Jane Paul Tells the Story of ‘The Waterfall Gods’

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New book sheds light on three women’s lives back dropped by two world wars

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“I would like them to feel a pride in the young women described, who stepped out of their secure background and faced the challenges outside their normal experiences.”

Debut author Jane Paul was tasked by her father to relay a family story. In her first venture in the literary world, she accomplished that request. “The Waterfall Gods” (published by Xlibris AU) is the story of an ordinary English family that, partly because of the times through which they lived but more probably because of the choices they made, became an extraordinary family.

This is the story of three daughters of an English country doctor, in the early years of the 20th century, whose lives were changed forever by events a world away from their English village. Theirs is a tale showing the strength and determination of the young women. The beautiful Catherine is caught up in a loveless marriage to a handsome policeman in Sri Lanka; Martha, the dedicated young doctor is on course for tragedy; and Victoria goes on to become the darling of theatre-goers in London’s West End. Their experiences tell of two world wars, unbelievable cruelty and the effects of all this on their descendants.

The experiences of the young women echo the same woes and trials of the people of that time, even of the modern day. Their adventures in England and Sri Lanka speak for the colorful yet harrowing roller coaster ride filled with lessons and insights that will touch and encourage readers to fight and overcome life’s trial. This historical fiction highlights the fact that whatever choices parents and ancestors make, it will have an effect to their descendants.

“I would like people to go away with an appreciation of the courage of young people, at a time when communication and travel was nowhere near as simple as it is today,” Paul says. “I would like them to feel a pride in the young women described, who stepped out of their secure background and faced the challenges outside their normal experiences.”

“The Waterfall Gods”
By Jane Paul
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 284 pages | ISBN 9781503509443
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 284 pages | ISBN 9781503509436
E-Book | 284 pages | ISBN 9781503509429
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jane Paul was born in England and travelled extensively throughout much of the world, both as a child, with her parents, and later as an adult. Her early life was spent as a ballet dancer in Australia and Europe. When illness ended that career, she went nursing, qualifying as a registered nurse in the 1960s. This, in turn, took her to some of the more remote areas of Australia. She has been writing since she was a small girl, but “The Waterfall Gods” is her first published work - work mainly of fiction but based on her family’s history. Since retirement, Paul has been travelling again, recently to Sri Lanka, for background material for her novel.

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit xlibrispublishing.com.au or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.

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