Monday, January 15, 2018

"The Ringmaster's Wife" by Kristy Cambron

About this book:

  “What is revealed when you draw back the curtain of the Greatest Show on Earth?
  Rosamund Easling is no stranger to opulence. As the daughter of an earl, she’s grown up with every comfort money can buy. But when hard times befall the family’s Yorkshire estate in the aftermath of the Great War, Rosamund’s father sells her beloved horse, setting the stage for a series of events that would extend beyond even her wildest dreams.
  Though expected to marry for a title instead of love, Rosamund feels called to a different life – one of adventure outside the confines of a ladies’ parlor. She abandons all she’s known and follows in pursuit as her horse is shipped to the new owner – an American entertainer by the name of John Ringling. Once introduced to the Ringling Brothers’ circus and knowing she has much to learn, Rosamund agrees to a bareback riding apprenticeship in the shadow of the Ringlings’ winter home—Ca’D’Zan. It is at that mansion, in what would become the last days of the enigmatic Mable Ringling’s life, that Rosamund finds a deeper sense of purpose in the life she’s been given, and the awakening of faith in her heart.
  With a supporting cast of characters as mysterious and dazzling as the Ringlings’ big-top world, Rosamund’s journey takes her from the tradition of the English countryside to the last days of America’s Roaring ‘20s—a journey that forever changes what one life might have been.”

Series: As of now, no.

Spiritual Content- Psalm 146:8 at the beginning; A few Scriptures are mentioned & talked about; A few Prayers; Talks about God; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Church going; ‘Thank God’s are said; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers, praying, & blessings over food; Mentions of churches, church going, & ministers; A few mentions of faiths; A couple mentions of those in the Bible; A couple mentions of blessings; A couple mentions of sins; A mention of a Bible;
             *Note: A couple mentions of devils; A ‘for God’s sake’ is said.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘heck’, and a ‘stupid’; A mention of wanting to curse; Eye rolling & Sass; Pain, Blood, & Injuries (up to semi-detailed); Being attacked & injuries (up to semi-detailed); Nearly drowning (up to semi-detailed); Fires, explosions, & kerosene (up to semi-detailed); Being threatened; Mentions of a war, battlefields, fighting, & deaths (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of a car accident & almost drowning (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of deaths, injuries, fires, flames, smoke, & explosions; Mentions of threats, an attack, injuries, & bleeding; Mentions of illnesses & fevers; Mentions of pickpockets & stealing; Mentions of card games with betting, gambling, & debts; Mentions of social drinking, drinking, alcohol, & the Prohibition laws of making/selling it; Mentions of cigars & smoking; Mentions of an animal being put down; Mentions of lies & lying; Mentions of gossip & rumors; A few mentions of an accidental death (barely-above-not-detailed); A few mentions of blackmail; A few mentions of tattoos; A couple mentions of coughing up blood; A couple mentions of someone in prison for selling alcohol; A mention of an attempted murder.

Sexual Content- three boarder-line barely-above-not-detailed//semi-detailed kisses; Remembering a kiss (barely-above-not-detailed); Touches, Hand Holding, Embraces, & Warmth (up to semi-detailed); Noticing (x2); a ‘vamp’; Mentions of a kiss & kissing; A few mentions of a man’s illegitimate birth; A few mentions of welcoming kisses & married couples kissing; A few mentions of reputations; A few mentions of blushes; A mention of cat calls & men gawking at women; Love, falling in love, & the emotions (x2);
             *Note: Mentions of a couple not able to have biological children; A couple mentions of scandalous belly dancing.

-Rosamund Easling
-Armilda “Mable” Burton
-Colin Keary
                                P.O.V. switches between them
                                     Set in 1926-1929 (Also skips to 1885, 1892-1893, 1904-1906, 1911-1912, 1920, & then the Epilogue is in 2002)
                                                        353 pages

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My personal Rating-

Very clean and set in an interesting environment, “The Ringmaster’s Wife” was a light and easy read. I enjoyed the light romance and all the historical facts about the Ringling Brothers’ circus.
This was my second book by this author and I definitely can feel her writing style. The places are always described in a winsome fashion and the characters always meet unique people through out the book. It was overall a very nice read and I enjoyed it. :)

See y’all on Wednesday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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