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Book: THE AXE, ALFREDO & Other Stories by Robert Mitchell
The Axe: The desolate Australian outback is not a place to become stranded without water. Is it the stone axe which leads the desperate man to think he has been saved? Or is it all in his mind, and is death creeping up silently? Alfredo: Is it possible to place a curse on a violin, a curse which will hunt down the members of one family? Will the curse be terminated with the destruction of the [...]
 
Book: Glass Half Full - Our Australian adventure by Sarah Jane Butfield
Striving to keep their Glass Half Full, this expat family struggle to cope with loss and grieving, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the devastating Brisbane floods. Life is never without its challenges, but how many life-changing events can one family endure before they reach breaking point? Find out in this heart wrenching and touching true story. After enduring divorce and numerous child [...]
 
Book: The Khilioi by Robert Mitchell
For almost ten thousand years the Khilioi have lived in their city beneath the remote Australian desert, undisturbed and unknown. A small aircraft flying overhead loses power and lands nearby. The Deka, the lords of the Khilioi, rescue the pilot and his girlfriend and take them to the city, a city they will never be allowed to leave, not even after their purpose has been served - new bloodlines [...]
 
Book: Walpajirri - The Legend of an Easter Bilby - The Adventures of a Rabbit-Eared Bandicoot in the Australian Desert by M.E. Skeel
If you were alone in the desert would you travel to the end of the earth to find love? Jirri did. If you loved Watership Down then you will love this true to life animal adventure. Jirri travels across the vast continent of Australia, braving floods, droughts, fire and dangerous predators to find true love and become a legend in the process. Are you tired of stories about animals that wear [...]
 
Book: Once upon a Time on the Ghan by Raymond Boyd Dunn
This book has a tenuous connection with the three novels of the Pearson/Rickards trilogy, in that it features a sixth generation of the Rickards family, Billy Rickards. Billy is travelling from Toowoomba in Queensland to Darwin in the Northern Territory - the long way. He travels by bus east to Brisbane, by plane south to Sydney in New South Wales, and thence by rail west to Adelaide in South [...]
 
Book: Platypus Dreaming - The Adventures of One Lucky Platypus and Her Friends by M.E. Skeel
Did you love Watership Down? Then read Platypus Dreaming. You won't be disappointed. Platypus Dreaming is a real life animal adventure story about one of the world's most mysterious animals. Everybody loves platypus but what do they actually know about these strange egg-laying mammals. This book will teach you more about the amazing world of the platypus than ten scientific articles, while [...]
 
Book: Tales From The Sand Hills by Mary Seaton
"A humorous collection of stories about life growing up in the Australian outback as seen and lived by Mary Seaton (Hoppo) of Tibooburra. With animals for playmates and ww11 diggers for her circle of friends, Mary grows up with a somewhat different take on the world. Raised on the road in tents and caravans, she'd lived in every state by age eight, Mary developed her own style and a dry sense of [...]
 
Book: A Handful of Destiny by Tony Nash
From Heaven to Hell via the First Fleet. At Michaelmas 1786, Thomas Nash's peaceful Norfolk farming existence is shattered when, instead of the expected restoration of his family's fortunes, he and his wife, Martha, are falsely accused and sentenced to transportation to New Holland. Both are unaware that the terrifying ordeal of that disastrous voyage is merely the beginning of their torture and [...]
 
Book: The Journal of Paul O'Leary - from the city to the outback. by Michael Mardel
A boy's adventure from cool temperates to the tropics Follow Paul as he and his Dad and the dog leave Melbourne in Victoria to join up with his mother 4,000 kms away in the tropics of Broome, Western Australia. Paul does pretty much everything that he did in Melbourne, plus joining the scouts and learning to play tennis. School starts an hour earlier which means there is more time to join up with [...]
 
Book: Haunted Hearts by Margaret Tanner
Haunted by the death of her soldier husband and the malice of her in-laws, Abby Palmer is on the run with her baby. She doesn't believe in happily ever-afters.Ethan Alexander's fiancee defrauded him out of millions then dumped him. He is in no mood to be kind to anyone. He meets up with Abby and against his better judgement helps her. Will the cynical tycoon and the young widow let their wounded [...]
 
Book: Distant Mountains (Settlers Book 2) by Tricia McGill
Even in the prospering colony of New South Wales, it would be far-fetched to think a convicted man could consider marrying the daughter of a wealthy property owner. But Remy has larger problems to contend with than Sara's bigoted father. Forced to leave the woman he loves behind, Remy faces overwhelming odds and an ordeal that threatens to strip him of everything; his pride, his strength, his [...]
 
