The Ringmaster's Wife

The Ringmaster's Wife
Author: Kristy Cambron
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 0718041909
ISBN 13: 9780718041908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Ringmaster's Wife Book Review:

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

The Ringmaster's Wife

The Ringmaster's Wife
Author: Kristy Cambron
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781683310549
ISBN 13: 1683310543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Ringmaster's Wife Book Review:

"What is revealed when you pull back the curtain of the greatest show on earth?"--

The Lost Castle

The Lost Castle
Author: Kristy Cambron
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 0718095472
ISBN 13: 9780718095475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Lost Castle Book Review:

“It’s been a long time since I’ve been so thoroughly engrossed in a novel . . . The Lost Castle kept me spellbound!” —Tamera Alexander, USA TODAY bestselling author of To Whisper Her Name and Christmas at Carnton Broken-down walls and crumbling stones seemed to possess a secret language all their own. What stories would they tell, if she finally listened? Ellie Carver arrives at her grandmother’s bedside expecting to find her silently slipping away. Instead, the beloved woman begins speaking. Of a secret past and castle ruins forgotten by time. Of a hidden chapel that served as a rendezvous for the French Resistance in World War II. Of lost love and deep regret . . . Each piece that unlocks the story seems to unlock part of Ellie too—where she came from and who she is becoming. But her grandmother is quickly disappearing into the shadows of Alzheimer’s and Ellie must act fast if she wants to uncover the truth of her family’s history. Drawn by the mystery surrounding The Sleeping Beauty—a castle so named for Charles Perrault’s beloved fairy tale—Ellie embarks on a journey to France’s Loire Valley in hopes that she can unearth its secrets before time silences them forever. Bridging the past to the present in three time periods—the French Revolution, World War II, and present day—The Lost Castle is a story of loves won and lost, of battles waged in the hearts of men, and of an enchanted castle that stood witness to it all, inspiring a legacy of faith through the generations.

A Son of the Circus

A Son of the Circus
Author: John Irving
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2009-09-23
ISBN 10: 030742393X
ISBN 13: 9780307423931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Son of the Circus Book Review:

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from John Irving's In One Person. A Hindi film star . . . an American missionary . . . twins separated at birth . . . a dwarf chauffeur . . . a serial killer . . . all are on a collision course. In the tradition of A Prayer for Owen Meany, Irving's characters transcend nationality. They are misfits--coming from everywhere, belonging nowhere. Set almost entirely in India, this is John Irving's most ambitious novel and a major publishing event.

The Illusionist's Apprentice

The Illusionist's Apprentice
Author: Kristy Cambron
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN 10: 071804231X
ISBN 13: 9780718042318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Illusionist's Apprentice Book Review:

Not all illusions happen on the stage. Wren Lockhart, apprentice to master illusionist Harry Houdini, uses life on a vaudeville stage to escape the pain of her past. She continues her career of illusion after her mentor’s death, intent on burying her true identity. But when a rival performer’s act goes tragically wrong, the newly formed FBI calls on Wren to speak the truth—and reveal her real name to the world. She transfers her skills for misdirection from the stage to the back halls of vaudeville, as she finds herself the unlikely partner in the FBI’s investigation. All the while Houdini’s words echo in her mind: Whatever occurs, the crowd must believe it’s what you meant to happen. She knows that if anyone digs too deep, secrets long kept hidden may find their way to the surface—and shatter her carefully controlled world. Set during one of the richest, most vibrant eras in American history, this Jazz Age novel of illusion, suspense, and forgotten pasts is perfect for fans of The Magician’s Lie, challenging all to find the underpinnings of faith on their own life’s stage. “Prepare to be amazed by The Illusionist's Apprentice.” —Greer Macallister, bestselling author of The Magician's Lie and Girl in Disguise

The Ringmaster's Daughter

The Ringmaster's Daughter
Author: Carly Schabowski
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-07-07
ISBN 10: 1838881298
ISBN 13: 9781838881290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Ringmaster's Daughter Book Review:

