October update has wrecked my Brave screen page when opened

The October 2021 (10th and 13th it appears) has wrecked my Brave Browser.
For years I have used Brave Browser and been able to go straight to my Favourites from the top of the screen. Now when it opens there is no Favourites Bar and just a white page with a search bar!!!
The screen should open with a photo of a lake backed by fir trees on a mountainside with huge rocks in the lake. At the top should be a search bar and below that the Favourites Bar.
What is going on???
Very disappointed with Brave since this update!!! No Favourites can be used!!! DISASTER!!!
PKP