Not Really Gone

By Blaire Sharpe

Biography & memoir | Paperback, Hardback, eBook


In every family there is a rock - the person that keeps things together. In Blaire's family, that rock was her grandma. As she shares the inspiring story of her relationship with her grandma, Blaire expands on the notion of what it really means to be loved. When she was just an infant, Blaire's troubled parents divorced. Since both parents were incapable of raising Blaire and her siblings, the children were slated for foster care - until their grandmother, Eleanor, stepped in to raise them as her own. As Eleanor valiantly struggled against a family legacy of alcoholism and depression, she modeled strength and wisdom to endure the most challenging of times. Still, Blaire's life was not perfect. As she matured into adulthood, she battled addictions that eventually led her into recovery, just as Eleanor's health began to decline. When she found herself sandwiched between two generations, each increasingly needy, Blaire poignantly reveals how she discovered the true meaning of love and commitment and the essence of what it means to be a mother. Not Really Gone is the story about the undying love a grandmother gave her granddaughter - a love that inspired her to carry on and become the rock in her own family.


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In every family there is a rock - the person that keeps things together. In Blaire's family, that rock was her grandma. As she shares the inspiring story of her relationship with her grandma, Blaire expands on the notion of what it really means to be loved. When she was just an infant, Blaire's troubled parents divorced. Since both parents were incapable of raising Blaire and her siblings, the children were slated for foster care - until their grandmother, Eleanor, stepped in to raise them as her own. As Eleanor valiantly struggled against a family legacy of alcoholism and depression, she modeled strength and wisdom to endure the most challenging of times. Still, Blaire's life was not perfect. As she matured into adulthood, she battled addictions that eventually led her into recovery, ...


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Blaire Sharpe holds master's degrees in Business and Mental Health Counseling. She specializes in working with adults suffering from mood disorders and survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Blaire lives in a suburb of Detroit with her husband, three children, and two dogs. Not Really Gone is her first book.



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