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Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand

Mud and Gold (Promises to Keep: Book 2)
Series: Promises To Keep, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 206,290. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
(4.94 from 96 reviews)
Amy tries desperately hard to be a good wife and mother. She puts her whole heart into doing the best she can. But will her best ever be good enough for this man? "Mud and Gold" is the second book in the three-volume "Promises to Keep". It follows directly on from Book One, "Sentence of Marriage".
Settling the Account (Promises to Keep: Book 3)
Series: Promises To Keep, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 218,540. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
(4.90 from 70 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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 167,880. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Historical » General
(4.89 from 56 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"
Daisy's War
Series: Daisy, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,210. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.83 from 12 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.
After the Roses
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.
Gwenna The Welsh Confectioner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 102,830. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A deathbed promise. Overwhelming opposition. Can Gwenna save her legacy? Gwenna is the young and irrepressible master confectioner. Since her pa died, her abusive stepbrother is in charge and the business is failing. She promised Pa she would bring his dreams for a sweet shop to life, but she has many obstacles to overcome and risks losing the one person who matters the most.
The Windmill
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 119,230. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Holland 1943. The family of a young Jewish girl is killed by the Germans. She hides from them in a windmill with two members of a shot down RAF bomber, an Australian and an American. The American is captured and sent to Auschwitz. The girl and the Australian escape to England and eventually to Australia. In the years that follow the disparate lives of the three are gradually drawn together again.
Poisoning the Nest
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,680. Language: Australian English. Published: October 20, 2017 by Black Cockie Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Jack Kelly signed up, the war was meant to be over by Christmas. It was supposed to be an adventure, a chance to escape his life for a little, something to tell the grandkids about. But it wasn’t the adventure they promised, and heroism is more complicated than it seems in stories. While stories cover painful memories.
Longing for Solitude
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,900. Language: Australian English. Published: November 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Thirty award-winning stories fill this entertaining book. Written by Australian and international authors these stories explore Australian history from the arrival of the British to contemporary events. Each story is based upon a real episode in Australia's past. There is no better way to discover that history is not dead kings and queens and musty, dusty collections of forgettable dates.
Brigid The Girl from County Clare
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,490. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: November 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Like making lace – she pieced together a new life from a single thread of hope Winner: IndieBRAG award; Chill with a Book Readers' Award. Heartbroken, Brigid boards the ship for a new life. Her lacemaking skills draw attention but life doesn’t run smoothly and Brigid must conquer her fears if she is to fulfil her dreams. A new start offers hope until the man seeking her downfall finds her.
A Voice to be Heard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 135,400. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The story of two young women determined to live outside the confines of the Victorian Age and who have a lasting impact on the fledgling town of Melbourne.
Unforgivable
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,420. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
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.
The Tales of Bullseye O'Reilly
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 36,860. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A collection of short stories about Bullseye O'Reilly's life in a railway family and as stationmaster in remote country towns and villages in Western Australia.
Never to Return Home: John and Mary White’s Otago Story
Price: $2.99 $1.50 USD. (50% off until March 31!) Words: 81,590. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2015 by Philip Garside. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Can you imagine sailing to the other side of the world with no hope of returning home? Mary Neylon (County Clare) & John White (Donegal), who arrived in Port Chalmers, New Zealand, in 1864 and 1865 respectively, are two such adventurers. We know few facts about these great grandparents of the author’s wife, but, with sustained imagination, he tells the story of their early years in New Zealand.
Convict Queen
Series: 18th & 19th Century. Price: $5.99 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.
Letters of a Convict Girl, Age 11
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
At age 11 Rosie O'Brien is sentenced to 14 years in prison and transported to the other side of the world – the far Colony of New South Wales. In this wild place she has only herself to rely on. Her letters home record the trials, hardships and miracles that befall her. Somewhere in this God forsaken land is her convict father, but is he alive? Based on actual convict experiences.
Posh-2 Waitangi and War
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,960. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
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.
The Weif
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,750. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The Weif is a sweeping story of servitude and the struggle for freedom, of the law and its cruel inequities, of the privations and harshness of a rugged new land and of a brother and sister’s fragile hold on life during the tumultuous early years of settlement in Australia.
van Hollandse Afkomst
Price: $3.85 USD. Words: 86,800. Language: Dutch. Published: October 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Screenplays » History
Na WW2 wordt de zesjarige Ellie door haar moeder Rita van haar Hollandse thuis weggerukt om een nieuw leven te beginnen in Nieuw-Zeeland. Rita vermijdt om Ellie over haar verleden te vertellen. De relatie tussen Rita en Ellie's oom Pieter is ook niet wat het lijkt en voor Ellie is de waarheid ongrijpbaar. Tot slot vindt ze de waarheid in haar vaderland waar ze feiten over haar verleden ontdekt...
A Drover's Blanket
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 104,210. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2015 by Morris Publishing Australia. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
This book continues the story of Gunnie Danson from the book Gunnedah Hero. Fifteen-year-old ‘Gunnie’ Danson begins work at Wiralee Station, a cattle station owned by his family since 1848, and one made famous by his great-great-grandfather, Smokey ‘Gun’ Danson. Gunnie attends a clearing sale at Swenson Station where his great-great-grandmother, Molly, was born and discovers more family secrets.

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