Real-Life Romance

Real-Life Romance

Real-Life Romance: Inspiring Stories to Help You Believe in True Love (Harvest House, February 2018)

Do you believe in true love?

In a world of broken relationships and hurting people, it can seem like all we ever see is heartache—that marriages are doomed from the start and romance isn’t worth the risk.

But heart-fluttering, long-lasting love is all around us…we just have to look for it!

This collection of beautiful, real-life accounts will bring laughter and tears as you enjoy each story of ordinary people who found extraordinary love. Page after page, you will find inspiration to

—rekindle the romance in your love story
—trust in God’s providence and timing
—faithfully hope for your own happily-ever-after
—celebrate true romance
—believe in life-long love

Don’t let the world define romance for you! See how God is at work in the hearts of His people—knitting together hearts in a love that forever endures.

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  • Empower Moms says:

    This collection of love stories was put together nicely and I really enjoyed reading this book. It gave me hope in my own marriage to continue to seek God’s love in my own life and to be more patient and kind.

  • God is Love says:

    I would recommend this book to anyone who’s given up hope of finding a real romance that lasts. It’s a very inspiring read that reminded me of God’s love and encouraged me to seek His plan for every aspect of my life because He as my Heavenly Father knows best.

  • Moments says:

    This is truly an inspiring read that will inspire hope and those warm, fuzzy feelings to brighten and warm your heart on this cold, dark winter days.

  • When it comes to love stories, more of these real-life romances are needed to show us what relationships really look like in a world marred by sin. Toward the end of the book, Rhonda wrote, “As a Christian, anything you do in your life should be filtered through this missional statement: To know Christ and make Him know,” (Chapter 25). I couldn’t agree more and highly recommend Real-Life Romance.

  • This is the kind of book that you will want to read more than once to make sure that you didn’t miss any of it. I recommend this book to anyone interested in real happy endings

  • I love rom-com’s as much as anybody, whether it’s in a movie or a book. I mean, we are all pretty obsessed with Hallmark movies, right? I enjoy reading the same kind of books with the sappy love and happy endings. Sometimes though, it’s nice to read real love stories. The stories with all the troubles, problems, and prior marriages. Those are the best stories. Well, I’ve got a whole book of real life romances. Twenty four stories, including the author’s and her children’s stories.

  • Real-Life Romance by Rhonda Stoppe was a sweet book. I did enjoy all of the stories in this book, and almost all of them left me with a smile on my face. I also loved that the author gives you points to ponder and things that you should ask yourself and think about.

  • No matter what stage of life and marriage you’re in, I’m sure you’ll find some encouragement and helpful ideas in this book. I found the stories to be very inspiring and I loved that this book also included hope for the divorced person!

  • SK Bell says:

    It’s no secret that I love a good love story.
    I was super excited to get the chance to review Rhonda Stoppe’s new book of love stories, and especially so close to Valentine’s Day!
    Real-Life Romance is exactly that: real.

  • This book shines a light in our romance deprived world by giving us wonderful examples of real couples who have weathered the storms of life together. The book never claims to have the magic formula to an easy married life,but it does show how intentional and focused attention to troubles can lead to even stronger bonds.

  • Rhonda Stoppe’s Real-Life Romance is filled with page after page of real-life romance. There’s no glossed over Hollywood fairy tales, just the true stories of everyday people.

  • I loved reading this book of true stories! It was enjoyable to read the variety of stories and see how beautiful real life romance is.

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