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Potatoes to Gold
Price: Free! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
'Potatoes to Gold' is a short story set in the late 1890s, during the West Australian gold rush, and offers an insight into the living conditions that outback pioneering families endured. The story is told from the perspective of a bright, young girl, Cathleen Sophia, who reveals her love of the outback and her devotion to her grandmother. And her fear of one day having to leave them both.
After the Dance
Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Eliza is a well behaved eighteen year old girl, living in the 1900’s. Her home is a fire station where her father is the fire chief. Eliza loves going to the dance every Saturday night, and she always arrives home by midnight to her waiting father. But tonight she is late and she thinks about the punishment. Eliza has worked herself up into a panic. What her father does next is unexpected.
Mowbray Brothers
Price: Free! Words: 3,170. Language: Australian English. Published: August 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Saturday night, summer of 1920. Mowbray Park is where the local lads go for a laugh, a beer, and a smoke. Eight-year-old Lucky sneaks out of bed to discover his brother and hero has taken a dare that could cost much more than his one shilling bet.
Adventures in Time
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,300. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
Six short stories involving the past, the future and the unknown. Includes The Caroline, Beyond Help, The Time Tunnel and After the Dance, plus Tarnagulla, set during the gold rush and A Child's Wisdom, a kids interpretation of the inexplicable.
Anzac Spirit
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: Australian English. Published: January 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
Set in Gallipoli, ANZAC SPIRIT is about a sixteen year old boy, who went to war seeking adventure. What he found was the true horrors of war. It is also a story about mateship and the hardship faced by the diggers.
Lost
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: March 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
A New Zealand short story of 1500 words. Descriptive and punchy with a twist in it tail.
The Prisoner
Price: Free! Words: 20,710. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
The first 50 years of Australia's settlement by the white man was a time of brutality, cruelty, and harshness - not always on the part of the prisoners. One man, transported for a crime today's world would consider minor, finds that regardless of his crime, regardless of his past, he comes to a time when he discovers some things are worth dying for.
Settling the Account (Promises to Keep: Book 3)
Series: Promises To Keep, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 218,480. 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: $2.99 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"
All I Want
Price: Free! Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Historical » General
(4.85 from 20 reviews)
A short story. In the wake of the Great War, a soldier and his bride turn a wasteland into a home. A tale of hope and sorrow; of loss and enduring love.
Daisy's War
Price: $2.99 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.
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
(4.79 from 70 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".
The Old Balmain House
Series: Old Balmain House, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,040. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Inspirational
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Sophie vanished - where did she go? For 100 years nobody knows. A photo of 8 year old Sophie and an antique perfume bottle are found in the fireplace of an old house. The story of a Balmain family over 170 years. Finally they uncover what happened. Set around beautiful Sydney Harbour this is a story of this place and its people, an imagined history from early Australia to the present day
In Pursuit of Happiness
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 128,490. 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?
Lizzie's Tale
Series: Old Balmain House, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 62,140. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
NaNoWriMo 2013 book. Last updated 2013-11-27 20:01:26
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In 1963 Lizzie is raped by three men in Sydney when fifteen. She becomes pregnant but is determined not to surrender her child for adoption. This is a novel about a girl from inner Sydney. Her family is poor, her father dies when she is nine and life is hard. It is story of her struggle to survive and make a life of her own, first as a prostitute, then with her child in a remote outback town.
Snow Gum River
Price: Free! Words: 2,780. Language: Australian English. Published: May 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Snow Gum River is a literary short fiction piece that unfolds around a Bushranging gang in New South Wales, Australia during the late 1800s. With the increasing effectiveness of the police, Margaret and Clarence find it growing more difficult to escape capture and punishment, forcing them to have to make decisions they never would have considered before.
Deepwater
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,960. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.00 from 1 review)
Harry, Louise and their illegitimate baby are trapped in the poverty and violence of the Sydney slums where Harry lives by his fists, collecting debts for a bookie, because he's never had the chance to live any other way. When a neighbour, Prue, befriends them opportunity comes out of a violent tragedy but it will be how Harry responds to a threat that will define him as a man.
A Land of Chance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,500. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(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.
Lesson Plan - Letters of a Convict Girl - Grades 4-6
Price: Free! Words: 2,810. Language: Australian English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
(4.00 from 1 review)
A Week-long Lesson Plan in Story & Language Assessment using the text 'Letters of a Convict Girl - Age 11' by Kate Walker. ~ Questions on content, language use and text interpretation. ~ Letter Writing Model and Task. ~ Suitable for classroom and home schooling.
Farewell Old Girl
Price: Free! Words: 630. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Friendship
(4.00 from 1 review)
FREE - We shared an endless summer of adventure and fun, she was an icon of freedom and was now gone. A true story.