The loss of loved ones and the toll of aging is a natural part of the ‘golden years.’ This beautifully told and memorable story shows us how to face loss with courage and how to face change with grace and intelligence. Acting with foresight and good judgment, the sunset of our lives can be a stage of continued growth and development with delightful surprises along the way.
Rob and Stella meet at “Harbor’s Edge,” a life care retirement community, where they find good friends, new love and security from the worries of aging. The book could easily be a primer for how to live well into your 70s, 80s and beyond.
“Full Circle” is a ‘must read’ for Baby Boomers who are ‘coming of age,’ and for all who rejoice in the indomitable human spirit. Rob and Stella’s story inspires and charms all who read it.
"If you know how to meet the world with a bright smile and a warm heart, you shall meet no strangers."
Old age is perhaps life's most difficult transition. On one hand, the elderly want to be around family and friends - a normal environment. However, they are conscious of the possibility that their presence could become a burden to the people they love. Though disease and solitude are loyal companions at this phase in life, Full Circle exemplifies how one should live during the sunset of their lives.
Beautifully written, this heartwarming story is set in luxurious Harbour's Edge, a lifespace community tucked away in the luscious Florida tropics. Home to the elderly, Harbour's Edge is a haven for those wishing to spend the remainder of their lives in friendly confines, where one individual can relate and understand the feelings of another.
The book revolves around Rob and Stella, two noble figures who valiantly stand by their spouses as they succumb to lethal illnesses. Both Mitch, Stella's husband, and Marilyn, Rob's beloved, encourage their partners to find happiness. Beginning as an innocent foray on the dance floow, Rob and Stella's relationship quickly turns intp compelling chemistry. Rob and Stella, as though returned to their youthful exuberance, can be seen sharing lunch, discussing art, learning about each other's likes and dislikes, and essentially learning to love again.
More than anything, Full Circle is a story that demonstrates the power of love, giving the human spirit a purpose to exist and prosper. Rob and Stella's love story is like a candy bar, unwrapped bit by bit, with each page revealing touching, new details. Full Circle challenges readers, especially those who are approaching retirement and beyond, to embrace their position and continue to learn, love and live.
From The US Review of Books