Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand

Milestones in Hobnails
Price: $2.99 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 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.
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.
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.
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?
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 Protector
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,120. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Biographical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Set in Colonial Adelaide and its environs during the years 1839 to 1841, The Protector records and explores the relationships between Aboriginal and European residents of a unique British Colony. While both government and many settlers aspired to a fair and just treatment of the land's traditional owners, frontier conflicts inevitably occurred.
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.
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: 100,290. 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.