Wednesday, June 29, 2016

What's your next read? How about a trip to the circus?

What's your take along book for this holiday weekend?  I never make a trip to the cabin, go camping, or plan a day at the beach without taking along a book.  Sure, sometimes I never get more than a few pages read, but often things slow down enough that I can settle down for a delightful read.
This weekend I am taking along Kristy Cambron's new book THE RINGMASTER'S WIFE which I will be reviewing on this blog in just a few days.  But I thought would share some background on the book and author Kristy Cambron before then.  I am looking forward to this read; many may know that Ringling Brothers Circus was based in Sarasota, Fl, but did you know that their summer headquarters was Baraboo, Wisconsin?  The whole central and southern part of Wisconsin has a rich
circus history as several circuses made us their summer home.  I just love it when I can find a local
connection to what I am reading.

Time to pack for my holiday reading.

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)" forFebruary 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.

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