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Young Jiffo: The American Featherweight
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,720. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014 by Second Wind Publishing, LLC. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Much more than a boxing story, we witness the coming into manhood of Jiffo, an illiterate street brawling slum hoodlum, when Tom Riley, the retired heavyweight champion of Australia, invites him to join his boxing academy. Through the sport, Jiffo learns skill, character, and courage leading him to rise out of the no-hope existence in Sydney in 1900.
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.
Tempting Fate
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Price: Free! Words: 43,510. Language: Australian English. Published: May 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Some may say Henry has a death wish. While he is an accomplished daredevil tightrope walker in colonial Sydney, Australia he is set on achieving 'higher and longer' walks . Even when a devastating accident forces a change of direction, his imagination and drive see him soaring to heights beyond his wildest dreams while tempting and falling victim to fate itself...
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.
Thunder on the Veldt
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,670. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
As war clouds gather over South Africa, Melinda Bellingham, daughter of a Johannesburg mining magnate, learns the shocking news that her father's suicide has left her penniless. When a relative offers her a home, she says goodbye to Jack Cartwright, the Australian digger she loves, and sets off for Ladysmith, unaware that the small town will soon be under siege.
Beyond This Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,870. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: March 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Beyond This Story is a collection of hyperfiction - fiction based on true events - written by New Zealand intermediate school students. It includes interpretations of disasters and epidemics, some unspeakable horrors, as well as discoveries and triumphs to delight and startle the world. All are told with insight and sensitivity in the fresh voices of New Zealand’s young writing talent.
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 Scapegoat
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Series: The Asker Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 127,290. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Newlyweds Cedric and Doris Asker sail for New Zealand aboard the Elingamite. But they become separated when the ship sinks near the Three Kings Islands with the loss of many lives. The Askers strive to overcome tragedy, disaster, business failure, and a wrongful murder conviction.
Rainbird's Awakening
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,780. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Rainbird relates through her diary how her father had been a secret volunteer in a highly confidential undertaking by the Menzies Government in the 1950s. She tells how her brother Archer embarks on a mission to reveal the truth, and in so doing discovers a massive government cover-up. His quest to find the truth and gain compensation is met by intimidation, bloodshed and murder.
The Destiny of Darkie Dixon
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Series: Outlaws of Australia, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,500. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Destiny, that amorphous but inevitable fate over which some say we have no control, was to deal unkindly with Darkie Dixon. That was not the name he was born with. It was not even a dignified Christian name. There was no way of knowing the identity which was bestowed upon him at birth! This is the story of his life ─ how his destiny was fulfilled.
Escaping the Triad
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,500. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
In 1851, gold is discovered in Australia… In China a different scenario is being enacted. A young man and his sister are escaping the Triad, crossing old and decaying roofs, hiding in alleys... but it is not enough. A journey of suffering and prejudice, heartbreak and horror, but their Chinese pride remains unbroken …
Predictions
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,650. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
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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?
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.
The Vintner's Letters
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 116,240. Language: Australian English. Published: July 14, 2013 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Maurice George O'Shea, legendary winemaker, was also a man of passion. His romance with Marcia Fuller, his enduring sweetheart, was a many-faceted and, like other great loves in history, it was not without huge obstacles. Not the least was Maurice's other great love – his passion for making fine wines.
The Adventures of Ben Hall, Bushranger
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Series: Outlaws of Australia, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,000. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Before Ned Kelly, the infamous Australian bushranger, there was Ben Hall. In fact, it is thought by numerous people that many of Ben Hall’s exploits were copied by Ned. Hall operated in New South Wales, and his daring escapades earned him the title of ‘Brave Ben Hall’, making him a part of Australian folklore.
Chains of Freedom
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,940. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 19, 2013 by Red Feather Writing. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Kaihaitu has been trained for leadership since she was a small child but nothing quite prepared her for the arrival of the British Redcoats. With her father dead and other villagers sick she has to make a choice between her heart and her head
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
The Road Goes On
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,450. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: May 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A historical novel set in New Zealand in the first half of the 20th century. Rowdy Jack is a swagman traveling the back country roads and reflecting on his rich and varied, sad and happy life since he came to New Zealand as a boy.