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Publisher's Summary

From the author of A Witch in Time comes a magical story spanning from Jazz Age Paris to modern-day America of family secrets, sacrifice, and lost love set against the backdrop of a mysterious circus.

Paris, 1925: To enter the Secret Circus is to enter a world of wonder - a world where women weave illusions of magnificent beasts, carousels take you back in time, and trapeze artists float across the sky. Bound to her family's circus, it's the only world Cecile Cabot knows until she meets a charismatic young painter and embarks on a passionate affair that could cost her everything.

Virginia, 2004: Lara Barnes is on top of the world until her fiancé disappears on their wedding day. When her desperate search for answers unexpectedly leads to her great-grandmother’s journals, Lara is swept into a story of a dark circus and ill-fated love.

Soon secrets about Lara’s family history begin to come to light, revealing a curse that has been claiming payment from the women in her family for generations. A curse that might be tied to her fiancé’s mysterious disappearance

Praise for The Ladies of the Secret Circus:

"At times decadent and macabre, The Ladies of the Secret Circus is a mesmerizing tale of love, treachery, and depraved magic percolating through four generations of Cabot women." (Luanne G. Smith, author of The Vine Witch)

"Fans of Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus will love this page-turning story of dark magic, star-crossed love, and familial sacrifice." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

"Ambitious and teeming with magic, Sayers creates a fascinating mix of art, The Belle Époque, and more than a little murder.” (Erika Swyler, author of The Book of Speculation)

For more from Constance Sayers, check out A Witch in Time

©2021 Constance Sayers (P)2021 Redhook

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Super! But, two chapter ends cut off.

Loved this, and the narration is super -- but buyer beware: there is a production error. The ends of chapters 17 and 18 cut off abruptly, mid-sentence. Not sure how much text is missing.

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The missing chapters appear to be fixed

I redownloaded a few days ago and the chapters that ended abruptly have been repaired/replaced with the complete versions.

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Truly enjoyed this book & the narrator

Excellent story and excellent narration. A story with substance, intrigue and even a little humor. Every character was interesting. I even got a few smiles from Althazar (spelling??) The narrator voice was very expressive. You felt whatever emotion was coming from the character she was portraying. And all this with no hot & heavy sex scenes. I've grown weary of soooo many books with no substance to the story and predictable characters and situations that only offer one hot sex scene after another and not much else. This is a good book.

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wonderfully written and preformed

absolutely loved this story and the narrators preformance along with it.
im always in for a great fantasy or anything with magic.

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it stopped playing

Wish I could have read it😭😭 but it wouldn't play. I love her work though.

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Missing Audio in 2 Chapters

There is missing audio in two chapters back to back. So there’s a good 20 mins missing that is important to the story and the journey of the character. I absolutely loved to pieces the previous book by Constance Sayers, but this book never left me with that same feeling. I could take it or leave it.

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Well Done!

Sayers did it again! I will listen to anything she writes. Unique well written stories with great multigenerational characters, and Magic! Spend the credit.

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Love this book!

I was captivated by this story! The narrator does a wonderful job of the voices and tells the story with great emotion. A pleasure to listen to her!

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very Enjoyable

This book was very good. I really enjoyed this author's first book, too A Witch in Time. S
he employs a good use of flashbacks and memories to tell her story. I don't usually enjoy those kind of books but this one was really good and the magic too.

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Great narrator & story, now repaired by Audible

Love the book and narration, unfortunately, Audible's initial release missed most of a chapter. This has now been fixed.

Get a grip Audible, you are letting down the author, narrator, and listener!