The Ringmaster's Wife by Kristy Cambron audiobook

The Ringmaster's Wife

By Kristy Cambron
Read by Amy Rubinate

Thomas Nelson on Brilliance Audio, Thomas Nelson
10.05 Hours 1
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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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Summary

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!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Amy Rubinate draws listeners in right from the audiobook’s prologue. Deftly transitioning between the two primary characters—Mabel and Rosamund—Rubinate brings to life very different women with two important things in common: a desire to be more than is expected and a willingness to take a leap of faith…Rubinate’s narration depicts it all—the sights, sounds, and smells of the big top—as listeners are introduced to incredible characters brought together by the ‘greatest show on earth.’” AudioFile
“Historical fiction lovers will adore this novel…a vivid and romantic rendering of circus life in the Jazz Age.” USA Today
“With rich descriptions, attention to detail, mesmerizing characters, and an understated current of faith, this work evokes writers such as Kim Vogel Sawyer, Francine Rivers, and Sara Gruen…Cambron is a CF rising star, but her books will appeal to a wider audience seeking graceful stories with historical depth.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Cambron vividly depicts circus life during the 1920s…With a strong supporting cast of friends and family.” Publishers Weekly
“Cambron takes a real person, Mable Ringling, and breathes fictional life into her while staying true to what is known about this compelling woman. The novel is an intriguing look into circus life in the 1920s…The author’s gift for writing beautifully crafted sentences will draw readers into the story and the fascinating world of the circus.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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Author Bio: Kristy Cambron

Author Bio: Kristy Cambron

Kristy Cambron has been fascinated with history since hearing her grandfather’s stories of his experiences as a B-17 copilot in WWII. She holds an Art History degree from Indiana University and has fifteen years industry experience as a corporate learning facilitator and communications consultant. Kristy writes vintage-inspired, historical Christian fiction titles. Her debut novel, The Butterfly and the Violin was a nominee for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Best Inspirational Novel of 2014. She makes her home in Indiana with her husband and three football-loving sons.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Religious
Runtime: 10.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English