Family discovers fading culture in the Strzelecki Ranges

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Author S.M. Wolff writes eye-opening introduction to life in the remote Strzelecki Ranges in new book

Hope Fulfilled is a source of inspiration for everyone, but especially for people experiencing hardship and disappointments

When John Bergen’s family bought a farm in the remote Strzelecki Ranges, they had no idea it would start them on a journey of discovery beyond their wildest dreams. In her new book, “Hope Fulfilled,” author S.M. Wolff uses true events from her own family’s eye-opening introduction to life in the Strzelecki Ranges to teach readers to keep faith and maintain hope in God.

Throughout “Hope Fulfilled” Wolff portrays how the Bergen family embarks on a 30-month journey where they gained friends, battled crooks, became captivated by the range’s natural beauty and received a rare glimpse into the fast-fading world of the isolated local culture. “Hope Fulfilled” is a journey, both physical and spiritual, that teaches readers to maintain hope in God.

“Hope Fulfilled is a source of inspiration for everyone, but especially for people experiencing hardship and disappointments,” said Wolff. “The characters’ testimony in the book provides a response to the common question of how a loving God can allow suffering.”

Born in Germany, author S.M. Wolff immigrated to Australia in 1982 where she was a teacher for many years. Wolff moved to a farm in the Strzelecki Ranges with her husband and two children, which is where “Hope Fulfilled” takes place.

“This is not just the story of my family, but also the story of a people who have forged a unique Australian identity and culture that has remained frozen in time for many decades,” said Wolff. “I could not bear the thought of this fast-fading culture being erased from the pages of history, so I knew their remarkable story must be told.”

For more information, visit http://www.hopefulfilled.net

Hope Fulfilled
By: S.M. Wolff
ISBN: 9781499011999
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Xlibris

About the author
S. M. Wolff, aka Monika Bergen, was born in Germany in 1951 and immigrated to Australia in 1982. She was a schoolteacher for many years until she moved to a farm in the Strzelecki Ranges with her husband and two children, which is the place where this story predominantly played out. She and her husband still live on their farm in the Strzeleckis, grateful to God for the rich story He has given them and eager to share it with others.

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317.602.7137
mhardesty(at)bohlsengroup(dot)com

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