First Street Church – Sweet Promise Press

The First Street Church Romances: Books 1-3

The First Street Church Romances: Books 1-3

Faith, love, and community, you’ll find it all at First Street Church…

Welcome to the tiny town of Sweet Grove, TX, where neighbors still care deeply about each other and the little white chapel on First Street is the heart and soul of all who live here.

It’s a simple life–a good life–yet many here are suffering invisible pains. From alcoholism to divorce, hoarding, and even suicide, the struggles are real but so is the God who loves this town and all its residents. Through the darkest of times and the deepest of tragedies, each day provides a new chance to find faith, hope… and even love.

This special boxed collection includes three full novels—Love’s Prayer, Love’s Promise, and Love’s Prophet—each with a heartwarming story of finding faith, hope, and love inside its pages.

This collection of wholesome and uplifting romances will put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. Welcome to Sweet Grove, Texas. We’re so glad you’ve come for a visit!

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Love's Prayer

Love's Prayer

Has God heard his desperate prayer? Could she be the answer?

Ben Davis has lived in the shadow of his family's mistakes for years. Forced to give up all his dreams, he wonders if death by his own hand might be the only way out. A desperate plea sent to the God he isn't even sure he believes in is soon answered by a series of miracles that bring Summer and Ben crashing into each other.

Summer loves the busy life of the city, but agrees to spend the season in Sweet Grove, running her aunt's flower shop while figuring out what to do with her life after. One thing's for sure, she's a terrible florist. Luckily, her latest mishap leads her to a man with pleading, soulful eyes she's all too happy to get lost in.

Ben tells Summer she's his miracle, but Summer's not so sure she sees it that way. Can he convince her to share the rest of her life with him before the seasons change? And might the tiny town have a place for Summer to finally, truly call home?

If you love tales of faith, hope, and finding home, then don't miss your chance to fall in love with Ben, Summer, and the entire town of Sweet Grove, Texas, in this heartwarming romance.

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Love's Promise

Love's Promise

She's trying to learn to love herself... He already thinks she's perfect.

Kristina Rose Maher wants to know why fairytales never happen for fat girls. When the doctor tells her she needs weight loss surgery to treat her diabetes, she sees this as her new chance to embrace life to the fullest and maybe even find a happily ever after all her own.

Jeffrey Berkley promises to be by his best friend's side through her surgery. But when faced with the thought of losing Kristina Rose, he begins to realize just how much she means to him... no matter what size she is. Could revealing his feelings post-op make her doubt his sincerity and distract her from the important promise she made to herself?

Kristina Rose tells Jeffrey he's her rock, but she doesn't realize that she's his, too. Both are terrified of losing their special friendship, but might that friendship actually be the perfect foundation for one of the greatest love stories every told?

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Love's Prophet

Love's Prophet

Could his little girl be the messenger of God's love?

Before death carried her away, Rebecca James asked her seven-year-old daughter, Molly Sue, to help her grieving father find happiness again. Now, nearly a year later, armed with her mother's memory and a determination to find her father's smile again, this little girl will move big mountains to make sure her plan goes off without a hitch.

When cancer claimed his beloved wife far too soon, Liam James stopped living and started settling. But thanks to the still small light left in his world, his life is about to expand in ways he can't fathom. Could his young daughter really be the answer to the prayer he hadn't dared to speak? And will the happy-go-lucky Sunday school teacher Molly Sue hand-picks to be her new mommy agree to work through their pain in order to bring about new joy for all of them?

Don't miss your chance to find out-get your copy of Love's Prophet today!

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Love's Vow

Love's Vow

Love is patient…

It’s been nearly a year since Ben Davis first laid eyes on Summer Smith, the woman who would be his saving grace. Now on the eve of their wedding, the entire town of Sweet Grove is in chaos. The wedding garden never bloomed, the flower girl has the flu, and the ring bearer won’t stop biting everyone!

Love is kind…

Ben’s father is back in town for the first time in years and has brought his new wife and family with him, testing the limits of Susan’s recovery. Meanwhile, both the maid of honor and the pastor are stuck out of town and may not even make it to the ceremony in time. And if diner matriarch Mabel refuses to take her retirement seriously, she just may end up at the hospital instead of the wedding reception.

Love never fails.

It’s First Street Church’s first wedding of the season, and nothing is going as planned. Can this small Texas town pull together to give Ben and Summer a wedding they’ll never forget?

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Love's Trial

Love's Trial

Coming October 2018!

Sally Scott has a lot of wishes that life just isn’t willing to grant for her. She longs to write the next great American novel, but nobody is willing to read it. The love of her life just married somebody else, and she’s the outsider in the small, close-knit town of Sweet Grove. At this point, she’s all but given up trying to fit in.

Tobias Lloyd, on the other hand, isn’t even supposed to be alive. His grandparents intercepted his teenaged mother on the way to abort him and forced her to have the baby she didn’t want. Although he was raised in their loving care, he’s always felt like his very existence is a mistake. Now fresh out of law school, he returns to his hometown, hoping he can finally find a place to belong and to prove he has a purpose.

