Tana Roberts comes of age during the turbulent times of the '60s. She begins a journey which will lead her from New York to the South during the height of racial tensions. A thoroughly modern young woman, Tana desires everything that life has to offer. Most of all, she wants a career and is willing to sacrifice anything to get it. It's not until much later in her life that Tana discovers she can have it all - love, career and peace of mind as life for her comes full circle.
I did enjoy this book but like many of Danielle Steel's books that I've read lately, I found that the story line was a little far-fetched at times. The highest of highs and the lowest of lows for the characters. I give this story a B+!
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.
'A husband, security, a home, children-what's wrong with all that?'
At eighteen years old, beautiful Tana Roberts found it hard to say. All she knew was that for her, career came before marriage-even if that meant defying convention and going against the wishes of her fussing over-protective mother.
Throughout the turbulent Sixties, Tana followed her heart wherever it led her, searching for fulfillment in her work as a hightly successful lawyer, in friendships, and in fleeting affairs. Until one day, quite unexpectedly she discovered a gaping void in her life that only true love caould fill...
As usual, Danielle Steel kept me in this book non-stop
until I had finished it. Highly recommended!
From the warn-torn forties to the present day. Full Circle captures a nation swept up in bewildering change. Here Danielle Steel illuminates the lives of men and women seeking solutions to problems people had never before faced...seeking answers to questions that had never before been asked. Here is the battle for Civil Rights... the history of the generation that paid the price for Vietnam. Here are today's men and women determined to find personal significance in a world where having everything has taken on a new meaning... in lives that must come full circle.
Jean Roberts, almost instantly a widow, promised herself that her infant daughter,Tana would have everything. Jean's boss, Arthur Durning, seemed able to provide for that. Unhappy with her personal life, he offered Jean and her child every luxury, every advantage-except marriage. Convinced that her security and Tana's happiness depended on Arthur's wealth and position, Jean clung to him. Mother and daughter had found security, but at a price. Then, in one shocking night, Tana's innocence would end and her life would change forever. Betrayed by the very values meant to protect her, Tana found herself suddenly a stranger to her mother nad to her own past.
For Tana, the years to come would be filled with unforgettable people: Sharon Blake, the beautiful black girl who knew the meaning of pride, integrity-and sacrifice; Miriam, Sharon's powerful mother, would point the way to Tana's future; Hary Winslow, who shared with Tana's friendship more sustaining than any love;and Russ Carver, the man to whom Tana would dare entrust her future.