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The Right Wife [Kindle Edition]

Beverly Barton
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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. . .

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, 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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  • File Size: 944 KB
  • Print Length: 310 pages
  • Publisher: eKensington (June 5, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #238,881 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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.

Family secrets, prejudices, long held friendships, injustices, jealousy, seduction, independence, and love find its way into the hearts of the citizens of Tuscumbia. Fast paced tale that will have you turning pages and grasping at straws as you hold your breath for Maggie and Aaron. Oh, you can't help but fall in love with little Jude, Maggie's ten-year old sister, who believes she is in love with an older man. And Daisy, who is sexual assaulted by someone with many prejudices including females. An enjoyable read and one that has many twists and turns. Be warned, some readers may find some of the wording offensive. Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley.

Rating: 4

Heat Rating: Hot

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
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A 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 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 grumpy man thinks their Daisy stole his watch & is manhandling them all, but all Campbell stick together!

Aaron 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 birth.

On 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 huge, golden hair 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 she goes, with question after question.
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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 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 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 slave……we 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 and elements 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 quickly faded from memory.

I received an eBook copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review. All conclusions are my own responsibility.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Southern Romance August 7, 2014
By Lesia
Format:Kindle Edition
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 story beautifully and I hope you will read The Right Wife and enjoy it as much as I did
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