The characters were thoroughly engaging, from Nardo and Lucy, Cloe and Ian to their friends and relatives.
Ms. Schmidt adeptly wove the two time lines together and I was very pleased by the ultimate connections, and romances progressed at a natural pace.
* I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishin . I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.* 5 stars and a faint faith thread
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?