The Ringmaster's Wife by Kristy Cambron

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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. 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

 

About Kristy Cambron

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Kristy Cambron has been fascinated with WWII since hearing her grandfather's stories. She holds an Art History degree from Indiana University and works as Communications Consultant. Kristy writes WWII and Regency fiction and placed first in the 2013 NTRWA Great Expectations and 2012 FCRW Beacon contests. Kristy makes her home in Indiana with her husband and three football-loving sons. Website: www.kristycambron.com Twitter: @KCambronAuthor Facebook: Kristy-L-Cambron-Author
 
Published June 7, 2016 by Thomas Nelson. 362 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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... 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 hav...

Jun 07 2016 | Read Full Review of The Ringmaster's Wife

Colin Keary, on a recruiting trip for Ringling Brothers Circus, rescues Lady Rosamund Easling from a creek. In America for a final adventure before her arranged marriage, Rosamund agrees to accompany Colin to check out the circus. There she meets acrobats, bareback riders, and a tattooed lady. He...

Jun 01 2016 | Read Full Review of The Ringmaster's Wife

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