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From adolescent snogging to apartment shares, relationships, career crises, and children, Vince and Joy is the unforgettable story of two lives lived separately but forever entwined. Back in the '80s, teenagers Vince and Joy met, fell desperately in love, parted, and never quite said goodbye. Now, nearly 20 years later, they’ve both begun to ask themselves if that long-ago romance was the enduring love they’ve been searching for....

©2006 Lisa Jewell (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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I wanted a more rewarding ending

This book takes you through a journey of young love washed away in a note and the rain. You follow them both while they cross each others lives at a time where they are each with someone and not the right someone. When you finally get to the end the author doesn’t let you experience the joy of the Reunion. I get it we are supposed to figure out our own reunion but I wanted the author to describe it for me.

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Most frustrating and disappointing story

Well, that’s 13 hours and 24 minutes I’ll never get back. Vince and Joy are both among the most pathetic characters I’ve ever encountered. It’s easy to look at this story and say they each the victims of unlucky circumstances. However, you can also see how they are the makers of their own poor situations by not have the spine to stand up for themselves. They wring their hands about their poor situations, but do nothing to solve them. Joy is particularly bad about adding 2 + 2 and getting...yellow.

The story itself is also poorly told. It is drawn out so ridiculously that, as my frustration with it mounted, I was able to skip large sections at a time and not miss anything at all. I finally arrived at the ending, which was limp and literally left nothing resolved. How can it be a romantic story when we never, ever get to see the central characters together, free to enjoy finding one another? HUGE letdown by an author I normally like.

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Loved it!

I absolutely adored this book! The ending though!!! There better be a sequel!! Please Lisa!

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Best book yet by lisa jewell

I absolutely loved this book from beginning to end! A must read for Lisa jewell fans!

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Love

If you believe in destiny. If you believe in love. This book is for you.

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So good!

Bella was my favorite character she made me laugh out loud. I am going to patiently wait for a part 2

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Loved this story

I like how Liz Jewell describes the characters and the surroundings and what they are thinking. This was a very descriptive story and when you are listening to a book it’s very important. I feel
Like I’m watching along with listening. The male and female narration was perfect for this kind of story.

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Hanging!😯

Loved the story didn't like the ending!
can't believe you left it unfinished at the end.

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so good yet so frustrated

I really enjoyed the journey of Vince and Joy, although they made stupid decisions along the way. My frustration is the ending. I can't believe that's it, it doesn't feel completed to me.

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Great book

I loved this book! I laughed out loud so many times. Serendipity at its finest.

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