Bryce Courtenay (almost) all of his are good (wasn't a big fan of Matthew Flinder's Cat, but the rest are great) Faves are April Fool's Day (true story of his son who had haemophilia (sp?) and got HIV from a blood transfusion sad ) and Jessica.
Love love love Paullina Simons Bronze Horsemen series (The Bronze Horseman, The Bridge to Holy Cross & The Summer Garden)
Also enjoy books by: Stephen King, Dean Koontz & Mary Higgins Clark. I really liked "Henry's Daughter" by Joy Dettman (am on the lookout for more of her books at the moment) an Aussie one for those interested smile