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Forward With Hope by Dawn Pitts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,000. Language: Australian English. Published: June 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Levi and Isabelle Everett and their sons, Benjamin and Mark, arrive from England on the shores of Western Australia in the spring of 1833. On landing, Isabelle is taken ill. During this time they meet Samuel Murphy who joins them in their venture. Isabelle dies in childbirth before they reach their property. What will happen to the family stranded in a strange land?”
The Magic Suitcase: Martha by Jenna Kinzler
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 45,370. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2016 by eTreasures Publishing, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The Magic Suitcase is a heartwarming story of faith, love, and courage where a simple traveling bag is the family’s only hope amidst a legacy they will never forget.
OPO The Peace Monster by John Smythe
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,920. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: June 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
What if 'Jaws' had been a dolphin? A remote post-war New Zealand community is invaded by a lone dolphin who becomes a huge tourist attraction. Fearless, totally trusting, Opo causes a massive outbreak of harmony. For some she promises economic profit, for others she is a prophet of peace and a few feel threatened … When Opo is killed the locals conspire to cover it up. But her legacy lives on.
Child Unknown : Old Balmain House Books 2 & 3 by Graham Wilson
Price: Free! Words: 122,030. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Inspirational
Who is Catherine's father? She needs to know! Her mother was raped by three men 20 years ago, one is dead, one a murderer, the third insane. Knowing may save her critically ill daughter who needs a bone marrow donor. Hidden in the shadows is another unknown child who lived many years ago, friend to Catherine and her mother in a time of vital need. Who is this child and can she help now?
Whisky Tango Foxtrot...Copy? by John Regan
Price: Free! Words: 92,080. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Adventure » War & military(5.00 from 1 review)
Based on true events, WTF is a novel of love, war, betrayal and retribution arising from the death of 82 sailors in a collision between the destroyer HMAS Voyager and aircraft carrier Melbourne. Jim Price survived but his mate, Charlie did not. It's up to Jim to obtain justice for his mate but formidable obstructions lie in the path of justice.
Flames of Rebellion by Warwick O'Neill
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 106,130. Language: Australian English. Published: May 23, 2016 by Aurora House. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Adventure » General
On his release from gaol, all Patrick Flanagan wanted was a good woman, a family and a peaceful life. Then he heard the call that reverberated around the world. Gold! Leaving Moreton Bay behind, he jumps aboard The Cumberland to work for his passage to the goldfields. On the voyage he befriends Fergus, an old sailor at the crossroads of new technology. Together the pair jump ship in Melbourne and
Reflections: A Story of Friendship by Jeff Hopkins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,370. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
It is the 25th April 1919 and Captain Christopher Murphy has been invited back to his old school, Guildale College, to deliver an address in the first year of peace after The Great War. When he arrives at East Guildale railway station, which is adjacent to the school, a flood of memories come rushing back. He now knows what he must say and walks to the school to deliver his address.
Convict Queen by Marina Oliver
Series: 18th & 19th Century. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 74,440. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Molly Morgan, a Shropshire lass, was transported to the new penal colony at Botany Bay in 1790. She survived with the help of her lovers, and stowed away to come back to England, one of the few convicts to manage this. She was transported a second time. Later, because of her wealth and good works she became known as the Queen of Hunter Valley.
On Roads Most Travelled - an Irish-Australian Historical Novel by narelle fernance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,840. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A "factional" story of humour, struggle, strength of character and determination to overcome adversity; demonstrated by the Slavien’s and Reillys as they faced the challenges of life in Ireland early Nineteenth Century. And perhaps just as challenging, life in the new colony of New South Wales, Australia. Based on known and officially recorded facts surrounding the Slavien and Reilly family.
The War That Was Not by Roger Openshaw
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 181,530. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2016 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The story takes place in New Zealand during 1938 at the time of the Munich Crisis. The main characters are Standish Steele, a World War One veteran and stalwart of Wellington Society, and his beautiful wife, Millicent.
Benedict Lovelace and the Travelling Show by Jeff Hopkins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,890. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2016 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Adventure » General
Benedict Lovelace engages 19-year-old Tommy Turkin to do some rat catching, renovations, and recruiting for his bold new ‘project’ - a travelling show. Tommy Turkin’s ‘Golden Boys’ train hard, swim well, and learn a host of new skills in Old Fremantle without really knowing what their role is going to be. In early 1898, they travel to Kalgoorlie, but not everyone looks forward to their arrival!
A Handful of Destiny by Tony Nash
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,800. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
From Heaven to Hell via the First Fleet. After 85 years of penurious living for him and his ancestors, Thomas Nash is, on Michaelmas Day, 1786, falsely accused of a crime, leading to transportation to New Holland. Worse, killers are sent to ensure he never returns to England. Scourged, disfigured and hunted, he never loses the desire for REVENGE.
Charlie Smithers: Adventures Downunder by C W Lovatt
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 133,560. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2015 by Wild Wolf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Adventure » General
Whether it’s because of his gift of the ‘sight,’ inherited from his dour old Hebridean mum, or simply a sorely battered noggin (a result of his master’s appalling aim) the Australias hold one of Charlie Smithers’ most intriguing adventures to date. Pirates, great white sharks, mermaids, scorching deserts, cannibals and a small army of sadistic bushrangers are only part of the story.
Southern Skyes Box Set - Vol. 1-4 by Sharyn Bradford Lunn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 248,760. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2015 by thewordverve inc.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Sharyn Bradford Lunn's landmark saga of adventure and romance spans almost 200 years of family history set against a backdrop of the rich and rugged wilds of Australia.
The Spiv: The Robbie Sparrow Story by Jeff Hopkins
Price: Free! Words: 60,180. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2015 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literature » Biographical
A retired sports’ journalist who we come to know only by his nickname, ‘Lumpy’, decides to tell the life story of one of his earliest and most interesting friends, Robbie Sparrow - 'The Spiv'. The writer is caught in a dilemma; should he ‘tell it like it was’, or sanitise a life for a more palatable product?
Whitebait by Garry Satherley
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,320. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2015 by The Zharmae Publishing Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
In 1897, a man walked out of a pub in Blenheim, New Zealand and disappeared. Another man had been robbed, and while the questions and conflicting accounts mount, a body is pulled from the river. Based on the real-life disappearance and probable murder of the author’s great-grandfather, this book dissects the legend behind what happened to Harry Satherley.
After the Roses by Shayne Parkinson
Series: Daisy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 138,700. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The sequel to "Daisy's War". The Great War is over and the men are coming home. For a brief period, Daisy’s world once again seems a safe and settled one. But no one returns unscathed from such a war, although not all wounds leave obvious signs. And hard on the heels of the Armistice comes a new, invisible enemy that will strike much closer to home: a lethal epidemic of influenza.
The Narrative of Deserter Burman by Greg Pyers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,120. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2015 by Satalyte Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literature » Biographical
In 1834 Private Benjamin Burman is on the run to a new life in America. But the British Army does not suffer deserters; Benjamin is captured and banished to Van Diemen’s Land. Yet even when his sentence is over, his punishment is not done, for he is forever to be reminded of his disgrace by a thick, black D tattooed into his ribcage. It will take the greatest tragedy of his life to set him free.
Weathercoast by Alan Thornhill
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.
The House of Tears by Catherine Gillard
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