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20 lucky winners will receive a copy of At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen valued at $32.99 each.

This month 20 lucky MoM members could win this gripping and poignant love story about a privileged young woman’s personal awakening as she experiences the devastations of World War II in a Scottish Highlands village. At the Water’s Edge is the new novel from Sara Gruen, the bestselling author of Water for Elephants

After disgracing themselves at a high society New Year’s Eve party in Philadelphia in 1944, Madeline Hyde and her husband, Ellis, are cut off financially by his father, a former army colonel who is already ashamed of his son’s inability to serve in the war. When Ellis and his best friend Hank decide that the only way to regain the Colonel’s favour is to succeed where the Colonel very publicly failed – by hunting down the famous Loch Ness monster – Maddie reluctantly follows them across the Atlantic, leaving her sheltered world behind.

The trio find themselves amid the devastation of World War II, in a remote village in the Scottish Highlands, where the locals have nothing but contempt for the privileged interlopers. As the men go out looking for the monster, Maddie is left on her own at the isolated inn, where food is rationed, fuel is scarce, and a knock from the postman can bring tragic news. Gradually the friendships she forms open her up to a larger world than she knew existed. As she embraces a fuller sense of who she might be, Maddie becomes aware not only of the dark forces around her, but to the beauty and surprising possibilities of life.

If I needed a reminder why I am such a fan of Sara Gruen’s books, her latest novel provides plenty. Unique in its setting and scope, this impeccably researched historical fiction is full of the gorgeous prose I’ve come to expect from this author. And even after the final page, its message still resonates with me: The monsters we seek may be right in front of us. In fact, the only fault I can find with this book is that I’ve already finished it.” Jodi Picoult, bestselling author of Leaving Time

At the Water’s Edge RRP: $32.99  

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 1st May 2015 until 1st June 2015 and is only available to members of Mouths Of Mums. 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. S. Plester - VIC
  2. N. Roney - WA
  3. K. Reimann - SA
  4. J. Robertson - NSW
  5. B. Yudkin - VIC
  6. P. Rim - VIC
  7. J. O'Donnell - NSW
  8. A. Emerson - WA
  9. K. Evans - QLD
  10. A. Cornish - QLD
  11. S. Jesson - NSW
  12. T. Lamb - NT
  13. V. Holland - VIC
  14. M. Stevenson - NSW
  15. K. Hrobarik - VIC
  16. E. Chen - NSW
  17. C. Castlemain - WA
  18. M. Thomas - WA
  19. V. Liappas - SA
  20. S. Bache - SA
  • I really enjoyed Water For Elephants so I should imagine that this Book would be equally as good.


  • This sounds like a book that I wouldn’t be able to put down. One that keeps you engrossed from the very first page. Set in an era of difficult times that brings out both the best and worst of human nature. Can’t wait to read it!


  • I love books that open up our minds to a world we don’t know… but could very well be real!


  • I love a good read, and the feel of a fat book in my hand as I soak in a hot bath with lots of bubbles


  • This storyline seems unique and certainly intriguing, I would love to satisfy my curiosity about Maddie and the Loch Ness monster! Thank you.


  • The waters edge sounds like an intriguing story that would be very interesting to read. I love a good fiction and this sounds li,e a really good one to have on the library after reading,


  • I long to travel to Scotland but circumstances don’t allow it. Luckily there’s nothing better than a well written novel to take you there.


  • For the ultimate reality escape!


  • My mum is so lonely since dad passed away, she loves Sara books and I know she would love this


  • I love Sarah Gruens books they are down to earth and a reader may feel they are actually in the story line.Water for Elephants was so touching and inspirational it wanted me to read more off her novels.


  • What a wonderful book to win so I could curl up on the sofa these wintry afternoons and read to my heart’s content. Sara Gruen is a great author.


  • Love Jodi Picoult books, if that lady says “At the Waters Edge” is a terrific read I’d believe her. Any book you finish quickly speaks for itself, the storyline sounds very intriguing too, a real bookworms delight.


  • I love reading and this sounds like it has a great story


  • At the water’s edge, I’m always teetering on the edge. And never know which way I will fall.


  • Would love to be able to just lose myself in another time period even if just for a short while


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