Wednesday 24 February 2027




My latest book, Our Last Summer is out now in ebook (paperback to follow on 14th September).


Our Last Summer | Jennifer Joyce | Out Now




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Friday 15 September 2023

Ten Fun Facts About Our Last Summer

 Ten Fun Facts

The paperback of Our Last Summer is now out, joining the ebook and audio that were released back in July, and I've put together ten behind-the-scenes fun facts of the book


In the first draft, Elodie is in a relationship with Ed when she first jumps back in time.


I didn’t have a plan when I started writing Our Last Summer. I didn’t even have a synopsis until I’d written the first three chapters. This happened with my last book. After being a massive plotter, I’d turned into a pantster.


Originally, Elodie travelled back to the 80s, but this was changed quite early on. I did keep a couple of 80s references in though – Kim Wilde’s ‘Kids In America’ and the salon’s name, Lady Dye was a play on Lady Diana, who was getting married to Prince Charles on the day Elodie first travelled back in time in the original version.


The original title was The 12 Summers of You & Me but it was decided early on that there wouldn’t be twelve time-hops, so a new title was needed.


The book didn’t have a title until the final stages of the editing process. It didn’t even have a working title after ‘The 12 Summers of You & Me’ was dropped.


The initial spark of inspiration for Our Last Summer came from my previous book, The 12 Christmases of You & Me. I loved writing it and wanted to write a summer-themed time-travel rom com.


I wrote 7,620 words (three-and-a-bit chapters) before I realised I’d got the POV wrong. I was writing in the third person when really it should have been first.


Durban Castle was the setting of The Wedding That Changed Everything, and it featured in The Wedding Date.


Little Heaton was the setting of The Accidental Life Swap.


Ed’s tattoo was inspired by my oldest daughter’s love of South Park’s Butters.
Find out more about the book:
Our Last Summer | Jennifer Joyce


A summer that changed everything. A second chance to put things right.


Four years ago, Elodie Parker left the village of Little Heaton where she’d lived for her entire life. She hasn’t been back since.

Now, with her little sister’s wedding looming, she’s going home again. It should be a time for celebration, but there are things Elodie left behind she’s not ready to face. Not least the love of her life, Tomasz. The man who, if Elodie is really honest, she still loves.

But something magical happens on the flight. As turbulence hits, Elodie is thrown back into the past. It’s eight years ago, the day she met Tomasz for the very first time. Before everything went wrong and Elodie ran away forever.

Can Elodie find a way to change the past – and get the happy ever after she longs for?


Wednesday 30 August 2023

Read My New Short Story For Free

The Bouquet | Jennifer Joyce

When the bride throws her bouquet, something magical happens to the wannabe brides who try to catch it...


The Bouquet is a fun little rom com with a magical twist that you can read for free when you pre-order the paperback of Our Last Summer


Our Last Summer | Jennifer Joyce

A summer that changed everything. A second chance to put things right.


Four years ago, Elodie Parker left the village of Little Heaton where she’d lived for her entire life. She hasn’t been back since.

Now, with her little sister’s wedding looming, she’s going home again. It should be a time for celebration, but there are things Elodie left behind she’s not ready to face. Not least the love of her life, Tomasz. The man who, if Elodie is really honest, she still loves.

But something magical happens on the flight. As turbulence hits, Elodie is thrown back into the past. It’s eight years ago, the day she met Tomasz for the very first time. Before everything went wrong and Elodie ran away forever.

Can Elodie find a way to change the past – and get the happy ever after she longs for?





To get your hands on a copy of The Bouquet, send proof of your pre-order of Our Last Summer to jenni.cjoyce@gmail.com and I'll send it your way!

Thursday 3 August 2023

9 Summers Publication Day

9 Summers | Jennifer Joyce

I know I've only just had the publication day for Our Last Summer, but surely I can squeeze another in for my little summer quick read, 9 Summers?


If you're a newsletter subscriber, you may have already read Mary's story as I sent it out in my last three newsletters in bite-sized installments, but you can now read it as a whole as I've released it as a ebook on Amazon. It's just 79p - or free as part of Kindle Unlimited!


9 Summers is a fun and magical time-travel rom com in mini form, so it's perfect for gobbling up in one sitting by the pool or lazing in the garden (if the sun ever makes a return to the UK). If you've read Everything Changes But You, you'll have had the pleasure of meeting Clementine, an angelic wish-come-truer who is a proper dickhead with as much charm as a blister at the beginning of a ten-mile hike, but I'm oddly fond of her and I hope you'll grow to love her too.

If you read 9 Summers (or have already read it via my newsletter), I'd love it it if you popped a little review over on Amazon here. It doesn't have to be an in-depth review - just a few words will help other people find a book they may enjoy.


Find out more about the book:
9 Summers | Jennifer Joyce


It took 1 Summer to break Mary's heart but it'll take 9 summers to put it back together again


Mary is supposed to be going away for a fun weekend with her friends, but she cancels at the last minute because she isn't in the mood for a summer festival. She isn't in the mood for much these days, other than curling up on her bed and thinking about her ex. It's been a year since the relationship ended but she can't seem to get over Robert.


