This is the first book for this divinely inspired artist. As she says, "Awakened in the middle of the night, a voice said just write the book...and so the next morning this treatise on love was begun."
What would you do if you were presented with a life altering decision, a decision that affected your husband, your mother who has dementia and your father, a man of grace in his 80's, your home, everything you hold sacred. You are forced to leave your dream house, your dream town on the Gold Coast of Southern California. Actually, there was no decision, just the universe waving it's wand of destiny and saying, "You're going to leave all that you love now, take your family somewhere else and start over again." Where would you go?
Somehow messages come to you from years ago, "There is a tiny town called, 'Harmony,' on the Central Coast, it has 18 people..." You check it out to find there's one place for lease in this tiny, magical town, it's a funky old ranch house on a Red Rock Road in need of repair, surrounded by 500 acres of tumbleweeds, bob wired fences, cattle, horses, one goat, four barn cats, and wildlife galore. Oddly, they hold it for you for 2 weeks until you can get there to see it. Somehow, the pristine beauty of Washington, D.C., the White House, the Capitol, Old Town, the gentle beauty of the Gold Coast of California and your special cove fade away to this rustic hideaway you will soon call home. Your gallery, where will that be, as it happens, in the old creamery in a loft with a tin roof above the old post office.
And what if the universe waves its wand again after three years and you are uprooted again, where do you go? Back to the Gold Coast of California where things have changed. There were seven of you when you went to the Ranch, you left with six, and six weeks later, once back, there were five, and five years later, there were only two again. How do you cope, how do you rebuild yet again?
Oh, and what ensues can only be trials, tribulations, jubilation, hard work, love and joy, Magical, mystical, enchanting all at the same time.... you experience death, birth, miracles, exceptional beauty and all that lies in between....
A beautiful story of a daughter's love for her father, written 1 year after his death in 2007. "Daddy An Invitation to Love..." will warm your heart, you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be inspired. Told in her own style, Deborah Brooks, honors the love she and her father shared with each other...Truly, a timeless treasure for all who have loved deeply. Includes family photos dating back to the early 1900's in Washington, D.C., the Ranch and more. Embrace this book fully for it will take you through a legacy of birth, life, death, miracles & beyond, always with Love.
From the book:
"Someday, after mastering winds, waves, tides and gravity, we shall harness the energy of Love, and for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire."
- Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
Renaissance artist, Deborah Brooks, known as, "The Painter of Beauty," is renown for the sacred icons that she paints. Divinely inspired she has brushed to life, the Ancient Spenta Angel Collection, also known as the "Holy Winged Immortals" in the Byzantine motif, a story scripted nearly 3000 years ago that had never been imaged before. Since that time she has produced images of love, the great power of the universe and now she has mastered yet another art form as a writer embarking on a new journey.
Praise for her new book has been incredible, view some of the testimonials below...
"A Legacy of Love"
"A golden tapestry of birth, life, death & beyond..."
"The most moving & inspiring gook I've ever read."
"It took me through a whole range of emotions from tears to laughter and back to love."
"A little book of Miracles"
"A precious treasure, a dream in today's fast paced world."
"A golden tapestry of birth, life, death & beyond...laced with miracles..."
"The most moving & inspiring book I've ever read.
"Where do you begin when you discover something so wonderful....so magical that you never thought that such a thing could actually be real. But I assure it was real. I have seen it and I have experienced it up close and personal. It's about love. It is about a father, mother and a daughter and me. The daughter happens to be my wife. You see I was the observer. I saw the magic happen every single day with these three incredible people who were bonded in love. As such, just being in their presence changed my life forever. And for that, I am eternally grateful. It is truly a legacy of love."
"It took me through a whole range of emotions from tears to laughter and back to Love."
A BEAUTIFUL book. God's Love and Grace truly shines through your story."
"Such a wonderful, positive, yet SO deeply touching story."
"A loving and wonderful book that will shed Divine Light on what a father can really mean & aspire to."
"A journey that takes you from Washington, D.C., the White House, The Templar Knights, to Southern California to a 500 acre ranch in Harmony and back again."
"Daddy," is a loving tribute to an incredible man. Immense Love is woven into every page. I was impressed with Deborah's honesty as she exposed her heart & her soul. As you journey through her joy, her trials and her losses you will sense Deborah's connection to God and the Angels. This is a book for all seasons of life. I highly recommend it."
"Deborah's personal journey of strength and never forgetting that without Love, There are no Miracles touched me deeply. She has a deep Faith in Miracles that has helped me in my endeavors to keep the Faith in times of stress."
"A moving, powerful inspiration, a testimony of heartfelt feelings to be shared with all who read this wonderful tribute to the author's father, mother and soulmate. I enjoyed the sharing of her life's journey and look forward to more..."
"Not to be missed, a treatise on the power of Love, funny, tearful, heartfelt, it left me wanting to hear more."
As Deborah states:
"I extend an invitation to you...An Invitation to Love, embrace this book fully for it will take you through a legacy of birth, life, death, & beyond, always with Love. May these words touch you in such a way that you will spread this circle of Love to others until perhaps, just perhaps we will all walk in Love..."
Loved by her collectors, lives have been transformed through the power of her work. Her testimonials attest to mysterious and miraculous transformations when one has viewed her masterpieces. Many have called her work, "incredibly beautiful, doorways to the soul", and still others have called her, "The Painter of Beauty".
She resides in Newport Beach, CA with her beloved husband, Dean, her soulmate and their Shih Tzu, L'Bayou. It is truly an enchanting experience to view her movie and her website, and owning one of her pieces is a lovely reminder of the power of Love. Visit DeborahBrooks.com and AnInvitationtoLove.org.
Paperback, 200 Pages with Photos and E-book with Photos: amazon.com/author/deborahbrooks
Contact: Deborah Brooks