Circus people don't ask who you were before, or what god you believe in… when you join the circus, you are family, whatever your past. Paris, 1940. Twenty-year-old Michel Bonnet lives on the edge of the law, finding work where he can breaking in horses on the outskirts of the city. But when the Nazis invade, Michel takes refuge as a stowaway on a rickety train bound for the rural south. It’s a journey that will change his life forever. The train is property of Le Cirque Neumann – a travelling circus owned by the troubled and irritable showman Werner Neumann. Neumann offers Michel a job caring for the company’s horses – a lucky break, but with an unusual condition attached. Michel must keep to himself and never speak of what he sees behind the glittering curtain of the big top. But as Michel finds himself pulled into the strange and wondrous world of the great spectacular it becomes more difficult to keep his promise. Why does the man with the performing monkey never speak, and the sword swallower turn his face away? Who are the silent, shadowy figures who flit like moths between the wagons when the sun is down? It’s clear that Neumann is keeping his performers hidden away… but why? And how can Michel win the love of the beautiful and exotic trapeze artist Freida – the graceful, green-eyed star of Neuman’s spectacular – when he’s been forbidden to even meet her gaze? An emotional and uplifting wartime novel – perfect for fans of Water for Elephants, The Nightingale and The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

The Painted Castle

The Painted Castle
Author: Kristy Cambron
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN 10: 0718095537
ISBN 13: 9780718095536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Painted Castle Book Review:

A lost painting of Queen Victoria. A library bricked off from the world. And three women, separated by time, whose lives are irrevocably changed. When art historian Keira Foley is hired to authenticate a painting at a centuries-old East Suffolk manor, she hopes this is just the thing to get her career and life back on track. But from the time she arrives at Parham Hill Estate and begins working alongside rumored art thief Emory Scott, she’s left with far more questions than answers. Could this lost painting of Queen Victoria be a duplicate of the original Winterhalter masterpiece, and if so, who is the artist? As Keira begins to unravel the mystery behind the portrait, two women emerge from the estate’s forgotten past. In Victorian England, talented sketch artist Elizabeth Meade is engaged to Viscount Huxley, then owner of Parham Hill. However, Elizabeth’s real motive for being at Parham Hill has nothing to do with art or marriage. She’s determined to avenge her father’s brutal murder—even if it means a betrothal to the very man she believes committed the crime. A century later, Amelia Woods—a World War II widow who has turned Parham Hill and its beloved library into a boarding school for refugee children—receives military orders to house a troop of American pilots. She is determined the children in her care will remain untouched by the war, but the task is proving difficult with officers taking up every square inch of their world . . . and one in particular vying for a space in Amelia’s long-shut up heart. Set in three time periods—the rapid change of Victorian England, the peak of England’s home-front tensions at the end of WWII, and modern day—The Painted Castle unfolds a story of heartache and hope and unlocks secrets lost for generations just waiting to be found. Praise for The Painted Castle: “A gripping tale of secrets hidden behind the walls of an ancient English castle.” —KATE BRESLIN, bestselling author of Far Side of the Sea

Under the Lilacs

Under the Lilacs
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 305
Release: 1878
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B5189575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Under the Lilacs Book Review:

Relates the adventures of Ben Brown, his performing poodle Sancho, and the two young girls who feed and care for them after the boy and dog run away from the circus.

Ten Thumb Sam

Ten Thumb Sam
Author: Rachel Dunstan Muller
Publsiher: Orca Book Publishers
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2007-10-01
ISBN 10: 1554697298
ISBN 13: 9781554697298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Ten Thumb Sam Book Review:

Sam Stringbini, the youngest son in a family of circus performers, is living every kid's dream, except for the fact that he is no good on the high wire, trapezes freak him out and magic mystifies him. When the Triple Top Circus is threatened by repeated acts of sabotage, Sam is the number one suspect. To clear his name, Sam enlists the help of his cousin, Harriet, and discovers that, while he may never be a sword-swallower or a lion-tamer, he just might be able to save the circus.

