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Julie Brown is the author and creator of the literary composition; The Brownstone Series.

An intuitively-born writer, Julie is a promising new author on the horizon. She is writing novels that inspire and also expand your awareness on the responsibilities of love and the nature of loss. 

After extensive study outside the college boundaries, her first romance novel; The Brownstone was born. 

Julie was raised in Liverpool, New York with a talented group of siblings. The youngest of five it was easy to stand in awe as everyone sang, studied lines to a play, or strummed the guitar. After a stint singing in the Wizard of Oz in middle school it was clear to Julie that her place was behind the scenes. 

Julie continues to explore the spiritual landscape of our world. Ancient teachings surface in this modern-day romance trilogy giving us profound insights, linking the human and the divine. 

Desperate for a change in scenery and determined to live a simpler life, Julie moved to Vermont with two invaluable possessions, her laptop and her Nikon camera. It was there that she published, the first two novels in the Brownstone Series. 
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The Brownstone

Overview


I wrote Lili's life as mine unfolded at the age of 17. You're young, the world is infinite, you can do anything, be anything, and you're making decisions and choices that create a foundation for those beliefs. You are surrounded by great friends, a lot of laughter and life is good. Then out of nowhere tragedy strikes and everything you thought you understood about life and knew to be be real is gone. You have to start over, but how?

After the mysterious death of her parents, Lili moves to New York City with her brother, Grayson, to pursue a career in dance. The brownstone represents the security we all long for. It is not just a home to rest your head, it is a community of people supporting one another. That is something we can't live without, each other. 

Lili is best known for her generosity and her natural instinct to help others but I enjoyed writing her darker side. It was important for me to explore those aspects of her personality. We all carry light and darkness within us but making choices when you don't see the light is a tricky thing. Hopelessness in my opinion is the darkest place that exists and I discovered through Lili's journey it is often conquered through enlightened forces. I won't lie to you, Lili had to face her demons, which I portray as her own thoughts about life, but as soon as she did and accepted responsibility for her interpretations she was on a new path. 

Her financial status makes some of my readers believe that because Lili has money she couldn't possibly have any problems. We discover how untrue that is. You can have all the money in the world but when your passion dies it loses the usefulness that it was intended to have. The money will maintain her existence but without inspiration it will not help her create something new and that's really what she needs to survive. 

Terence Begley kissed my hand in the front seat of the school bus in first grade, for real. It was a moment so small I'm amazed I remember it at all. We both attended St. Joseph the Worker Parochial School. He had red hair and blue eyes. All I remember of those days was how nice he was. Ah, the purity of being 7 years-old. He moved away a year later and I never knew what became of him. I took that sweet feeling of long ago and created a character based on who I thought he would be today. How apropos that an Irish boy would end up playing the fiddle. I did change one thing I knew for sure about him. In The Brownstone, Terrence has curly reddish-brown hair. I supposed I'll never know for sure.

I never intended for Terrence to have much of a back-story. He was a secondary character that served one purpose only, to love our Lili. Yet, when I began to write all of these Irish characters kept popping up. Before long we know his family and embrace them as our own. 

Keith Brown is a character I created after my brother.  Keith worked in the diverse performing spaces of Minneapolis/St Paul as an actor, director, stand-up comedian and ensemble theatre member.  He died when he was 30 years-old but he was no martyr and never wanted to be. Keith was full of life and passion.  He played the guitar and had the voice of a songbird.  My fondest memories of Keith involved his humor and his impersonations. He was hilarious. His personality was contagious and you just felt good being around him. 

Keith went to college in Buffalo earning a Bachelor's in the Arts. I imagined him having lunch with friends and wondered what they would be discussing. Many of my reflections were formed into chapters at the pub. Especially the Shakespearean chapter when he calls Lili out in front of a restaurant full of people. 

Keith cracks me up in this book just like he did when I was young. I'm thankful that today I can look back on his life and find myself filled with complete joy at his memory. Although my grief has shaped the person I am today I wouldn't trade if for anything. If I had this book would have never been written. 

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Description


Lili Wentworth is living a dancer's dream when an unexpected twist forces her to examine her life and acknowledge the shocking truth of her heritage. With visions of her future left in the hands of her father's trusted friends, he paves the way for her to discover the precious secrets that will change her life forever. Loyal friendships form an unbreakable bond as Lili struggles to come to terms with the meaning of life. During her darkest days one of those loyal friends finds Lili difficult to resists as he falls in love with the only part of her that he can relate to.

