We love ROMANCE IS MY DAY JOB for lots of reasons. It’s a book most women can relate to—looking for, giving up on, and finding love—with all the wrong turns and tough decisions along the way. Plus, romance is OUR day job, too. Finally, it has a real-life happy ending, just like the best romance novels. Cue the satisfied sigh.

Wedding Patience and Sam


This is Patience Bloom’s story of how she was a Harlequin romance editor and a hopeless romantic—but also unlucky in love. At the age of 40 and after dating all the wrong sorts of men, she decided to put romance on the shelf for good. Then she reconnected with Sam, an acquaintance from her boarding school days, who now lived thousands of miles away. Slowly they built a correspondence, then a relationship, and then Patience’s true fairy tale began.

Early Patience and Sam











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Enter for your chance to win a copy of Patience’s memoir!  Tell us in the comments below by 9:00 a.m. Friday, February 14, 2014 what film you wish was your own true-life love story! 5 grand prize winners will be chosen at random. Click here for complete contest rules.