It's a Love Story: From Happily to Ever After

It's a Love Story: From Happily to Ever After

by Lincee Ray

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Overview

Human beings love to be loved. And we love to fall in love. As children we pour our love into our pets and our friends. As teenagers we fall in love with musicians and actors and the boy whose locker is next to ours. As we mature, we long for romantic love that will last a lifetime. Sacrificial love, unexplainable love, familial love, desperate love. Love songs and love stories. Clearly we were created with the longing for love ingrained in our souls.

With lots of wit and a bit of wisdom drawn from a lifetime of falling in love, Lincee Ray invites you to an unabashed celebration of that loving feeling. As she reveals the loves of her life and encourages you to recall your own, you'll discover alongside her that there is only one who can ever truly fulfill the deepest longings of our hearts. And he made us to be part of a divine love story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493417728
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/30/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 211,674
File size: 13 MB
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About the Author

Lincee Ray is the author of Why I Hate Green Beans and an accidental blogging superstar who now writes for Entertainment Weekly online and the Associated Press. An active speaker and pop culture podcaster, she can be found at her popular website www.ihategreenbeans.com, where she makes it clear that she believes it's important to tell your story--even if it makes you seem a little crazy. She lives in Texas.

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It's a Love Story: From Happily to Ever After 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Teadrinker 6 days ago
We all love to hear a good love story. Whether it is about children loving puppies or older couples that have been married for 70 years, these happy stories keep us going through the challenges of life. It's a Love Story by Lincee Ray is full of her love stories through the years. It's a Love Story shares many personal stories from Ray's life throughout the book. She also shares a few heartaches in her quest for love. She shares about how she grew up as Johhny Ray's daughter in a small town full with a few escapades and stories that made me giggle out loud. . .She also shares about going to Africa a ministering to the children and obeying God in love to serve Him by serving the least of these. This book is full of both stories that will make you smile or laugh out loud and there were a few that brought a tear to my eyes. Ray is definitely not boring and has a way with words that evoke a variety of emotions. At the same time, she also has a way of causing me to reflect on my own life and how I love others and love them for Jesus. Do I do it well? In between she throws in some fluffy stuff for those who love movies and a good love story on the screen. In It's a Love Story, Ray weaves each story together to create a book that fills a few empty places in each reader. I received this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.
LGHudson 16 days ago
SUPERB! I had never even heard of Lincee Ray until a few weeks ago. I know - I live under a rock or something, right? I can relate to her storytelling on so many levels! It’s A Love Story From Happily to Ever After is the type of book that grabs you from the first paragraph and won’t let you’ve read the last sentence. Trust me, you’ll really want to read it in one sitting, too! Ray is relatable and an excellent storyteller. You will feel as though you’re sitting on your couch talking to your best friend! I kept wanting to pick up the phone and call her and discuss certain points in the book! She writes on subjects that matter to all of us and here are some examples - Fur and Feathers (Animal Love), Young Love, Love Beyond the US Border, Fake Vision of Love, ‘Tis the Season, The Soundtrack of My Life, You’ve Got a Friend in Me and my personal favorite, Mary, Did you Know? She’ll having you laughing and crying because she’s hysterical and because you just might see yourself somewhere on these pages! As Ray tells you her own personal Love Story, she encourages each reader to recognize their own Love Story - the people and the places that are the pillars where the reader feels safe. Where the reader’s heart is known without having to say a word and a place where their heart feels at peace when they’re there. While she writes with a great deal of humor, Ray always brings you back to the main thing and that is the BEST Love Story in everyone’s life: “When I feel adrift, unchosen, without a rose or a fairy-tale ending, I’m reminded of a deeper truth: God is my portion forever. Although my flesh and heart may fail, He is my strength. Psalm 73 gives me the assurance that I am enough. He chose me. He loves me. ... I hear the lyrics of love in this psalm of acceptance, and my heart beats to the rhythm of being in sync with someone who totally gets me.” I was provided an ARC of this book by Revell and NetGalley. The opinions expressed here are completely my own and without influence.
Anonymous 18 days ago
I {thought} this book was going to be about the author Lincee Ray finding love, as in a boyfriend/spouse. (In her last book she shared the heartbreaking story of her divorce, so I thought this was the sequel/happily ever after.) What I LOVE is that it turned out to be not about that at all! Instead she honors the love she already has in her life...her daddy, her favorite movies, her red Starbursts, her friends, and her Savior. To quote one of my favorite love stories, "If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around." Lincee Ray proves that point chapter after chapter. Love is everywhere. If you need a reminder that you're blessed despite your relationship status, this book is for you.
