The most nostalgic and uplifting romance you’ll read this year. ‘Fantastic, moving, beautiful’ Daily Mail
'This grown-up love story is gorgeously written and romantic without being sentimental' Good Housekeeping
'This tender tale of second chances... is a nostalgic delight' Sunday Mirror
You never forget the one that got away.
Daniel was the first boy to make Alison a mix tape.
But that was years ago and Ali hasn't thought about him in a very long time. Even if she had, she might not have called him 'the one that got away'; after all, she'd been the one to run.
Then Dan's name pops up on her phone, with a link to a song from their shared past.
For two blissful minutes, Alison is no longer an adult in Adelaide with temperamental daughters; she is sixteen in Sheffield, dancing in her skin-tight jeans. She cannot help but respond in kind.
And so begins a new mix tape.
Ali and Dan exchange songs - some new, some old - across oceans and time zones, across a lifetime of different experiences, until one of them breaks the rules and sends a message that will change everything...
Readers have fallen in love with Mix Tape!
'I laughed, I cried, I listened to the music. I wanted to know the characters in real life.' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'This book is beautiful. The writing is so emotive and evocative.' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'I LOVED this book - the music in it brought back so many memories from my teenage years.' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'Mix Tape is is my idea of story heaven. I loved it. Really loved it. I'm telling everyone I know about it.' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'What a wonderful book! Tenderly written and with characters that are so different but all make their own mark.' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
If you’ve ever reminisced about the thrill of receiving a mixtape, this is the romance novel for you. Daniel was the first boy to commit his feelings to tape for Alison and has always retained a special place in her heart. When he sends her a song 30 years later it sparks a long-distance exchange of music from their past. English author Jane Sanderson carefully weaves hits of the ’70s into this ‘the one that got away’ tale and the heady mix of nostalgic tunes and flashbacks to young love had us charmed.
First lovers reunited
Great romantic read of first lovers reunited. ..thoroughly enjoyed this book. So much pain and human reality - with love winning in the end. Perfect read.
Comfort in sound
This was a delight to read,the music references added to the nostalgia of the past.I loved it.