Overview He's a hotshot financial analyst who lost it all. She's a brokenhearted world traveler forced to come home and beg for money. To find what they need, they may need to relearn everything they know about love.
Sometimes to find what matters, you have to back up and start again.
He's a hotshot financial analyst who has lost it all. She's a brokenhearted world traveler forced to come home and beg for money. His job hangs by a thread. Her dreams of making a difference in Africa are circling the drain.
It's a spectacularly bad time for romance, even on the charming stone streets of an English university town. But sparks fly--and danger threatens--when these two wounded souls must work together to solve a mystery and right a wrong.
To find what they need, they may need to relearn everything they thought they knew about love.
From Publishers Weekly Bunn mixes romance and light suspense in a proficient but somewhat lackluster read. Protagonist Adam Wright is a formerly self-absorbed actor turned crack investment analyst who is bitter about his fathers abandonment. When hes hired by investment house Oxford Ventures, he falls hard for the bosss daughter, Kayla Austin. She has her own woes: her fianc has embezzled the money from the African relief project she was spearheading, leaving her brokenhearted and her venture virtually bankrupt. Together, Kayla and Adam seek to heal past wounds and discover whos sabotaging Kaylas fathers company. Bunn (Heirs of Acadia series; The Lazarus Trap) successfully uses the rich backdrop of Oxford, England, as his setting, but the suspense never moves past a gentle simmer. The pacing slows in places; the romance between Kayla and Adam lacks much tension; and occasionally, Bunn resorts to stale prose such as The air was spiced with Kaylas fragrance, and the heady scent of a better tomorrow. One bright spot is the storys sensitive handling of faith: Much of the plot hinges on what various characters intuit about Gods leading, but in Bunns capable hands, this is less forced than one might think. Bunn is a proficient writer, and despite its flaws, his fans should find this a mostly smooth read with a redemptive conclusion. (Apr. 8) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
Citations And Professional Reviews Full Circle by Davis Bunn has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Romantic Times - 04/01/2008 page 69
Library Journal - 04/01/2008 page 70
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Apr 8, 2008
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1595542043 ISBN13 9781595542045 UPC 020049131534
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More About Davis Bunn
T. DAVIS BUNN, a native of North Carolina, has lived in Europe for thirty-five years. Davis academic background includes degrees in psychology and economics from Wake Forest University and a masters degree in finance from the City University of London. Fluent in three languages, he has travelled extensively in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Davis enjoys a particularly strong following in the inspirational market, often ranking on the Christian Booksellers Association bestseller lists. He has collaborated with Janette Oke, one of the leading names in Christian publishing, on a series of novels. Davis is a New York Times Bestselling author and has garnered a number of industry honors, including three Christy Awards for excellence in historical and suspense fiction.Davis teaches in the Creative Writing Programme at the University of Oxford, where he holds an appointment as a Core Lecturer in the subject of fiction. He splits his time between Oxford and Florida with his wife Isabella.
Reviews - What do customers think about Full Circle?
A masterful story & author! Apr 8, 2008
Just finished reading Full Circle - I had tears streaming down my cheeks at the wonderful ending. God is so good! And Davis Bunn is the kind of writer who draws you in so beautifully that you're in a "can't put it down until you finish" mode before you know it. The characters are real and drawn perfectly. I'd love to have a tutorial with Professor Beachly and sit down for tea with Honor and Kayla. Adam and Peter would be great friends with my husband. This is a must read - and Bunn left it open for a sequel - how masterful!
A Story of Hope and Forgiveness Apr 2, 2008
American Adam Wright travels to Oxford, England at the request of his dying mother and a man he's met once. Adam needs a job; the company for which he hopes to work needs a miracle.
Kayla Austin returns from Africa, humiliated, with a shattered heart and a shattered dream.
This is by no means Bunn's most original or suspenseful novel; but he does a great job with the formula, demonstrating once again his enviable ablility to write different styles. His characters are well-rounded and sympathetic, and his mystery intriguing and credible. Peter, Honor, and others bring meaningful faith to the narrative without preaching. Davis Bunn has lived all over the world, but set this story in his own town of Oxford, making it very natural and rather special.
It's a good, fairly quick read with just enough suspense to keep the pages turning. I never doubted the happy ending, but most definitely enjoyed the trip. Keep up the good work, Mr. Bunn!