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Ma's Garden
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 111,910. Language: Australian English. Published: April 7, 2014 by G. & E. Johnstone Pty Ltd. Category: 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
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Series: The Asker Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 127,290. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Category: 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
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Price: $9.63 USD. Words: 135,400. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014. Category: 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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,780. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014. Category: 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
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 114,680. Language: Australian English. Published: January 31, 2014 by Dream Write Publishing. Category: 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
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 101,120. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,650. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(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
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 116,240. Language: Australian English. Published: July 14, 2013 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
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
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Series: Outlaws of Australia, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 135,080. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,450. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: May 28, 2013. Category: 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.
The Bullroarer: This World from Wilson's Promontory
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Price: Free! Words: 156,710. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
Here's a toy and totem, a spinning top and talisman, all in one. It howls, ‘How does a gardener get painted a pirate of the high seas?’ It roars and rings of smoke, like upcoiling incense, or dust rising from a tail-chasing dog, or a wounded bull. ‘An obsession, any material, emotional, magical possession might impassion a struggle for self-possession that rings of truth and light and saturnalia.'
Terra Domina
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 148,680. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012 by ASJ Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
1885. A ten year old boy is missing. His twin sister encounters a strange old man in the woods near her house. He seems infatuated with her, and displays unusual control over the world around him, over the events to follow in her life.
The Second Landing
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You set the price! Words: 160,990. Language: Australian English. Published: December 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A fascinating study of Eastern Europe told by those who got out during and after World War II. The Second Landing is absolutely riveting. It helps to form a total concept of the period. For historians the book should have been a non-fiction historical chronicle, a source book, as much of what the author deals with, is not widely known.
Sewing Moonlight
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 161,620. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A sweeping tale of love, loss and bio-dynamics. When Wilhelm Erdinger arrives in the sleepy village of Falters Mill determined to pursue a self-sufficient life, the locals are more than happy to leave him in peace. Against all expectations he discovers both unexpected friendships and love. But as war marches closer, a dark secret from his past threatens to bring his tenuous life crashing down.
Sarahs Legacy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,690. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Henry Bellamy, his wife Emma and brother George are the founding members of a dynasty that spans five generations. ‘Sarah's Legacy’ is the second book in the Bellamy Dynasty Saga, following on from ‘A Land of Chance’ and set against a backdrop of Australian history from 1855 to 1951.
Shadows of a Winter Sun
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,840. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Shadows of a Winter Sun is set in a remote timber town in the highlands of Tasmania, Australia, in the nineteen forties and fifties. The story revolves around the character of Caleb Ryan who chooses to become a tree feller for its seclusion and escape from the town in which he was born. Interwoven into his compelling tale are the stories of the people with whom he shares this remote life.
Soaring With Cockatoos
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 106,650. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012 by Mirador Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The last decades of the nineteenth century. European powers are colonising the whole planet and seem unstoppable. In the British colony of Western Australia white settlers ignore the rights of the Aborigines, murder them or chase them from their land, or perhaps readmit them to work as unpaid labourers on newly created properties. This is their story...
Daisy's War
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,210. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.82 from 11 reviews)
In 1914, Daisy lives in the quiet New Zealand valley where her family has farmed for generations. Her world seems a warm and safe one. But the Great War is casting its long shadow over New Zealand. Daisy watches in growing fear as more and more of the men leave to fight in Europe, and the War strikes ever closer to the heart of her family.
The Long Way Home
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 122,660. Language: Australian English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A broken marriage sends a father and son on two different paths in life, only for both to realise an Angel is working to reunite them. Phillip Overton's writing has been compared to Nicholas Sparks, and some readers hold The Long Way Home in the same elite company as New York Times Bestseller, The Shack.
In Pursuit of Happiness
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 128,490. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Georgia Sills and Charles Ravenwood have lives that leave little to be desired. Born in England into a life of wealth and privilege in the ascendancy of the British Empire, they are about to marry, unlike many of their contemporaries, for love. But on their wedding day they are suddenly and mysteriously separated. From that day, their lives change dramatically. Will they ever meet again?