June 21, 2017
“Full Circle”: an enthralling novel, intriguing readers with a concealed secret hovering over a family and the pain and struggles that ensue. “Full Circle” is the creation of published author, Elaine Gray, a classically trained singer who traveled the world ministering as a soloist for various Crusades.
Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Elaine Gray’s new book is a captivating novel, a whirlwind of intrigue from beginning to end. The reader is introduced to Lana Jefferson, a lovely, talented, and strong-willed character. Lana grew up on beautiful farmlands in Memphis, Tennessee. The only daughter of an over-protective and doting father, the powerful and respected Judge Lemuel Jefferson. Lana’s mother, Margaret Bishop Jefferson, was harsh, controlling, and lacking in maternal warmth.
At an early age, it was discovered that Lana was a gifted musician. Much to the family’s surprise, Lana decided to follow the dreams music created rather than the path expected. Lana blossomed into a young woman of extraordinary strength and vulnerability.
For Lana, there was always uncertain feelings towards the manager of the family’s estate, Luke. When Lana met Phillip Dumont, it was love at first sight. Lana and Phillip married, concealing a family secret. As the family began to grow, spanning over six generations, the secret hovered over the family like a dark shadow growing in proportion with each generation.
Family secrets are not unique to this family alone. Secrets such as the one revealed in this story affect numerous families worldwide. Because of the devastating consequences many decide to hide rather than risk the pain of discovery. The root cause often begins with the inability to communicate with one another, opening the door to fear, prejudice and…