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Sentence of Marriage (Promises to Keep: Book 1)
Series: Promises To Keep, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 150,690. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
(4.77 from 74 reviews)
In 19th Century New Zealand, there are few choices for a farm girl like Amy. Her life seems mapped out for her by the time she is twelve. Amy dreams of an exciting life in the world beyond her narrow boundaries. But it is the two people who come to the farm from outside the valley who change her life forever, and Amy learns the high cost of making the wrong choice. Book 1 of "Promises to Keep".
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.
A Greater World
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,600. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
She's from a privileged background. He's a miner. They are both fleeing England and everything they hold dear. The Blue Mountains, Australia, 1920. A compelling love story and a great adventure.
Old Balmain House Book Series
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 180,870. 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
Child Unknown : Old Balmain House Books 2 & 3
Price: Free! Words: 122,030. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00 from 1 review)
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?
The Second Landing
You set the price! Words: 160,990. Language: Australian English. Published: December 5, 2012. Categories: 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.
Copyboy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 117,370. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
In 1946 copyboy Alf McGuinness lands a job at The Mirror newspaper and finds himself in a fix. He and feisty friend Jenny are small players in a post-war black market but Mirror reporters are digging for sensation in the contraband economy. As Alf and Jenny try to come to grips with their double lives, things threaten to unravel.
Wairata.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 151,620. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
An historical novel set in New Zealand in the late 1800's and early 1900's. It follows the life of a young Scottish immigrant who finds himself growing up in a back country town at a time when the young nation is coming of age. He must find his way through the many joys and tragedies that life throws at him, including war and hardship, love and loss, to discover what it really means to be a man.
Ned Kelly's Son
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 114,680. Language: Australian English. Published: January 31, 2014 by Dream Write Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
What are the odds that a chance meeting of like souls in 1958 would result in the resurrection of hidden accounts of a mother and her son, whose amazing lives challenge the legend of Australia’s most iconic bushranger?
In Pursuit of Happiness
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 128,460. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Georgia Sills and Charles Ravenwood have lives that leave little to be desired. Born in England into a life of wealth and privilege in the ascendancy of the British Empire, they are about to marry, unlike many of their contemporaries, for love. But on their wedding day they are suddenly and mysteriously separated. From that day, their lives change dramatically. Will they ever meet again?
Real Life Portrait
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 147,110. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Real life Portrait is a literary novel ─ the compelling story of the author’s father, Wallace Anderson, a noted Australian sculptor from the 1920s to the 1950s. It focuses on art in war and in peace, following Wallace’s struggle to balance family responsibilities and creative fulfillment.
The Scapegoat
Series: The Asker Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 127,290. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: 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.
Ma's Garden
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,910. Language: Australian English. Published: April 7, 2014 by G. & E. Johnstone. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
In 1902 Christopher and Ethel ‘Ma’ Johnstone left the city with their young family to open a country newspaper. Ma’s Garden is a gentle tale about the first year of their new life, the people they meet, their tribulations, their celebrations. ‘Ma’ planted her garden on a barren block while Christopher trusted in his future. This story is the essence of a small town, not so different from today.
Rainbird's Awakening
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,780. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014. Categories: 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.
Predictions
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,650. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
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?
Terra Domina
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 148,680. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012 by ASJ Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
1885. A ten year old boy is missing. His twin sister encounters a strange old man in the woods near her house. He seems infatuated with her, and displays unusual control over the world around him, over the events to follow in her life.
The Sable Provenance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,760. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
This 200-year saga (1790 – 1990) is a close-to-true novel that began with a criminal family in England, another in Scotland, and a family of nobles in Ireland. It is the story of how they came to be in Australia and how the progress of convicts and aristocrats resulted in the SABLE siblings of Western Australia.
Soaring With Cockatoos
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 106,650. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012 by Mirador Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
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...

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