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Fortune’s Way

Helene McCarthy

Wrongly convicted, Daniel Quinn arrived in Van Diemen’s Land from Ireland after being transported for life. Daniel was wrongly convicted while only a boy, and he grew to manhood within the confines of Port Arthur prison.

Through his good conduct as a convict, Daniel eventually is released from prison to work for a wealthy landowner. Here he meets the landowner’s beautiful, flaxen-haired daughter, Rachael. They fall in love, despite their widely different backgrounds. Is it their Fortune to make a life together?

Paperback, 334 pages

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Freedom to Be Equal

Helene McCarthy

It was a fateful time in Australia’s history. Thousands of men, some with wives and families, swarmed to the goldfields of Ballarat, Victoria. People of different classes and ethnic backgrounds mingled, creating the beginnings of an egalitarian society.

Beautiful auburn-haired Rebecca Webster and the dashing Doctor Joshua O’Reilly were destined for each other, but there are serious problems they need to confront. Can Joshua forgive the Webster family for their cruelty and treachery back in Scotland? Would Rebecca leave her brothers and the country she loves to make a life in Scotland with Joshua?

The ill-fated Eureka Stockade is the exciting backdrop to this fascinating love story.

Paperback, 370 pages

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Courageous Hearts

Helene McCarthy

The building of the Kuranda Railway near Cairns was an engineering marvel that some people felt could not be done, and during its construction, many workers were killed. “Courageous Hearts” is set at a time when the railway was almost completed. Connor Murphy, a surveyor on the project, meets Maria Cardolini, whose father, mother and brother were all killed on the railway. While Connor and Maria are deeply attracted to each other, Connor is not sure that he can persuade Maria to take him as her husband. Maria is afraid to love a man who works on the railway, as she has already lost so many loved ones. Courageous Hearts shows life in Far North Queensland in the past, complete with cyclones, crocodiles and tropical diseases.

Paperback 158 pages

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The Only Love We Keep

Helene McCarthy

After a terrible tragedy in his life, solicitor Jake Anderson moves to Southport near Brisbane, just before the opening of the new railway, to begin a new life. Southport, a new township north of Brisbane, seems like the ideal place for him.

On his first day in the town, he rescues a young woman and her two brothers from an accident in their buggy. While both feel immediate attraction, it takes Jake quite some time to decide what do about beautiful Caroline Arnett. Does he have the courage to love again? Will she have to be content with just loving him as a friend?

Paperback, 174 pages

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Trust Holds the Key

Helene McCarthy

This story is set in colonial Melbourne a year after the military attack at the Eureka Stockade and just before the colony of Victoria elects its first Parliament. Powerful and wealthy Lord Charles Webster hopes to be elected. Charles meets beautiful Leah Reece who is Jewish. Social and cultural factors appear likely to keep these two apart as the local Rabbi causes difficulties and accuses Leah’s father of murder. Can independent Leah and dashing Charles find happiness together?

Paperback, 125 pages

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Unexpected Destiny

Helene McCarthy

Unexpected Destiny is a tale of tender love between two young people who meet in unexpected ways. Professor Robert McAllister hears Charlotte Rose present a talk, and is immediately smitten. Charlotte is a respected journalist who publishes under a man’s name. Although Robbie knew the journalist was a woman, he pictured her as a plump middle-aged woman. Imagine his surprise to find that Charlotte is not only intelligent, but also young and very beautiful. While the two fall deeply in love, there is a terrible secret that must be revealed and dealt with before they can make a life together.

Paperback, 138 pages

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Born Again

David Hull

Seventeen-year-old Dane can’t take it anymore. Tormented at school, ignored by his teachers, and with no friends to speak of, he attempts to leave his cruel life behind. However, a chance encounter with Addison, a young artist with her own painful past, opens the doors to a life beyond his daily misery.

With guidance from Addison and her two closest friends ‒ Sandra, outspoken and fierce, and Pearce, caring and loyal ‒ Dane begins his process of healing. With their help, he has the chance to make a new beginning.

