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.
Interview with the Author...
View the interview HERE.
Wow! Kristy Cambron has done it again and blown me away with her historical, romance novel, The Ringmaster’s Wife. Kristy has a beautifully written historical, romance! I love the duel timeline of Rosamund Easling and Mabel Ringling. The story of these two women beautifully and creatively are intertwined and at one point they cross. Kristy has spent time researching and paying attention to details that bring to life not only the historical setting of her story, but her wonderfully developed characters as well. This is one of those stories that readers will not want to put down. I would recommend this story to readers that enjoy Kristy’s other novels, as well as those that enjoy historical, romance.
Genre: historical, romance, Christian
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication date: June 7, 2016
Number of pages: 356
Content Rating: PG
Book Rating: 5 stars
A review copy of this book was provided by LitFuse.
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