I haven t encountered too many romances set in the post Civil War South And I can fairly say that I haven t come acro All I can say is wow It went from pillar to post with this book and I could not fully rasp how uickly the story escalated When I thought it was over another situation was slammed into my face that left me reeling Let me explainRead the rest of my review on my blog at 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 On the Run got on my nerves The descriptives of the scenery werereat 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 The Price Of Blood (Phil Broker, got pretty scary at times Also I amlad 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 that time period The main characters Miss Margaret Campbell and Aaron Stone Russian Winter 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 wa 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 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 If you like historical southern literature If you are a historical romance lover but tired of the usual Engl 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 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 uprightentleman 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 Aaron is torn between lust for Maggie or Meg and the Mystery in Williamsburg (Meg Duncan, 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 you roll your eyes a lot at the characters and their decisions 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 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 aood 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 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 you uestioning the character s motives and reasoning s all thr. 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
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D light Alabama cotton fields on fire I Pregnant Man give Ms Barton my top score of 5 fingers up 10 toesNetGalley ARCiven for my honest review 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 NetGalleyFlibberationHere we have the Campbell clan starring Maggie with uest appearances by Micah and Judith Their parents just died so they are traveling to o 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 Kawaii Manga 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 escape the evil clutches of a mad reverend cousin and find love Instead youet 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 o 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 you must escape the ballrooms I suppose this could be an alternative Just don t expect to be swept off your feetFlibber ok ok I ll stopI will say though I thought the cover was orgeous The author used this word a lot and I am now obsessed with itThese are also sounds from the tv series Batman 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 The Accursed get herself settled with aood 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 et what they want out of life Aaron needs to marry a lady so that he can et 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 et 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 et all of the re write that it would have if she was 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 Swing Sideways good at all I honestly don t know if I will read anything else my this author or not after reading thisThankso to eKensington for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review 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 red. 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.
Oughout the story Each of the characters had their own challenges with a few twists and Thayer s character was a The Secret of the Great Pyramid 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 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 brother his family She promised her dad on his death bed that she would see to Micahetting an education 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 stubbornness Judith s mouth her temper it will be a trail on her last nerve All aboard the train to their new life but this Dancing with Mr. Darcy grumpy man thinks their Daisy stole his watch is manhandling them all but all Campbell stick togetherAaron Stone is a rich man with a huge chip on his shoulder about being born out of wedlock He will marry a woman who can move him up in society he has decided that widowed Eunice Arnold is the right ticket Aaron is on his home to ask Eunice to marry him lift this dark stain of his birthOn his way back to Tuscumbia he sees a young titan tigress kick a man in the shin her younger brother jump on his back a mini hellion biting this man hand all because they are trying to protect a young black woman Maggie tries to settle this lying man but her temper snaps everyone joined in but this hugeolden hair Lesca god offers to help Aaron introduces myself offers his help but this ragamuffin has the nerve to refuses him Maggie doesn t need this man messing up her plans but Judith opens her mouth off to the races sheoes with uestion after uestion They Sharpes Trafalgar go their way heoes to his BF Thayer Coleman s private car never will they see one another Until the train stops Judith falls out her window while she hangs out to Punished grab the fried chicken box from Aaron fells into his arms Once they arrive at Tuscumbia Cousin Wesley a man who really enjoys his food comes to collect them Judith runs to thank Aaron sees handsome Thayer falls deeply in love Maggie chases her down a mad man shoots Aaron falls into Maggie s arms bleeding Cousin Wesley is moaning about what his mamaoing to say Judith is just staring up into her future hubby s eyes So as y all can see Tuscumbia will never be the same With the electric sensual vibe His To Protect going from Maggie to Aaron they light the Southern states on fire Now we have a stubborn hero who thinks he has to marry up creepy Cousin Wesley everywhere Maggie just trying to do right for her family Thayer using jealous to kick Aaron into action widow Euniceoody two shoes in love Judith lots of stolen moments of kisses caresses alore clothes flying since it s the south misplaced racism anger to stir up this pot of decadent desire spicy passions When will Aaron see that Maggie is his other half Can Maggie love Aaron enough to walk away Will she marry the food loving Cousin Wesley or just bake him a pie When Eunice sees her competition how will she make Maggie s life miserable But most importantly how will Judith et her Thayer in 10 or so yearsThis is my 1st Beverly Barton romance she can write a ROFL passions flying tale with a cast of kooky uirky deeply passionate loving Southern folks Maggie is a heroine Babys First Christmas (Christmas Is For Kids) (Christmas Is For Kids) (Harlequin American Romances, 754) given an impossible mission but she does everything with 110% of her heart soul head Aaron is a hero with a self imposed mountain on his shoulder but his relationship with Maggie showed him that love can will if you accept it explode his mountain away Young Judith is my favorite member of this crazy cast with her never ending uestions her never uiet brain her deeply insane love of Thayer I would love to read her story of snatching up Thayer because there is not a doubt in my mind she will America s Civil War ripped families states apart but devastated our country s heart soul Ms Barton wrote all the dirty ugly aftermath into this story but did with her whole heart The passions between Maggie Aaron rocked this story singed my Kindle coul. Rom the relatives who've agreed to take her in With luck she might yet make an uprightentleman 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.
Beverly Marie Inman was born on 23 December 1946 in Tuscumbia Alabama USA Daughter of Doris Marie and Walter D Inman Jr A born romantic she fell in love with The Beauty and the Beast epic at an early age when her grandfather bought her an illustrated copy of the famous fairy tale Even before she learned to read and write her vivid imagination created magical words and fabulous characters