If I’ve learned anything from this book it’s that I totally would not fit in with the the DC crowd… although I do have to say I think the characters are definitely on the nicer spectrum of the ‘political wives’ club – and in all honesty I have a hard time believing people this nice exist in the politician bubble!
It’s election season and Cady has just moved to DC. She’s excited. It’s all coming together for her: the gorgeous fiancé, a new city, and a smart new TV job. But as Jackson embarks on the campaign trail to follow his boss, a presidential nominee hopeful, Cady starts to realize how alone she is: in this new empty home, in a new strange city, with no friends. She finds herself rubbing elbows with the DC elite’s wives… the “campaign widows” …all missing their better halves off on the trail, and all anxious and alone as this crazy, insane election season gets nuttier, and nuttier.
Along with Cady a morning news TV producer, we meet Reagan the ex-speechwriter mommy blogger, Jay an artsy news website writer/editor, Birdie the fundraising socialite election-season-expert, and Madison the ex-NFL cheerleader turned potential nominee wife, who’s not so happy about the spotlight and hubbub. I found Cady and some of the other characters a bit dull and uninteresting, but Reagan was a definite favorite for me – she seemed the most real, and the least DC!
Full disclosure, this was my first audiobook. I was worried my mind would wander, because – well, that’s what my mind likes to do! But I just went back if I missed anything and got through it ok.. I don’t know how much I like women narrarators doing male voices though, cause they all came across as doofy and unlikeable.. so I may have been swayed a bit by that. Although I’m pretty sure most of the guys in the book I wouldn’t have liked much anyway! Will try another again soon and see if it’s the same for all audiobooks (I’m not looking forward to hearing a man do a woman’s voice.. um really? lol)
All that being said – it was quick, and I breezed through it. Not too much heavy substance or plot stuff, and a bit of trouble keeping all the characters straight – but I think it’s a great book to read or listen to when you have attention issues like I do! It’s an easy light read and doesn’t take itself too seriously – a good, silly fun story.
Audiobook borrowed from Hoopla– my new most favorite App! Did you know that you can borrow ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and music with your existing library card… with ZERO WAIT TIME? That means no holds!
- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Graydon House; Original edition (May 22, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1525836668
- ISBN-13: 978-1525836664