Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “It's a Love Story: From Happily to Ever After” as Want to Read:
It's a Love Story: From Happily to Ever After
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

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

4.51  ·  Rating details ·  99 ratings  ·  61 reviews
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 st ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 30th 2019 by Fleming H. Revell Company
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about It's a Love Story, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about It's a Love Story

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
4.51  · 
Rating details
 ·  99 ratings  ·  61 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Krystal
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 relationships with our families and friends will fill our hearts with love.”


I adore Lincee Ray for s
...more
Shantelle
This is my first time reading by Lincee Ray, and it was not at all what I expected. From the description, I was thinking that It's a Love Story: From Happily to Ever After would be about our love for romance and longings to be known and cherished, and how that points to our deeper need for God. In reality, this book is more like stories from the author's life. And a lot of said stories didn't seem to have much to do with romance or faith. Some were funny. Some unfortunate. Some sarcastic. Many h ...more
Doreen
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoy Lincee Ray’s writing style. Her personality shines through and I find it hilarious, thoughtful, and delightful. She’s not afraid to admit that she has “mentally dated” fictional characters and she is real and vulnerable in the telling.
This book looks at many different things we love from the serious to the silly and shows how they all are a reminder of the greatest love. “When we say ‘I love Dr. Pepper,’ that really and truly is part of our love story as human beings who were made
...more
Janelle Cole
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lincee Ray’s new book it’s a Love Story is a wonderfully encouraging book with devotion style stories that will remind you of God’s love. Each chapter is a little bit of real life, mixed up with tender emotions and memories and through it all you see God’s goodness.


Lincee is a talented author who writes from her heart. Her stories are honest and good and they will help you to see the good all around you and maybe not take it for granted. Lincee writes in a way that you quickly get drawn into her
...more
Monica
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
...more
Anna Smith
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2019
I loved Why I Hate Green Beans, so when I saw that Lincee Ray had written a new book, I knew I had to read it!

It definitely did not disappoint! This book covers all sorts of love, from family to friends to partners to fictional. Some chapters were absolutely hilarious, and some made me burst out crying in a pedicure chair!

If you are looking for a fun, witty read, I definitely recommend It’s a Love Story.
Christa
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 and pop culture’s messages about love, as well as what she has learned about love from Jesus. I laughed out loud sometimes, cried sometimes, but loved every bit of it. If you’re a child of the 80’s or 90’s, you will enjoy all the movie, music and toy references.
Jennifer
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So good! Do yourself a favor and get the audio version so you can hear Lincee read it with all the appropriate pauses and reflections!
Joanna Ellis
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As I read this book I started jotting down connections I had to pop culture references or other funny antidotes the author Lincee referred to. There were funny similarities to ACL injuries I managed in high school, a love for NKOTB and Torchy’s Tabos, and more than a few pop culture references that pointed to exact experiences littering my teenage years, As I laughed my way through her words I felt seen in a kind of intimate way....like getting a text from a best friend - someone else like me!

A
...more
Ranelle
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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!
Kirby
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I adore Lincee Ray's writing style. It's infectious, and always keeps me glued to the page of whatever story she's currently telling. I read (and loved) Why I Hate Green Beans last year, and when I heard she had a new book coming out, I knew I needed it in my life.

I wasn't entirely sure what this one was going to be about, other than that it was being touted as a love story from start to finish. I was so pleasantly surprised when I first picked this up to discover that it's Lincee's love story;
...more
Stephanie  Bishop
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*I received It’s a Love Story from Revell in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.*

If I could write a letter to Lincee Ray, it would read something like this:

Dear Lincee- fellow lover of rom-coms, pop culture, and all things Disney,

I too quote Clueless, My Best Friend’s Wedding, and The Holiday on the regular. I have a Friends quote for every situation. In middle school I sported a “I Love Jake Ryan” t-shirt. I have made many a mix tape burned to CD’s (previously recorded strai
...more
Jalynn Patterson
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.



About the Book:

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 an
...more
Elaine
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Title: It's A Love Story



Author: Lincee Ray



Genre: Christian, Nonfiction, Memoir, Humor, Sequel



Plot: If Hollywood is any reliable indicator, we all love a good love story. If there is rain, a tall dark handsome hero and chocolate thrown in, all the better! We could spend our whole lives surrounded by things we love, enjoying the people we love and doing the activities we love.



So why don't we? We enjoy those things for a reason and they make us happier than other things. Why not own up to the facto
...more
Lisa Hudson
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
...more
Connie Saunders
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
"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, love for our children 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
...more
Jess
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
For anyone who refuses to give up on love.

Reading Lincee’s book (and blog) feels like you’re listening to a friend. I can’t tell you how many times I wished Lincee was sitting right next to me so I could tell her that I share her love of bad boy Donnie Wahlberg, endlessly hopeful Hallmark movies (her story pitches for future Hallmark Christmas classics are spot-on!) and a perfectly curated playlist.

