Coming South - Tom Roberts
Have you ever wanted to run away? To pick yourself up and become lost in the middle of so many strangers, not one soul would recognise you?
Perhaps you've lived happily in one town all your life and with little warning been forced to relocate your family and possessions to the other side of the world.
Or maybe you've lived such a despicable life the choice was never yours to make, and you found yourself shackled and transported to a place you feared more than death.
The stories of the displaced resonate with me. New starts. New lives. New loves. For more than 200 years Australia has offered her 'wide brown land' and 'jewel seas' for the uprooted to find a place to settle.
Recorded in our history are their struggles to adapt in a land many early occupants agreed was, 'no place for a nervous lady.' Their letters and journals, heartbreaking accounts of loss and despair, tell the tale of lives tipped so far upside down, it's no wonder we wear the tag, Downunder.
These stories need to be unpacked and retold. Embellished with a thick cord of romance and shared with the world.
Will I do my part? You bet. Enamoured by all things 19th century and drawn to tell the stories of new beginnings, I write Historical Romance, Aussie style.
Stories where God mends the broken hearted and sets the captives free. Where He gathers the upside down, and spills them the right way up.
Can God spill someone the right way up? Yes, He can. When it happens Downunder!
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___________________________________________________Writing for HyalineHouse, Dorothy Adamek lives in Melbourne. For some years she taught high school History and English. She now lives and breathes it at home most waking hours, and has been known to wander there in her sleep. In case you need to know, she likes to use violet ink in her fountain pen.