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Weathercoast
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,760. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
We now have the capacity to turn our abundant earth into a dead planet. This novel, set in the paradisaical Solomon Islands, depicts real events in the sometimes less than peaceful Pacific to examine the often unrecognised impulses that drive us to war.
Falsely Accused
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,500. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2015 by Books We Love Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
On board the convict ship taking them to the penal colony of Australia, Maryanne Watson and Jake Smith meet and fall in love, but Jake hides a terrible secret that will take him to the gallows if it ever comes out. On arrival in Sydney the lovers are separated. Maryanne is sent to work for the lecherous Captain Fitzhugh. After he attacks her she flees into the wilderness and eventually meets up..
The House of Tears
Series: An Arresting Woman. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,990. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The House of Tears is the third book in the An Arresting Woman series and follows Australia’s first policewoman, Lillian Armfield, in her pioneering role as protector of the morality of Sydney’s women, which expands to include the hidden realm of sexual diversity. Lillian’s encounter with the secretive Oscarean Club is followed by a missing person’s case that ultimately leads to one of the most se
Cruel Lies
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 115,040. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A young English lady of the 1860s always sat still, straight and never turned her head. She met young gentlemen only when chaperoned. She rode sidesaddle, dressed elegantly, spoke quietly and rarely showed her emotions. Her studies included embroidery, drama, music and etiquette… So what happens when one of these genteel girls, DARIA WADE, is determined to follow her father to Australia?
Turbulence and Triumph: From Ride to Birth
Series: Ocean's Gift · Turbulence and Triumph. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,200. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » Historical
The Jazz Age tale of romance and adventure on the high seas continues. Three bargain-priced bestsellers in one box! This box set includes: Ocean's Ride (#4), Ocean's Cage (#5) and Ocean's Birth (#6)
History Write Now: South Auckland Writers at the Papakura Museum
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,890. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2015 by Manukau Counties Writers Fund. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Essay » Author profile
Ever wondered about the history of objects in a museum? If they could talk, what tales could they tell? South Auckland writers were invited into the Papakura Museum to see if they could find out. These stories and poems of love, loss, triumph, new beginnings and changing times include actual events and memories as well as fiction. All are inspired by real taonga (treasures) in the museum.
Port Arthur
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 107,170. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2015 by ASJ Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Set in the 1830's during the convict transportation era between the United Kingdom and Australia, a thirteen-year old Peter Wilkins is convicted of burglary and transported to Van Diemen's Land to serve his sentence.
Unverletzt
Price: Free! Words: 750. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Irmgard and Horst escaped the chaos of post-WWI Germany to settle in the safety of a town on the other side of the world. In this award winning short story, they react to the news that Adolf Hitler has come to power in their beloved home country.
Ocean's Birth
Series: Ocean's Gift · Turbulence and Triumph, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 29,210. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Maria thought her troubles would be over, but a new storm is brewing with the power to sweep away everything she holds dear. When Maria's mother appears, insisting that Maria return to the ocean and threatening the lives of everyone she loves, Maria is faced with a heartbreaking choice: what price will she pay to protect both her husband and her unborn child from her own family?
How To Catch Crabs
Series: Turbulence and Triumph · Ocean's Gift. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,070. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Love and babies: two things Lucy has no time for in her life. Until Giorgio. The moment their eyes meet across the fish market, he knows Lucy's the girl for him. If it weren't for his reputation as a rake, maybe he could catch more than just her eye – perhaps even her heart, too. A tale of crabs, cricket bats and catching your heart's desire in Jazz Age Western Australia.
Take It Easy
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 53,560. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Light reading of the humorous doings of patrons and barflies in an Australian suburban pub. Narrated by a New Australian as he sees it and in his odd way of using the English language. Entertaining. Set in Sydney's Newtown area during the late fifties and early sixties. Larger than life characters. Most yarns have an unexpected twist in the ending.
Old Balmain House Book Series
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 180,870. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Two courageous Sydney families sit at the centre of this story. Linking them is a small girl Sophie who vanished 100 years ago. It is a story of people's ordinary lives, how they are touched and shaped by tragedy and yet rise above adversity. Mostly set around the beautiful inner city suburb of Balmain and an old house there, parts of the story traverse the remote Australian outback
Greens and Greys
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,300. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2015 by Philip Garside. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Journey with Molly Sinclair through her 1950s childhood on the West Coast, her move to Christchurch for teacher training, drama-filled OE in the UK and Europe, and as she returns to New Zealand in the mid-1960s. This engaging coming-of-age tale sweeps us along as she meets unexpected joys and overcomes life’s setbacks.
The Secret of Brerreton Gully
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: Australian English. Published: June 1, 2015 by Solitary Cat Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
In the 1950s in rural Australia, Tom and his brother and their friends find what they think is an abandoned caravan on the Brerretons’ land. Except it’s not abandoned. And the man who owns it is not happy that he’s been seen doing what he’s doing. He’s so unhappy, in fact, that Tom is terrified that he and Fred and Bill will be shot before Tilly can get back with help…
Ocean's Cage
Series: Ocean's Gift · Turbulence and Triumph, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,920. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Forced to choose between the ocean and the man she loves, Maria accepts the gilded cage of her life on land. But the ocean will not be thwarted so easily. All Maria wants is to live happily ever after with her husband. But between the crazed crabs, a mysterious illness and a monstrous shark, Maria may need all her skills as a siren to succeed. Can one woman oppose the ocean and win?
Robber Crabs
Price: Free! Words: 11,210. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Wiki had been enjoying life in the East Indies and the South China Sea. He could speak the local language, so had sailed happily on coastwise craft in the company of Bugis rogues and pirates. But then George Rochester had arrived on the Potomac, and while it had been delightful to get together with his old college friend, it had also ruined Wiki’s current existence. Because of that twice-damned d
The First Five Years: Port Hedland 1965 - 1970
Price: $11.95 USD. Words: 46,530. Language: British English. Published: May 27, 2015 by What Else is Possible?. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Imagine leaving everything you know—your job, family, friends; your country—and setting off on a journey that will take you 20,000 km across the planet to a remote, isolated town where you are not known, have no job and must begin creating your life; would you do it?
Alice's Secret
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,760. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
In 2007 sixteen year old Callie discovers Alice’s memoir. Struggling with her own problems, Callie probes into her great-grandmother’s life as a means of escape, and unearths a secret which rocks the whole family. Alice and Callie pay a price to overcome their challenges and both learn there are some things you have to learn to live with.
The Protector
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,120. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literature » Biographical
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Set in Colonial Adelaide and its environs during the years 1839 to 1841, The Protector records and explores the relationships between Aboriginal and European residents of a unique British Colony. While both government and many settlers aspired to a fair and just treatment of the land's traditional owners, frontier conflicts inevitably occurred.
Ocean's Ride
Series: Turbulence and Triumph, Book 4 · Ocean's Gift. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,780. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Reunited with the man she loves, Maria agrees to become his wife and is catapulted into the cream of Christmas Island society. All Maria wants is to spend time with her new husband, learning to ride a motorcycle and sneaking off for a romantic swim. But with all eyes upon her, Maria begins to doubts she has what it takes to be a society wife. And the ocean's siren call is growing stronger…