Category Archives: Historical Fiction

Homestead on the River by Rosie Mackenzie

Book blurb… An unforgettable tale of love, loss and betrayal from an exciting new Australian voice in historical fiction.  In stark contrast to her own childhood during the last days of the Raj in India, the spectacular beauty surrounding their … Continue reading

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Whistler’s Bones by Greg Barron

Book Blurb… In 1880, at the age of fifteen, Charlie Gaunt left his home in Bendigo and signed on as a drover with Nat Buchanan. Two years later he was a key man on one of Australia’s greatest cattle drives … Continue reading

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The Widow of Ballarat by Darry Fraser

Book blurb… A compulsively readable story of passion, adventure and a woman’s quest for independence set against the colourful backdrop of 19th century Bendigo and the goldfields of Ballarat. 1854, Ballarat, Victoria When Nell Amberton’s husband is shot dead by a … Continue reading

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The Lost Pearl by Emily Madden

Book blurb… From Pearl Harbor to the shores of Sydney, a family secret that spans generations could unite a family – or destroy it. Honolulu, Hawaii 1941 On the evening of her sixteenth birthday party, Catherine McGarrie wants nothing more … Continue reading

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The Love That I Have by James Moloney

Book blurb… ‘WINTER CALLS FOR A GOOD BOOK, AND WE’VE FOUND ONE TO RIVAL THE BOOK THIEF’ – The Australian Women’s Weekly Margot Baumann has left school to take up her sister’s job in the mailroom of a large prison. But this … Continue reading

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The Lace Weaver by Lauren Chater

Book blurb… A breathtaking debut about love and war, and the battle to save a precious legacy Each lace shawl begins and ends the same way – with a circle. Everything is connected with a thread as fine as gossamer, … Continue reading

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The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

Book blurb… 1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She’s also nursing a desperate hope that … Continue reading

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The Naturalist’s Daughter by Tea Cooper

Book blurb… 1808 Agnes Banks, NSW Rose Winton wants nothing more than to work with her father, eminent naturalist Charles Winton, on his groundbreaking study of the platypus. Not only does she love him with all her heart, but the … Continue reading

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Where the Murray River Runs by Darry Fraser

Book blurb… A nineteenth-century story of greed, honour and an overwhelming love Bendigo 1890 Ard O’Rourke is Linley Seymour’s perfect man. They’ve known each other since they were children and she has never wanted anyone else. But when she discovers … Continue reading

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The Secrets at Ocean’s Edge by Kali Napier

Book blurb… Every family has secrets that bind them together. A heart-rending story of a guesthouse keeper and his wife who attempt to start over, from devastatingly talented debut author Kali Napier. 1932. Ernie and Lily Hass, and their daughter, Girlie, … Continue reading

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