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Reflections: A Story of Friendship
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,370. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literature » 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
Series: 18th & 19th Century. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 74,430. 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.
On Roads Most Travelled - an Irish-Australian Historical Novel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,840. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2016 by Kylie Reynolds. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A "factional" story of humour, struggle, strength of character and determination to overcome adversity; demonstrated by the Slavien’s and Reillys as they faced the challenges of life in Ireland early Nineteenth Century. And perhaps just as challenging, life in the new colony of New South Wales, Australia. Based on known and officially recorded facts surrounding the Slavien and Reilly family.
The War That Was Not
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 181,530. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2016 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The story takes place in New Zealand during 1938 at the time of the Munich Crisis. The main characters are Standish Steele, a World War One veteran and stalwart of Wellington Society, and his beautiful wife, Millicent.
Benedict Lovelace and the Travelling Show
Price: $0.99 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!
A Handful of Destiny
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,800. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
From Heaven to Hell via the First Fleet. After 85 years of penurious living for him and his ancestors, Thomas Nash is, on Michaelmas Day, 1786, falsely accused of a crime, leading to transportation to New Holland. Worse, killers are sent to ensure he never returns to England. Scourged, disfigured and hunted, he never loses the desire for REVENGE.
Charlie Smithers: Adventures Downunder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 133,560. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2015 by Wild Wolf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Adventure » General
Whether it’s because of his gift of the ‘sight,’ inherited from his dour old Hebridean mum, or simply a sorely battered noggin (a result of his master’s appalling aim) the Australias hold one of Charlie Smithers’ most intriguing adventures to date. Pirates, great white sharks, mermaids, scorching deserts, cannibals and a small army of sadistic bushrangers are only part of the story.
Southern Skyes Box Set - Vol. 1-4
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 248,760. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2015 by thewordverve inc.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Sharyn Bradford Lunn's landmark saga of adventure and romance spans almost 200 years of family history set against a backdrop of the rich and rugged wilds of Australia.
The Spiv: The Robbie Sparrow Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,180. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2015 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literature » 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?
Whitebait
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,320. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2015 by The Zharmae Publishing Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
In 1897, a man walked out of a pub in Blenheim, New Zealand and disappeared. Another man had been robbed, and while the questions and conflicting accounts mount, a body is pulled from the river. Based on the real-life disappearance and probable murder of the author’s great-grandfather, this book dissects the legend behind what happened to Harry Satherley.
After the Roses
Series: Daisy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 138,700. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The sequel to "Daisy's War". The Great War is over and the men are coming home. For a brief period, Daisy’s world once again seems a safe and settled one. But no one returns unscathed from such a war, although not all wounds leave obvious signs. And hard on the heels of the Armistice comes a new, invisible enemy that will strike much closer to home: a lethal epidemic of influenza.
The Narrative of Deserter Burman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,120. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2015 by Satalyte Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literature » Biographical
In 1834 Private Benjamin Burman is on the run to a new life in America. But the British Army does not suffer deserters; Benjamin is captured and banished to Van Diemen’s Land. Yet even when his sentence is over, his punishment is not done, for he is forever to be reminded of his disgrace by a thick, black D tattooed into his ribcage. It will take the greatest tragedy of his life to set him free.
Weathercoast
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,760. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
We now have the capacity to turn our abundant earth into a dead planet. This novel, set in the paradisaical Solomon Islands, depicts real events in the sometimes less than peaceful Pacific to examine the often unrecognised impulses that drive us to war.
Cruel Lies
Price: $3.99 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?
Turbulence and Triumph: From Ride to Birth
Series: Turbulence and Triumph. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 84,200. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » Historical
The Jazz Age tale of romance and adventure on the high seas continues. Three bargain-priced bestsellers in one box! This box set includes: Ocean's Ride (#4), Ocean's Cage (#5) and Ocean's Birth (#6)
Port Arthur
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 107,170. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2015 by ASJ Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Set in the 1830's during the convict transportation era between the United Kingdom and Australia, a thirteen-year old Peter Wilkins is convicted of burglary and transported to Van Diemen's Land to serve his sentence.
Take It Easy
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 53,560. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Light reading of the humorous doings of patrons and barflies in an Australian suburban pub. Narrated by a New Australian as he sees it and in his odd way of using the English language. Entertaining. Set in Sydney's Newtown area during the late fifties and early sixties. Larger than life characters. Most yarns have an unexpected twist in the ending.
Old Balmain House Book Series
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 180,870. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Two courageous Sydney families sit at the centre of this story. Linking them is a small girl Sophie who vanished 100 years ago. It is a story of people's ordinary lives, how they are touched and shaped by tragedy and yet rise above adversity. Mostly set around the beautiful inner city suburb of Balmain and an old house there, parts of the story traverse the remote Australian outback
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: Free! Words: 99,120. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literature » 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.

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