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The Ringmaster's Wife - by Kristy Cambron (Paperback)

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  • An ounce of courage.A leap of faith.Together, they propel two young women to chase a new life--one that's reimagined from what they might have become.In turn-of-the-century America, a young girl dreams of a world that stretches beyond the confi nes of a quiet life on the family farm.
  • About the Author: Kristy Cambron fancies life as a vintage-inspired storyteller.
  • 368 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Christian

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About the Book



A novel that is at once captivating, deeply poignant, and swirling with exquisite historical details of a bygone world, The Ringmaster's Wife will escort readers into the center ring, with its bright lights, exotic animals, and a dazzling performance that can only be described as the greatest show on earth!



Book Synopsis



An ounce of courage.

A leap of faith.

Together, they propel two young women to chase a new life--one that's reimagined from what they might have become.

In turn-of-the-century America, a young girl dreams of a world that stretches beyond the confi nes of a quiet life on the family farm. With little more than her wit and a cigar box of treasures, Mable steps away from all she knows, seeking the limitless marvels of the Chicago World's Fair. There, a chance encounter triggers her destiny--a life with a famed showman by the name of John Ringling.

A quarter of a century later, Lady Rosamund Easling boards a ship to America as a last adventure before her arranged marriage. There, the twenties are roaring, and the rich and famous gather at opulent, Gatsby-esque parties. The Jazz Age has arrived, and with it, the golden era of the American circus, whose queen is none other than the enigmatic Mable Ringling.

When Rosamund's path crosses with Mable's and the Ringlings' glittering world, she makes the life-altering decision to leave behind a comfortable future of estates and propriety, choosing instead the nomadic life of a trick rider in the Ringling Brothers' circus.

A novel that is at once captivating, deeply poignant, and swirling with exquisite historical details of a bygone world, The Ringmaster's Wife will escort readers into the center ring, with its bright lights, exotic animals, and a dazzling performance that can only be described as the Greatest Show on Earth!

"Vibrant with the glamour and awe that flourished under the Big Top in the 1920s, The Ringmaster's Wife invites the reader [into] the Greatest Show on Earth." --Joanne Bischof, award-winning author of The Lady and the Lionheart



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Cambron vividly depicts circus life during the 1920s, when the vast menagerie moved in 100-car trains and the Ringlings were establishing themselves in Sarasota, Fla., society. With a strong supporting cast of friends and family---including a nemesis or two---the women experience heartbreak, loss, hope, and triumph, all set against the colorful backdrop of the greatest show on Earth.--Publishers Weekly

4 stars. 'Cambron takes a real person, Mable Ringling, and breathes fictional life into her while staying true to what is known about this compelling woman. The novel is an intriguing look into circus life in the 1920s. A bit more depth into the characters would have been desirable, but the author's gift for writing beautifully crafted sentences will draw readers into the story and the fascinating world of the circus.'--RT Book Reviews



About the Author



Kristy Cambron fancies life as a vintage-inspired storyteller. Her debut novel, The Butterfly and the Violin, was named to Library Journal's Best Books of 2014 and nominated for RT Book Reviews' Choice Awards Best Inspirational Novel of 2014 and for the 2015 INSPY Awards for Best Debut Novel. Her second novel, A Sparrow in Terezin, was named Library Journal's Pick of the Month (Christian Fiction) for February 2015 and a Top Pick for RT Book Reviews. Kristy holds a degree in Art History from Indiana University. She lives in Indiana with her husband and three young sons. Website: www.kristycambron.com Twitter: @KCambronAuthor Facebook: Kristy-Cambron-Author.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: .7 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 368
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Christian
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Format: Paperback
Author: Kristy Cambron
Language: English
Street Date: June 7, 2016
TCIN: 51320911
UPC: 9780718041540
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-2458
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship weight: 0.7 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 1 reviews
100% would recommend
1 recommendations

Slow at First, but Well Worth the Read--Absolutely Fascinating

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
ABookLoversThoughts - 8 years ago
The Ringmaster's Wife by Kristy Cambron is a standalone novel, and the first that I have read by this author (although not the first of hers that I've seen around--just the first I've picked up). It certainly made a good first impression! This book, I'll admit, was a tad bit hard to get into, but only because there were two different main stories about 20 years apart, and the flip-flopping back and forth got a little confusing. Overall though, once I had the characters and time periods straightened out, it was an incredible book. The story's setting is unique and thoughtful, which I loved. I always enjoyed going to the circus as a kid, and so reading this book almost felt like a behind-the-scenes look into the Ringling Brothers' Circus. It was so, so cool! I know that seems a little lame to say, but really, this is a very neat story. It's set in the early 1900s, where we meet John Ringling and Mable, and then eventually Lady Rosamund of England. I loved how their stories connected, how detailed the descriptions of the backstage circus looked, the descriptions of the performances, everything! It really, really was an incredible book, and it will most likely be one that I'll read again. It's the story of women stepping out and taking hold of their dreams, of not giving up, and of trying new things. It's the story of how their lives were woven together. And it's worth a read. Thank you so much to Thomas Nelson publishers and their Fiction Guild for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review. All opinions are my own, and were not required to be positive. I would recommend this to all ages. *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*
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