The Ringmaster's Wife
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 confi nes...+
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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 confi nes 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
Vibrant with the glamour and awe that flourished under the Big Top in the 1920s, The Ringmaster s Wife invites the reader into] the Greatest Show on Earth. Joanne Bischof, award-winning author of The Lady and the Lionheart"
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