Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand

Ocean's Cage
Series: Ocean's Gift · Turbulence and Triumph, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,920. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Forced to choose between the ocean and the man she loves, Maria accepts the gilded cage of her life on land. But the ocean will not be thwarted so easily. All Maria wants is to live happily ever after with her husband. But between the crazed crabs, a mysterious illness and a monstrous shark, Maria may need all her skills as a siren to succeed. Can one woman oppose the ocean and win?
Robber Crabs
Price: Free! Words: 11,210. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Wiki had been enjoying life in the East Indies and the South China Sea. He could speak the local language, so had sailed happily on coastwise craft in the company of Bugis rogues and pirates. But then George Rochester had arrived on the Potomac, and while it had been delightful to get together with his old college friend, it had also ruined Wiki’s current existence. Because of that twice-damned d
Alice's Secret
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,760. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
In 2007 sixteen year old Callie discovers Alice’s memoir. Struggling with her own problems, Callie probes into her great-grandmother’s life as a means of escape, and unearths a secret which rocks the whole family. Alice and Callie pay a price to overcome their challenges and both learn there are some things you have to learn to live with.
Ocean's Ride
Series: Turbulence and Triumph, Book 4 · Ocean's Gift. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,780. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Reunited with the man she loves, Maria agrees to become his wife and is catapulted into the cream of Christmas Island society. All Maria wants is to spend time with her new husband, learning to ride a motorcycle and sneaking off for a romantic swim. But with all eyes upon her, Maria begins to doubts she has what it takes to be a society wife. And the ocean's siren call is growing stronger…
Cry to the Wind
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,510. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
An epic story of life and death amid the turbulent years of the Victorian gold rush of Australia, narrated by the three main characters. With Victoria attaining its statehood and the gold rush gaining momentum, Joey Gower puts her energy and her fortune into further expanding her growing empire, opening a string of general stores and two hotels in the goldfields.
The Diary of Emma Anderson - From "Short Cuts", a short story collection
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,440. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
During a stormy night, a wounded WW1 soldier arrives at a remote New Zealand spa. The refuge is a world away from the raging combat – but the battlefield will not give up its claims so easily… _____________________________________________________________ Erik Boman is a writer from Oxford. He is the author of "Short Cuts" and was awarded with the A.M. Heath literary prize in 2011.
Sylvia's Son
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,530. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » Historical
When Sylvia escaped her father’s house to meet her lover in the dark garden it was not just her own future she put in jeopardy but that of Elise too. From the day they met, the fates of the two girls were inextricably linked. But there is happiness waiting for Elise if only she can reach it.
Dark Southern Sun
Series: Ryan's Journey. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,480. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Ryan washes up on the Australian coast near death in 1845. Over 10 years, he witnesses the ruin of the Aboriginal people, the chaos of the world’s largest gold rush and a bloody armed uprising. Two very different women tug at Ryan’s heart as he struggles from penury to prosperity. As he succeeds in business and rises in social esteem, Ryan creates two bitter enemies who set out to destroy him.
The Romance Reader
Series: An Arresting Woman. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,690. Language: Australian English. Published: February 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The Romance Reader, the first book in the An Arresting Woman series, introduces Lillian Armfield, Australia’s first policewoman, appointed by the New South Wales Parliament in 1915 to focus on the welfare of Sydney’s women and children. When she is called upon to search for the missing daughter of a prominent Rose Bay family, her theory on why women are led astray is put to the test.
Embers of the Soul
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,300. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2015 by thewordverve inc.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » Historical
The deep secrets woven amidst the branches of the McCabe and Skye family trees have been hidden for years until now. More quickly than shifting sands on the shores of Tasmania, these family secrets are tumbling forth with unleashed fury. The wounds have voices, revealing the true ties that bind the McCabes and the Skyes . . . and the one soldier who started it all many generations ago.
Never to Return Home: John and Mary White’s Otago Story
Price: $2.99 USD. 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.
A Greater World
Price: Free! Words: 137,260. 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.
The Green Velvet Dress
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,540. Language: Australian English. Published: December 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » General
Love should bring happiness and joy... but life is complicated In 1961 Jennifer Urquhart, a nineteen-year-old college graduate, is determined to succeed as the new teacher in Karriton, a rural town in Western Australia, but her plans begin to unravel from the moment she steps off the bus.
Whose War?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,620. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
A story of love and war written through the tapestry of history when WW11 reaches Australia.
Ocean's Justice
Series: Turbulence and Triumph, Book 1 · Ocean's Gift. Price: Free! Words: 36,980. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A mysterious castaway. A Scottish hero determined to protect her. Can they survive the storm? William boarded a ship in search of adventure, but he gets more than he bargained for when he saves Maria from the sea. Maria carries a terrible secret. Wherever she goes, death follows, and she's powerless to prevent it. With the sharks circling and a storm closing in, are sirens more than just a myth?
Ocean's Trial
Series: Turbulence and Triumph, Book 2 · Ocean's Gift. 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.
Ocean's Triumph
Series: Turbulence and Triumph, Book 3 · Ocean's Gift. 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?
Click Go The Shears
Series: Outback Australia, 2014. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,340. Language: Australian English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Inspirational
"Click Go the Shears" is a traditional Australian folk song. The song details a day's work for a sheep shearer in the days before machine shears. The enduring popularity of this song reflects the traditional role that the wool industry has played in Australian life.
Wonderboy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,050. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.00 from 1 review)
Australia, 1975. Daydreamer, Jack, cycles to school each morning in the dull country town of Miller’s Creek, wishing he had a like-minded friend. When Mel and her mother move in next door, it is as if his prayers have been answered. But as Jack and Mel become inseparable, forces conspire to tear them apart and shake up the sleepy town forever. Playful ... magical ... moving.
Tendarrum
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,710. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Tendarrum. A vast pastoral empire in south-eastern Australia that James Allerton claims and struggles to hold despite fire, flood, drought, economic recession and the traditional, indigenous owners. Tendarrum is the story of an intrepid pioneer at odds with the rapid social and political changes occurring in Victoria after the Gold Rush and a family divided by lust, greed and jealousy.