Vince and Joy

Vince and Joy

by Lisa Jewell
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Vince and Joy by Lisa Jewell

Remember falling in love for the first time? Remember thinking, This is The One? Remember life getting in the way? From adolescent snogging to apartment shares, relationships, career crises, and children, Vince & Joy is the unforgettable story of two lives lived separately but forever entwined.

Back in the 1980s, teenagers Vince and Joy met, fell desperately in love, and never quite said good-bye. Now nearly twenty years later they've both begun to ask themselves if that long-ago romance was the enduring love that they've been searching for.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061137464
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/03/2006
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 1,255,714
Product dimensions: 8.02(w) x 4.82(h) x 1.23(d)

About the Author

Lisa Jewell is the author of six novels, including Ralph's Party and Vince and Joy. Born and raised in north London, she lives there still with her husband and children.

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Vince and Joy 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
DayDreamer44 More than 1 year ago
This book is easy to read, i think i read it in 2 days and its abou 400 pages... but it just catches your attention and you really begin to care about the characters and what happens to them. it starts out with two characters in their teens and then follows them as they age and how their lives intertwine. it is a very enjoyable read and i would reccommend it to anyone!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book,although through out the whole entire book you just want Vince and Joy to be together...But the ending was happy, even thought i didn't want it to end... there needs to be a sequel to this book!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Have you ever wondered what happened to your first love? Have you ever wondered if you missed the one and only destined soul mate for you in life? Have you ever run into that first special person and wondered if your dull, miserable, or boring life could have, would have, should have been more fulfilling and meaningful? Then you will really enjoy reading VINCE AND JOY by Lisa Jewell. During a family vacation, at the beach, teens, Vince and Joy, fell into that forever remembered first love. After a couple days of finding that everything that they said and thought together were just so similar, comforting, and thrilling, they enjoyed a beautiful first experience of explored sexual love Then the next morning Vince found that Joy, and her family, were unexpectedly gone. All he had was a rain blurred note from Joy that made no sense to him. Off and on, as the years pass, these two find themselves becoming connected in strange ways that seem to mean that destiny really meant for them to be together. This story is a fun, romantic, coincidental, unexpected, and new read about two people who were definitely love/soul mates but needed friends, family and fate to push them together almost 20 years after they first found their love for each other.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In England thirty-something year old friends were discussing the time they lost their virginity. Vince explains that he was nineteen years old when he met eighteen years old Joy seventeen years ago in 1986 at the Hunstantan camp site. His stepfather Cliff pushed them together and they eventually made love. The next morning, she and her parents were gone a note that he concluded was a Dear John letter was left behind, but most of the writing washed away in the rain. The only clear statement is ¿I am so ashamed¿, which he assumed meant about their lovemaking.--------------- Years later Cliff mentioned that he had to beat up Joy¿s dad because the punk was fondling his wife, Vince¿s mother, over her objections. Vince realizes that Joy was not embarrassed by them but by her dad. As he searches for her, he has good and bad luck he finds her, but she is marrying someone else. Though he has married and divorced and has a child he loves, Vince believes Joy is the only one for him and destiny has failed him once more.------------- This is an interesting contemporary romance starring two likable protagonists who fall in love at first sight, but fate seems to dictate they stay apart though they meet up several times over the next two decades or so. The story line is mostly told from the perspective of the lead male as he tells his tale of love discovered, love lost, love re-found, love re-lost, etc. Because this is a deep British character study, some of the vernacular will seem strange to the American audience, but sub-genre fans will still find joy in Vince¿s fine jewel of a story.---------------------------- Harriet Klausner