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WIN 1 of 5 copies of The Love That Remains by Susan Francis, thanks to Allen & Unwin.

An extraordinary memoir about secrets, life’s shocking twists and unconditional love.

How could I write about the importance of truth and not tell the whole truth myself?

After twenty years spent searching for her biological parents, 52-year-old Susan Hull unexpectedly meets the great love of her life – a goldminer named Wayne Francis. He is a gentle giant of a man, who promises Susan the world.

Two years later, they throw in their jobs, marry and sell everything they own, embarking on an incredible adventure, to start a new life in the romantic city of Granada, where they learn Spanish and enjoy too much tapas. In love, and enthralled by the splendour of a European springtime, the pair treasure every moment together.

Until a shocking series of events alters everything.


Riveting, heartfelt and remarkably honest, The Love that Remains explores unconditional love and the lies we tell to safeguard our happiness.

Please note this competition is open from 11th February 2020 until 24th February 2020 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. K. LennoxNSW
  2. M. ChilcottTAS
  3. R. SmithNSW
  4. H. NapoliVIC
  5. T. BeattyNSW
  • We have always had to watch every penny but one day my daughter told me she loves her life, and her family and friends. I asked if she felt she never had what they had. No, she said. Why would I? I was touched.

  • My grandpa telling me he loved me, he barely even told my gran, as a child he never once heard his parents say they loved him so he found it extremely hard to say it (my mum heard it once from him) but I was his favourite and I miss him dearly

  • My grandma was a softly spoken, warm & cuddly lady. I use to love Xmas school holidays, my family would stay during the Xmas New year period, then go home, leaving me to stay with grandma by myself for 3 weeks. I’d enjoy beautiful homemade cakes & biscuits, lots of cuddles & lots of trips to the park.

  • As a child camping and going out on the boat with my dad early in the morning to fish, just the two of us. Whilst my mum and siblings slept. He passed when my children were very young so sadly they missed having this experience and with their grandpa.

  • There are so many but the most recent is seeing my husband and son at the airport as I arrived home from an amazing week to be rushed to the hospital to see my mum. Pure love and relief to know you are not alone.

  • Not only will this make you treat each moment more preciously, but you will be more patient with yourself and with others, recognizing that there are millions of moments on the path to any worthwhile achievement.

  • BOOKS! BOOKS! BOOKS! I just can not get enough.

  • Before my grandpa passed he would always sit me down and talk about … engineering. It was so incredible boring but now looking back, I really treasure those moments and how funny it was.

  • I remember the unconditional love my mother gave, I remember always laying my head in her lap in my younger years even in my teen years while watching movies & TV together, something I’ll cherish now she is gone.

  • On a yacht, out at sea,
    Watching the sunset, Just him and me;
    Happily married just on 38 years,
    Still together, Unlike our peers.

  • My Italian father working in his vegetable garden. He was a true permaculture gardener before it was fashionable. He grew, cooked and ate with love and gusto.

  • My grandmother used to make me a jumper for every birthday. She made it to my 20th birthday, so I have 20 very cherished sweaters that will be passed on to my little ones as they grow. A true memory that is with me.

  • My favourite memories are of my grandmother and I sifting through the books at the library together she taught me that books are transportive and immersive

  • My favourite memory is Mother day where I was spoilt rotten with burnt toast, heaps of butter and jam and a cold cup of tea.. I loved it – Beautiful thought by my kids.

  • My favourite memory of a loved one is dancing on my Nonno’s feet at the Italian balls that used to be held near my home. He would waltz me around and everyone would clap. I felt so special!

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