Book Review: “The Ringmaster’s Wife” by Kristy Cambron

June 29, 2016 at 2:42 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Kristy Cambron in her new book “The Ringmaster's Wife book coverThe Ringmaster’s Wife” Book Three in the Hidden Masterpiece series published by Thomas Nelson introduces us to Mable Ringling.

From the back cover:   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 confines 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.

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!

Ms. Cambron, up until now, has had each book live up to the series title, Hidden Masterpiece, but, I feel, with this one she has outdone herself. This is historical fiction at its finest. Ms. Cambron shines her author spotlight on the Ringling Brothers’ circus, Mrs. Ringling as well as Lady Rosamund Easling. Ms. Cambron gets us involved with the lives of these two young women and in the situations that they find themselves in. We root for them, we cry for them, we want them to succeed. Ms. Cambron’s characters come alive off these pages. Plus we are taken to the Circus! I was really sorry when the story finished because I had to let them go. I am so looking forward to the next book from this highly talented author.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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