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Potatoes to Gold
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Price: Free! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
'Potatoes to Gold' is a short story set in the late 1890s, during the West Australian gold rush, and offers an insight into the living conditions that outback pioneering families endured. The story is told from the perspective of a bright, young girl, Cathleen Sophia, who reveals her love of the outback and her devotion to her grandmother. And her fear of one day having to leave them both.
After the Dance
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Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Eliza is a well behaved eighteen year old girl, living in the 1900’s. Her home is a fire station where her father is the fire chief. Eliza loves going to the dance every Saturday night, and she always arrives home by midnight to her waiting father. But tonight she is late and she thinks about the punishment. Eliza has worked herself up into a panic. What her father does next is unexpected.
Blind Hope
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,590. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Lola Catrell is a young woman who journeys to the Gulgong Goldfields in 1871 to act as tutor for 8 year old Prue. The booming goldfields township is vividly brought to life as Lola befriends Dylan, a Welsh miner and a larrikin Irishman. She battles the ruthless stepfather, a scheming paedophile and corruption that is rife within the town. Her journey begins in Sydney, her life begins in Gulgong.
Nor the Years Condemn
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 111,370. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
At the beginning of World War 2, Britain was in the deepest trouble imaginable. 5 minutes flying time away crouched a monster. Alone against it, Britain called out to her Empire. For pilots. From all corners of that Empire, they volunteered. Only the best & brightest were chosen. Daniel Quinn was one of these young men who came to fly against the monster. They had a 1-in-3 chance of survival.
Adventures in Time
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,300. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
Six short stories involving the past, the future and the unknown. Includes The Caroline, Beyond Help, The Time Tunnel and After the Dance, plus Tarnagulla, set during the gold rush and A Child's Wisdom, a kids interpretation of the inexplicable.
Anzac Spirit
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: Australian English. Published: January 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
Set in Gallipoli, ANZAC SPIRIT is about a sixteen year old boy, who went to war seeking adventure. What he found was the true horrors of war. It is also a story about mateship and the hardship faced by the diggers.
Lost
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Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: March 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
A New Zealand short story of 1500 words. Descriptive and punchy with a twist in it tail.
The Prisoner
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Price: Free! Words: 20,710. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
The first 50 years of Australia's settlement by the white man was a time of brutality, cruelty, and harshness - not always on the part of the prisoners. One man, transported for a crime today's world would consider minor, finds that regardless of his crime, regardless of his past, he comes to a time when he discovers some things are worth dying for.
Predictions
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,650. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
It is late 1899. Three girls from a small town discuss the coming century and make predictions about what it will bring. They agree to meet in 1920, 1950 and 1970 to see which have come to pass. 'Predictions' follows Edith, Wilma and Rose as their lives are shaped and buffeted by the momentous events of the twentieth century. And who will marry the charming and dangerous James McIlvray?
Harry's War
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
The idyllic life of an Australian country boy is turned upside down when his country decides to fight alongside Great Britain in World War One. From promising school boy to Gallipoli veteran, this is the heart wrenching story of Harry's war.
Mowbray Brothers
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Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: Australian English. Published: August 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Saturday night, summer of 1920. Mowbray Park is where the local lads go for a laugh, a beer, and a smoke. Eight-year-old Lucky sneaks out of bed to discover his brother and hero has taken a dare that could cost much more than his one shilling bet.
Settling the Account (Promises to Keep: Book 3)
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Series: Promises To Keep, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 218,480. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2009. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.90 from 69 reviews)
Amy watches in growing fear the worsening confrontation between her husband and her son, until she realises that only one of them can survive it. How long can she keep them apart? The final volume in "Promises to Keep". It follows directly on from Book Two, "Mud and Gold".
A Second Chance
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 167,880. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2009. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.89 from 55 reviews)
Amy uses the second chance she had hardly dared dream of to make up for the wasted years. But a familiar face from long ago makes an unwelcome reappearance, threatening her new-found happiness. Payback has more than one meaning, and sometimes people get what they deserve. "A Second Chance" is the sequel to the three-volume work "Promises to Keep"
All I Want
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Price: Free! Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.85 from 20 reviews)
A short story. In the wake of the Great War, a soldier and his bride turn a wasteland into a home. A tale of hope and sorrow; of loss and enduring love.
Daisy's War
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,210. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.82 from 11 reviews)
In 1914, Daisy lives in the quiet New Zealand valley where her family has farmed for generations. Her world seems a warm and safe one. But the Great War is casting its long shadow over New Zealand. Daisy watches in growing fear as more and more of the men leave to fight in Europe, and the War strikes ever closer to the heart of her family.
Sentence of Marriage (Promises to Keep: Book 1)
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Series: Promises To Keep, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 150,690. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2009. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.78 from 69 reviews)
In 19th Century New Zealand, there are few choices for a farm girl like Amy. Her life seems mapped out for her by the time she is twelve. Amy dreams of an exciting life in the world beyond her narrow boundaries. But it is the two people who come to the farm from outside the valley who change her life forever, and Amy learns the high cost of making the wrong choice. Book 1 of "Promises to Keep".
The Old Balmain House
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Series: Old Balmain House, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,040. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Sophie vanished - where did she go? For 100 years nobody knows. A photo of 8 year old Sophie and an antique perfume bottle are found in the fireplace of an old house. The story of a Balmain family over 170 years. Finally they uncover what happened. Set around beautiful Sydney Harbour this is a story of this place and its people, an imagined history from early Australia to the present day
In Pursuit of Happiness
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 128,490. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Georgia Sills and Charles Ravenwood have lives that leave little to be desired. Born in England into a life of wealth and privilege in the ascendancy of the British Empire, they are about to marry, unlike many of their contemporaries, for love. But on their wedding day they are suddenly and mysteriously separated. From that day, their lives change dramatically. Will they ever meet again?
Only Standing Still
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,150. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
An investor and Western Port landholder is found dead after a dinner party. Dinner guest and ex detective Robin Cork assists police with their inquiries while pursuing his own investigation into an old island murder. The discovery of a number of smuggled golden Buddha statuettes results in a fierce confrontation between armed foreign sailors and police, with Cork assisting from the sidelines.
Journey from Walara
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,970. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Journey from Walara is the second book in the Danyari series. It is 1940. Danny and Will Hennessy have left their father, Jack Hennessy, to run Walara and gone to war. Danny is flying Lancasters over Germany. Will has joined the Militia forces and is sent to New Guinea. Danny and Will's lives are changed when they meet and fall in love two young women.