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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.
The Deep Enders
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,490. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
His life destroyed by the attack on Pearl Harbor, a troubled teen is sent to the supposed safety of Australia - only to be dragged into a murder-mystery with a beautiful Japanese girl and a cheeky Aboriginal prankster. As racist rich kids, gangsters and spy-hunters close in, the trio is suddenly swept into the thick of WWII in this action-packed YA historical fiction.
Southern Cross Rising
Series: Southern Skyes. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,650. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2016 by thewordverve inc.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Historical » General
In this the fifth book of the Southern Skyes series, the era is ripe for historic battles, during a time spanning the Boer Wars, Australian federation, women’s suffrage, and World War I. Among those warriors for progress are members of the Skye and McCabe families, not just on the battlefield, but in their homes and communities as well.
A New Beginning
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,100. Language: Australian English. Published: July 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Book Two of the series relating the Everett and Murphy families, draws the reader into the sometimes complicated everyday lives of the early settlers in the state of Western Australia and the love, drama, and heartache that beset most families of the era. This book covers the years from 1896 to 1900 and the birth of a new nation. How do the years unfold for them and the new nation?
Forward With Hope
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,000. Language: Australian English. Published: June 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Levi and Isabelle Everett and their sons, Benjamin and Mark, arrive from England on the shores of Western Australia in the spring of 1833. On landing, Isabelle is taken ill. During this time they meet Samuel Murphy who joins them in their venture. Isabelle dies in childbirth before they reach their property. What will happen to the family stranded in a strange land?”
Whisky Tango Foxtrot...Copy?
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 91,930. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Based on true events, WTF is a novel of love, war, betrayal and retribution arising from the death of 82 sailors in a collision between the destroyer HMAS Voyager and aircraft carrier Melbourne. Jim Price survived but his mate, Charlie did not. It's up to Jim to obtain justice for his mate but formidable obstructions lie in the path of justice.
Reflections: A Story of Friendship
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,370. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Coming of age
It is the 25th April 1919 and Captain Christopher Murphy has been invited back to his old school, Guildale College, to deliver an address in the first year of peace after The Great War. When he arrives at East Guildale railway station, which is adjacent to the school, a flood of memories come rushing back. He now knows what he must say and walks to the school to deliver his address.
Benedict Lovelace and the Travelling Show
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,890. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2016 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Adventure » General
Benedict Lovelace engages 19-year-old Tommy Turkin to do some rat catching, renovations, and recruiting for his bold new ‘project’ - a travelling show. Tommy Turkin’s ‘Golden Boys’ train hard, swim well, and learn a host of new skills in Old Fremantle without really knowing what their role is going to be. In early 1898, they travel to Kalgoorlie, but not everyone looks forward to their arrival!
The Spiv: The Robbie Sparrow Story
Price: Free! Words: 60,180. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2015 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Biographical
A retired sports’ journalist who we come to know only by his nickname, ‘Lumpy’, decides to tell the life story of one of his earliest and most interesting friends, Robbie Sparrow - 'The Spiv'. The writer is caught in a dilemma; should he ‘tell it like it was’, or sanitise a life for a more palatable product?
The House of Tears
Series: An Arresting Woman. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,990. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The House of Tears is the third book in the An Arresting Woman series and follows Australia’s first policewoman, Lillian Armfield, in her pioneering role as protector of the morality of Sydney’s women, which expands to include the hidden realm of sexual diversity. Lillian’s encounter with the secretive Oscarean Club is followed by a missing person’s case that ultimately leads to one of the most se
Cruel Lies
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 115,040. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A young English lady of the 1860s always sat still, straight and never turned her head. She met young gentlemen only when chaperoned. She rode sidesaddle, dressed elegantly, spoke quietly and rarely showed her emotions. Her studies included embroidery, drama, music and etiquette… So what happens when one of these genteel girls, DARIA WADE, is determined to follow her father to Australia?
History Write Now: South Auckland Writers at the Papakura Museum
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,890. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2015 by Manukau Counties Writers Fund. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Essay » Author profile
Ever wondered about the history of objects in a museum? If they could talk, what tales could they tell? South Auckland writers were invited into the Papakura Museum to see if they could find out. These stories and poems of love, loss, triumph, new beginnings and changing times include actual events and memories as well as fiction. All are inspired by real taonga (treasures) in the museum.
Unverletzt
Price: Free! Words: 750. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.00 from 1 review)
Irmgard and Horst escaped the chaos of post-WWI Germany to settle in the safety of a town on the other side of the world. In this award winning short story, they react to the news that Adolf Hitler has come to power in their beloved home country.
Ocean's Birth
Series: Turbulence and Triumph, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,210. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Maria thought her troubles would be over, but a new storm is brewing with the power to sweep away everything she holds dear. When Maria's mother appears, insisting that Maria return to the ocean and threatening the lives of everyone she loves, Maria is faced with a heartbreaking choice: what price will she pay to protect both her husband and her unborn child from her own family?
How To Catch Crabs
Series: Turbulence and Triumph, 2.5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,070. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Love and babies: two things Lucy has no time for in her life. Until Giorgio. The moment their eyes meet across the fish market, he knows Lucy's the girl for him. If it weren't for his reputation as a rake, maybe he could catch more than just her eye – perhaps even her heart, too. A tale of crabs, cricket bats and catching your heart's desire in Jazz Age Western Australia.
Greens and Greys
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,220. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2015 by Philip Garside. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Journey with Molly Sinclair through her 1950s childhood on the West Coast, her move to Christchurch for teacher training, drama-filled OE in the UK and Europe, and as she returns to New Zealand in the mid-1960s. This engaging coming-of-age tale sweeps us along as she meets unexpected joys and overcomes life’s setbacks.
The Secret of Brerreton Gully
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: Australian English. Published: June 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
In the 1950s in rural Australia, Tom and his brother and their friends find what they think is an abandoned caravan on the Brerretons’ land. Except it’s not abandoned. And the man who owns it is not happy that he’s been seen doing what he’s doing. He’s so unhappy, in fact, that Tom is terrified that he and Fred and Bill will be shot before Tilly can get back with help…
Ocean's Cage
Series: 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?