|Nomadic SA Chick||
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Page Count: 335
Fiction Category: Book Club, Chick-Lit, Historical, Romance
Dates Read: March 26-31, 2015
Orphaned, penniless, Jacob Jankowski jumps a freight train in the dark, and in that instant, transforms his future.By morning, he's landed a job with the Flying Squadron of the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. By nightfall, he's in love.
In an America made colourless by prohibition and the Depression, the circus is a refuge of sequins and sensuality. But behind the glamour lies a darker world, where both animals and men are dispensable. Where falling in love is the most dangerous act of all.
I wasn't 100% sure what to expect from this book so I was a bit hesitant about it. I loved Water for Elephants! What I found in these pages was something of beauty. I loved that the whole premise of the book was predictable, yet the ending wasn't quite as much. The story was engaging and you weren't exactly sure what was going to happen next, but you wanted to hurry up and find out. The way this story was told reminded me a lot of Nicholas Sparks' The Notebook. Water for Elephants changes story telling between the present and the past. An aged Jacob Jankowski sits in a retirement home reminiscing about life in his 20s. A young Jacob Jankowski rides a train working for a traveling circus as the vet. A must read!
I give this a 4 out of 5.