Welcome to the brownstone located on the Upper West Side, the home of Lili Wentworth and her older brother, Grayson. Follow Lili to London, Juilliard, and the hottest clubs in New York City. But no matter where Lili goes, every turn she makes forces her to reflect on the responsibilities of love, the nature of loss, and the spiritual dimension of life. The clock is ticking as everyone tries to save Lili from her worst enemy - herself.

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Overview


I wrote Lili's life as mine unfolded at the age of 17. You're young, the world is infinite, you can do anything, be anything, and you're making decisions and choices that create a foundation for those beliefs. You are surrounded by great friends, a lot of laughter and life is good. Then out of nowhere tragedy strikes and everything you thought you understood about life and knew to be be real is gone. You have to start over, but how?

After the mysterious death of her parents, Lili moves to New York City with her brother, Grayson, to pursue a career in dance. The brownstone represents the security we all long for. It is not just a home to rest your head, it is a community of people supporting one another. That is something we can't live without, each other. 

Lili is best known for her generosity and her natural instinct to help others but I enjoyed writing her darker side. It was important for me to explore those aspects of her personality. We all carry light and darkness within us but making choices when you don't see the light is a tricky thing. Hopelessness in my opinion is the darkest place that exists and I discovered through Lili's journey it is often conquered through enlightened forces. I won't lie to you, Lili had to face her demons, which I portray as her own thoughts about life, but as soon as she did and accepted responsibility for her interpretations she was on a new path. 

Her financial status makes some of my readers believe that because Lili has money she couldn't possibly have any problems. We discover how untrue that is. You can have all the money in the world but when your passion dies it loses the usefulness that it was intended to have. The money will maintain her existence but without inspiration it will not help her create something new and that's really what she needs to survive. 

Terence Begley kissed my hand in the front seat of the school bus in first grade, for real. It was a moment so small I'm amazed I remember it at all. We both attended St. Joseph the Worker Parochial School. He had red hair and blue eyes. All I remember of those days was how nice he was. Ah, the purity of being 7 years-old. He moved away a year later and I never knew what became of him. I took that sweet feeling of long ago and created a character based on who I thought he would be today. How apropos that an Irish boy would end up playing the fiddle. I did change one thing I knew for sure about him. In The Brownstone, Terrence has curly reddish-brown hair. I supposed I'll never know for sure.

I never intended for Terrence to have much of a back-story. He was a secondary character that served one purpose only, to love our Lili. Yet, when I began to write all of these Irish characters kept popping up. Before long we know his family and embrace them as our own. 

Keith Brown is a character I created after my brother.  Keith worked in the diverse performing spaces of Minneapolis/St Paul as an actor, director, stand-up comedian and ensemble theatre member.  He died when he was 30 years-old but he was no martyr and never wanted to be. Keith was full of life and passion.  He played the guitar and had the voice of a songbird.  My fondest memories of Keith involved his humor and his impersonations. He was hilarious. His personality was contagious and you just felt good being around him. 

Keith went to college in Buffalo earning a Bachelor's in the Arts. I imagined him having lunch with friends and wondered what they would be discussing. Many of my reflections were formed into chapters at the pub. Especially the Shakespearean chapter when he calls Lili out in front of a restaurant full of people. 

Keith cracks me up in this book just like he did when I was young. I'm thankful that today I can look back on his life and find myself filled with complete joy at his memory. Although my grief has shaped the person I am today I wouldn't trade if for anything. If I had this book would have never been written. 

Read more

Description


Lili Wentworth is living a dancer's dream when an unexpected twist forces her to examine her life and acknowledge the shocking truth of her heritage. With visions of her future left in the hands of her father's trusted friends, he paves the way for her to discover the precious secrets that will change her life forever. Loyal friendships form an unbreakable bond as Lili struggles to come to terms with the meaning of life. During her darkest days one of those loyal friends finds Lili difficult to resists as he falls in love with the only part of her that he can relate to.

Welcome to the brownstone located on the Upper West Side, the home of Lili Wentworth and her older brother, Grayson. Follow Lili to London, Juilliard, and the hottest clubs in New York City. But no matter where Lili goes, every turn she makes forces her to reflect on the responsibilities of love, the nature of loss, and the spiritual dimension of life. The clock is ticking as everyone tries to save Lili from her worst enemy - herself.

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Book details

Genre:FICTION

Subgenre:Romance / General

Language:English

Series title:The Brownstone Series

Series Number:1

Pages:300

eBook ISBN:9781098365486

Paperback ISBN:9781098365479


Overview


I wrote Lili's life as mine unfolded at the age of 17. You're young, the world is infinite, you can do anything, be anything, and you're making decisions and choices that create a foundation for those beliefs. You are surrounded by great friends, a lot of laughter and life is good. Then out of nowhere tragedy strikes and everything you thought you understood about life and knew to be be real is gone. You have to start over, but how?

