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eBook Vince and Joy download

by Lisa Jewell

eBook Vince and Joy download ISBN: 0753175592
Author: Lisa Jewell
Publisher: ISIS Publishing; New Ed edition (January 1, 2006)
Language: English
Pages: 552
ePub: 1942 kb
Fb2: 1751 kb
Rating: 4.8
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary

PENGUIN BOOKS Vince and Joy Praise for Lisa Jewell’s previous bestsellers: ‘She is remarkably assured and her dialogue is cracking. Vince and Joy. The Love Story of a Lifetime. Published by the Penguin Group.

PENGUIN BOOKS Vince and Joy Praise for Lisa Jewell’s previous bestsellers: ‘She is remarkably assured and her dialogue is cracking. It is terrific stuff: touching, funny and sentient’. Penguin Books Ltd, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England. Penguin Group (USA), In. 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, USA. Penguin Group (Canada), 10 Alcorn Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4V 3B2.

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― Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). A Friend of the Family.

Vince Mellon and Joy Downer meet as late-blooming teenagers on a beach vacation, and lose their virginity to one another, then reunite as adults kept apart by bad timing and miscommunication in the winning fourth novel by British bestseller Jewell (A Friend of the Family; Thirtynothing). The first misstep occurs when Joy's vacation is cut short, and the goodbye note (including her contact information) she leaves for Vince outside his window is rendered illegible by the elements.

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Narrated by Leighton Pugh.

Vince and Joy have their whole lives ahead of them on the day they meet as teenagers, and instantly fall in love. British author Lisa Jewell's first book, Ralph's Party, came out in 1998

Vince and Joy have their whole lives ahead of them on the day they meet as teenagers, and instantly fall in love. But two weeks later, a misunderstanding forces them apart. When they cross paths seven years later they've been living very different lives. British author Lisa Jewell's first book, Ralph's Party, came out in 1998. Since then, she's gone on to write a range of fiction including her so-called 'curry and flatmates' novels of the nineties and noughties as well as challenging contemporary fiction and thrillers. Visit the Lisa Jewell author page Added to basket.

Watching You by Lisa Jewell .Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighbourhoods in Bristol, England; home to doctors and lawyers and old-money academics

Watching You by Lisa Jewell .Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighbourhoods in Bristol, England; home to doctors and lawyers and old-money academics. It’s not the sort of place where people are brutally murdered in their own kitchens.

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.

Comments: (7)
Perongafa
I really enjoyed this book, but I enjoy most of Lisa Jewell's books. The pace was great. I just kept reading. You know what will happen in the end but you enjoy getting there. Sometimes you want to just shake the characters but it's not so frustrating that you want to stop reading.
Styphe
This book is romantic but SMART. Love it. Lisa Jewell is the genius of modern "chick lit" and her novels are definitely more on the literary side than works of people like Jane Green (just for example). Jewell's novels are for the smarter woman who has lived a slightly quirky life but still needs a romantic *semi* guilty pleasure read.
Zetadda
Great read, was a bit gutted about the poor typing, so many errors! Lovely story,ending bit too rushed. Holiday read!
Briciraz
If you picked up this book because of the awesome comic-like cover that says "Seventeen years later..." and expected a romance where at least 75% of the book would focus on The Main Couple Together, then you would be disappointed. Because The Main Couple don't actually have that many chapters together. Most of the book is about How The Main Couple Just Missed Each Other and going through the life situations in other relationships as they age. Sort of like "Turn Left, Turn Right", only it's a 500 page book and people get older. It's well-written and engaging, I just had completely different expectations of the book based on the cover and the back. It's also a rather realistic book in terms of it's characters, which is to say that the lead female was frustratingly weak and while you could understand why, it made it hard to read her chapters without screaming in frustration. Also I felt cheated by the ending. Engrossing as you read it, but not something I would ever re-read, so I'm giving this a 3.5. Since amazon doesn't let you give half stars I'm rounding this to 4 on the official rating scale.
Dogrel
This review will give some of the plot away.

This was my favorite book by Ms. Jewell, and I have read perhaps half of them.

I am a sucker for star-crossed lover stories, especially when the two finally unite in the end. However, this book is anti-climactic that we only get to see Vince and Joy standing at the edge of their "promised land". The story stops short of allowing us to actually see them embark on a life together.

The painful part of this book was watching Joy become involved with another man along the way. Not only was her short-term husband not really "it" for her, but he showed some disturbing signs of dysfunction before they actually married. How desparate was she to be involved with someone? Why did she ignore the warning signs and actually marry him? Oh Joy, there are far worse things than being single!

Although this was mostly an enjoyable novel that ended favorably, it could also serve as a cautionary tale against being with somebody just to be with somebody. That type of situation will rarely last, and one or more of the parties are bound to get hurt.

All told, this book kept me reading and kept me coming back for more of Ms. Jewell's books.

I recommend this story, especially to single women that are toying with the idea of "settling". Stay patient and your day will come!
Corgustari
I came across this novel in a used book sale and, remembering how much I had enjoyed author Lisa Jewell's One-Hit Wonder (and to a lesser extent, Thirtynothing), I snatched it up and saved it for summer beach reading. As the title would suggest, the story centers around Vince and Joy, but it is far from a traditional romance. Rather, it is one of those sometimes frustrating tales where the two main characters are obviously meant to be together but somehow keep missing their chances.

Vince and Joy first meet on holiday with their respective parents when they are both in their late teens. After a somewhat awkward beginning, Vince and Joy not only fall in love but also lose their virginity to each other--a surprisingly wonderful experience for both of them. Unfortunately, as quickly as their love affair begins, it comes to an end, leaving Vince in a state of confusion, Joy in one of embarrassment. From there, both go on to live seemingly separate lives, each believing that they will never see the other again. But fate seems to be playing a role in the lives of Vince and Joy, inexplicably drawing them back together. Of course, the reader must suffer constant frustrations, watching both characters make major mistakes that will send them careening down paths which are obviously wrong for them, but like all good love stories, everything works out in the end.

Although this book could definitely be considered "chick lit" (or Brit chick lit, with its English characters and setting), in addition to the male lead, Jewell has a humorous writing style that is reminiscent of Nick Hornby, and so I think the novel is likely to appeal to at least some male readers as well. However, romantics of either gender might be a bit disappointed that at the end of the book, Jewell takes Vince and Joy just to the threshold of their new life together rather than giving us a more complete glimpse of what that new life might hold. Still, while perhaps not Jewell's best work, this is an extremely engaging novel, and my final rating is 4 1/2 stars.
Rocky Basilisk
I'm by no means a fan of the Chick Lit genre; I'm a Thirtysomething male. But there's something about Jewell's writing that really grabs me. She's got a tremendous wit and an eye for the male point of view.

I've read all of Jewell's novels and, while I very much enjoyed Vince and Joy, it wasn't my favorite. If you're new to her work, start with Thirtynothing, Ralph's Party or A Friend of the Family. Those are all 5-stars.

If you're browsing for a new (to you) writer, give Jewell a try. Even if you're a guy.