Showing love to others while rising above adversity is the theme of a new book from a talented Carinity Brookfield Green employee.

Carole Pallier, a member of Brookfield Green’s catering team, has published her first children’s book, Daphne’s Destiny.

It is the heart-warming and inspiring story of a bantam which overcomes bullying on a chicken farm.

“The bantam is born into a world looking different to everyone else. She is shown favour by the farmer and in the process gets bullied by other chickens,” Carole says.

“She meets a very unusual acquaintance who then becomes her guide and helps her to develop a plan to overcome evil with good… and showing love to others.”

Carole wrote and illustrated the 48-page colour book over a period of 10 months after “writing my first paragraph in a café”.

She says Daphne’s Destiny – a story about rising above adversity to lead a happy life and “helping others to see the worth in themselves” – is based on her personal experiences.

“The moral of the story is that just because you start life badly and bad things may happen to you, you can rise above them and turn the situation around and have a happy life,” Carole says.

The new author says the reaction to Daphne’s Destiny has been “overwhelming”.

“People have said they laughed, cried and felt the pain when Daphne was abandoned. It has impacted many people,” she says.

“I always thought I was weird and an outcast, but it turns out that people loved my story.”

Carole says Carinity has been supportive of her creative endeavours including putting 20 canvases of her photographs of flowers, birds and nature around Brookfield Green.

Read an excerpt from Daphne’s Destiny and purchase a copy of the book.

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