Friday, January 28, 2022

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: High Wire Heartbreak by Anna Schmidt


Book: High-Wire Heartbreak

Author: Anna Schmidt

Genre: Christian/Romance/History

Release date: January 1, 2022

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?



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I read the synopsis of this book and was intrigued to read it. High-Wire Heartbreak by Anna Schmidt is a Historical Fiction with a Dual-Time Spilt. It is Book 6 in the Doors to the Past series published by Barbour Books with varying authors for the books. 

The time is 1936 and the setting is the Ringling Mansion Ca’ d’Zan in Sarasota Florida. Chloe Whitfield is a Historical Fiction author who has come to the Mansion to research her next novel. Chloe's great-grandmother Lucinda Conroy was a part of the Ringling Circus as a Trapeze Artist. Chloe has heard that her Great Grandmother may have been involved in a scandal, possibly involving Larceny. Chloe's Grandmother, never knew her mother, who is Lucinda Conroy, as she grew up in an Orphanage. Lucinda is genuinely intrigued by a poster that is advertising Lucinda being a performer at the 70th Birthday extravaganza  for John Ringling. She tries to find Lucinda at the Circus, but has no luck. Will Chloe ever find out the truth as to what happened to Lucinda? 

I was pulled into the story from the very first page. The book was a definite Page Turner with the action between 1936 and the present time. Anna Schmidt has a WONDERFUL writing style and really bought the story to life. I have become a fan of the Dual Time Spilt novels within the last year and this one did not disappoint. I really LOVE Chloe's character. She is a determined young woman and wants to know her family history. I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys Historical Fiction, and dual time spilt novels! GREAT BOOK! 


Anna Schmidt is the author of over twenty works of fiction. Among her many honors, Anna is the recipient of Romantic Times’ Reviewer’s Choice Award and a finalist for the RITA award for romantic fiction. She enjoys gardening and collecting seashells at her winter home in Florida.






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It’s hard to split time living between Wisconsin and Sarasota Florida and NOT get caught up in the circus world! The Ringlings are icons in Sarasota where a LOT of things are named for them! But the five circus brothers got their start right here in Wisconsin. So, when the opportunity to create a story for DOORS TO THE PAST came my way, it was pretty much a no-brainer that I would go with John and Mable Ringling’s incredible home, Ca ‘d Zan as the setting. Then somehow, I stumbled on this picture:

and I knew she was my character of Lucinda, the trapeze artist whose story would drive my novel. I hope you fall in love with her—and Chloe—as I did, and most of all I hope you’ll be in touch to let me know what you thought at

HAPPY READING and all best wishes, Anna

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To celebrate her tour, Anna is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon e-gift card and paper copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Emma said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like a very interesting story!

Stormy Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

High-Wire Heartbreak sounds like an interesting and thrilling story for me to read! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Happily Managing a Household of Boys! Have an awesome weekend!

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