After the mysterious death of her parents, Lili moves to New York City with her brother, Grayson, to pursue a career in dance. The brownstone represents the security we all long for. It is not just a home to rest your head, it is a community of people supporting one another. That is something we can't live without, each other. 

Lili is best known for her generosity and her natural instinct to help others but I enjoyed writing her darker side. It was important for me to explore those aspects of her personality. We all carry light and darkness within us but making choices when you don't see the light is a tricky thing. Hopelessness in my opinion is the darkest place that exists and I discovered through Lili's journey it is often conquered through enlightened forces. I won't lie to you, Lili had to face her demons, which I portray as her own thoughts about life, but as soon as she did and accepted responsibility for her interpretations she was on a new path. 

Her financial status makes some of my readers believe that because Lili has money she couldn't possibly have any problems. We discover how untrue that is. You can have all the money in the world but when your passion dies it loses the usefulness that it was intended to have. The money will maintain her existence but without inspiration it will not help her create something new and that's really what she needs to survive. 

Terence Begley kissed my hand in the front seat of the school bus in first grade, for real. It was a moment so small I'm amazed I remember it at all. We both attended St. Joseph the Worker Parochial School. He had red hair and blue eyes. All I remember of those days was how nice he was. Ah, the purity of being 7 years-old. He moved away a year later and I never knew what became of him. I took that sweet feeling of long ago and created a character based on who I thought he would be today. How apropos that an Irish boy would end up playing the fiddle. I did change one thing I knew for sure about him. In The Brownstone, Terrence has curly reddish-brown hair. I supposed I'll never know for sure.

I never intended for Terrence to have much of a back-story. He was a secondary character that served one purpose only, to love our Lili. Yet, when I began to write all of these Irish characters kept popping up. Before long we know his family and embrace them as our own. 

Keith Brown is a character I created after my brother.  Keith worked in the diverse performing spaces of Minneapolis/St Paul as an actor, director, stand-up comedian and ensemble theatre member.  He died when he was 30 years-old but he was no martyr and never wanted to be. Keith was full of life and passion.  He played the guitar and had the voice of a songbird.  My fondest memories of Keith involved his humor and his impersonations. He was hilarious. His personality was contagious and you just felt good being around him. 

Keith went to college in Buffalo earning a Bachelor's in the Arts. I imagined him having lunch with friends and wondered what they would be discussing. Many of my reflections were formed into chapters at the pub. Especially the Shakespearean chapter when he calls Lili out in front of a restaurant full of people. 

Keith cracks me up in this book just like he did when I was young. I'm thankful that today I can look back on his life and find myself filled with complete joy at his memory. Although my grief has shaped the person I am today I wouldn't trade if for anything. If I had this book would have never been written. 

Read more

Description


Lili Wentworth is living a dancer's dream when an unexpected twist forces her to examine her life and acknowledge the shocking truth of her heritage. With visions of her future left in the hands of her father's trusted friends, he paves the way for her to discover the precious secrets that will change her life forever. Loyal friendships form an unbreakable bond as Lili struggles to come to terms with the meaning of life. During her darkest days one of those loyal friends finds Lili difficult to resists as he falls in love with the only part of her that he can relate to.

Welcome to the brownstone located on the Upper West Side, the home of Lili Wentworth and her older brother, Grayson. Follow Lili to London, Juilliard, and the hottest clubs in New York City. But no matter where Lili goes, every turn she makes forces her to reflect on the responsibilities of love, the nature of loss, and the spiritual dimension of life. The clock is ticking as everyone tries to save Lili from her worst enemy - herself.

Read more

About the author


Julie Brown is the author and creator of the literary composition; The Brownstone Series.

An intuitively-born writer, Julie is a promising new author on the horizon. She is writing novels that inspire and also expand your awareness on the responsibilities of love and the nature of loss. 

After extensive study outside the college boundaries, her first romance novel; The Brownstone was born. 

Julie was raised in Liverpool, New York with a talented group of siblings. The youngest of five it was easy to stand in awe as everyone sang, studied lines to a play, or strummed the guitar. After a stint singing in the Wizard of Oz in middle school it was clear to Julie that her place was behind the scenes. 

Julie continues to explore the spiritual landscape of our world. Ancient teachings surface in this modern-day romance trilogy giving us profound insights, linking the human and the divine. 

Desperate for a change in scenery and determined to live a simpler life, Julie moved to Vermont with two invaluable possessions, her laptop and her Nikon camera. It was there that she published, the first two novels in the Brownstone Series. 

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