Genre: Historical Romance(Post-War South)

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley.


  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington Trade (June 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 160183280X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601832801

(From Amazon)


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 . . .


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