Blanche’s Book Club: ‘Campaign Widows’.

There is not a coffee strong enough to get me through this week! It’s not so much work and more about having trouble sleeping — partly insomnia and partly truly insane cat — but man.

I am also trying to get a few things done around my apartment. My magnolia appears to be sick… I think it has low iron? I bought some food for its soil, so I’m hoping that helps. It’s a sentimental plant and my longest living one!

And it should come as no surprise that I’ve got a stack of library books to get through at some point… but I did have time to finish another audio book: “Campaign Widows” by Aimee Agresti. Here’s the scoop:

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.

This book is like a fun, beach read, only it takes place on the campaign trail, and in general, I enjoyed it! Anything political seems to suck the life out of just about anything these days, so I wasn’t sure how it would go, but there were some funny parts to it.

Plus, it has just the right amount of fantasy to it. I’d recommend it if you’re into politics, but are looking for something lite — there’s no legislation references or party affiliations.

The next book Blanche’s Book Club will be reading is “Never Have I Ever” by Joshilyn Jackson.

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