Thursday, June 23, 2016

Will a leap of faith and an act of courage turn into a new life?

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About the book:

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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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 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.

My Review:
Kristy Cambron is a must-read author for me and her books are must-haves for my shelves.  Kristy's latest, "The Ringmaster's Wife," is fabulous - the cover, the storyline, the characters, the history, everything about it!  I loved the two main characters, Mable and Rosamund, and the paths that they chose and how Kristy wove their stories together.  Mable sets out to see what the Chicago World's Fair has to offer and her life is completely changes as she meets John Ringling.  I found the circus life aspect of the story fascinating and the 1920's has always been a time period I have loved ready and learning about, everything from the historical events to the society life to the fashion.  These details and aspects of life all become so real n the book and I love how the story and the history comes together.  I am already anxiously waiting for another book from Kristy!

*To read other reviews included on this blog tour, go here!

*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for the honest review.*

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