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Forgiven
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,990. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Richard meets the love of his life, before leaving New Zealand to fight the Boers, but once in South Africa he becomes part of a team to hunt down a notorious anarchist and is drawn down a trail of misadventure and murder that is left unresolved; until he must protect a beautiful woman and meets his nemesis face to face. Forgiven is set in the English colonies of New Zealand and South Africa .
Elizabeth's Diaries
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,490. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Elizabeth and Gordon Tregowarth begin their married life on Duffield Station in Skippers Canyon in 1887. When tragedy strikes Elizabeth’s life spirals into an unimaginable horror. The story jumps a hundred years to the next owners of Duffield Station and a chance discovery by a visitor to the farm creates a link to the past which helps to unravel the mysteries of the tragedy one hundred years ago.
Scarlet Runner
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Price: Free! Words: 81,640. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The 1912 Waihi Strike tested the resolve of the worker, the town and the government. None could have forseen its devastating effects or the tragedy that would propel the strike into the annals of history. The story follows Archie and Mary struggling to find love against a turbulent industrial dispute. Battles were fought and lost, love won and lost, men died. The strike was never called off.
Unforgivable
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,000. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Unforgivable is the story of a teenage girl and a young nun caught up in the great religious and social upheaval brought on by Vatican II, and a thriving adoption industry driven by society’s fierce disapproval of unmarried mothers.
A Gilded Mile
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,510. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Abandoned during the frenzy of the Gold Rush, a seven-year-old girl survives by scavenging and begging for food, while trying to avoid the coppers, drunks and predatory street gangs. Her extraordinary intellect has enabled her to subsist until now, but it will require all of her courage and a great deal of luck if she is to survive and prosper.
The Dairy Cottage
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Series: Cavendish Court, By the River, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 61,130. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Arriving on a convict ship in 1815 into New South Wales, Australia, Elizabeth must learn to survive her wrongful conviction and unwelcome conscription as dairy maid to the local dairy cottage. Her wretched situation requires all her strength and cunning to navigate the brutality of this convict settlement and strive to become free again and, hopefully, live the life she was meant to live.
Outlaws of the Australian Bush
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Series: Outlaws of Australia, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 135,370. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
The Bushranger...the outlaw of the Australian Bush. The young men of the late 19th century, living outside the law, who found adventure on the back of a fast horse; an adventure fraught with danger; and the likelihood of finishing on the end of a rope. A compilation of 1.Bushranger 2. Birth of a Bushranger 3. Millie and the Bushranger 4. Bushranger's Gold 5. Adventures of Ben Hall 7. Darkie Dixon
Black Moon - The legend of Pango-marama
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,050. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
NZ Maori deemed Hawaiki to be their ancestral home & Tiki, 1st man from the heavens, to be son of the god of war and the goddess of death. But half-human, half-bird Manaia, son of Tane and Hine-nui-te-Po, was the 1st. The 2 tribes lived in harmony for generations but food dwindled & the bird people were ousted. Follow their perilous paths, even to the Underworlds, retold in this gripping legend.
The Bullroarer: This World from Wilson's Promontory
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Price: Free! Words: 156,710. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
Here's a toy and totem, a spinning top and talisman, all in one. It howls, ‘How does a gardener get painted a pirate of the high seas?’ It roars and rings of smoke, like upcoiling incense, or dust rising from a tail-chasing dog, or a wounded bull. ‘An obsession, any material, emotional, magical possession might impassion a struggle for self-possession that rings of truth and light and saturnalia.'
Death Crop
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,870. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Inspector Mike Blakely is despatched from Headquarters in Newcastle to investigate a murder in the upper Hunter Valley of New South Wales, not far from the town of Scone. At first the case appears to be a straight forward murder investigation but soon reveals itself to be a great deal more than that, eventually forcing Blakely to fight for his life, in some very dangerous situations.
Jagged Waters
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Series: Southern Skyes, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,340. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013 by thewordverve. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Spicy Irish miss, Mariah Malone, is a young convict unjustly condemned to New South Wales, Australia, to serve her sentence for life. During the transport, her ship encounters a rocky demise, and the handful of survivors are washed up on King Island to await rescue.
For the Life of Thi Lin Klein
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Price: Free! Words: 95,010. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
An Australian love/war story set during the last few weeks of Australia's part in the Vietnam War.
Noah's Ark
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,420. Language: Australian English. Published: January 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Drama » Asian
Tomorrow when the war began: Australia invaded? By whom? How could it happen? Why would it happen? What would it be like? What would we do?
The Rocking Horse Garden
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,620. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Fife, Scotland, the mid-nineteenth century. A young woman sees a sinister shape out at sea. Soon after, a series of tragedies occur. Melbourne, Australia, the present day. A diary is discovered, detailing both an epic journey and the horrors which occurred more than 150 years before. Could the two be linked in some way to a rocking horse, left to decay in a weed-filled garden?
The Second Landing
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You set the price! Words: 160,990. Language: Australian English. Published: December 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A fascinating study of Eastern Europe told by those who got out during and after World War II. The Second Landing is absolutely riveting. It helps to form a total concept of the period. For historians the book should have been a non-fiction historical chronicle, a source book, as much of what the author deals with, is not widely known.
The Soldier's Seed
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Series: Southern Skyes, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,100. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012 by thewordverve. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Nicholas Thomas, a soldier in the New South Wales Corps, loathes his life in Sydney Town and through a series of events of his own making he finds himself running from his past to what could be an even worse fate. While pioneering a new settlement that encounters one problem after another, he struggles to find his true self and identify.
The Divergence
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Series: Southern Skyes, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,400. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2012 by thewordverve. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The Divergence, Book 2, continues from The Soldier’s Seed, the first book of the Southern Skyes family saga, capturing the wide range of relationships between colonists, convicts, hunters and the indigenous population during the tumultuous events that defined the early penal colonies of Australia and the discovery of gold.
Sarahs Legacy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,690. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Henry Bellamy, his wife Emma and brother George are the founding members of a dynasty that spans five generations. ‘Sarah's Legacy’ is the second book in the Bellamy Dynasty Saga, following on from ‘A Land of Chance’ and set against a backdrop of Australian history from 1855 to 1951.
A Land of Chance
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,500. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
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Henry Bellamy, his wife Emma and brother George are the founding members of a dynasty that spans five generations. ‘A Land of Chance’ is a family saga set against a backdrop of Australian history from 1855 to 1951.
Shadows of a Winter Sun
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,840. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Shadows of a Winter Sun is set in a remote timber town in the highlands of Tasmania, Australia, in the nineteen forties and fifties. The story revolves around the character of Caleb Ryan who chooses to become a tree feller for its seclusion and escape from the town in which he was born. Interwoven into his compelling tale are the stories of the people with whom he shares this remote life.