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Book: Annie's Choices (Settlers Book 4) by Tricia McGill
In book 4 of the Settlers Series, we catch up with most members of the extended family from the previous three books. Annie at 18 is the eldest Carstairs girl. She has lived out at Bathurst west of the Blue Mountains, where she was born just after her Mama, Bella and Papa, Tiger settled there back in 1824. After visiting her brother Tim and his wife Jo just before Christmas 1843, Annie decides to [...]
 
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: 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: 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: 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: THE AXE, ALFREDO & Other Stories by Robert Mitchell
SURREAL, SUPERNATURAL, PARANORMAL, TRANSCENDENTAL, UNCANNY? 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 just one [...]
 
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
Book award winner. 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 [...]
 
Book: THE CRYING STONES [The Lucinda Legacy] by Robert Mitchell
DIAMONDS - EIGHT MILLION DOLLAR'S WORTH. ARE THEY STILL WAITING IN THEIR SECRET PLACE? It was the Japanese Zeroes which brought terror and death and destruction to the peaceful pearling town of Broome in 1942. It was the partners on the pearl lugger Lucinda who found the lone aircraft shot down by the Zeros, and the diamonds. It was the diamonds which viciously dissolved that partnership and [...]
 
Book: Haunted Hearts by Margaret Tanner
An empty chair at the table is a stark reminder of what Abby has lost. After her husband dies in Afghanistan, Abby Palmer vows to keep her daughter safe even if she has to flee to another country. Her ruthless in-laws want their dead son's child, and will stop at nothing to get her. Ethan Alexander's fiancee defrauded him out of millions then dumped him. He is in no mood to be kind to anyone. He [...]
 
Book: In Search of Me - Australians story of the roaring 1970s of free love and romance by Robert Morrice
Australians story of the roaring 1970 s of free love and romance. A young rural cowboy boy, dreams struggles for future and his romance, for a farm and a girl to share a future. .A best selling Australian book. A good reading love story...An Australian adventure book.An Australian story, A western romance A best selling Australian adventure book of romance and survival, A story of Australian [...]
 
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: Fiery Possession by Margaret Tanner
American Wild West versus Australian frontier. Only a fine line divides love and hate, and when the hero and heroine step over it they create a firestorm of passion and betrayal. 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 [...]
 
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. But every hundred years or so they have a need. The Khilioi's energy machine brings a small aircraft within their control, causing it to land in the wilderness above. The Deka, the lords of the Khilioi, take the pilot and his girlfriend to their city, a city they will [...]
 
Book: Seven Deadly Sinners - Drought, Flood, an Outback Pub - and a Serial Killer by Carmel McMurdo Audsley
No mobile phones, not even a landline, no electricity, no computers, no radio - just a band of unexpected guests stranded at an isolated outback hotel in Queensland Australia in 1957. They all have somewhere else to be, but thunder storms and flooding prevent them from carrying on. Each person has a story, but who is telling the truth - and who is murdering them one at a time? Eleven people are [...]
 
Book: An Australian Story - The saga of an Australian Family over two centuries by Gordon Smith
UPDATED MAY 2018 - The story of an Australian Family beginning in 1808 and up to 1998. The story of courage and pioneering spirit. The story of hardship and loss. The never-ending story of love and family. Two world wars and 4 soldiers lost. This is a story of a family and the history that happened around them.
 
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
10 short stories of 10 middle grade boys having an adventure. Some stories are historical, some are set in Australia. 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 and Lord Nelson in All at Sea, and a traveling man in Flames and Wells and Sacred [...]
 
Book: A Chance to Come True (Copperhead Creek - Australian Romance Book 1) by S M Spencer
Sometimes your dreams are out there, just waiting for a chance to come true. Caity Jones wasted a lot of years waiting for the "two kids, a dog and a white picket fence" dream to come true, but she's ready to move on now. Letting go of society's idea of the perfect life, she's purchased a five-acre property in the small rural town of Willows. She's determined to live a solitary life and become a [...]
 
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: 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: Challenging Mountains (Settlers Book 3) by Tricia McGill
By 1840 the colony of New South Wales was expanding. Transportation of convicts to the east coast ended, and many free squatters set out to settle on lands to the south. In 1836, the Government in London authorised Governor Bourke to establish a settlement in The Port Philip District of New South Wales, and an Association was formed to make the district a separate colony. Timothy, Tiger and Bella [...]
 
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 [...]
 
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
Historical Fiction with romantic elements. Some adult themes. In 1916, on the French battlefields, Tommy Calvert's dying confession has the power to ruin the woman he loves. Captain Phillip Ashfield is shocked to find Tommy Calvert mortally wounded. In Tommy's pocket he finds a photo of Allison Waverley holding a baby who is the spitting image of himself. Meanwhile, on the home front, Allison [...]
 
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
NEW 2020 EDITION with special look at the devastating 2019/2020 Australian bush fires. 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 [...]
 
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: 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: 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 [...]
 
Book: An Australian Ranch (The Pearson/Rickards Trilogy) by Raymond Boyd Dunn
Second Book of a Trilogy. American Colt Pearson is establishing a 'Ranch' in Australia. Sister-in law Caroline is a tormented soul, because of a horrendous experience in her teenage years. She leaves a trail of slain men in her wake as you follow her tortured progress. You can only imagine the loathing which drives her. Colt's young daughter, Carly, has youthful Sam 'twisted around her little [...]
 
Book: Meet The McIntyres - The Complete Series by Rebecca Barber
Five heart-warming romances in one sizzling read. Based around the McIntyre siblings and their dedication to family and the ones they love. If you enjoy strong men and sassy women, this is the series for you. Taking Charge - Book #1 Much to his irritation, Beau McIntyre is given no choice but to return to the family farm. He's anxious to straighten everything out. Will the wild haired, sassy [...]
 


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