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Cry to the Wind by Dell Brand
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.
Heather and Heath by Sally Odgers
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 192,250. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2015 by Satalyte Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Love of a place. Is it a blessing or a curse? Established in the highlands of Van Diemen’s Land in the 1830s, the property of Glen Heather captivates yet breaks the hearts of three women across three generations. One who was there at its birth, one must hold it for her son, and one who loves it best of all, stand to lose what has become their world. How far will they go to hold what is theirs?
Dark Southern Sun by Shaun J. McLaughlin
Series: Ryan's Journey. Price: $3.99 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.
A Drover's Blanket by Clancy Tucker
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 104,210. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2015 by Morris Publishing Australia. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
This book continues the story of Gunnie Danson from the book Gunnedah Hero. Fifteen-year-old ‘Gunnie’ Danson begins work at Wiralee Station, a cattle station owned by his family since 1848, and one made famous by his great-great-grandfather, Smokey ‘Gun’ Danson. Gunnie attends a clearing sale at Swenson Station where his great-great-grandmother, Molly, was born and discovers more family secrets.
A Greater World by Clare Flynn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 137,260. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » Historical
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.
Copyboy by Barrie McMahon
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 117,370. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
In 1946 copyboy Alf McGuinness lands a job at The Mirror newspaper and finds himself in a fix. He and feisty friend Jenny are small players in a post-war black market but Mirror reporters are digging for sensation in the contraband economy. As Alf and Jenny try to come to grips with their double lives, things threaten to unravel.
The Kong Meng Legacy by Bernadette O'Brien
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 116,920. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Opium. A shipwreck. Lost treasure and; a murder mystery: The Kong Meng Legacy is a historical thriller with the lot. Set in Melbourne in the 1850s. Three strangers’ from around the world are drawn to the Gold Rush. Their lives will collide with consequences that will reverberate to the present day.
The Windmill by David Crookes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 119,230. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Holland 1943. The family of a young Jewish girl is killed by the Germans. She hides from them in a windmill with two members of a shot down RAF bomber, an Australian and an American. The American is captured and sent to Auschwitz. The girl and the Australian escape to England and eventually to Australia. In the years that follow the disparate lives of the three are gradually drawn together again.
The Emigrants - Gold & Glory by JJ Barrie
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,030. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: September 25, 2014 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Historical » General
Transport and the tyranny of distance was the real problem for the colony. Distance determined the how far wheat, the most valuable of the farm crops, could be transported. Cattle walked to market losing a little fat but the beef the small population could consume, was limited. Only sheep were valuable enough to show a profit. However, the lifeblood of the colony was labour. Then they found gold!
Forgiven by Geoff Lawson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,140. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Richard meets the love of his life, before leaving New Zealand to fight the Boers, but once in South Africa he becomes part of a team to hunt down a notorious anarchist and is drawn down a trail of misadventure and murder that is left unresolved; until he must protect a beautiful woman and meets his nemesis face to face. Forgiven is set in the English colonies of New Zealand and South Africa .
Ma's Garden by Elsie Johnstone
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,910. Language: Australian English. Published: April 7, 2014 by G. & E. Johnstone Pty Ltd. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
In 1902 Christopher and Ethel ‘Ma’ Johnstone left the city with their young family to open a country newspaper. Ma’s Garden is a gentle tale about the first year of their new life, the people they meet, their tribulations, their celebrations. ‘Ma’ planted her garden on a barren block while Christopher trusted in his future. This story is the essence of a small town, not so different from today.
The Scapegoat by Peter Blakeborough
Series: The Asker Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 127,290. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Newlyweds Cedric and Doris Asker sail for New Zealand aboard the Elingamite. But they become separated when the ship sinks near the Three Kings Islands with the loss of many lives. The Askers strive to overcome tragedy, disaster, business failure, and a wrongful murder conviction.
A Voice to be Heard by Dell Brand
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 135,400. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The story of two young women determined to live outside the confines of the Victorian Age and who have a lasting impact on the fledgling town of Melbourne.
Rainbird's Awakening by Robert Menzies
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,780. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Rainbird relates through her diary how her father had been a secret volunteer in a highly confidential undertaking by the Menzies Government in the 1950s. She tells how her brother Archer embarks on a mission to reveal the truth, and in so doing discovers a massive government cover-up. His quest to find the truth and gain compensation is met by intimidation, bloodshed and murder.
Ned Kelly's Son by Trevor Tucker
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 114,680. Language: Australian English. Published: January 31, 2014 by Dream Write Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
What are the odds that a chance meeting of like souls in 1958 would result in the resurrection of hidden accounts of a mother and her son, whose amazing lives challenge the legend of Australia’s most iconic bushranger?
Lost Souls by Jenny Haworth
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 101,120. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Historical adventure and war 1899-1902 the Anglo-Boer War Imperial patriotism The siege of Mafeking The New Zealand contingents in South Africa and Zimbabwe Concentration camps World War II
Predictions by Christine McCaffrie
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,650. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » Historical(5.00 from 1 review)
It is late 1899. Three girls from a small town discuss the coming century and make predictions about what it will bring. They agree to meet in 1920, 1950 and 1970 to see which have come to pass. 'Predictions' follows Edith, Wilma and Rose as their lives are shaped and buffeted by the momentous events of the twentieth century. And who will marry the charming and dangerous James McIlvray?
The Vintner's Letters by Peter McAra
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,240. Language: Australian English. Published: July 14, 2013 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Historical » General
Maurice George O'Shea, legendary winemaker, was also a man of passion. His romance with Marcia Fuller, his enduring sweetheart, was a many-faceted and, like other great loves in history, it was not without huge obstacles. Not the least was Maurice's other great love – his passion for making fine wines.
Outlaws of the Australian Bush by Raymond Boyd Dunn
Series: Outlaws of Australia, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 166,950. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The Bushranger...the outlaw of the Australian Bush. The young men of the late 19th century, living outside the law, who found adventure on the back of a fast horse; an adventure fraught with danger; and the likelihood of finishing on the end of a rope. A compilation of 1.Bushranger 2. Birth of a Bushranger 3. Millie and the Bushranger 4. Bushranger's Gold 5. Adventures of Ben Hall 7. Darkie Dixon
The Road Goes On by B E Turner
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,450. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: May 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A historical novel set in New Zealand in the first half of the 20th century. Rowdy Jack is a swagman traveling the back country roads and reflecting on his rich and varied, sad and happy life since he came to New Zealand as a boy.