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Sara Rebstock sees a man who resembles her late husband, Kyle. How could that be? He disappeared twenty years before and was declared legally dead. Later that same day, still upset, she phones her daughter, Emma, who says she is positive she saw her father that afternoon. This sighting takes Sara back to the series of events that followed her marriage to Kyle. She lost her parents, inherited the family brewery and, for awhile, acted as its president. Then, aware that Kyle was losing interest in her, she made him president. But he had no pride in the brewery's hundred-year-old heritage and used the brewery for his own selfish purposes. Making matters worse, Sara suspected he was more than professionally interested in Pamela, the recently-hired brewmaster. Sara's suspicions grew until she had to confront him. Furious, he stormed out of the house, never to be seen again. So the question becomes: who was the man Sara and Emma saw? How could it be Kyle? He's been presumed dead for years. And why would he return now? The answer brings them both full circle.

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adelag, June 24, 2011 (view all comments by adelag)
Oscar Wilde once said “the true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.” But what is what you see goes against everything you know to be true, and has you casting doubt on everything you’ve ever known, questioning the culmination of years of experiences that have led you to where you are today. This notion merely begins to scratch the surface of what faces Sara Rebstock when she sees a man that resembles here missing and declared dead husband. Could it be her imagination? His doppelganger? Or could it really be…

Nancy Gettelman sets the reader out on a mysterious trip back in time with Sara, and she begins to question and re-think everything that has happened in past years leading up to her husband’s disappearance. The book had my attention from beginning to end, and I thoroughly enjoyed the journey with Sara to uncover the truth of what happened to her husband. Full Circle is extremely well written and descriptive, and serves to really transport the reader to another place while reading.

I would absolutely recommend Full Circle to anyone looking to get lost in a great book that has it all ��" mystery, adventure, romance and wit. I will definitely be looking out for Gettelman’s next work!
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lupoman, August 1, 2009 (view all comments by lupoman)
It didn't take me long to read this fascinating tale, and I really enjoyed it. The chapters are short, and the pace is fast; truly a page turner.
On the back of the book, the genre is listed as "Romance/Mystery". Although romance is not my favorite genre, mystery is.
I thought the protagonists seemed alive, as I could see actual people in my life who resembled them, so the story is believable and very plausable.
The author did an excellent job of writing this tale, and I can't wait to read another one of her works.
I highly recommend this book to those who love a good romance with a flair for mystery. 4 stars
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CaApril, July 18, 2009 (view all comments by CaApril)
Full Circle starts with Sara Rebstock seeing a man who looks a lot like her missing, and declared dead, husband. She later finds out that her daughter also saw the same man on the same day. The question of who this man is stays unanswered while the author, Nancy Gettelman, takes us back to the time before Kyle Rebstock disappeared. We learn that Sara is part owner of a brewery that has been in her family for generations and, in an effort to keep her husband happy, she makes him president. Events continue to unfold and we learn that Kyle has some sort of secret. When Sara discovers this secret and confronts him with it, Kyle runs out of the house and is never seen again. After 7 years he is declared legally dead and Sara tries to move on with her life now that her daughter, Emma, is grown and married. Romance also enters her life in the form of Robb, who is interested in buying the brewery and eventually, as Sara’s life seems to finally be moving forward, the mystery of Kyle’s disappearance and the identity of the man she saw is revealed.

I liked this book but there were a couple of things that kept me from loving it. First, the dialogue was a bit too proper. No one talks like these characters do and it just seemed a bit absurd in some exchanges. There was one instance where Sara was giving boy advice to her teenage daughter that caused me to laugh out loud because the advice seemed so old fashioned, “But you must be sure to look and act your best when you see him next time. Don’t show your dejection. That way, there’s a better chance of having the comparison in your favor.” Maybe it’s just me but I don’t know anyone who talks that way.

Second, I felt the ending was rushed. The author spends most of the book working up to this big reveal and then it’s over in 2 pages. Not only that but it just ends after the truth is discovered. There are some other loose ends I would have liked to have seen tied up, perhaps in an epilogue. I little peek into the future would have been nice and offered complete closure to the reader.

Despite the drawbacks I still feel the book is a worthy read. It gives an interesting take on the beer brewing business and the author does a fairly good job of fleshing out the characters and the pain they are going through. The chapters are short so the book can be put down easily if you only have a few minutes available to read and the plot never gets so heavy that you feel depressed after reading. And, while I didn’t care for the abrupt ending, it did answer the main questions that came up throughout the book in a way that made sense and fit in with the story.
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Gettelman, Nancy
Nightengale Media LLC Company
Romance - Suspense
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5.51x8.50x.66 in. .89 lbs.

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