Childhood sexual abuse is the most traumatic of all wounds, for it is a betrayal at the very root of our being. It turns us against ourselves in such a way that, more often than not, victims become convinced that the fault is theirs. To find a way back from that injury, to prevail and rise above it, is to do the seemingly impossible.
Kirkus – “De Nada shares her intriguing story to encourage readers to embark on spiritual journeys to heal their
own traumas. But she actually offers two books here—her extremely detailed autobiography as well as the tale of the
therapeutic steps she took to heal”.
Foreword Clarion – “The writing is warm and intimate, revealing wonderment for nature and instances of steady learning, though the
book’s heaviest concentration is on the healing process itself. Twisted Roots, Standing Tall is a touching memoir
about growing past traumatic experiences”.
BlueInk – “de Nada’s story will provide hope to those who have suffered under similar circumstances”.
Anne’s story speaks to the gift of grace and the indomitable courage of the human heart. As Anne continued to heal, she discovered many essential truths about life, among them that we are never given something we cannot handle, that life is about manifesting the deepest desires of our hearts, and that the thing we most fear is our own greatness.
Poems stream effortlessly through me and I feel so blessed. I watch in amazement as the magic of the words fly across the paper from the nymph world. It is a great joy to live in their presence as each word has its own nymph and they have a past, present and future life. They actually evolve, pass over and everything in between. It is my belief that each word has a life of its own, a beautiful sound within their changing outer landscape and a wonderful essence evolving with time and beauty via their meanings.
This book is the power of miracles orchestrated from my soul’s energy — I am in awe of this. These poems were written to be shared with all those searchers and seekers travelling through life’s journeys.
Be prepared to have your thoughts stretched and to be deeply moved in your heart as you absorb this second volume of Whispers of Grace. Marvel at the artistry and freedom seen in each brush stroke of Anne’s paintings. Having traveled and painted in many countries, her paintings reflect the spiritual world of exotic locations and unique cultures. Anne appreciates and utilizes the vibrational world of sound, color and places in her art as well as sacred symbols, shapes and words. Her current works explore a broad spectrum of her inner landscape.