ready to marry her That day Aaron convinces Maggie to lie to her Aunt and say she spending the day with Daisy but what she really is doing is riding out to see Aaron s plantation Upon arrival home however it is found out that Maggie and Aaron spent the day together completely innocent nothing happened the rumors went flying with the help of
the shrew Aaron plans to marry Maggie was kicked out of her cousin s house and her two siblings follow Thayer shrew Aaron plans to marry Maggie was kicked out of her cousin s house and her two siblings follow Thayer them to move into his house since he is going to be spending all his time way The rumors start to spread about Thayer and Maggie now it doesn t bother her she is just worried about your younger siblings Aaron has started avoiding her again spending time with the widow he plans to marry she hold out in her heart as long as they aren t ngaged their is still hope for them That goes on for a while Aaron s back and forth and very time he breaks her heart It takes a serious situation for Aaron to realize no matter her up bringing Maggie is the Right Wife for him 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 scalated When I thought it was over another situation was slammed into my face that left me reeling Let me xplainRead the rest of my review on my blog at I haven t ncountered 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 ither 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 ryWith her sharecropper father now dead 18 year old Maggie Campbell now must find a way to provide for herself and her two younger 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 is drawn into a nasty incident as someone attacks their mixed race maid 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 ncounter 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 ven 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 nough 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 Romanc. G an mpire 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.
Free read Ý Book, PUB or Kindle PDF ô Beverly BartonPost 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 vents 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 predictable or feel contrived Unfortunately throughout the story I could predict when the next stumbling block would occur predict Maggie s overreaction with anger or fear predict the outcome when she met the mysterious stranger There were several moments where I just had to roll my Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies eyes Left by her parents untimely deaths to take care of and raise her younger siblings a poor white sharecropper s daughter is traveling with her mulatto former slavewe just start from there and go downhill A shooting a rape the condemnation of a very constrained and defined Christian household there were far too many ideas andlements thrown together to give any sort of validity to the feel of the story and reading after about 46% started to feel like a chore Sadly there was no surprise for me nothing to keep me intrigued and the story uickly faded from memory I re 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 jobUnfortunately for I received this book for free in xchange for
An Honest Review This Doeshonest review This does affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review Thanks to 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 you won t really know the time period while you re reading though because time period descriptive text is scarce fighting to keep her family safe scape the The Power Of A Choice evil clutches of a mad reverend cousin and find love Instead you 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 willrase 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 yed 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 WRITTENmarry Maggie All are written a lot of substance or motivationsFlibberationThere was a story to be told here unfortunately the author failed in her xecution of it Historical romance books of this time period and location are very scarce so if you must scape the ballrooms I suppose this could be an alternative Just don t xpect to be swept off your 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 and I am now obsessed with itThese are also sounds from tv series Batman 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 sis. 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 ighteen year old Maggie has no resources and few allies aside Ter Judith are on their
#Way To Tuscumbia To #to Tuscumbia to with her deceased mom s brother his family She promised her dad on his death bed that she would see to Micah getting an ducation turning her sister into a lady Living with Uncle Chester will be hard because his wife is very religious her son Cousin Wesley is a pristine proper minister Plus with Micah s stubborn After losing her Pa Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling eighteen year 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 isvident much to the dismay of Aaron A chain of Monsieur Pain eventsnsue that challenges their friendship and attraction that have them both uestioning their feelings for ach 3 STARS I received an ARC from NetGalley in xchange for an honest review1885 All of Margaret Campbell s hopes for the future lie in Tuscumbia Alabama Since the death of her sharecropper father ighteen 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 StoneEffortlessly charming Aaron is building an mpire 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 asheart From I wanted to really like this novel as love Barton s romantic suspense but I found this novel to be a little tedious and not very realistic 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 arn 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 asy to read but it made you roll your Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. eyes a lot at the characters and their decisions 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 If you like historical southern literature If you are a historical romance lover but tired of the usual Englis 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 thevents 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 xpect to read if a book takes place in that 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 keeps stringing along The little sister is a spoilt brat that is in need of a severe spanking The only Campbell sibling I liked was the brother Micah All alone in the world the Campbell clan travels form Tennessee to Alabama to live with a cousin Along the way their faithful servant a young beautiful Black woman is accused of stealing a man watch and he wants to search her well in those days that basically mean strip her down and have his way with her Maggie Campbell will not have it she knows Daisy did nothing wrong and she won t let this rude racist man say otherwise they draw a crowd including Aaron Stone He is captivated by Maggie s beauty her rich red hair her yes yada yada yada Aaron kno. Rom 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 StoneEffortlessly charming Aaron is buildin. .