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The Ringmaster's Wife #2020

The Ringmaster s Wife 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

  • Title: The Ringmaster's Wife
  • Author: Kristy Cambron
  • ISBN: 9780718041908
  • Page: 255
  • Format: ebook
  • The Ringmaster's Wife By Kristy Cambron, 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 than her wit and a cigar box of treasures, Mable steps away from all sheAn 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 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

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    1. The Ringmaster s Wife is my favourite book from Kristy Cambron so far And that says a lot since I was absolutely obsessed with the Hidden Masterpiece dualogy The Ringmaster s Wife completely transports you into a simpler time known as the Jazz Age This book is so well researched where the historical aspects are concerned As a history buff, I appreciate that This is a historical novel that is a must read.

    2. 3.75Greats Historical research I loved the facts and fictionalization of John and Mable Ringling s romance It was precious to get a sense of how deeply he loved her and how she wise she was in undergirding his efforts The references in the back were interesting evidently her influence had been a stabilizing influence on his spending earning habits also Circus details I ve actually read a few period books about the circus, detailing many facts that felt familiar when reading this story It was gre [...]

    3. About this book What is revealed when you draw back the curtain of the Greatest Show on Earth Rosamund Easling is no stranger to opulence As the daughter of an earl, she s grown up with every comfort money can buy But when hard times befall the family s Yorkshire estate in the aftermath of the Great War, Rosamund s father sells her beloved horse, setting the stage for a series of events that would extend beyond even her wildest dreams Though expected to marry for a title instead of love, Rosamun [...]

    4. I thought this was a beautiful book I don t have time to write a review to do it justice, but I truly enjoyed the characters, the dual historical time period, the historical facts about the Ringling Brothers, the circus, and most of all I loved the inspirational theme of chasing after our dreams and adventures and living them Kristy Cambron did a really nice job with incorporating music and art appreciation into the story line too I looked forward to reading this book for months and was very ple [...]

    5. wipes tears from eyes This was truly beautiful.It s a book full of nostalgia and wistful memories Like an old, beloved, well worn story tucked away and revisited often It breaks and mends your heart Reminds you that grace is a gift given to all who are willing to accept it It s a story about freedom and dreams About running towards your future and embracing the impossibilities It s about new beginnings and seeing people as they really are broken, flawed, yet beautiful We only see what we want to [...]

    6. We only see what we want to see in people, in love, and in life What we see is a choice, as is what we offer the world in return And it s only behind the costumes and the masks that we can be who we truly are The opening lines of Kristy Cambron s latest novel is the undercurrent of this tender and nostalgic novel A novel that is as beautifully bittersweet and dreamy as the cover itself And in all honesty, the cover is absolutely one of the most stunning, true to story composites in every aspect [...]

    7. Mostly a Downton Abbey meets Water for Elephants tale, with a hefty dose of Nancy Kerrigan Tonya Harding drama thrown in, I was swept up into this backstage circus story from the opening scenes I love how Cambron took time setting her stage, easing her heroine and me as the reader into the crazy world of the Greatest Show on Earth The title is a little misleading, as the true life story of Mable Ringling takes a pronounced back seat to the fictional romance of heiress turned bareback rider Rosam [...]

    8. The Ringmaster s Wife is an emotion filled story, rich with historical details, especially details of the Ringling Brothers circus amidst the glamour that was the Jazz Age Featuring a dual timeline, and the story of two women, Mable Ringling and Lady Rosamund Easling, the novel spans the younger years of Mable s life before the circus is a part of her, up through Rosamund leaving her privileged life back in England to join the circus and the two meeting and connecting over a shared pursuit of a [...]

    9. A masterpiece of emotion and evocative storytelling, The Ringmaster s Wife s weaves together the fanciful notions and glamor of the circus amidst the rich tapestry of 1920s history A superb story with vibrant characters, the sparkle of romance, and the power of courage I am lost to the thrills and magic of the circus Please, don t send help I want to stay here forever, trapped between the pages and avoiding the reality that I can t run off to the menagerie.From the moment I opened this book I kn [...]