Under the Lilacs

Under the Lilacs
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 302
Release: 1917
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X000461153
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Under the Lilacs Book Review:

The Oxford Ibsen: Pillars of society. A doll's house. Ghosts

The Oxford Ibsen: Pillars of society. A doll's house. Ghosts
Author: Henrik Ibsen
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1961
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105015183978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Oxford Ibsen: Pillars of society. A doll's house. Ghosts Book Review:

Gleason's Pictorial

Gleason's Pictorial
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1854
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UTEXAS:059172130857164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Gleason's Pictorial Book Review:

Men Read Newspapers, Not Minds-- and Other Things I Wish I'd Known when I First Married

Men Read Newspapers, Not Minds-- and Other Things I Wish I'd Known when I First Married
Author: Sandra P. Aldrich
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 168
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780842381758
ISBN 13: 0842381759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Men Read Newspapers, Not Minds-- and Other Things I Wish I'd Known when I First Married Book Review:

The author offers humorous examples of why marital lessons don't necessarily have to be learned the bard way.

Black and White Budget

Black and White Budget
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1901
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PRNC:32101073339283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Black and White Budget Book Review:

The Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre

The Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre
Author: Kurt Gänzl
Publsiher: Macmillan Reference USA
Total Pages: 1610
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015032594478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre Book Review:

[V.1.] A-K -- [v.2.] L-Z.

Spectacle

Spectacle
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106018455748
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Spectacle Book Review:

The Armless Fiddler, a Pediscript

The Armless Fiddler, a Pediscript
Author: Carl Herrmann Unthan
Publsiher: London : G. Allen & Unwin, Limited
Total Pages: 287
Release: 1935
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OXFORD:N10489637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Armless Fiddler, a Pediscript Book Review:

A Guide to Motion Picture Catalogs by American Producers and Distributors, 1894-1908

A Guide to Motion Picture Catalogs by American Producers and Distributors, 1894-1908
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 50
Release: 1985
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106007717116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Guide to Motion Picture Catalogs by American Producers and Distributors, 1894-1908 Book Review:

The New Yorker

The New Yorker
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2002-07
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556033640467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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The Butterfly and the Violin

The Butterfly and the Violin
Author: Kristy Cambron
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-07-15
ISBN 10: 1401690602
ISBN 13: 9781401690601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Butterfly and the Violin Book Review:

“Fresh. Fascinating. Unforgettable. The Butterfl y and the Violin is a masterpiece of a debut.” —Laura Frantz, author of Love’s Reckoning ". . . impossible to put down." —RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 Stars, TOP PICK! A Mysterious painting breathes hope and beauty into the darkest corners of Auschwitz—and the loneliest hearts of Manhattan. Manhattan art dealer Sera James watched her world crumble at the altar two years ago, and her heart is still fragile. Her desire for distraction reignites a passion for a mysterious portrait she first saw as a young girl—a painting of a young violinist with piercing blue eyes. In her search for the painting, Sera crosses paths with William Hanover—the grandson of a wealthy California real estate mogul—who may be the key to uncovering the hidden masterpiece. Together Sera and William slowly unravel the story behind the painting’s subject: Austrian violinist Adele Von Bron. A darling of the Austrian aristocracy of 1942, talented violinist, and daughter to a high-ranking member of the Third Reich, Adele risks everything when she begins smuggling Jews out of Vienna. In a heartbeat, her life of prosperity and privilege dissolves into a world of starvation and barbed wire. As Sera untangles the secrets behind the painting, she finds beauty in the most unlikely of places: the grim camps of Auschwitz and the inner recesses of her own troubled heart. "In her historical series debut, Cambron expertly weaves together multiple plotlines, time lines, and perspectives to produce a poignant tale of the power of love and faith in difficult circumstances. Those interested in stories of survival and the Holocaust, such as Eli Wiesel’s Night, will want to read." —Library Journal, starred review ". . . debut novelist Cambron vividly recounts interwoven sagas of heartache and recovery through courage, love, art, and faith." —Publishers Weekly Includes Reading Group Guide