Morning Meanderings… Coffee Around The World With The BEA Girls


Good morning all!  Happy Monday and all that.  I think I have made a full recovery from BEA over the weekend.  I did close to nothing yesterday… a little laundry, a little organizing, and dinner – that’s it.  I meant to mow the lawn… I never got there.

SO this past Friday evening, Candace (Beth Fish Reads) and Florinda (3 R’s Blog), and I, were having dinner together in Chicago as it was our final evening of the expo.  Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) was having dinner with her cousin who lives in the area. Florinda mentioned how sad it would be to go home and on Monday morning not be able to have breakfast with all of us like we had been doing the past few days.

This morning…. a series of planned texts went out to Florinda so we could make that happen.

PicMonkey Collage

Representing Wisconsin, California, Minnesota and Pennsylvania.  Breakfast around the world!

In other super news…. I have not unpacked the car from books yet.  LOL….I know, I know… today is the day.  However – I did open the back of the CRV today and pulled out the first book I touched so I could talk about a BEA book… expect LOTS of this coming up 😉  :

Ringling, book journey, book expo, ringmaster's wife, kristy cambron

The Ringmaster’s Wife:

Setting:  Turn of the Century Chicago World Fair (score!) and also the Roaring 20’s!  (Double score!)

Compact Synopsis:  Turn of the century, a young girl named Mable steps away from all she knows at her family farm and is swept into the World Fair where a chance encounter with none other than John Ringling, changes her destiny forever.

Fast forward 25 years later and the 20’s are in a literal full swing, Rosamund Easling boards a ship to America and crosses paths with none other than the now famous, Mable Ringling.  The encounter causes Rosamund to toss away all other plans and stay on with the Ringling Circus as a trick rider.

The Draw:  The gorgeous cover caught my eye, the synopsis made me buy the ticket to board this story as soon as possible!BEA1


  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (June 7, 2016)




That’s it for now… as promised, a post will come up today about the first day of the Book Expo.

27 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… Coffee Around The World With The BEA Girls

  1. YOU GUYS! That was PLANNED?! It helps that you’re all in time zones earlier than mine :-). It was great to find your texts when I turned on my phone this morning. Currently eating yogurt and sipping coffee at my desk, organizing my work day and missing you all!

  2. I didn’t see that one! It sounds great. I can’t believe that there are so many books that people have that I didn’t see.

  3. Sounds like you had a blast Sheila.. i have been looking out for BEA posts to see what everyone picked up.. Its very true when you see different books people have hauled from the same event you went too and wonder where you were that you didn’t get that book. Hopefully I will see you in NYC.. we will need to plan a seredipity date with Kate.

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