• Literary Fiction
      October 2015

      The Secret Mother

      by Delderfield, Victoria

      Mai Ling is chasing the Chinese dream. She’s escaping to the city, seeking a new life, running away from the old customs of arranged marriage and domestic drudgery. The Secret Mother puts a face to the label Made in China. It tells the bittersweet story of a girl – like millions of others – willing to risk everything.

    • Thriller / suspense
      February 2015

      What Lies in the Dark

      by Thompson, CM

      One murder can make a town nervous. Two brings fear. Add three, four and even more, and watch neighbour turn on suspicious neighbour. Victoria Bullrush – or Bullface, as she is called by fellow police officers – is a stickler for rules. As she tries to maintain a faultless investigation, she can't ignore the public's growing anger.

    • Fiction
      March 2016

      A Coin for the Hangman

      by Ralph Spurrier

      Booksellers never know what they might find in an estate sale. When our man finds the tools of England’s last hangman, along with the diary of a man he executed, he knows he has a mystery to solve. Was there a miscarriage of justice? Did the wrong man die at the noose? And just who is telling the truth? A mystery that has readers guessing to the very last page.

    • Fiction

      The Jacobite's Wife

      by Morag Edwards

      Lady Winifred had a troubled childhood. Her mother, father and brother were all imprisoned for treason due to their support for the Catholic king. When she falls in love with a handsome young Scottish nobleman, the marriage brings happiness. However, she is forced to rebel when her husband takes up the Jacobite cause and vows to restore the Catholic king to the throne. While Winifred wants to be loyal to her husband, she also wants to protect him from imprisonment – and worse, the scaffold! Just how far will she go to save him?

    • Fiction

      The Water and the Wine

      by Tamar Hodes

      Leonard Cohen is at the start of his career and in love with Marianne Jensen, who is also a muse to her ex-husband, Axel. Australian authors George Johnston and Charmian Clift write, drink and fight. It is a hedonistic time of love, sex and new ideas on the Greek island of Hydra. As the island hums with creativity, Jack and Frieda join the artistic community, hoping to mend their broken marriage. However, Greece is overtaken by a military junta and the artists’ idyll is over. In this fictional account of real events, Tamar Hodes explores the destructive side of creativity and the price that we pay for our dreams.

    • Sagas
      April 2011

      The Partridge and the Pelican

      by Crowther, Rachel

      Two girls find a baby abandoned in a phone box, and the event casts a long shadow as their lives unfold through careers, marriages and motherhood.

    • Erotic fiction
      June 2011

      Seven Days to Tell You

      by Soames, Ruby

      When Kate’s husband disappeared she spent three painful years searching for him before returning to her career, her life. Marc’s sudden reappearance brings back so many questions. He asks for a week to tell his story, to prove his love. In their time apart, Kate has made discoveries. Can love forgive everything?

    • Literary Fiction
      September 2015


      by Lyle, Ben

      Twelve-year-old James hates life at his hippy boarding school where lessons are optional and homework forbidden. All he wants is an academic education with proper exams. When a strict new maths teacher strides into his world, James latches onto him as a symbol of hope. At first, Mervyn’s eccentricities seem comic but as a more tragic story unfolds, the adult James is forced to confront his own part in a grand downfall.

    • Adult & contemporary romance
      April 2014


      by Morgan, Alex

      Paula abandons her London life and travels through the night to a Scottish village where she once spent a childhood holiday. Desperate to avoid a painful loss, she tries to hide away. However, the locals are keen to know more about their unhappy visitor. Can we ever run away from the past?

    • Children's & YA
      April 2012


      by O'Brien, Gayle

      On the run from a killer, Annie and her mother flee to a remote farmhouse in New England. When Annie finds an unsent letter from a debutante in the Civil War, she is drawn to the story of a Southern girl immersed in a love that cannot see light in the American South. Also available in ebook.

    • Historical fiction
      February 2010

      The Half-Slave

      by Bloom, Trevor

      Ascha is the son of a Saxon warlord and a Roman slave mother, a half-slave, locked in the limbo between slave and free. This is a tale of competing tribes in 5th century northern Europe.

    • Erotic fiction
      October 2010

      The China Bird

      by Doran, Bryony

      An art student with a love for Egon Schiele sees beauty in Edward’s twisted spine, and begs him to pose for her. This tale of secrecy, love and understanding explores our perceptions of beauty and lust.

    • Humour
      July 2014

      Mothers, Fathers & Lovers

      by Ruby Soames

      Ever wonder what it's like to date an actor who hits the big time? Intrigue, jealousy, resentment – and that’s just your closest friends. When Sarah Tyler’s boyfriend shoots from penniless waiter to Hollywood star, she sinks from city lawyer to homeless, lovesick dog walker.

    • Fiction
      October 2016

      Listen to the Child

      by Elizabeth Howard

      It’s 1875 and London’s East End heaves with children who work as prostitutes, hawkers, beggars and thieves. Constance rescues as many as she can, but there is only so much she and other charity workers can do. Then a solution is offered that sounds perfect – Canada, with its wide green plains, has farmers who need help, while their wives want housemaids. Shipping children to this land of plenty offers them a future far from the temptations of London’s overcrowded streets. Widow, Mary Trupper, is wary, but the promise of good food and an education for her children is strong. Are the fields green? Is the food plentiful? For some, yes. For others, the harsh winters reflect the welcome. Also available as a paperback.

    • Fiction
      April 2017

      Hear Me

      by Julia North

      After yet another shameful one-night stand Lissa has to accept that her sisters are right – she is an alcoholic and it’s time for rehab. She hates the idea of therapy, doesn’t want to examine her past, but just as she begins to see reasons for her drinking, life takes a brutal turn. Who are her fellow patients? Why is one of them so damned perfect? Hear Me is a powerful story about life and death, addiction and sobriety, racism and the fight for justice – but above all it is a story about love.

    • Erotic fiction
      April 2010

      A Young Woman's Guide to Carrying On

      by Wosskow, Jilly

      After a row with her mother, Kathryn collects her belongings and slams the door for the final time. It’s 1974 and the beginning of a new life – but how much can Kathryn really leave behind?

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