I am admittedly not in the same place with my faith as Lincee is, so there were a few parts I st
...more
Veronica
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, humor
This book was so fun! I loved going along with her as she traveled down memory lane, remembering crushes and favorite songs and incredibly embarrassing moments! Her chapter on some of her favorite romantic comedies was wonderful and I totally agree that Hollywood needs to step it up and make some good romantic comedies again! I'm also obsessed with Hallmark Christmas movies and really Hallmark movies in general so her ideas for possible Christmas movies were hilarious but I think also doable. I ...more
Happy Reading Watching
Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
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 fr
...more
Jill
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-books
I LOVED Lincee Ray’s first book Why I Hate Green Beans.  Throughout her first book I found myself laughing until I cried as her gut-wrenching humor caused me to FLY through the pages.  So, when I saw that she had written another book, this one on the topic of love, I immediately jumped at the opportunity to read it. 
 
Lincee shows us her 80’s roots in this love story to music, crushes, celebrities, pets and much more.  I love that Lincee took a non-traditional approach to giving us a love story
...more
Tammy Smith
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing

“The squishy feeling is for Him.”It's a Love Story: From Happily to Ever After
For the second time I am blessed to read a book from Lincee Ray that literally brings all the roller-coaster emotions of childhood to womanhood to the table with a giant dose of humor at the forefront! She endeared herself to me with her first book and now I am forever a fan. From teenager to adult she gives us her experiences as if we were reading her own journal. I winced along with her pain during all the knee injur
...more
Kristin
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing

“It’s a Love Story” by Lincee Ray had me laughing, thanking God for all the little things I love in my life, and remembering where I feel at home.

“When we say ‘I love Dr Pepper,’ that really and truly is part of our love story as human beings who were made in the image of God. Because those feelings of love — for people or places or things — all reflect the very essence of who He is. The squishy feeling is for Him. I believe we were created with this specific longing ingrained in our souls that
...more
Michelle
Apr 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
A huge thanks to NetGalley and Revell for the free book in exchange for an honest review.

I started following Lincee’s blog after my sleep-deprived, newborn mothering self got suckered into The Bachelor one night while holding a sleeping baby. I keep watching mostly so I can understand Lincee’s recaps, because they are hysterical.

This book was a great follow-up to her first, Why I Hate Green Beans. It’s not just about romantic love, but also about places and experiences we love. A good chunk of
...more
Sterling
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You will laugh and cry your way through Lincee's newest book. If you've read her Bachelor recaps for years, you will not be disappointed. If not, well you should start. Her first book I hate Green Beans was wonderful and this one is even better. I read it in one sitting. Lincee is relatable, honest, hilarious, smart, quick, and has a down-home way of speaking and addressing her readers that makes you wish you were her best friend. Her hilarious life stories and frank honesty provide hope for the ...more
Caitlin Allen
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Revell for the free review copy. All opinions are my own.

In this book, Ray shares stories of love and the ultimate love: Jesus. She shows how important familial love and support can be, how great friends make all the difference, and how the love of Christ can help anyone overcome any situation. Also, she adds some fun instances of love by sharing about her favorite love story movies. I loved the references of the pop culture in this book. It was fun to be able to relate to her likes
...more
Ellie
May 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
Reading this book makes me wish Lincee and I could be friends in real life! Lincee writes about different things she has "loved" throughout her life. One thread I liked throughout the book was Lincee saying it's okay to be who you are. She tells stories about her life where things didn't go exactly as she expected and she tells those stories with self deprecating humor which is enjoyable to read. Another thing I liked about this book is the scripture that is referenced here and there. I had neve ...more
Chelsea
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You will laugh and cry your way through Lincee's newest book. If you've read her Bachelor recaps for years, you will not be disappointed. If not, well you should start. Her first book I hate Green Beans was wonderful and this one is even better. I read it in one sitting. Lincee is relatable, honest, hilarious, smart, quick, and has a down-home way of speaking and addressing her readers that makes you wish you were her best friend. Her hilarious life stories and frank honesty provide hope for the ...more
Beverly Jones
May 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Lincee Ray's newest book is a collection of things she loves and how love and the lack of certain kinds of it has affected her life. This book is so nostalgic and had me reliving all kinds of memories from my past. Lincee is charming, candid, and so funny. She seems like she is the best friend everyone would like to have. This book wasn't at all what I was expecting. I thought it was going to be a typical love story, but it wasn't. Lincee's outlook on love and life is very insightful. I wasn't c ...more
Laura
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
IT'S A LOVE STORY by Lincee Ray is a humorous account of falling in love. I missed that it was by the author of Why I Hate Green Beans when I signed up -- I would have read it a lot sooner than a few other books. Ms. Ray is hilarious. I love her voice.



From cats falling in love with Lincee (and their ability to give gross gifts), to her first kiss (and the following broken heart) to her love of dance (and proposing to her physical therapist) and more, this book will hold your interest and you'll
...more
Stephanie Drew
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 go
...more
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »