The Ringmaster’s Wife

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In The Ringmaster’s Wife, an ounce of courage and a split-second leap of faith changes two women. Together, they propel two young women to chase a new life–one that’s reimagined from what they might have become.

The Ringmaster's Wife

About The Ringmaster’s Wife

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!

My Thoughts

An incredibly powerful story of hope, trust, family and forgiveness. In this wonderful story from one of my favourite authors, Kristy Cambron, we have a tale that spreads throughout the years. This is all set in the thrilling backdrop of the Ringling Circus!

We start off with a young girl who is forced into a life that she does not suit. She wants and needs excitement and doesn’t fit into the typical role of young women during this time period. When a young man, who is scouting for the Ringling Circus, he sees so much potential in her to be so much more. He offers her the opportunity of¬† a life time but only if she is courageous enough to take it on.

It is in the circus that Rosamund shines. She takes a leap of faith and finds out who she truly is. She puts her trust in the circus and finds a new family. The circus is a strong family unit that defend, protect and help their own. When she meets the mysterious, Mable, she finds the courage to become who she could really become. Mable’s story is told throughout the novel and I love watching how her story unfolds. Both women are so brave and put so much trust in their faith and dreams. This trust is what keeps them moving forward.

I loved how this story unfolds, both Rosamund and Mable’s stories make you cry, laugh and warm your heart. It is a tender book full of patience, love, hope and forgiveness. A novel that you can cherish and that you will not want to put down!

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Rating: 5/5

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.
Disclosure: I received a digital copy of this book in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.


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