The ringmaster's wife [electronic resource] / Kristy Cambron.
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- ISBN: 9780718091415 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- ISBN: 0718091418 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 55 min.)) : digital.
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: [United States]: Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2016.
- Distributor: Made available through hoopla
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|Participant or Performer Note:|| Read by Amy Rubinate.
|Summary, etc.:|| 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 confines 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!
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