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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?”
Child Unknown : Old Balmain House Books 2 & 3 by Graham Wilson
Price: Free! Words: 122,030. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Inspirational
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?
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
The War That Was Not by Roger Openshaw
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.
A Handful of Destiny by Tony Nash
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 by C W Lovatt
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 by Sharyn Bradford Lunn
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.
After the Roses by Shayne Parkinson
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.
Cruel Lies by Nola Jasmine Hosking
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?
Port Arthur by Danielle M. Maistry
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 107,170. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2015 by ASJ Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » 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.
Old Balmain House Book Series by Graham Wilson
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
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: $2.99 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: 121,600. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » Historical(5.00 from 3 reviews)
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!