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A Song of Me and You

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781529344813

Price: £16.99

ON SALE: 6th July 2023

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Romance

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Mike Gayle: emotions you’ll never forget, stories you’ll want to share



Helen and Ben parted as heartbroken 18-year-olds and went their very separate ways.

Twenty years later, mother-of-two-teenagers Helen is still in Manchester, a part-time primary teacher, stunned by the behaviour of her love-rat husband. In an old T shirt and scruffy jeans, she feels at the lowest point in her life.

And suddenly, impossibly, Ben is standing on her doorstep. Tired maybe, lonely even, but clearly still the world-famous, LA-based multi-millionaire rockstar he has become.

Can you ever go back?

For Helen and Ben, so much has happened in the years between. But just to sit in the kitchen for a while and talk – that would be nice.

Before the world comes crashing in.

Friendship, love, heartache and hope collide in this unforgettable emotional journey, from the author of Half A World Away.

‘The escapist pageturner of the summer’ The Sunday Times

Your favourite writers are already falling in love with this story . . .
‘Moving, uplifting, unforgettable. Mike always writes from the heart and creates stories we fall in love with’ Lisa Jewell

Full of relatable characters and as Mike takes us on a journey through all their high and lows and we’re with them every step of the way . . . A wonderful story’ Ruth Hogan

‘Poignant. Powerful. Beautiful’ Milly Johnson

‘Funny, real and unexpected, a story that will keep you hooked to the very last page’ Alexandra Potter

Fans love this new story . . .
‘I’ve always been a fan of Mike’s books BUT this one is my absolute favourite’⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Mike writes so well and creates the best, most memorable characters’⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Had me absolutely gripped’⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Outstanding. Loved it and devoured every page’⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Reviews

Poignant, uplifting and utterly charming, I was swept away by Ben and Helen's story, equal parts relatable and fantastic but always, always pulling on my heart strings. Mike Gayle, then, now and forever one of the best
Lindsey Kelk
This second-chance romance comes from the sure hands of Mike Gayle, known for his ability to pluck the heartstrings
Daily Mail
Gayle's 19th novel is a rollercoaster of emotion - wise, insightful and bittersweet in the best of ways
CultureFly
Tender and unforgettable
Woman and Home
Public service announcement: Mike Gayle's latest is going to toy with your emotions, churn you up, and spit you out - but it's totally worth it . . . powerful storytelling and well-drawn characters
Heat
A wonderful story about first love and second chances
Good Housekeeping
A glorious story about the power of love, friendship and roots
Sun
Wonderful
Prima
Emotional and engrossing, do not miss this top read
Fabulous
With Gayle's ability to illustrate how people are thinking and feeling, this is a story of love and friendship, heartache and hope
My Weekly
Mike Gayle's stunning novel takes the reader on a journey of joyful highs and heartbreaking lows
Sunday Express
Touching, funny, beautifully characterised and undeniably romantic, this may be the escapist pageturner of the summer
The Sunday Times
Mike Gayle is a natural storyteller, he gifts us these fully rounded, painfully honest characters and allows us to live with them for a short period of time but that's enough to care about them and to almost grieve when we reach the end of the novel and have to say goodbye to them, hoping things will be OK. His books may be fiction, but the themes he writes about are real and the issues and questions raised are those that we face day to day.
The Leader
An absolutely wonderful read - a gorgeous, touching story with characters you root for fervently
Tracy Rees
This was wonderful, and a testament to true friendship.
Prima (Book of the Year 2023 roundup)
Mike Gayle creates real, warm characters you will recognise. Amid real human dilemmas, the heart and goodwill always shines through
Jojo Moyes
Mike Gayle creates real, warm characters you will recognise. Amid real human dilemmas, the heart and goodwill always shines through
Jojo Moyes
A joyful celebration of life, it's also a study in grief, second chances, and what can happen when you truly believe in yourself.
Heat
A Song of Me and You is vintage Mike Gayle! It's full of relatable characters and as Mike takes us on a journey through all their high and lows and we're with them every step of the way. A Song of Me and You is a wonderful story about the things that really matter in life - family, friendship and falling in love - and a poignant reminder to cherish them while we can. It's the perfect book to celebrate Mike's 25 years as an author!
Ruth Hogan
Poignant and powerful. Gorgeous!
Milly Johnson
Funny, real and unexpected, a story that will keep you hooked to the very last page
Alexandra Potter
A Song of Me & You is a heartbreaking and utterly compelling second-chance love story. Brimming with emotion, it has much to say about loss, loyalty, and the power of self-belief. An unforgettable read
Holly Miller
Moving, uplifting, unforgettable. Mike always writes from the heart and creates stories we fall in love with
Lisa Jewell