MegAmire 19 days ago
I know this Author personally and love her dearly. I love how she talks about her love stories, other's stories, and movies and relates it all to Jesus. Our story is His story. You will laugh out loud, you might cry, you might relate or you might have to go watch a movie to know what she is talking about. No matter how old you are you will enjoy this book! "Although we'll never be wholly fulfilled this side of heaven, love lives in our hearts and souls to remind us that day is coming." - Lincee Ray
PrincessGlor 19 days ago
This is a quick easy read of the funny bits and the messy bits of these things called life and love. Broken up into fun chapters full of the things kids of the 80's and 90's grew up on and with Lincee's trademark humor and writing style this book is super fun read! I loved the chapters on The New Kids On The Block and the RomCom movies. I heard of Lincee through another blogger/author named Melanie Shankle and I have not been disappointed since adding her to my list of authors I love. If you are looking for a fun read with spiritual truths sprinkled in, don't miss this one!
KatCat 20 days ago
Lincee Ray is one of my favorite writers. And just like her first book and her blogs, Lincee unabashedly invites you into her world where she makes you feel as though you're best friends just catching up on life…this time it’s about her love life and includes all her loves, from her pets to her first kiss, from music to movies, from her favorites place to be to the reason she does what she does. Lincee writes with passion, honesty, wit and just the right amount of snark that will draw you in and make you love and laugh and cry all at the same time. Her stories stay with you long after you put the book down, and the best part, her stories will be a catalyst for reflecting on your own love stories. Grab a box of tissues and a handful of Oreos and get ready for a lovely journey.
Anonymous 20 days ago
Special thank you to Lincee Ray and Revell for gifting me with an advance copy to review as part of the book launch team. "Don’t hesitate. Rise up. Serve. Make a difference." “Until we reunite with our Maker face-to-face, we’ll settle for substitutes to satiate our longing. Romantic movies and poetic story lines will fill us with faith. Gorgeous lyrics will fill our ears with hope. And intentional relashipins with our families and friends will fill our hearts with love.” I adore Lincee Ray for so many reasons I could never list them all here -- same as I do Melanie Shankle and Sophie Hudson. I really and truly want to be BFFs with them. That being said, Lincee’s writing style is my absolute favorite kind of writing to read. She’s very witty, but there’s substance to each memory she reflects upon and each story she tells. Just as with her first book, I devoured this book in a few short days -- and if my people would have left me alone, I would have devoured it in one sitting. That’s how much I love this book and love Lincee Ray! If you haven’t checked out her podcast, I highly recommend that as well!
Librarycataloger 20 days ago
"Our need to feel loved is ingrained in our souls. It's been that way since the beginning." In this new book from Lincee Ray we are reminded about the different kinds of love. There is love for our animals, love for our parents, love for our friends and of course romantic love. The author is very funny but she also has a knack for getting to the heart of the matter and she uses pop culture as a way of illustrating her points. I enjoyed her references to the 80s and 90s and I knew about the movie Dirty Dancing and Bonnie Raitt's Total Eclipse of the Heart but I was born in an earlier generation so I found myself thinking about the Beach Party movies with Frankie and Annette and Unchained Melody from the Righteous Brothers and recalling the emotions associated with each of them. Yes, there is a lot of humor in It's A Love Story and I often found myself laughing out loud while reading this book but the author also makes some powerful observations and she liberally uses God's Word as she talks about her faith. In the conclusion Ray reminds us of the ultimate love story. God "wanted to show the quintessential act of love. So He sacrificed His Son". If you enjoy a book with humor you will want to read It's A Love Story but if you want both a fun and a thought-provoking book, you MUST read It's A Love Story! I received a complimentary copy from the author and Revell Publishing and these thoughts are my own.
ChristaS19 20 days ago
Lincee is my favorite blogger/podcaster who got her start recapping "The Bachelor" episodes. She uses her wit and humor in this book about all things "love story" as she walks you through what you can learn from romantic comedies, pop culture messages, and what she has learned about love from Jesus. I laughed out loud sometimes, cried sometimes, but loved every bit of it. If you are a child of the 80's or 90's, you'll love all the toy and TV show references.
Anonymous 20 days ago
“I have friends who never see their cats until I come over.” Lincee Ray has done it again! “It’s a Love Story” is witty, hilarious, emotional and will put a smile on your face. Lincee knocked it out of the park with hilarious personal stories and brought it close to home with her love for her Daddy. She makes you laugh, cry, smile, imagine and love again. This book puts the happy in a stressful day and will keep you longing for more. I am already anticipating the next book! If you love to feel good inside and want to know more about the “true” love story, you have GOT to check out Lincee’s new book!
Anonymous 21 days ago
You'll laugh, you might tear up, you'll be reminded of some of your favorite love stories, you'll giggle, you'll wipe away another tear, and then you'll laugh again. From love story, to love of all things in your life, to the reminder that there is only One ultimate love story that matters, this book needs to be on your bookshelf!