Sunday, July 3, 2016

The RingMasters Wife by Kristy Cambron


The Ringmaster’s Wife {MORE ABOUT THE RINGMASTER’S WIFE}

The Ringmaster’s Wife(Thomas Nelson, June 2016)
An ounce of courage. A split-second 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 confines of a quiet life on the family farm. With little more than her wit and a cigar box of treasures to call her own, 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 of Yorkshire, England, boards a ship to America as a last adventure before her life is planned out for her. There, the twenties are roaring, and the rich and famous gather at opulent, Gatsby-esque parties in the grandest ballrooms the country has to offer. 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, instead choosing 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!
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My Thoughts:

Kristy Cambron brought an interesting read to the table. She brings the circus life to town with deep rich history. Her well thought out research makes The RingMaster's Wife come alive as the reader fully engages with the characters, the The Jazz age and The Chicago World Fair all colliding into one.  This story is very complex as Cambron does a beautiful job weaving in two stories into one, however, I do think at times it was hard to stay with it, but once I fell in love with Mable & Rosamund, I didn't let go. This story is a journey of love, performance, pasts, faith and making paths where there aren't any. Thank you to publishers for providing me a complimentary copy for review purposes only.  I was not compensated for a positive review. I give this book 4 stars.

Kristy Cambron

{MORE ABOUT KRISTY CAMBRON}

Kristy Cambron fancies life as a vintage-inspired storyteller. Her second novel, A Sparrow in Terezin, was named Library Journal Reviews’ “Pick of the Month (Christian Fiction)” for February 2015.
Cambron is an art/design manager at TheGROVEstory.com storytelling ministry. She holds a degree in art history from Indiana University and has nearly 15 years of experience in instructional design and communications for a Fortune-100 company. She lives in Indiana with her husband and three football-loving sons, where she can probably be bribed with a coconut mocha latte and a good Christian fiction read.
Find out more about Kristy at http://kristycambron.com.

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