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The Nature of a Bird - A Short Story by Kellie Taylor
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 by Georgina Gregory
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 by Helen Herbert
Price: $5.99 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 by Sandra Pavlic
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 by Dawn Pitts
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 by Dawn Pitts
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 by Dawn Pitts
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 by Dawn Pitts
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 by Dawn Pitts
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 by Dawn Pitts
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 by Dave Reardon
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 by Sharyn Bradford Lunn
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 by Dawn Pitts
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 by Dawn Pitts
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?”
OPO The Peace Monster by John Smythe
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,920. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: June 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
What if 'Jaws' had been a dolphin? A remote post-war New Zealand community is invaded by a lone dolphin who becomes a huge tourist attraction. Fearless, totally trusting, Opo causes a massive outbreak of harmony. For some she promises economic profit, for others she is a prophet of peace and a few feel threatened … When Opo is killed the locals conspire to cover it up. But her legacy lives on.
Child Unknown : Old Balmain House Books 2 & 3 by Graham Wilson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 122,030. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Inspirational(5.00 from 1 review)
Who is Catherine's father? She needs to know! Her mother was raped by three men 20 years ago, one is dead, one a murderer, the third insane. Knowing may save her critically ill daughter who needs a bone marrow donor. Hidden in the shadows is another unknown child who lived many years ago, friend to Catherine and her mother in a time of vital need. Who is this child and can she help now?
Whisky Tango Foxtrot...Copy? by John Regan
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.
Flames of Rebellion by Warwick O'Neill
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 106,130. Language: Australian English. Published: May 23, 2016 by Aurora House. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Adventure » General
On his release from gaol, all Patrick Flanagan wanted was a good woman, a family and a peaceful life. Then he heard the call that reverberated around the world. Gold! Leaving Moreton Bay behind, he jumps aboard The Cumberland to work for his passage to the goldfields. On the voyage he befriends Fergus, an old sailor at the crossroads of new technology. Together the pair jump ship in Melbourne and
Reflections: A Story of Friendship by Jeff Hopkins
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.
Convict Queen by Marina Oliver
Series: 18th & 19th Century. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 74,440. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Molly Morgan, a Shropshire lass, was transported to the new penal colony at Botany Bay in 1790. She survived with the help of her lovers, and stowed away to come back to England, one of the few convicts to manage this. She was transported a second time. Later, because of her wealth and good works she became known as the Queen of Hunter Valley.