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Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Ringmasters Wife Review!!!!!!!

The Ringmasters Wife by Kristy Cambron

Book Description:
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.

My Opinion:
What a Journey!  This is my first from Kristy and I LOVED it!  First off, it is one of my favorite ways a book starts.  Beginning with a scene to come, maybe the end or close to it, and then taking you back and showing what led up to this!  But Kristy even takes it step further by weaving the two stories together, past and present.  Bouncing from chapter to chapter, sometimes in a way that makes you devour each one!  This is one of those books that kept me intrigued and loving every part of it no matter which character's chapter I was led to next!  Both ladies lives are highly intriguing and all of the characters show a depth from trials and their pasts.  I wish there had been more prayer throughout, but found the Faith messages lovely when expressed.  And the twists keep coming rabidly towards the end!  I've always loved the circus so to find a fabulous, clean, Christian, circus read is the icing on the cake for me and I highly recommend this one!

Songs: "Jesus Loves the Little Children" by Paul Eakins' Mortier Belgian Band Organ, "God Gave Me You" by Dave Barnes, "Roses of Picardy" by Janice Weber, and "Hurricane" by Natalie Grant
Songs etc. May be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC

Psalm 146:8

~ASC

*I requested and received a copy of this book for the purpose of reviewing it.  This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about The Ringmaster's Wife. ~ASC

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