But when Mary is taken on a journey by a strange but brutally honest new friend, she starts to see that maybe she's better off without Robert after all...



Tuesday 11 July 2023

Our Last Summer: The Playlist

Our Last Summer | Jennifer Joyce | Playlist

I like to create playlists for my books and the playlist for Our Last Summer is full of summery hits, plus a couple that relate to the book itself.



There are 32 songs, which you can listen to on Spotify below or you can save it to your own account to listen to whenever you want to!


Our Last Summer Playlist:


Kids In America
Kim Wilde

Summertime
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

Rio
Duran Duran

Bring It All Back
S Club 7

Parklife
Blur

The Only Way Is Up
Yazz

One Week
Bare Naked Ladies

In The Summertime
Shaggy, Rayvon

C'est La Vie
B*Witched

The Boys of Summer
Don Henley

Country House
Blur

Walking On Sunshine
Katrina & The Waves

Friday I'm In Love
The Cure

Mambo No. 5 (a Little Bit of...)
Lou Bega

Club Tropicana
Wham!

Venus
Bananarama

Africa
TOTO

Summer of '69
Bryan Adams

In The Summertime
Mungo Jerry

Life Is A Rollercoaster
Ronan Keating

Hey Ya!
Outkast

Bootylicious
Destiny's Child

Miami
Will Smith

All That She Wants
Ace of Base

Whenever, Wherever
Shakira

MMMBop
Hanson

Two Princes
Spin Doctors

Dancing In The Moonlight
Toploader

Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)
Spiller, Sophie Ellis-Bexter

Brimful of Asha - Norman Cook Remix
Cornershop, Norman Cook

Cruel Summer
Bananarama

Our Last Summer
ABBA



Thursday 6 July 2023

Our Last Summer: What Inspired The Book?

Our Last Summer: What Inspired The Book?


It was actually a previous book of mine that inspired the story of Our Last Summer.


I was walking my dog, Luna in 2021 when I started to think about a summer-themed time-travel book, along the lines of my festive time-travel rom com, The 12 Christmases of You & Me. Instead of woolly hats and turkey with all the trimmings, there'd be sunshine and beer in pub gardens. Elodie would travel back to 12 summers of her past. It would be called The 12 Summers of You & Me and while in the festive time-travel rom com it is a photo being taken that sends the protagonist back home to the present, there would be a trigger that sent Elodie to the past: the bong! of the assistance button on a plane.

I didn't know why she was on a plane yet. I didn't know what lessons she'd learn from visiting her past self, but the seed of the idea was there. The seed grew. Things changed. Elodie wouldn't be travelling back 12 times (which made my title unusable) but that initial trip on the plane with the bongs! remained and I love the story that emerged.

I wonder if there's a autumn-themed time-travel story to be told. The 12 Halloweens of You & Me, for example...


Find out more about the book:
Our Last Summer | Jennifer Joyce

A summer that changed everything. A second chance to put things right.


Four years ago, Elodie Parker left the village of Little Heaton where she’d lived for her entire life. She hasn’t been back since.

Now, with her little sister’s wedding looming, she’s going home again. It should be a time for celebration, but there are things Elodie left behind she’s not ready to face. Not least the love of her life, Tomasz. The man who, if Elodie is really honest, she still loves.

But something magical happens on the flight. As turbulence hits, Elodie is thrown back into the past. It’s eight years ago, the day she met Tomasz for the very first time. Before everything went wrong and Elodie ran away forever.

Can Elodie find a way to change the past – and get the happy ever after she longs for?


Wednesday 5 July 2023

Our Last Summer Publication Day

Our Last Summer | Jennifer Joyce | Out Now


I'm so excited that Our Last Summer is now available as an ebook. If you've already pre-ordered a copy, it should be waiting for you on your e-reader. If you prefer a paperback, this will be following in September.

I hope you enjoy Elodie's story. Travelling back in time with her was a lot of fun and I hope you have as much fun reading the book as I did writing it! If you read and enjoy the book, I'd love to hear what you think. You can leave a review (they really do make a writer's day) or you can give me a shout on social media (links on the right-hand side of the blog).

I'll be posting book extras here on the blog and on social media, including the playlist and behind-the-scenes fun facts (there's an early on in today's newsletter) so do keep an eye out for those.


Find out more about the book:
Our Last Summer | Jennifer Joyce


A summer that changed everything. A second chance to put things right.


Four years ago, Elodie Parker left the village of Little Heaton where she’d lived for her entire life. She hasn’t been back since.

Now, with her little sister’s wedding looming, she’s going home again. It should be a time for celebration, but there are things Elodie left behind she’s not ready to face. Not least the love of her life, Tomasz. The man who, if Elodie is really honest, she still loves.

But something magical happens on the flight. As turbulence hits, Elodie is thrown back into the past. It’s eight years ago, the day she met Tomasz for the very first time. Before everything went wrong and Elodie ran away forever.

Can Elodie find a way to change the past – and get the happy ever after she longs for?