About the Book
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!
About the Author
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.
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To read or re-read 1-2 LDS fiction books each week of the book challenge.
Possible books to read or re-read (as I read them I will cross them off the list):
-The Matchup by Laura L. Walker***
-Eve by H.B. Moore (audiobook)--Finished and posted review 7/29/2016
-Willowkeep by Julie Daines***
-Abish: Daughter of God by K.C. Grant
-An Unexpected Proposal by Annette Lyon
-Chocolate Obsessed by Annette Lyon
-The Royals of Monterra: Tailor Made by Annette Lyon
-Shadows in the Curtain by Cami Checketts
-The Feisty One: A Billionaire Bride Pact Romance by Cami Checketts
-The Resilient One: A Billionaire Bride Pact Romance by Cami Checketts
-The Independent One: A Billionaire Bride Pact Romance by Cami Checketts
-The Rebellious One: A Billionaire Bride Pact Romance by Janette Lewis
-The Passionate One: A Billionaire Bride Pact Romance by Janette Lewis
-Solstice by Jane Redd
-The Lost King by H.B. Moore***
-Finding Sheba by H.B. Moore
-Slave Queen by H.B. Moore
-Deliverence by H.B. Moore***
-Under the Mistletoe: A Timeless Romance Anthology by Cindy Roland Anderson, Julie Coulter Bellon, Jennifer Griffith, Annette Lyon, Sarah M. Eden, and Heather B. Moore
-Sarah M. Eden British Isles Collection: A Timeless Romance Anthology by Sarah M. Eden
-Spring in Hyde Park: Timeless Regency Collection by Jennifer Moore, G.G. Vandagriff, and Nicole Van***
-Road Trip Collection: A Timeless Romance Antholoby by Jolene Betty Perry, Saray M. Eden, Ranee' S. Clark, Annette Lyon, Heather B. Moore, and Aubrey Mace***
-Summer House Party: Timeless Regency Collection by Regina Scott, Donna Hatch, and Sarah M. Eden
-I am Delilah by Josi S. Kilpack***
-Tide Pools by Heather B. Moore
-Love is Come: Power of the Matchmaker Series by Heather B. Moore
-Not Always Happenstance: Power of the Matchmaker Series by Rachael Anderson
-If We Were a Movie: Power of the Matchmaker Series by Kelly Oram
-O'er the River Liffey: Power of the Matchmaker Series by Heidi Ashworth***
-Four Chambers: Power of the Matchmaker Series by Julie Wright
-Diamond Rings are Deadly Things: Wedding Planner Mysteries by Rachelle J. Christensen
-Veils and Vengeance: Wedding Planner Mysteries by Rachelle J. Christensen
-Proposals and Poisons: Wedding Planner Mysteries by Rachelle J. Christensen***
-Soldier's Bride by Rachelle J. Christensen***
-Forever and Forever by Josi S. Kilpack***
-Servent of the Crown (The Crown of Tremontance #1) by Melissa McShane
-Rider of the Crown (The Crown of Tremontance #2) by Melissa McShane
-Exile of the Crown (The Crown of Tremontane #2.5) by Melissa McShane
-Agent of the Crown (The Crown of Tremontane #3) by Melissa McShane***
-Taylor Lynne (Women of Marryton #2) by Jennifer Peel***
-His Personal Relationship Manager by Jennifer Peel***
-Storm by Kate Palmer***
-The Time Key by Melanie Bateman***--Finished and posted reviews 7/11/2016
-The Heir of Brownlie Manor by Anita Stansfield--Added 7/14/2016; Finished and posted review 7/14/2016.
Note: This list is subject to change.
Note: *** are books that are also on the giveaway page
Summer Book Trek Winner
July 4--Rafflecopter Prize Winner--I chose Jessie Belle by Jennifer Peel.
July 19th--Rafflecopter Prize Winner--I chose a print copy of Waiting for Patience by Stephanie Adams.
July 20th--In FB group--Author Love--I won my choice of an e-copy of a book by Joyce DiPastena (Illuminations of the Heart).
August 2nd--Rafflecopter Prize Winner--I won a copy of Beyond the West Sea by Misty Moncure
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About the Book
She just wanted to shake up her love life. Jacklyn (Jack) Wyatt is the typical twenty-five-year-old living the typical Provo single life with the typical bad luck—at least until the FBI recruits her for a completely different type of dating.
A young woman has gone missing, and all signs point to her online dating profile as the kidnapper’s operating ground. But when suspects who crossed paths with the missing girl begin contacting Jack, the FBI sees its opportunity for an inside man—er, woman.
Now Jack will have to play the field, dating each of the men in an attempt to weed out the kidnapper. But with such an unusual array of characters vying for her attention, pinpointing the culprit may prove even harder than finding Mr. Right. And as more young women disappear, will Jack stay professional and objective, even with the handsome Special Agent Damon Wade just a whisper in her hidden microphone away?
About the Author
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Kari Iroz has written a fantastic thrilling, LDS-suspense, romance novel that readers will absolutely love! Kari has the perfect amount of thrills and romance combination in her novel to capture the attention of readers from page one all the way to the end of this exciting new novel. The love story in this novel is sweet, clean, and romantic, as well. I would recommend this novel to readers that enjoy LDS romantic suspense novels.
Genre: suspense, romance, LDS
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Publication date: June 1, 2016
Number of pages: 256
Content Rating: PG, mild violence, brief LDS religious content
Book Rating: 5 stars
A review copy of this book was provided by Covenant Communications.
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Corinne is a BA at Hillsdale College, and her declared major is American Studies with a projected minor in Journalism. Although these choices sound informed and thoughtful on Corinne's part, what really happened is that a really cool, successful senior did the same major and minor and went on to do really cool, successful things. So even though Corinne doesn't know what she will do with these life choices, she does know one thing: her dream is to become as great as the classical authors.
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