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Poisoning the Nest by Natalie Muller
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,680. Language: Australian English. Published: October 20, 2017 by Black Cockie Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Jack Kelly signed up, the war was meant to be over by Christmas. It was supposed to be an adventure, a chance to escape his life for a little, something to tell the grandkids about. But it wasn’t the adventure they promised, and heroism is more complicated than it seems in stories. While stories cover painful memories.
Crisis in Cambodia by Malcolm Scott
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 85,040. Language: Australian English. Published: October 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Essay » Political
The true story of three western backpackers who were taken hostage in Cambodia in 1994. The Cambodian governments failed rescue attempt eventually led to tragedy and brought about the fall of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge.
The Stolen Maps by Trevor Tucker
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 77,610. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2017 by Dream Write Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The Stolen Maps is a tantalising, thought provoking account of leadership, adventure, discovery, greed, deception and destiny. It is also a tribute—inspired by the bravery of those who met the challenge of the world’s uncharted oceans.
Night of the Riot by Matt Elliott
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,000. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Set in small-town New Zealand during World War I and based on an actual event, NIGHT OF THE RIOT is the riveting story of a 14-year old boy learning about his place in the world and standing up for what he thinks is right. Junior fiction from award-winning and best-selling author, Matt Elliott.
A Prayer for Brother William by Vincent Gilvarry
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,580. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Australian author Vincent Gilvarry has created an inspiring story set in Australia against the background of the First World War. According to an old family legend, his grand aunt's boyfriend used to write to her from Gallipoli, but she never received his letters. It appears that her brother had been collecting them from the post office, but never passed them on.
Shadows of the Mountain by Robert Prince
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,890. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A novel portraying the grim reality of how the Aborigines, the original inhabitants of Australia, were treated during the early days of European settlement. This tragedy, as witnessed by members of the Mossman River tribe of Northern Australia, begins when Europeans arrive in their secluded valley in 1874. It then traces the next 100 years of their struggle for survival and recognition.
Tears from the Past by Linda Arditto
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,550. Language: British English. Published: July 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand(5.00 from 1 review)
England 1851; Queen Victoria is on the throne; the year of the ‘Great Exhibition’, and the building of Kings Cross Railway Station. ‘Big Ben’ hasn’t been constructed, and London is filled with poor, and destitute souls, living in the filth of the slums. John Pitt makes an unplanned trip to Australia, and discovers, 'Tears from the Past'. Can he solve this mystery.
The Hydrographer: The Clyde Steadman Story by Jeff Hopkins
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,880. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2017 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
This is fascinating prequel to Rocking Horse Rider provides the back-stories of the complex characters in the later novel. Clyde Steadman, the youngest son of Sir Henry and Edith, Lady Steadman, is educated at Winchester College and the University College London and graduates as an outstanding geologist before making a harrowing voyage to Sydney, Australia, on board RMS ‘Osterley’.
Lizzie's Tale by Graham Wilson
Series: Old Balmain House - Second Edition. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,630. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Raped, reduced to working in a brothel to keep her baby, unwed, teenage mother, Lizzie, forges a new life for herself and her child in remote Australia. Her persecutors find her and will expose her unless she gives them what she wants. Can she evade them and gain justice? She flees with her 6 year old daughter - lost in a desert without water. Can a silver locket of an unknown child save them?
Irish Gold by Clancy Tucker
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 43,080. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2017 by Morris Publishing Australia. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Another Australian history adventure novel by award-winning author Clancy Tucker. A story of bushrangers, bravery and betrayal. Pat Toomey’s violent father dies, leaving Pat, his mother and four sisters in the Port Phillip District of Australia during the 1850’s gold rush. Pat and best friend, Seamus, are offered a job by Irishman, Michael Macevoy; to transport supplies to miners in Ballarat.
Beyond Sun and Shadows by Lesley J Mooney
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 130,820. Language: Australian English. Published: May 17, 2017 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Adventure » General
An epic adventure story set on the coast and inland, detailing life in Western Australia in 1948 on a sheep and cattle station. This is real outback living where dramatic events can occur and unforgotten shadows effect the everyday lives of others.
The Pacifist by Mehreen Ahmed
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,580. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2017 by Cosmic Teapot Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In 1866, Peter Baxter's misfortune ends the day he leaves Badgerys Creek orphanage. Unsure of what to do next, Peter finds himself on a farm run by Mr. Brown. Brown needs help and gives Peter a place to live in exchange for his labor. Brown's past is riddled with dark secrets tied to the same orphanage, which he has documented in a red folder.
A Tent In The Bush: William And Jeanie Wallace’s North Auckland Story by Fraser Boyd
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,590. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2017 by Philip Garside. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Spurred on by the death of their first child, courageous young Scots Irish couple William and Jeanie Wallace go on the adventure of their lives to settle in 1860s New Zealand. Follow three generations of the Wallace family from rural Ireland during the potato famine, to Scottish mining towns and on to eventual hard-won prosperity in New Zealand.
Web of Gold by Dot Scott
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,670. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Charleston 1860s, is different from that of a doctor’s wife in Chester, England. Doctor Jones’s wife is ill-equipped to cope with life in a tent. Patrick Kavanagh sails into Hokitika to join the gold rush. In Charleston, he's involved in a fight and meets the doctor’s daughter, Amy, Can Patrick and Amy’s love overcome the difference in social standing between a doctor’s daughter and a miner?
The Weif by Dell Brand
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,750. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The Weif is a sweeping story of servitude and the struggle for freedom, of the law and its cruel inequities, of the privations and harshness of a rugged new land and of a brother and sister’s fragile hold on life during the tumultuous early years of settlement in Australia.
Bold Journey by Clancy Tucker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,510. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2017 by Morris Publishing Australia. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
This modern fiction novella is dedicated to those who left their homeland to make a new home in Australia. The struggles and challenges the Agnelli family face are the struggles of every migrant family of the post-war years. The courage and determination of they have to adapt and succeed reflect the characteristics of migrants of that era, and many of those of today.
Isabel by Frances Isaac
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 131,830. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2017 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Set in Queensland Australia between the years 1895 to 1910, about the time of the Federation, Isabel is a compelling tale of forbidden love, jealousy and bonds that shaped a woman's life, much through emotion and the triumph of the human spirit. Isabel defies the traditions of the times to maintain her beliefs and ideals against all odds.
Little Lost Girl by Graham Wilson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,070. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A little girl vanished 100 years ago. Her name was Sophie. Where did she go? An old house in Balmain. A portrait and perfume bottle hidden in a chimney. Unknown and untouched, while a century passed, their memory slowly fading. Glimpses of an eight year old girl and her school friend, missing, never found. The grief of those left behind, those who searched, those who yearned. Now a new search!
The Velvet Slipper by Elissa Plug
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 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.