Kind Words

“Rhonda is one of those people who always make a difference due to her kind heart, passion, and fun spirit.

From being in our wedding to sipping wine in Cabo San Lucas or visiting with her and her rescue animals, I have seen firsthand her strength and how she always allows her sparkle to shine. She has been in a unique position to witness the entertainment business from many viewpoints and one that her readers should find fascinating.”


“If ever there was a book I’m looking forward to, it’s this one by Rhonda Gayle Nelson! I’ve been lucky to call her a friend for quite a while now and am thrilled to have had some very exciting shared memories with her. Our legendary trips with friends to St. Tropez is most certainly book-worthy and I’m anxious to read her description of them and her many other exciting travels. Like Rhonda, I’m also a girl from a small town (Dupo, Illinois) so I love a rags to riches story which I know she has! And, as a fellow foodie, I just can’t wait to scoop up her family recipes and follow along with her full life of laughs, loves and food! Congrats with love RGN.”

– CANDACE JORDAN – Chicago Tribune social columnist, Playboy centerfold, media personality, award-winning Candid Candace TV host and blogger (

“A fun, folksy, entertaining read, A Different Life is a delicious glimpse into life on the road as lived by a not-so-ordinary couple, whose adventures through love, life, marriage and everything in between are punctuated by real sweetness: down-home recipes they collected along the way. I laughed, I cried, I made two batches of Mrs. Bertani’s Red Sauce. If you’re a Little River Band fan, and even if you’re not, you’re going to be a big fan of Wayne and Rhonda Nelson, adventurers, philanthropists, animal lovers and genuine foodies — and you’ll be an even bigger fan of their Bourbon Balls.”

– NICOLE BROCHU – Board Secretary, Florida Fishing Academy


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