Book: THE CRYING STONES [The Lucinda Legacy] by Robert Mitchell
Diamonds - Eight million dollars' worth. The Lucinda, the pearl lugger that led the fathers of the sons to the sparkling stones. The lugger which bequeathed the legacy of that fateful day in March 1942 to those sons. A legacy kept hidden until ... But are they still waiting in their secret place? Do they still wail for the dead and those soon to be dead? The sons of the fathers, urged on by that [...]
 
Book: Fiery Possession by Margaret Tanner
Jo Saunders, a fiery American beauty, arrives in frontier Australia to save her debt- ridden brother's farm. She clashes with her wealthy neighbor, Luke Campton, but neither of them can deny the attraction sizzling between them. When Jo is involved in his brother's death, Luke seeks revenge by forcing her to become his mistress. Branded a rich man's whore and ostracized by the townsfolk, pride is [...]
 
Book: An Australian Story - The saga of an Australian Family over two centuries by Gordon Smith
"William Charker, for your part in the burglary of the dwelling of Thomas Evans at St. Mary Lambeth and stealing goods to the value of 33.60 you are hereby sentenced, along with your accomplice, to 7 years transportation in the colony of New South Wales." And so starts the saga of an Australian Family. Although this is the story of my ancestors it is also the story of Australia. William Chalker [...]
 
Book: Framed! - A Young Boy's Fight to Survive in the Wild Australian Bush by M.E. Skeel
If you are an orphan and sentenced to hang at 15 years old, how far would you go to survive? In 1828, 8 year old Richard is transported to Australia as a free settler with his convict father because his mother is dead. He lives rough on the streets of Sydney until his father is pardoned. Together, they begin a new life and open a butcher shop. Richard's job is to bring in beasts for slaughter. At [...]
 
Book: Australian short stories for boys (& girls) by Michael Mardel
DO YOU LIKE SHORT STORIES? THESE ALL FEATURE 12 YEAR OLD BOYS - There's a mermaid romance in Girl in a red dress, a golden son from the Goldfields, a ball boy in Game, set, match, horse training in the Brumby, refugee children in a Long way to freedom, high seas in All at sea, traveling in Flames and wells and sacred sites. Order today
 
Book: Mystic Mountains (Settlers Book 1) by Tricia McGill
In the early 1800s the penal colony of Botany Bay was an unforgiving and harsh place. Isabella O'Shea is transported to New South Wales for wounding a member of the British aristocracy who raped her, so it is understandable that she loathes members of the upper class and the system that punished her; sentenced her to seven years transportation. Tiger Carstairs is rich, ambitious and English-so is [...]
 
Book: Dangerous Birthright by Margaret Tanner
Can an English aristocrat go against society and marry the daughter of convicts? While helping her brother escape from prison, Georgina meets and falls in love with a dashing English aristocrat, the Honorable Marcus Lindquist. Secrets, exposed after more than twenty years, put Georgina's life in danger. Will Marcus be able to save her from his Godfather, the evil Earl Darrington?
 
Book: Laurel's Gift by Tricia McGill
The plaintive singing of a ghostly child in the night sets off a chain of events that lead to Laurel learning the dark secrets that dwell in her Great Aunt Maggie's house in a Melbourne suburb. When Eli comes into Laurel's life, instead of instantly uncovering the secrets that have been buried in this house for many years, their joint efforts lead them to discover even greater mysteries. Eli's [...]
 
Book: Ghostnapped by Ashley Howland
Alex, the world famous explorer, is on a camping trip when her younger brother is mysteriously ghostnapped! As she investigates the grassy hills and rocky cliffs along the campsite, Alex stumbles upon the secret to other disappearances that occurred at the very same campsite - over 50 years ago! With the help of a ghost girl named Susan and her trusty Labrador, Thuds, Alex must solve the [...]
 
Book: Frontier Belle by Margaret Tanner
Adam Munro, a wealthy rancher, wants a suitable bride who will provide him with heirs. He doesn't need love in his life, not until he meets the beautiful English belle living next door and falls victim to cupid's arrow. Only in the new world can a highborn young Englishwoman and a tough frontier man, ignite the passion that will fulfil their hopes and dreams, in ways they never imagined possible.
 
Book: Down Outback Roads by Alissa Callen
Down Outback Roads is an enthralling rural love story, about family, community and allowing yourself a second chance. Kree Garrett's younger brother Seth is all the family she has left, so when he goes missing while working in the Australian outback, she races from America to join in the search. To everyone's relief, Seth is rescued by local volunteers and Kree finds, in an abandoned historic [...]
 
Book: Discipline Down Under by Patricia Green
When her mother tires of supporting her during one half-hearted career pursuit after another, twenty-year-old Peggy Fisk is left with only one choice to seek support from her father instead. He lives in Australia, but that fits just fine with her brand new plan for a career in nature photography. After running off two guides in her first month, however, Peggy is left with one last hope for a trip [...]
 
