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Lori and Julia’s Book Club: “The Ladies of the Secret Circus” by Constance Sayers


54404792A dazzling fairy tale set in Paris. We have not been able to stop thinking of this book! Just loved. Reminded us of THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE, which we also love: 4 stars! 

Summary courtesy of “Paris, 1925: To enter the Secret Circus is to enter a world of wonder-a world where women tame magnificent beasts, carousels take you back in time, and trapeze artists float across the sky. But each daring feat has a cost. Bound to her family’s strange and magical circus, it’s the only world Cecile Cabot knows-until she meets a charismatic young painter and embarks on a passionate love affair that could cost her everything.

Virginia, 2005: Lara Barnes is on top of the world-until her fiancé disappears on their wedding day. Desperate, her search for answers unexpectedly leads to her great-grandmother’s journals and sweeps her into the story of a dark circus and a generational curse that has been claiming payment from the women in her family for generations.”