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The Family Closet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,660. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Set in Gippsland between 1850 and 1950, The Family Closet continues the story of the Allertons, Kendalls and MacDonalds; three interrelated families whose history reflects that of the region. Then in 1950, while researching his family history, Robert Allerton unearths some long-held family secrets and discovers some embarrassments much closer to home.
Old House in Balmain Series
Price: Free! Words: 190,830. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Story of two courageous Sydney families. Linking them is a small girl Sophie who vanished 100 years ago with her best friend.. It tells of people's ordinary lives, how they are touched and shaped by tragedy and yet rise above adversity. Starting in the beautiful inner city suburb of Balmain and an old house there, parts of the story traverse the remote Australian outback.
Beyond Sun and Shadows
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.
Web of Gold
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
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.
Isabel
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.
Forward With Hope
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
Price: Free! Words: 122,030. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
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
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.
Charlie Smithers: Adventures Downunder
Price: $3.99 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.
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.
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 » 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
Price: Free! 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
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.
Dark Southern Sun
Series: Ryan's Journey. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,290. 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
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
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
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
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.