I love reading about anything having to do with the circus, and the history of it all. This was another very good read, told through dual storylines- past and then present. Chloe is on deadline for her next novel and trying to find inspiration but she feels she’s maybe hit writers block as whatever she writes seems to be the same or similar to her previous stories.
But there is one story that keeps as a continuous loop in her mind and often distracts her from her writing. It’s the story of what really happened to her great-grandmother. It is all quite murky in that no one really knows the truth, and she has only been given bits here and there but the few things she does know has drawn her to Ca’ d’Zan in Florida. Here she’d hope to draw inspiration for her new novel but it is doing just that.
Lucinda, her great-grandmother was once a star trapeze artist in the circus until a party at the Ca’ d’Zan and her trail from that night on seems to disappear. No one saw her again and there are no records anywhere. How can this star performer just disappear without a trace and no one in her family care to try and find out the truth, maybe this is the story that Chloe can tell next.
I really enjoyed this novel and flew right through it- I loved how it unfolded with Lucinda’s story of what all unfolded and what happened to her and Chloe trying to find out the truth while disturbing some long lost family secrets along the way. Thank you to the author and JustRead Tours for the free book and for being on the blog tour. I look forward to reading more by this author.
Welcome to the Takeover Tour for High-Wire Heartbreak by Anna Schmidt, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: High-Wire Heartbreak
Series: Doors to the Past
Author: Anna Schmidt
Publisher: Barbour Fiction
Release Date: January 1, 2022
Genre: Fiction / Christian / Romance
In 1936–A party at the Ringling mansion Ca d’Zan in Sarasota, Florida, leads to a robbery–and possibly death.
A successful historical mystery writer, Chloe Whitfield comes to Ca’ d’Zan to research her next novel. Chloe’s fascination with the circus is rooted in family stories of her great-grandmother Lucinda Conroy, who reportedly was a trapeze artist of some renown. She’s heard hints of scandal—and perhaps larceny, but no details.
Chloe’s grandmother—rumored to be Lucinda’s only offspring—was raised in an orphanage and never knew her mother. Intrigued as she is, Chloe has no intent of writing about Lucinda until she sees a poster featuring Lucinda as the star performer for a 70th birthday gala for John Ringling in May of 1936. From there the trail goes cold.
Who was Lucinda and what happened to her?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
(1) winner will receive a print copy of High-Wire Heartbreak and a $15 Amazon gift card!
Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight January 5, 2021 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on January 12, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.
Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!
*NOTE: This post contains affiliate links.