The Ringmaster’s Wife by Kristy Cambron

The Ringmaster's Wife by [Cambron, Kristy]

What a wonderful story! I was taken right into the Circus world and learned about the Ringlings’ glittering world and how two young women from different parts of the world become a special participants of this Ringling Brothers’ circus. Rich in history and just a wonderful story! Loved it!

About the book:

An ounce of courage. A split-second leap of faith. Together, they propel two young women to chase a new life—one that’s re-imagined 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 he Ringlings’ glittering world

A Sparrow In Terezin by Kristy Cambron

This is a dual story of present day and World War II.
In 1942 Kája Makovsky narrowly escaped occupied Prague in 1939. She is sent out of the country as the German’s begin to take over her country. She ends up in England working for a newspaper. When she hears that Jews are being exterminated she makes the decision to go back and rescue her father and mother. Kája will be sent to the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in Terezin with her mother and father. I found this to be an emotional account of World War II particularly at the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in Terezin.
Sera and William Hanover are looking at William going to prison for a crime he denies committing. Sera takes it on herself to find out the family secrets and try to prove her husband inocent. This Hanover family is tied to a Holocaust survivor that may bring all the secrets of the Hanover family to light.
This was an emotional story with families past and present finding that faith, redemption and perseverance will determine their futures. I’d recommend this book, it will touch your heart and you will see and feel the emotions Kristy writes in the pages of A Sparrow In Terezin.
I was gifted a copy of A Sparrow in Terezin by Net Galley for my opinion which I have given.

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