Review: The Right Wife

Available June 5: The Right Wife

***3.5/5 starsThe Right Wife Beverly Barton

A profound post-Civil War romance, The Right Wife has a setting so strong and unique it’s a must-read.

Recommended readers:

  • If you like historical southern literature
  • If you are a historical romance lover, but tired of the usual English Regency

Here’s my Rankings:

  • 3.0/5 for characters
  • 4.0/5 for plot
  • 3.5/5 overall
  • Note: Steamy factor (3 of 5 … some steaminess)


During the volatile and every-changing post-Civil War, Margaret Campbell has responsibility for her brother and sister along with a loyal servant. Margaret is trying to make all their dreams come true in Alabama, where she meets Aaron Stone, a wealthy local. With the post-war Southern setting, Barton tells a remarkable story during a challenging era.  For a historical romance where you typically see English Regency, I loved the uniqueness of the Southern setting and felt a Gone with the Wind vibe from the story.  The dialogue and events made this a emotional, but enjoyable read.  I loved the setting most – and this story makes me want to explore other romances set in the South.  Despite wondering about some flaws in the story’s heroine, I loved the 1880s perspective and recommend this read for all historical romance readers.   Order yours:  

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