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Milestones in Hobnails
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 75,780. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Coming of age
Vernon Parker is the sixth son of a British couple clearing 400 acres of ancient New Zealand forest into farmland. It is 1921 and Vernon has turned sixteen. Life is full of milestones that Vernon writes in lamplight while morepork owls and kiwis call into the dark wilderness and memories of fights, forest fires, deaths, and romance with Iris Elwood keep sleep from him.
The Year That Never Was
Series: Outback Australia. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,620. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Inspirational
AUTHORS NOTE: Fourth in this 'Outback Australia' series from 1899 to 1902 in Australian history. Australians fought in the Boer War in South Africa. Federation of our nation. Two great events in our history during this period. Although this book is fictional many of the events are true in our history. Each character is created from my imagination.
Australia
Price: Free! Words: 1,730. Language: Australian English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Australia is a short story of historical fiction, written as a way to capture the harsh environment of the Australian Outback. It tells the story of Thomas and his family living on their farm in the year 1920 when Queensland was hit by an unrelenting drought followed by flash flooding.
Lizzie's Tale
Price: Free! Words: 65,350. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
Raped and reduced to working in a brothel to keep her baby, unwed, teenage mother, Lizzie, forges a new life for herself and her child in the Kimberley region of Australia. But can she evade her persecutors and ultimately bring to them to justice?
Tchernaya Creek
Price: Free! Words: 5,020. Language: Australian English. Published: July 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
There is a tiny creek on Australia's east-coast Bruce Highway Queensland, called Tchernaya Creek, which is a Russian name. Research has the name coming from Russian immigrants escaping communism and building a new life in Central Queensland in the Colonial settlement era. This is the story of how Tchernaya Creek got its name.
Heartwood
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,230. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: March 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
What is it about this pear wood which is demanding release? Can Josh find a way to fulfill the promise made many years ago?
For the Woman He loved
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: March 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Dan moves heaven and earth, and their old first home, the romantic Kowhai Gully Cottage, into town for his beloved Maye.
Bold Journey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,510. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2017 by Morris Publishing Australia. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
This modern fiction novella is dedicated to those who left their homeland to make a new home in Australia. The struggles and challenges the Agnelli family face are the struggles of every migrant family of the post-war years. The courage and determination of they have to adapt and succeed reflect the characteristics of migrants of that era, and many of those of today.
Little Lost Girl
Price: Free! Words: 66,690. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2016 by Beyond Beyond Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
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!
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.
The Nature of a Bird - A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Wren sits with a newborn on her chest, another beside her, and wrestles with memories of how she arrived at this point. She is at the mercy of a woman whose dissatisfaction with her own life fuels her cruelty, and a man for whom beauty cannot be appreciated without the presence of the abhorrent. In her impossibly unbalanced world, how can she be certain of her own nat
Graylands
Price: Free! Words: 670. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
This flash fiction received a commended award for prose in the 2016 Talus Prize. It looks at themes of longing, belonging and family, and was inspired by an article on the front page of The West Australian Newspaper on 9 December 1952: 'U.K. Migrants In W.A. Complain'.
There and Beyond
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,310. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
From the author of 'A Year of Change' and 'Executive Dilemma', this latest work from Helen Herbert brings the 1950s back to life. A skilful diary of five young women from post-war Britain embarking on their adventure to the antipodes where they are contracted to work for two years in the fledgling colonial nation of New Zealand. A glimpse back to life as it was, - distance, romance, love and loss.
Knjiga njenega jezika 2
Price: Free! Words: 7,660. Language: Slovenian. Published: September 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Haši in Jessica se poročita. Po poroki se jima v Avstraliji pridruži tudi njegov prijatelj Rakši s svojo ženo. Kmalu po tem Sah nekam izgine in ugotovijo, da so ga ugrabili v plamenu Yahres. Ko se jim druščina pridruži Hašiju odpeljejo Jessico njih pa obdržijo. Haši kmalu spozna, da je celo njegovo življenje laž in se vrti okrog vojne med njegovim plemenom in Yahri.
From Coast To Coast
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,760. Language: Australian English. Published: August 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The story continues to follow the Whittiker and Morgan families as the children grow to adulthood and pursue their dreams. With the Morgan family living in Sydney visiting is expensive and they continue their friendship with letters and phone calls. How will the next generation follow their dreams and cope with disasters that befall them and the nation. As they communicate From Coast To Coast.
New Horizons
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,410. Language: Australian English. Published: August 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Patricia is posted to Northam to teach and Benjamin is farming with his father at Chadora. How will they survive being apart so soon after Patricia regains her sight? The Korean War shatters dreams of peace and Godfrey leaves his wife, Gloria and daughter, Hope living near his parents. Tragedy strikes and the Morgan’s decide to move to Sydney and put all behind them. A New Horizon is their hope.
Era Of Change
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,620. Language: Australian English. Published: August 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The Whittiker and Murphy families are thrown into turmoil and the peace they have been look forward to suddenly bring changes that none were expecting. How will they cope with Benjamin’s fiancée’s blindness and her refusal to see him. Connie struggles with depression and it is worsened by unexpected marriage arrangements and a pregnancy.
The War Years
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,490. Language: Australian English. Published: August 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
What will happen to the children now caught up in the uncertain years ahead? Will any pay the ultimate price, and if so how do their families cope with the trauma of war? Will the men volunteer to serve overseas? Will the nurses join them? The trauma involves those in America as well as in Australia when both countries are attacked by the enemy.
Storm Clouds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,430. Language: Australian English. Published: August 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The family line is continued through Kitty Whittiker (nee Everett) with references to the Mark Everett family as well as their friends Samuel and Millie Murphy’s descendants. With war change comes to the families who have been friends for decades. Hardship and follows as the world plunges into the Great Depression.
Bridge Across The Years
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,560. Language: Australian English. Published: July 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Doctor Ambrose Whittiker, a descendant of the first settlers, who landed on Cockburn Sound in 1833, takes his wife, Sarah and son, Ambrose junior (AJ) from Fremantle, to live in Dwellingup a small settlement on the edge of the Darling Range to care for the families of mill workers who cut timber for export all over the world. Many families in Australia and overseas are shattered because of war.