WIN 1 of 20 copies of the novel White Gum Creek by Nicole Hurley-Moore, thanks to Allen & Unwin.

 Nick Langtree has lived reclusively on his farm, Winters Hill, ever since the tragic death of his wife. On the occasional trip into nearby White Gum Creek he keeps to himself and that’s the way he likes it. And though over the last six years the townsfolk have tried to reach out to Nick, he’s pushed them all away.

Whenever Nick comes into the Gumnut Bakery, Natasha Duroz tries to engage him in conversation when she serves him. There’s something about him that intrigues Tash, but she’s not sure if it’s because she feels sorry for him or there’s something more.

At last encouraged by the warmth of a few old and new friends, Nick gradually begins to re-engage with the outside world. Then, suddenly some minor vandalism on his farm escalates and odd things begin to happen on Winters Hill. Is someone out to hurt Nick or have his years of solitude been playing tricks on his mind?

This entrancing novel is about overcoming heartache and loss through the power of friendship and love.

For your chance to win this romantic and uplifting tale, tell us in 25 words or less, your favourite comfort food and why.

Please note this competition is open from 31st January 2018 until 28th February 2018 and is only available to members of Mouths Of Mums. This competition is a game of skill – answer in 25 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. N. Moloney - NSW
  2. V. Anderson - NSW
  3. S. Beuke - WA
  4. H. Shaw - TAS
  5. S. Blockley - TAS
  6. R. Godwin - ACT
  7. R. Sedgwick - QLD
  8. E. Davis - NSW
  9. C. Brauer - NSW
  10. A. Feltham - ACT
  11. C. Jamnik - ACT
  12. J. Foye - NSW
  13. K. Hodge - NSW
  14. K. Orchard - SA
  15. M. Leane - SA
  16. A. Vearing - NSW
  17. J. Kyreacou - QLD
  18. B. Stanfield - VIC
  19. W. Carol - SA
  20. C. Atkins - NSW

  • My favourite comfort food would have to be chocolate – Icecream, desserts Cakes or on its own.



  • My Mum’s home cooked meat patties with creamy mash, fresh vegies and homemade gravy. Nothing makes my mouth water more..



  • Icecream with milo sprinkled on top, a very reliable snack for brightening my mood. Always have icecream in the freezer perhaps it takes me back to my childhood when we made our own vanilla icecream in those silver trays. Delicious. Happy memories!



  • My mothers chicken soup recipe has always given me comfort, making me feel warm and safe ever since I was a small child. These days when life gets tough, or I get sick, or depressed, I take pleasure in boiling up a big pot aromatic, hot, home made chicken soup.



  • Mashed potatoes because that’s the first thing my mum taught me to cook when I was a child and it always takes me right back to those beautiful moments.



  • Homemade chicken soup because my mum used to make it for me whenever I wasn’t feeling well.



  • Anything my nan makes because she cooks with love and I can feel it with every bite.



  • Dark Chocolate. It gives me such a boost and makes me feel happy.



  • Lasagne. I love it! Meat, pasta and béchamel sauce in one little yummy packet, so to say. I’m not Italian but wish I was!



  • You can never go wrong with chocolate in any variety, shape or form it soothes the soul, helps my brain slow down, eases stress and gives me a sense of happiness when the sugar rush hits at least for a little while



  • My favorite comfort food is any kind of chocolate it just makes me feel so good



  • White chocolate and raspberry ice-cream! All that crunchy chocky, all the sweet gooey raspberry syrup, all that smooth creaminess just melting in my mouth giving me joy at being rather naughty, and feeds my inner child. Very comforting!



  • Chocolate. I mean, is there really anything else that compares? It melts in your mouth, comes in many varieties and is readily available “to go” from the supermarket shelf. No preparation required, just a sweet tooth.



  • Chocolate ! Because it just makes me really happy and tastes amazing.
    But if I have too much I feel sick afterwards so it kinds of help me not to eat too much !



  • Lamb shanks. Leave them to cook all day and nakes the house smell yum


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