Never Alone: A Story of Hope and Encouragement When Living with Adversity

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Never Alone is a riveting story about author Linda Bartlett and her sons heartbreaking yet inspiring journey; it reveals the seemingly overwhelming challenges they faced and recognizes a childs powerful determination to live against all medical odds, through gut-wrenching bullying, to angelic spiritual enlightenment. This book takes you on a path from the deepest dark valleys to the highest majestic mountaintops. It is about eternal hope and never giving up.
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After growing up in a North Central Texas town, Linda Bartlett boarded her first airplane at the age of nineteen and traveled to Germany, where she spent two years. A few years after returning to Texas, she again flew to Europe, where she lived for more than two years in southern Italy while traveling as often as possible to other European countries, developing a love and passion for experiencing different cultures. She also has spent time in Asia and Mexico and has traveled extensively throughout North America.

Three years after returning from Italy, her son, Jeffrey, was born; three years later her family expanded with the addition of her daughter, Stephanie.

A rocky transition followed, as Linda became a single mom coping with everyday fears of providing for her two children. These fears ultimately became a gift, as her love and passion for helping people led her to a very successful real estate career in both sales and management, while incorporating a positive attitude interspersed with fun and laughter. In fact, her motto was “Turning Dreams into Reality,” which is the way she continues to live her life.

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Dec 18, 2013
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Self-Help / Motivational & Inspirational
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