Friday, December 11, 2015

Come Full Circle by Sherryl Caulfield ~ Review & Giveaway

Title: Come Full Circle
Author: Sherryl Caulfield
Series: Iceberg Trilogy #3
Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Multi-Generational Fiction
Publication Date: 11th December 2015
Pages: 384
Book Source: from author

Synopsis: In 1995, in remote British Columbia, a mysterious woman begins letting go of the only person central to her life for eighteen years. On the other side of the continent, Rebecca, her ninety-six year old mother, remembers secrets hidden from her family for decades. Meanwhile, halfway around the world, in Sydney Australia, Rebecca’s granddaughter, on the eve of her thirty-third birthday, realises she is still haunted by events that happened during her teenage years. Eluded by happiness following a string of disastrous relationships, Lindsay dives into a quest to understand herself and discover the missing pieces of her life.

This moving tale of joy and sorrow completes the journey – nearly a century later – of much loved characters first introduced in Seldom Come By.

My Thoughts:
In one word ... breathtaking! 

But when have I ever left things at one word. How can I ... such an epic journey deserves more.  

So much I want to say but so much I can't. Come Full Circle should be your own experience to best appreciate it in all its beauty, that anticipation of not knowing what's in store but knowing it will be good. Just know there will come a point when you won't be able to turn the pages fast enough. And then you won't want it to end.

Layers are peeled back, pieces of the puzzle slowly come together, it may not be the picture you thought it would be or the picture you want but then again it could be even better. (cryptic enough for you lol)

Come Full Circle is a complete sensory treat ...  exquisite descriptions, Sherryl's love for the natural world pulls you in, wraps arms around you, surrounding, immersing. I loved that almost as much as revisiting the characters I've come to know and love. 

I loved the falconry aspect, and the haunting beauty of Lindsay and Ryan's night encounter with the whale raised the hair on my arms and made me teary, then whale penises and lice were mentioned and I dissolved in a fit of giggles. (and yes I googled)

Resilience, love and healing ... I think Rebecca's words sum up Come What May better than I can.

'And what else have I learned of life from the sage old age of one hundred. That it's still mysterious, mostly it is joyful and abundant, sadness fades, attitude is everything, as is forgiveness." 

Tears, smiles, sighs ... thank you for the most glorious ride Sherryl Caulfield. My heart is happy :)

See my reviews for the first two books
Seldom Come By
Come What May

Connect with Sherryl Caulfield

Happy Release Day for Come Full Circle. 

I'm very excited to offer readers of my blog the chance to win an eBook copy of Come Full Circle.  

Just leave a comment to enter and ensure you're easily contactable. International Giveaway ends 19th December. 
Winner will be drawn via and announced on my blog. 

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To celebrate the launch of Come Full Circle, Sherryl is giving away a Come Full Circle Iceberg Pack. Click on the image or visit Sherryl on Facebook to enter

This includes:

1 autographed paperback.
1 ebook (so you can read on the go or share with a friend).
A $30 iTunes voucher so you can download some of the wonderful Canadian songs that were part of my writing experience.
Plus a bottle of Vodka made from the Greenland icebergs that flow down the coast of Newfoundland. Total value approximately $150.

"Imagine sitting on Rebecca’s verandah in Newfoundland, scanning the horizon for icebergs, reading Come Full Circle, listening to Jane Siberry and sipping vodka. Hopefully this prize pack comes close."


  1. Sounds wonderful-- wonder if you have to have read the first two stories first, or can you read this one as a stand-alone and still enjoy it? What a great plot!

    1. Rita I'm sure you'd still enjoy the story and setting but personally I'd read from Seldom Come By, which is amazing by the way, a favourite read for the year. It follows the characters from 1914, 3 generations. Pretty sure you'd love this trilogy.

  2. So happy to hear you loved the third one, thanks for being cryptic! Sometimes it difficult to review a book and not give anything away. I wonder what she has in store next!

    1. I know how much you loved the first two Kathryn, can't wait to see what you think. Sad to say goodbye ...

  3. Oh you have me so curious, I love when a book moves me like this. I tweeted for you :)

    1. Thanks Kimberly :)
      PS this trilogy has major feels but book 1 had me sobbing.

  4. Breathtaking works for me. Yes please!!


  5. Ohhhhhhhhhh high praise ... this sounds WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. The blurb wouldn't have grabbed me but your review definitely does. How can I resist a book with so many layers and nuances and that is breathtaking? It sounds like I should start with the first book though. Great review!

    1. Glad my review piqued your interest Katherine, I adore this series and yes I'd start with the first book, it's absolutely wonderful so why miss it :)

  7. Sounds like a beautiful story. I do understand how a mention of whale penises and lice can ruin a mood though! lol meredithfl at gmail dot com

    1. I loved the humour interspersed with beautiful moments and there's a point to it ...

  8. That sounds like an amazing read!! Plus that vodka looks fab too!!!

  9. Sounds like one might be up all night reading this!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com


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