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Linda F. Barrett

Circle to Paris:
A Young Woman’s Journey to Find Love, Success, and Self-Empowerment

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About Linda F. Barrett

Linda Barrett is an international lawyer and a Texas native, with degrees in philosophy, logic, and law from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas Law School. She has practiced law for more than 40 years. Her legal work has taken her all over the globe. Linda founded the Houston BARC Foundation to initiate large scale private funding for improving the quality of care and adoption rate of abandoned animals in the city’s municipal animal shelter. She has a love for French culture and served on the American Hospital of Paris Foundation board for many years organizing the Ambassadors of the American Hospital. She also co-founded the American Friends of the Marmottan Monet Museum Foundation and launched outreach programs for increasing private American funding to support the arts in France. Linda and her husband regularly spend time at their summer home, Château d’Aptot in Normandy, France, with their rescue pets, donkeys; Zebby and Presidente, and dogs; Kaiser and Kristy.

About The Book

CIRCLE TO PARIS by Linda F. Barrett

Honora Blanche Favre had it all: Beauty, Brains, Friends, Family and Riches. Until one day Life slaps her down. Hard. She becomes a pariah, a loser overnight; even her parents are ashamed of her. Napoleon Bonaparte’s revolutionary system of education created more than 100 years before Honora was born, makes her into a failure at the tender age of 18. She is powerless to change it. The belle femme is exiled forever from the only thing she has ever worked for – her education and going to a prestigious University, as all her friends are doing. In a panic, She bolts from her family and her life in Paris – escaping to the Normandy countryside. While traveling through Normandy’s ancient, spectacular places like le Bec-Hellouin and Mont Saint Michel, Honora is pulled into a cyclone of romance, intrigue, danger and personal achievement. Honora finds something deep inside of herself: courage, self-love and self-determination. She realizes there is a survivor living inside of her. A fighter. A tenacious girl that just won’t give up on herself and those she loves.

The Circle is complete when a shocking turn of events compels Honora to return to Paris – although no longer a failure, nor a burden, nor a victim. She returns triumphant and independent to face a future that she has never imagined – carrying the promise of a new life inside her, taking charge of her parent’s law firm administration and becoming the stalwart of her family, as they face accusations that could destroy everything that the Favres have worked for all their lives.

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The Ritz Hotel Paris – This is where Honora arrives one fine sunny day to bring her Philippe to meet her parents.  Click to watch this video!

About The Book

CIRCLE TO PARIS by Linda F. Barrett

Honora Blanche Favre had it all: Beauty, Brains, Friends, Family and Riches. Until one day Life slaps her down. Hard. She becomes a pariah, a loser overnight; even her parents are ashamed of her. Napoleon Bonaparte’s revolutionary system of education created more than 100 years before Honora was born, makes her into a failure at the tender age of 18. She is powerless to change it. The belle femme is exiled forever from the only thing she has ever worked for – her education and going to a prestigious University, as all her friends are doing. In a panic, She bolts from her family and her life in Paris – escaping to the Normandy countryside. While traveling through Normandy’s ancient, spectacular places like le Bec-Hellouin and Mont Saint Michel, Honora is pulled into a cyclone of romance, intrigue, danger and personal achievement. Honora finds something deep inside of herself: courage, self-love and self-determination. She realizes there is a survivor living inside of her. A fighter. A tenacious girl that just won’t give up on herself and those she loves.

The Circle is complete when a shocking turn of events compels Honora to return to Paris – although no longer a failure, nor a burden, nor a victim. She returns triumphant and independent to face a future that she has never imagined – carrying the promise of a new life inside her, taking charge of her parent’s law firm administration and becoming the stalwart of her family, as they face accusations that could destroy everything that the Favres have worked for all their lives.

Book Release July 5, 2022

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