A Romance Trope in Real Life

I freely admit I’m a hopeless romantic. There isn’t a romance novel trope I don’t like, from a hero in disguise to an orphaned heroine who must work as a governess to a moody widower aristocrat.

One of my all-time favorite tropes is the friends-who-fall-in-love trope. In fact, I’ll go ahead and let the cat out of the bag: the book I’m writing right now is a variation on that theme.

So it’s no wonder that a post on today’s Inspy Romance blog really touched my heart. It’s all about friends-who-fall-in-love, but it happened in real life!

You can click on the image below to read the post. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

2 thoughts on “A Romance Trope in Real Life

  1. I love it that you love stories of romance between friends. This was a lovely story about how God put love into the hearts of friends and then providentially brought them to himself and to each other after they had been separated. It inspires me to write my own story, which I realize, especially in retrospect, is very special and, in some aspects, quite improbable, while in other aspects, almost inevitable. But GOD had to bring it about, aided by the spiritual-warfare prayers of my godly mother. The amazing thing is how He did it, and how He forged us into a team who fulfilled His eternal purpose for creating us in the first place and by miraculously sparing each of our lives in childhood. The other amazing thing is that our friendship of many years moved directly from an agreed-upon “friendship only” to an unusual proposal and short engagement, followed by a 45-year marriage and a oneness adventure with God which continues into eternity.


    1. Vicky, thank you for sharing your story! I love the way you told it; how God first forged your friendship, then turned that friendship into so much more! You and your husband may have agreed upon a “friendship only” relationship, but God clearly had other plans for you. Someday I hope you’ll write the entire story (I’d especially love to read about the “unusual proposal” you hinted at). You’ve piqued my interest, Vicky! Love in Christ —Jenny


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