A lot of music inspired Everything Changes But You - either because I nicked the song lyrics for my title or I used them as song choices when Ally and her friends go to their karaoke nights at the pub.
When I was putting together the soundtrack, I used some of these songs as well as some magic-themed ones. I also wanted to add 'Over the Rainbow' as The Wizard of Oz was a huge inspiration when writing the book. When I found the Israel Kamakawiwo'ole version merging it with 'What a Wonderful World' I thought it was perfect for Ally and summed up the book for me.
Here is the soundtrack. Enjoy!
Be careful what you wish for...
Ally Richmond is dreading turning thirty and bidding farewell to her youth. And when her husband says he wants to start a family, she begins to panic.
Is this all that life has to offer from now on? Popping out babies and growing old gracefully? She wants a life crammed with glamour and spontaneous adventure, not one full of dirty nappies and night feeds.
When Ally makes a silly birthday wish for a new, exciting life, her wish is granted.
But when Ally is presented with the freedom and opportunities she craves, she soon realises this new life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and that there really is no place like home. But can she find her way back - or is she stuck in this new reality forever?