|Author: Penelope J. Holt|
From the Publisher:
Readers will discover how a single prophecy foretells three inspired artists, three miraculous paintings and one amazing revelation. In New York City, recently widowed artist, Claire Lucas, experiences dreams and visions that impel her to create a heartbreaking painting of a dying woman that is drawing crowds at a Soho art gallery. In Saint Michel, France, an auto mechanic diagnosed with lung cancer has picked up a paintbrush for the first time and created an enigmatic work that towns folk believe is working miracles. In Siena, Italy, a local artist, known more for posturing than serious effort, has just completed a masterpiece capable of stopping the minds of those who view it. Meanwhile, in Jerusalem, a German Benedictine monk, an Israeli professor of Hebrew mysticism and a handsome American antiquarian are deciphering the Angel Scroll, a parchment found by goatherds in caves on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea. Written by Jesus the Priest, the scroll prophesizes that early in the 21st century, a divine triptych will emerge whose three paintings will prove to be nothing short of miraculous.But when the three paintings start to disappear and misfortune befalls the artists who have painted them, Claire Lucas must join the three Jerusalem scholars on a scavenger hunt across Europe as they try to locate and assemble the three amazing works. As her visions intensify, Claire glimpses the past and sees into the life of a young Jesus Christ and his travels to India. She is able to understand what has become of the dead husband she still mourns. And, as she pieces together an ancient secret that is the link between her and her two fellow artists, she discovers why each of them is destined to deliver the miracle of the painter’s gift.