    10. Originally posted on Christian Shelf Esteem a book review blog bit 25lO3sASpanning from 1885 to 1929, Kristy Cambron s latest title The Ringmaster s Wife, pulls back the curtain of glamour and glitz to reveal the true nature of life under the Big Top Readers are in for a treat as Cambron has penned a great adventure with a touch of mystery and a whole lot of heart.In this immersive story I developed a great respect for Mabel Ringling Her relationship and subsequent marriage to Circus King John R [...]

    11. After enjoying the Hidden Masterpieces novels, I completely looked forward to reading The Ringmaster s Wife Unfortunately, this novel fell short for me.What I loved about the novel is the rich history about circus life and a few other time period details I was pleased that one of the main characters, Mable, is based upon an actual historical figure.As with the Hidden Masterpieces novels, there are two story lines What is different though is that the two story lines are fairly close chronological [...]

    12. 5 STARSLOVED EVERY MINUTE OF THIS STORYYou can tell an excellent book when I devour it as fast as I did this one I mean this one had EVERYTHING I demand out of a good bookhistory, great writing, no smut, vivid descriptions, fast paced, bite size chaptersI mean I could go on and on I kinda wish I could go back and experience it for the first time ALL over again What a ride Such lovely, well developed characters So many beautiful moments sigh I loved just exactly how this book was laid out reveali [...]

    13. There are two circus queens in this historical novel a bareback performer and a wife The book splits into chapters of their stories We begin with Mabel, a young lady from a farming town with big city aspirations When a move to Chicago puts her in the sights of one John Ringling, her life seems likes it s just beginning The other half of the story involves Rosemund, the daughter of an English Earl, who is also a secret trick rider After her prized Arabian is sold, she is lured to the States.Their [...]

    14. This book had me at circus, a topic after my own heart I love a good circus story I ll even settle for an average one This was very much the latter In fact I think had the book been on any other subject, I wouldn t care for it at all The writing alone just doesn t hold up, it s redolent of chicklit with all its frothy chirpy bland charm straight down to the lachrymose ending The author did well by selecting a fascinating topic, two strong female characters, real life and imaginary, and magical s [...]

    15. I just want to start by saying how much I love the cover of this book It s amazing I really like the premise for this story I ve always enjoyed circus themed books and movies I liked how the story starts out in England then goes to the U.S The scenes were vivid and easy to imagine but for some reason I had trouble connecting with Mabel and Rose I kept hoping I would feel for the characters but it just didn t happen for me that s why I gave 4 stars.

    16. History and fiction seamlessly merge in this circus tale that brings an era to life I enjoyed the dual point of view that shares the stories of two brave women It is nice to find such an unusual period of history covered in novel form

    17. Impeccably researched, gorgeously presented, The Ringmaster s Wife is my favorite book by Kristy Cambron to date And I have LOVED her previous books In fact, it s difficult for me to form adequate words to review it because it s still so full in my heart.For the majority of the novel, we dance back and forth between Mable s early life and the beginnings of her relationship with John Ringling and Rosamund s early days with the circus As the narrative progresses, Cambron weaves these timelines tog [...]

    18. by Andrea Renee CoxMemories of attending the circus as a young girl came flooding back into my mind as I read The Ringmaster s Wife The acrobats, the ringmaster, the horses and their riders all came to life in this book about second chances and fresh starts.For much of the first half of the book, I was confused by the constant time jumping and multiple dates given It was a lot to keep track of But once that settled out some, I was able to really get intrigued by the lives of Mable Ringling and R [...]

    19. I m going to start off with this This is absolutely my favorite novel from Kristy That was no easy task, especially since I loved her Hidden Masterpiece series, but y all I enjoyed this so so much I absolutely loved what Kristy did with this book She brought to life such a fascinating world which I didn t know much about, so even better and the characters you couldn t help but become so invested I liked how the book started out with two different times Mabel s early years and Rosamund s and then [...]

