Even the Land Cries!
About the Book
Set against the backdrop of Australia in the 1860s—a vast and beautiful land that protects more secrets than it gives up—the displaced peoples of two nations were thrown together in a fierce struggle to exist in an isolated, inhospitable landscape. Caught between the harsh climate, nature, and the darkest sides of man, life in the wild remoteness of south eastern, West Australia was not for the weak of heart.
Inspired by historical events from Australia’s wild history in the long ago, Even the Land Cries! takes readers inside the rugged land and the strong, resilient people who sought to tame it. Jared Ryan, a bold and spirited young man of twenty, sets out to find and claim his far-flung property with his younger brother Liam at his side. Together, the brothers must call upon their raw courage to survive amidst innumerable dangers to open up farming land. Their plans are complicated by the many characters who also called this beautiful but wild land their home; heroes, heroines, and scoundrels. They’re all brought together, against a diabolical backdrop of lust, treachery, and anarchy that would change each of their lives forever.
Bigotry, lies, disgrace, outrage, treason, betrayal, and forbidden love will either motivate these young souls into forces for good or for evil, which in turn will impact the land. If they can survive the many challenges this harsh new life demands of them, they just may come to love the land as their own.
About the Author
LAINEY MAY with her family has lived and achieved much in the beautiful Australian Outback. Learned resilience --- and the care of close family kept Lainey in good stead as she went through cancer, surgery and treatment in 1999. Health obliterated has taken many years to recuperate. Sharing this novella has been part of the process along Lainey’s restorative journey. Even the Land Cries yearned to be written. At the property, there is an imprint on the atmosphere that exudes historicity to this day ….ensuring this story need be told.