This month MoM members could WIN 1 of 20 copies of The House Between Tides by Sarah Maine. A captivating, atmospheric novel of a woman who returns to her ancestral home in Scotland and discovers a century-old secret buried in the basement.

Following the deaths of her last living relatives, Hetty Deveraux leaves her strained marriage behind in London and returns to her ancestral home, a crumbling estate in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, with the intention of renovating and reselling it as a hotel, much to the dismay of the locals. As she dives headfirst into the repairs, she discovers human remains beneath a rotting floorboard in the basement, with few physical clues to identify the body. Who was this person? And why the makeshift grave?

Hungry for answers, Hetty sets out to unravel the estate’s secret-and those of its former inhabitants, including Beatrice Blake, a woman who moved there a century ago with her husband Theo, a famous painter who seemed to be more interested in Cameron, a young local man, than his own wife.

Following whispered rumours and a handful of leads, Hetty soon discovers that no one knows exactly what happened to Beatrice, only that her actions have reverberated throughout history, affecting Hetty’s present in startling ways.

Available now where all good books are sold.

To find out more about this great read, go to Allen & Unwin

Please note this competition is open from 26th June 2016 until 27th July 2016 and is only available to members of Mouths Of Mums. This competition is a game of skill – answer in 50 words or less. We are unable to accept entries posted via facebook. Facebook LIKE functionality is not a requirement of entry to this competition. The winners of this competition will be published on this page. Winners’ name and address will be provided to the promoter of this competition and prizes will be sent to the address you have in Your Profile. Please ensure your details are up to date so that you receive your prize.

Winners for this competition

  1. L. Grosse - SA
  2. C. Denny - VIC
  3. A. DeAngelis - WA
  4. A. Williams - QLD
  5. M. Laspina - QLD
  6. T. Seach - VIC
  7. A. Wilson - SA
  8. T. McLean - QLD
  9. J. Field - VIC
  10. C. Mason - NSW
  11. T. Young - NSW
  12. H. Mitchell - VIC
  13. A. Murthy - WA
  14. H. New - QLD
  15. J. Argaet - QLD
  16. J. Kal - NSW
  17. L. Bates - TAS
  18. C. Bridge - QLD
  19. L. Adams - QLD
  20. M. Rainbow - QLD

  • My partner’s heritage is Scottish, so I would love to read any type of book, fiction or non-fiction, to see what I can shared with our children.


  • It sounds mysterious. It sounds intriguing. It sounds like LITERATUREly the stuff I love to read. The WRITE stuff!



  • Sound like a wonderful haunting jolly good read as i love this type of book and can disappear for hrs into it in front a good fire and a glass of red wine



  • I would love this book. My grandmother adored Scotland and my husband and I spent a fantastic holiday driving around Scotland – we would move there if we could!



  • I would love this book, my family is from Scotland and I can imagine all the intrigue that exists in my own heritage! I would read it and pass it on to my daughters to read. Perhaps inspiring them to do the trip and seek out the past!



  • I have just returned to train travel everyday and need an intriguing and interesting book to read along the way. This trilling mystery seems perfect.



  • I love the intrigue of family history and how it might not be what we thought it was. Family’s don’t talk about the bad things that happen in our own family’s, but love to gossip about other families.



  • Take me on a trip so i can take a sip and a dip into historical kip.



  • My mum and I are avid readers and this book sounds atmospheric and interesting!



  • I really enjoy a good mystery with scary settings such as old homes in Scotland. Would be great to curl up on a winter afternoon and enjoy this book.



  • I love stories set in Scotland.



  • Who doesnt love a great mystery, thriller, and all in a great book to tuck yourself up in bed and read,this looks a very different interesting book that would keep me hooked to the end.



  • I would just love to chillax with a great read like this book. I would sit in the sun and chip off the icy cold icicles that have formed.



  • I love reading and this book sounds interesting. Nice to sit in the sun on a winters day and read a good book.



  • I LOVE to read and relax with a book in bed before I fall asleep, can’t do without it :)


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