    20. I m a fan of all of Kristy Cambron s novels, but I fell in love with Cambron s writing as I read The Ringmaster s Wife Cambron s characters are true to life and distinct, and the emotions resonated within me While The Ringmaster s Wife is fiction, it s evident Cambron did extensive research on the Jazz Age and world of the Ringling Brothers Circus both under the Big Top and behind the scenes I highly recommend this novel

    21. A great work of historical fiction, and especially timely, given that the Ringling Bros circus just announced their performances are coming to an end.

    22. This was the first book I ve read by Kristy Cambron and I thoroughly enjoyed it.I loved the dual historic timeline, flipping from Mable Burton Ringling to Lady Rosamund Easling It gave me a good background and understanding of both characters.At times, I felt the details were a little overly extravagant for the story, taking away from the story itself and the beginning was a little slow for me, but as the story continued I fell into the magic of the circus life and felt myself drawn into the 192 [...]

    23. This was a very beautifully written novel It was the first book that I have read by this author and I really enjoyed her writing style For the first few chapters, I had to work very hard to keep the dual timelines and characters straight But after getting to know the characters, it was not a problem to time hop through this dual timeline story In fact, it kept me reading to find out what would happen next The pacing of the story was leisurely It was slow, but not in a bad way As I moved through [...]

    24. Focusing on the Ringling Brothers Circus, Kristy Cambron beautifully interweaves two time periods that sometimes connect and then diverge to create a fascinating read The details regarding the circus show Cambron s definite research into the history of the Ringling Brothers Circus I felt the strongest characters were the women particularly Mable and Rosamund They were both complex, dream filled women who, although their lives were all right, weren t satisfied with the status quo They were willin [...]

    25. Why I Choose this Book I ve read Kristy Cambron s other two books and really liked one of them, and was rather disappointed in the other I figured I had a 50 50 chance on either really liking or feeling meh about her third book.What I Thought About this Book Humm I think I ve done so much editing recently that I m having a hard time just appreciating a book, so please keep that in mind throughout this review Scene by scene I enjoyed the book There were some beautiful word pictures, the setting w [...]

    26. I first fell in love with the circus in literature when as a teenager I read the book The Long Way Down by Robb White about runaway who becomes a trapeze artist and the performers that become her family The Ringmaster s Wife has the same sense of family, that in the midst of the enchanting and chaotic existence in the circus, relationships based on kindness and compassion are what really bring happiness and belonging The pace of the book was somewhat slow for me, but I appreciated that since the [...]

    27. What an enchanting read Kristy Cambron s words flow like a movie, rich in detail and vivid to the imagination This well paced story beautifully weaves fiction through historical fact, all the while taking us on a journey through the Roaring Twenties.Similar circus genre novels, such as Water for Elephants and The Night Circus, paint a fairly clear picture of the hardships of circus life, but I found neither to be as immersive as The Ringmaster s Wife Strong descriptors and silky dialogue effortl [...]

    28. I picked this book up from NetGalley, thinking it sounded good based on the description The daughter of an earl decides that the arranged marriage kind of life is not for her, and she joins the circus Heck yeah Strong female character, English gentry, etc Sounded right up my alley Unfortunately, I struggled to connect with any of these characters.There was so much description paragraphs and paragraphs that in a literary book I might have enjoyed, but here just felt overdone and dragged out the m [...]

    29. There are some novels where five stars are not nearly enough The Ringmaster s Wife is just such a book I could not put this story down Work was neglected, household chores weren t even a figment of a thought and all I could do was turn page after intriguing page The language drew me into the story with a tender hand hold and wouldn t let me go The characters wrapped their way around my heart and whispered their story with command and grace The description, oh the description that took me into th [...]

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