Book: Beneath Outback Skies by Alissa Callen
A captivating rural romance featuring an indomitable young woman determined to save her family farm, and the city-boy who is not all he seems... Paige Quinn will let nothing and no one distract her from caring for her wheelchair-bound father, Connor, and fighting for her remote, drought-stricken property, Banora Downs. Least of all a surprise farm-stay guest named Tait Cavanaugh, whose smooth [...]
 
Book: Allison's War by Margaret Tanner
Allison's War starts at the beginning of the Great War, 1914 - 1918. As this year is the 100th anniversary of the start of this terrible conflict, this story has relevance to all of us. It is a timely reminder of the great sacrifice that these soldiers made. They all sacrificed their youth and their health, and many of them paid the supreme sacrifice, and bought our freedom with their blood. [...]
 
Book: The Great Empty by Anita Melillo
When a rebellious youth named Donovan leaves his home in Europe for a family trip to Australia, he quickly determines another course when he decides to seek out some adventure of his own. While slipping away from the care of his guardian and sister at the airport in Darwin, he decides to take a tour bus to a Crocodile Farm, which inadvertently continues to take him hundreds of miles deeper in the [...]
 
Book: Imbroglio by Alana Woods
A maze of intrigue and danger. Lust. Love. Murder. Mayhem. International criminals. A nasty lawyer. An injured compromised heroine. A charismatic shady hero. Will any of them survive to leave the maze alive? Now click on Look Inside to see how it begins. And after you've read imbroglio leave a review to tell me how you liked it. I'd be thrilled to hear from you. Cheers, Alana
 
Book: His Outback Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch Book 4) by Alissa Callen
Wildflower Ranch series - Book 4 Australian cowgirl Bridie Willis travels to Montana to escape the pain of losing her father. Headstrong and determined, she plans to spend the summer alone photographing wild animals. Instead she finds herself saddled with a stubborn cowboy as a back-country guide. Ethan Morgan has been shaped by a childhood spent on the run. Cautious, steady and conservative, he [...]
 
Book: A Kid's Guide to Australia by Jack L. Roberts
A Kid's Guide to Australia takes young readers on an exciting and colorful adventure to the amazing country of Australia, where they will learn about the country's history, culture, wildlife, and more. Designed primarily for recreational, high-interest reading, the book is also a great resource for students to use to research geography topics or writing assignments. It is one in a series of books [...]
 
Book: Murder In The Bush - The Tale of William McDonald by Carmel McMurdo Audsley
Twenty-one-year old William McDonald left the Highlands of Scotland in 1885, bound for a new life in Australia. He hoped to buy a sugar plantation but realised that it would take him a long time to save the money if he continued to work for labourer's wages. He learned that horses were needed in the north of Queensland for work on plantations and in gold mines. He set out with a mob of horses, [...]
 
Book: Folk by Chris Winterton
There's only one way to play a burning piano, as though each note may be your last. Eden Park opens its massive grinning gates for the first time. Eighty-thousand coloured globes light up the seaside town of Fareham like never before. Provocative music, bizarre animals, exotic women, freak shows and vaudevillian marvels herald a new era of escape to the multitudes. But here's the rub, the [...]
 
Book: Waltzing Australia by Cynthia Clampitt
Waltzing Australia was born out of a dream and a journey. After walking away from her corporate career, Cynthia Clampitt headed to Australia, to start over, to write, and to test the limits of what she could do. Waltzing Australia recounts that joyous adventure. It is a story about change and about making dreams come true. But more than that, it is about Australia: the history, legends and art, [...]
 
Book: The Dark Horde by Brewin
1989, rural Victoria, Australia. Something is preying upon the township of Howqua Hills. Brian Derwent, head of the local Police Station, must simultaneously grapple with the investigation, his disintegrating personal life and unseen forces that are not of this world. Part thriller, part crime-fiction, all supernatural horror, The Dark Horde tells of the return of an ancient evil that is neither [...]
 
Book: Millie and the Bushranger by Raymond Boyd Dunn
Millie and the Bushranger is a short story of 15,625 words. Whilst it is of the same genre as my other historical novels and short stories, it is a departure from the norm, in that I have not tried to tie it in with the trilogy, as I have with the others. It is the story of a lonely girl living in the bush, far from town and people of her own age. She lives her life in dreams conceived from the [...]
 
Book: Trust and Destiny (Left Hand Adventures Book 3) by Arwen Jayne
Long ago Kiana was warned of the fate that awaited her. Bravely she kept her secret and met her destiny. Caught by the enemy she is frozen in crystal and falls to earth at the start of the last great ice age. Now her mate must find her but there's been a melt. Now she's under at least a hundred feet of water and no one's sure of her exact location. Entombed in the ocean she's still able to make a [...]
 
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