Full Circle

Full Circle

Full Circle 

Full Circle is the latest novel to be checked off my to be read list. This is one I read twenty something years ago, when I was much younger. For whatever reason, I felt compelled to read it again, and so I decided now was a great time. 

Have you ever read a book and then felt like reading it again many years later? I’m not sure why this happens, but it is so interesting to me how a book can read differently at different points in our lives because we have grown and changed so much. 

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Have you read Full Circle? Come on in and let me tell you about it! 

About Full Circle 

The 1960s.  Kennedy.  Martin Luther King.  Civil rights.  Viet Nam.  Tana Roberts comes of age in this turbulent decade, and begins a journey that will lead her from New York to the South during the heat of racial unrest.  A thoroughly modern young woman, she yearns for a career and is willing to sacrifice everything to get it.  And it’s only much later that Tana discovers that she can have it all.  Career.  Love.  And peace of mind.  As she comes of age, at last, and comes full circle. 

Thoughts on Full Circle 

I can count on one hand the number of Danielle Steel novels that I’ve read over the years, and all of them were a solid twenty or more years ago. It has been a very long time since I’ve picked up one of her books. But Full Circle was one that I remembered reading and wanted to read it again after all this time. 

The interesting thing was that I remember reading this one and the title. But I don’t remember if I enjoyed it all that well back then. It shocked me how much I enjoyed it this time around. Like I couldn’t put it down. I read it all within 24 hours of starting it, and stayed up way past my bedtime playing the “just one more chapter” game as I read it. 

I really enjoyed this one because it didn’t feel like the stereotypical romance novel, especially in comparison to Nora Roberts books, where it feels like she follows a specific formula for creating her books. They’re all the same outline, just different characters plugged in and a few details changed. 

Now to be fair, I haven’t read many Danielle Steel novels in my time, so I can’t say for sure yet if I think she does the same thing. But in comparison, it didn’t feel like it, and I appreciated that. I am very tempted to read another one just so I can decide if she does that or not. 

What I loved about it is that her characters had depth and complexity. They felt real and familiar to me, like they could actually be real people, and I really appreciated that aspect of it. We’ve all struggled with trauma, life changes, wondering if we’re making the right choices, death, loss, grief, friendship. 

I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed reading Full Circle. But it was definitely worth reading again after so many years since I had initially read it. 

It always fascinates me how a book can read differently at different points in our lives. When I read Full Circle the first time, I don’t remember if I liked it. The main character certainly wasn’t relatable to me. But then again, I had no thoughts of a career or romance back then either, and certainly couldn’t relate to any of the trauma or loss that she had experienced. 

Now when I read it, I saw multiple women full of strength and courage, and my first thought was, “well behaved women rarely make history” and that shows in this book. I appreciated our main character and the people who influenced her life along the way. It made me stop and appreciate the people like that in my own life. Not all lessons in life are pretty. But they are so completely worth it and who you become because of them. 

Final Thoughts on Full Circle 

As I said earlier, I am very surprised at how much I enjoyed reading Full Circle. It is a great book that I am sure you will enjoy as well. It is definitely worth taking the time to read it. I highly doubt that you’ll be disappointed with it. 


Have you read Full Circle or any other writing from bestselling author Danielle Steel? Are you a fan? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! 

About the Author 

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Full Circle author Danielle Steel

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with nearly a billion copies of her novels sold. Her recent many international bestsellers include Against All Odds, The Duchess and The Right Time. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; and the children’s books Pretty Minnie in Paris and Pretty Minnie in Hollywood. Danielle divides her time between Paris and her home in northern California. 

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Full Circle author Danielle Steel

Purchasing Full Circle 

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