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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.
Sewing Moonlight
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 161,620. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A sweeping tale of love, loss and bio-dynamics. When Wilhelm Erdinger arrives in the sleepy village of Falters Mill determined to pursue a self-sufficient life, the locals are more than happy to leave him in peace. Against all expectations he discovers both unexpected friendships and love. But as war marches closer, a dark secret from his past threatens to bring his tenuous life crashing down.
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.
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.
Bushranger
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Series: Outlaws of Australia, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,020. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Bushranger...the outlaws of the Australian bush. The young men sometimes cast into that role by an unfortunate twist of fate - sometimes because of their thirst for adventure on a fast horse. Seldom did they realise the danger they were exposing themselves to until it was too late - an ignominious death from a policeman's bullet, or the final drop through the trapdoor of the gallows.
Hedging Bets
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Price: Free! Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Ash's sister was one of those women who somehow always seem to connect with the wrong blokes. Harold was perhaps the cream of the crop as far as bludgers go, or more precisely, the bottom of the barrel. But when Harold comes up with a no-risk scheme to make some quick cash, Ash just can't say no.
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
(4.00 from 1 review)
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.
The Silent Moon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,660. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
The Irish convict in this true story battles with authority across three continents. The story unites major events from convict life in Australia and the gold rushes of Victoria and California. It includes Australia’s first ever Escort Robbery; a great mystery of the sea; executions; corruption and crime. A truly international story with a pirate and a supposed American Civil War hero.
Port Robe
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,240. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
In January 1857 the arrival of a sailing ship at Port Robe, in the Province of South Australia, stirs the small township of Robe Town into frantic action. The tall ship is flying a British flag. It moves into deep water off the end of the jetties and lets down its anchors. The decks are crowded with passengers!
Scabbard
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,910. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
An old sword shows up at an antique fair in provincial New Zealand. What tragedy does it conceal and how does this mysterious object connect with Christian Larson, a Scandinavian boy shipwrecked in the year of the Titanic? a Viking past forms part of a quest for identity, set in a small New Zealand town in the early years of the twentieth century.
Sospan Fach: The Saga of the Little Saucepan (Australia/New Zealand Edition)
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 75,410. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Four people with no sailing experience leave Auckland, NZ on a home-built yacht to Sydney, sailing three days north and turn left. The boat has no motor, radio, extra sails, or instrumentation. The skipper has a small compass and a toy sextant on which he has no training. There are a one-person lifeboat, one life preserver, and provisions for three weeks. Stranded for 6 weeks they consider mutiny.
Sospan Fach: The Saga of the Little Saucepan (North American Edition)
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 75,420. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Four people with no sailing experience leave Auckland, NZ on a home-built yacht to Sydney, sailing three days north and turn left. The boat has no motor, radio, extra sails, or instrumentation. The skipper has a small compass and a toy sextant on which he has no training. There are a one-person lifeboat, one life preserver, and provisions for three weeks. Stranded for 6 weeks they consider mutiny.
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.
Soaring With Cockatoos
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 106,650. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012 by Mirador Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The last decades of the nineteenth century. European powers are colonising the whole planet and seem unstoppable. In the British colony of Western Australia white settlers ignore the rights of the Aborigines, murder them or chase them from their land, or perhaps readmit them to work as unpaid labourers on newly created properties. This is their story...
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.
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.
Posh-2 Waitangi and War
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,960. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
This is the second book in the trilogy of Posh. The young migrant arrives in 1839 to witness the Treaty of Waitangi, and soon develops intense friendships with the maori people.But simmering land issues evolve into war. The township is sacked,and Matthew becomes a scout in the British Army.There is love and hope for a new life,and tragedy.New Zealand history told in a personal and warm style.