Vince and Joy

Vince and Joy

The unforgettable bestseller from the No. 1 bestselling author of The Family Upstairs


From the No. 1 bestselling author of The Family Upstairs and The Girls, this is the perfect love story for anyone who adored One Day in December and David Nicholls

'A lovely story that warms the heart' 5***** Reader Review
'Prepare to be charmed, hopeful, happy and sad, and to fall in love with Vince and Joy' 5***** Reader Review
'The best love story in years' 5***** Reader Review

Sometimes, finding your destiny is easy. Following it, isn't...

When Vince and Joy meet on holiday, their connection is instant and, before long, they are head over heels in love.

But, after two blissful weeks, a misunderstanding forces them apart.

When they cross paths seven years later, they realise they’ve been living very different lives.

Yet neither of them has been able to let go of their first love. . .

Sometimes you meet the right person at the wrong time.
But can you ever know if
this is the right time?


'A gem of a read' Grazia

'Vince and Joy got me through a hard time. Gave me the strength to walk away from my situation. When we read books about characters we can relate to, it makes us feel less alone. An awakening' C L Moore

'One of those rare books with the variety, complexity and unexpectedness of real life. A book you simply disappear into. And you emerge two days later on a cloud of cosy memories' Sunday Telegraph

'A Must Buy Book - classy, evocative, intelligent and insightful' Company


  • One of those rare books with the variety, complexity and unexpectedness of real life . . . Fans of chick-lit will understand when I say that this is a book you simply disappear into
    Sunday Telegraph

About the author

Lisa Jewell

Lisa Jewell's first novel, Ralph’s Party, was published in 1999 and was the best-selling debut novel of the year. Since then she has published another twenty-one novels, most lately a number of dark psychological thrillers, including Then She Was Gone, The Family Upstairs and None of This is True. Lisa is a number one New York Times and Sunday Times author who has sold over ten million books worldwide and been published in over twenty-five languages. She lives in north London with her husband, two daughters and a lovely dog called Daisy. @lisajewelluk on Twitter @lisajewelluk on Instagram @lisajewellofficial on Facebook.
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