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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: 218,570. 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"
Song of the Whale
Series: Chronicles of the Stone, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,240. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Peaceful mariners of the Pacific join forces to seek distant Aotearoa, travelling the ancient trails. They are opposed by the warlike ones, but helped by the sacred lore of the old wisdom keepers and the whales, whose song reaches across the waters to open the trails of the sea.
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.
Little Lost Girl
Series: Old Balmain House - Second Edition, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 66,640. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A little girl vanished 100 years ago. Her name was Sophie. Where did she go? An old house in Balmain. A portrait and perfume bottle hidden in a chimney. Unknown and untouched, while a century passed, their memory slowly fading. Glimpses of an eight year old girl and her school friend, missing, never found. The grief of those left behind, those who searched, those who yearned. Now a new search!
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.
The Red Dust
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,730. Language: Australian English. Published: June 30, 2019 by Black Cockie Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Drawing on the author’s own childhood experience of life in western New South Wales, The Red Dust is an affectionate, knowledgeable and often funny portrait of life in these isolated farming communities.
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.
Gwenna The Welsh Confectioner
Price: $3.99 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.
Lizzie's Tale
Series: Old Balmain House - Second Edition, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 63,630. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Raped, reduced to working in a brothel to keep her baby, unwed, teenage mother, Lizzie, forges a new life for herself and her child in remote Australia. Her persecutors find her and will expose her unless she gives them what she wants. Can she evade them and gain justice? She flees with her 6 year old daughter - lost in a desert without water. Can a silver locket of an unknown child save them?
The Velvet Slipper
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,620. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
After a personal loss, Penelope Waters discovers a local mystery in the south of Western Australia: the death of both Jocelyn Bradshaw and her husband, Edward, on the same dark night, many years before. Together with Charles Bradshaw, a young local farmer, she must dig through the layers of time to uncover the truth behind the tragedy while also finding the courage to face her own demons.
Big End
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,950. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Coming of age
Big End is a coming of age novel set in the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis. A young man reassembles the engine of his Ford 10 prior to leaving for the city. His girl friend arrives to tell him of the crisis, which unfolds on the radio as they explore the end of their relationship, make love and interact with his nervous mother, his red neck father and his brother who is marrying a Maori woman.
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.
Return to Darwin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,910. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2019 by I Heart Book Publishing, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Romance, rivalry and betrayal during the backdrop of war tests loyalties, but protecting family wins at all costs… Will Scotty and Emma survive and find happiness with a new family and friends? Will the perpetrators wishing them harm be caught and punished?
Ocean's Trial
Series: Turbulence and Triumph, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,840. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Smuggled ashore by Merry D’Angelo, Maria begins her new life in the colonial port of Fremantle. With the help of a fisherman named Tony, she fights to find her place among a people so different to her own. Yet danger lurks beneath the surface as her past races to catch up with her; threatening her future and her friends, and forcing her to choose between her old love and the new.
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.
Old Balmain House Book Series
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 180,920. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Two courageous Sydney families sit at the centre of this story. Linking them is a small girl Sophie who vanished 100 years ago. It is a story of people's ordinary lives, how they are touched and shaped by tragedy and yet rise above adversity. Mostly set around the beautiful inner city suburb of Balmain and an old house there, parts of the story traverse the remote Australian outback
Ocean's Triumph
Series: Turbulence and Triumph, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,830. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Maria thought stowing away on a ship to follow the man she loves was a great idea – but sleeping in the cargo hold and fighting rats for food isn’t at all what she bargained for, and that’s before she reaches her destination: desolate Christmas Island. Now the man who was once her world won’t even look at her. It’s time to lay the ghosts of their past to rest…or are some ghosts not dead at all?

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