“The Orange Grove vividly recreates the lives, loves and fears of aristocratic women at the turn of the 18th century. Intrigues, jealousies, and the terror of being dependent on the whims of a selfish duc…the ladies of the chateau are brought alive in Kate Murdoch’s fascinating second novel.”
To lose one husband may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like murder. In New South Wales in 1888, Louisa Collins was
On a summer’s day in Louisiana, 1913, Sonny Davenport wanders away from his family’s vacation home at Half Moon Lake and never returns. Inspired by a true story, Half Moon Lake is a captivating novel about the parent-child bond, identity and what it means to be part of a family.
Crossing a war-torn Europe from Italy to France, The French Photographer is a story of courage, family and forgiveness, by the bestselling author of The Paris Seamstress and A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald.
Dan Brown meets Indiana Jones in this action-packed historical adventure novel by bestselling co-author of The Water Diviner.
Amid the Australian Army hospitals of World War 1 Egypt, two deeply determined individuals find the resilience of their love tested to its limits.
From the casualty tents the fever wards and the operating theatres of the palace; through the streets of Caio during Ramadan, to the parched desert and the grim realities of war, Pamela Hart beloved bestselling Australian author of THE WAR BRIDE, tells the heart-wrenching store of four years that changed the world forever.
Is the ability to read minds a blessing or a curse?
When Antonius’s father dies, he must work to support his family. He finds employment as a servant in the Palazzo Ducal, home of Conte Valperga. Sixteenth-century Pesaro is a society governed by status, and Antonius has limited opportunities.When a competition is announced, Antonius seizes his chance.
Sparked by the description of a ‘Malay trollope’ in W. Somerset Maugham’s story, ‘The Four Dutchmen’, Mirandi Riwoe’s novella, The Fish Girl tells of an Indonesian girl whose life is changed irrevocably when she moves from a small fishing village to work in the house of a Dutch merchant.
There she finds both hardship and tenderness as her traditional past and colonial present collide.
Based on a true story. A swirl of history, art, intrigue and murder that brings 1930s Melbourne Australia to life. An unsolved murder comes to light after almost seventy years…
1932, Ernie and Lily Hass, and their daughter, Girlie, have lost almost everything in the Depression; all they have keeping their small family together are their secrets. Abandoning their failing wheat farm and small-town gossip, they make a new start on the west coast of Australia where they begin to build a summer guesthouse. But forming new alliances with the locals isn’t easy.
A woman’s bungled act of kindness sparks a chain of events that reverberates through the generations uncovering secrets, lies and the biggest scientific controversy of the nineteenth century, the classification of the platypus.
Old magic and strange memories swirl through The Art of Navigation. Can we trust out memories?
A moving debut novel about love and war, and the terrifyingly thin line between happiness and tragedy, hope and despair.
The dishonest life and dishonoured loves of Thomas Guthrie Carr – Mesmerist
The Sound published by Fremantle Press Wiremu Heke of Aramoana joins a sealing boat on a voyage from Tasmania to Western Australia. He is on