Paperback, 292 pages

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Unexpected Destiny

Helene McCarthy

E-book

“Unexpected Destiny” is a tale of tender love between two young people who meet in unexpected ways. Professor Robert MacGregor hears Charlotte Rose present a talk, and is immediately smitten. Charlotte is a respected journalist who publishes under a man’s name. Although Robbie knew the journalist was a woman, he pictured her as a plump middle-aged woman. Imagine his surprise to find that Charlotte is not only intelligent, but also young and very beautiful. While the two fall deeply in love, there is a terrible secret that must be revealed before they can be together.

Published by Jabiru Publishing, 2017.

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Trust Holds the Key

Helene McCarthy

E-book

Set in early colonial Melbourne, “Trust Holds the Key” is the story of two people who appeared to be made for each other: the dashing and wealthy Lord Charles Webster, and the beautiful Leah Reece.  However, cultural and social factors threaten to intervene, as Leah is Jewish, and the local Rabbi is making difficulties for the couple. They both need to learn to trust their instincts and to have faith that their dream to be together will overcome these problems.

Published by Jabiru Publishing, 2017.

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Freedom to Be Equal

Helene McCarthy

E-book

It was a fateful time in Australia’s history. Thousands of men, some with wives and families, swarmed to the goldfields of Ballarat, Victoria. People of different classes and ethnic backgrounds mingled, creating the beginnings of an egalitarian society. Beautiful auburn-haired Rebecca Webster and the dashing Doctor Joshua O’Reilly were destined for each other, but it would take some time before Joshua could forgive the Webster family and Rebecca could bear the thought of leaving her beloved country. The ill-fated Eureka Stockade is the exciting backdrop to this fascinating love story.

Published by Jabiru Publishing, 2016.

Available from Amazon.

 

The Seer Stone

Hazel Menehira

The Seer Stone portrays the triumph of hope, love and family loyalty over adversity and tragedy. The story travels from the sinking of the excursion steamer, the Princess Alice, on the River Thames on 3 September 1878 (and the introduction of navigational laws), to New Zealand’s smaller paddle wheel vessels on the Whanganui River and the brave little cheese boats of Patea. These pages span more than a century as they entwine the lives of four generations of a resilient London East End family. A diamond gemstone retrieved from silt is the catalyst for the mission to find its rightful heritage. Published by Digital Print Australia, 2009.

Paperback, 358 pages

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fortunes-wayFortune’s Way

Helene McCarthy

E-book

Sentenced to life imprisonment in Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) for a crime he didn’t commit, Daniel Quinn survived the harsh conditions on the convict ship and was imprisoned in Port Arthur Prison. After many years, he was released to work for a wealthy landowner who was building a brewery, and he fell in love with his master’s beautiful daughter. What chance did he have of winning her love? The hand of Fortune was to deal some interesting cards.

Published by Jabiru Publishing, 2016.

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 It's All Relative Chris ShawIt’s All Relative: Stories to shorten your travel time

Chris Shaw

Paperback

A collection of short stories that can be read any time, anywhere in the world. They are quirky, engaging and entertaining, and involve cats, balloons, scissors, whales, wheelchairs and much more. Schuurs Publications, 2008.

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Chris Shaw MY NEW COUNTRY CHRIS SHAW (2)My New Country: Loving, laughing and learning to live in Australia

Chris Shaw

Paperback

Very funny collection of stories from the pen of Englishman Chris Shaw, describing his attempts to settle into life in tropical Australia, including encounters with dangerous fauna and flora, wild weather and laconic locals. FC Productions, 2013.

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Never Let the Truth by Chris ShawNever Let the Truth: Stories from my imagination

Chris Shaw

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A random, skittish and quirky selection of humorous stories from the imagination of Chris Shaw.  FC Productions, 2014.

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Stories new and selected (2)Below a Time: Stories New and Selected

Hazel Menehira

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A collection of short stories teeming with life, amazing characters and humour. Stories are varied: credible, somewhat strange, close to crime, beyond any square and even bizarre. Jabiru Publishing, 2015.

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Hazel Menehira - Beyond a Time

Beyond a Time: Poems New and Selected

Hazel Menehira

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A collection of vibrant and varied poems, rich and uplifting throughout, with the love of life, people and the spirit of place permeating the lines. Jabiru Publishing, 2015.

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