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Posted January 26, 2013
I read the Candidate, was excellent. I was really happy to find this sequel. The characters of Jane Kincaid and her secret service agent / partner Alex is like coming home. Picks up after 4 years together and she (Jane) is running for the highest office our nation has to offer. It gives you an insight into the demands a high profile career can demand of an individual, the person they share there life with. It gives voice to the idea that we may have a woman president who can be a lesbian and intelligent. To focus on her compassion, her beliefs, what compels her and those who are closest to her. But at the end if the day she is human as we all are. Her sister coming out and into her self realizing she is also gay. It is a good read and you hope there is a 3 rd book.
Posted September 30, 2012
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The Campaign is the sequel to Tracey Richardson’s very good book The Candidate. As is appropriate in an election year, Richardson picks up the story of Vice President Jane Kincaid as she is preparing to run for re-election to a second term.
It’s interesting to read a book about US politics written by a Canadian. Richardson gets her details right, but she puts an emphasis on areas that an American might not pay attention to. It gives the book a little different feel to it. She also takes a chance in a book that is intended for a primarily lesbian audience. The bad guy in this book is a powerful gay man who manipulates information in an attempt to gain power. It works though because it shows the character of Jane Kincaid at her strongest. There is also a scene that takes place when Jane visits the troops overseas that will wrench the reader’s emotions. Powerful stuff.
The Campaign is a political story and a love story. As usual with Tracey Richardson, it’s well written with strong characters. A reader can’t ask for more.