Could Sally and Tobias find strength in their differences? Will she learn to appreciate all she has instead of focusing on what’s missing? And will he be able to identify and glorify God’s plan for his life? Don't miss this sweet tale of faith, love, and finding purpose—get your copy of Love's Trial today!

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Love's Light

Love's Light

Will love be enough to lift two wounded hearts from darkness?

Serenity Wright has spent her life taking care of others, putting her life on hold. And at twenty-six, with a sister in college, another in high school who’s headed down the wrong path, and a father addicted to pain pills, she’s the only one keeping the family together. However, part-time waitress and weekend honky-tonk singer was hardly the life she’d envisioned. Her chances of ever performing at the Grand Ole Opry were diminishing with each family crisis. Until Axel Scott, songwriter to Nashville’s finest, enters her life.

Sweet Grove, Texas seems like the perfect place for Axel to clear his head and overcome a year-long writer’s block. But he never expects to find his muse there or fall in love with a woman whose problems run deeper than his own.

Will love’s light be enough to heal their hearts?

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Love's Witness

Love's Witness

Miranda Ramirez wants to forget the pain of her past and finally build a better future for herself, her young son, and her precocious dog.  When her college roommate invites her to Sweet Grove for a much-needed vacation, she hopes for a little rest and relaxation, but instead, finds herself at the center of a town-wide mystery and smitten with a local resident.

Raul Flores has lived with guilt for as long as he can remember. With no one in the world to lean on, he keeps to himself, but when a local busy-body accuses a pretty newcomer of wrongdoing, he's torn between staying clear of trouble or intervening to help the young woman clear her name.

Find out what happens when two people who've been hurt by life work together to solve a mystery and discover that the possibility of love still exists for them.

 

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Love's Champion

Love's Champion

Colton Young comes from a long line of Young’s all the way back to the starting of Sweet Grove, Texas. Each generation has faced its own trials and tribulations. But, when Colt gets the chance to reclaim a portion of the Box Elder, his great, great grandfather lost in a card game, he is ill-prepared to deal with the new owner.

Danni Lancaster comes to Sweet Grove to take over the Circle K which has been left to her after her grandfather’s death. Surprised by his gift, she knows nothing about running a ranch. When the good citizens of Sweet Grove turn up to help with the ranch repairs, it becomes evident that her neighbor might be interested in more. When she hears his father congratulate him on solving the problem through courtship, Danni feels betrayed.

Now, Colt is ready to move heaven and earth to regain her trust and prove that he’s Love’s Champion after all.

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Love's Song

Love's Song

Caleb Johnson left Sweet Grove at eighteen when his overbearing parents pushed him into a country music career. Leaving friends and his high school sweetheart behind, Caleb became a sensation. But it did not bring him the happiness he wanted. What Caleb really wanted was his own Thoroughbred ranch in Sweet Grove and his old flame.

Kassidy Wyman was the girl Caleb left behind and the last ten years haven’t been easy on her. Married and divorced, she’s struggling financially to raise her two young daughters by herself and has deep scars from her bad marriage. When she realizes Caleb’s back in town, she vows that they will be friends only.

But Caleb has other ideas. He realizes he’s never gotten over Kassidy and will do anything to get her back. Will Kassidy’s past prevent her from a happy future? Or can Caleb win her forgiveness and make her realize that she can trust him?

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Love's Choice

Love's Choice

Two former high school sweethearts and one growing secret … will they choose to love above all else?

Missy Clark left small-town life and her first love when she went away to college. Five years later, she returns to Sweet Grove with a secret that’s sure to tarnish her reputation.

Nate Dawson never stopped loving Missy when she left home. Answered prayers have brought her back into his life, but the consequences she bears may destroy their future.

Can these high school sweethearts regain the innocence of the past and find hope and healing in the Lord to move forward?

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Love's Highway

Love's Highway

Peter's a straight-laced guy who's been helping out at his dad's siding business, but as soon as he graduates, he's going to enter the military. He might not save the world, but he'll save the college money for his sister, because she's brilliant. Afterward he'll go to college. Until then, he can't have a family.

Casey's brand new in Sweet Grove, hitchhiked in with a delivery truck and is ready to hitch back out again when she finds Peter trying to save a litter of abandoned puppies. She hops a fence and breaks into a locked shed to get them out, and now they've got a whole lot of little mouths to feed.

Peter's got his whole future planned out, and Casey doesn't fit at all. But she's also the most intriguing gal he's ever met. And although she swears she'll never accept help from anyone, she's about to come face to face with a crisis she can't solve on her own...and maybe Peter can't help her either.

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Love's Rules of the Road

Love's Rules of the Road

You can't just run from your problems. Sometimes you have to hop on a train instead.

In the anticipated sequel to Love's Highway, runaway and rail-hopper Casey Marrón is back in Sweet Grove for a final week of freedom. After this visit, she's going back to school. Peter's going to enlist. And Peter's twin Ella is starting college. Everything's about to change, but then life throws a curve ball: Ella and Peter's older brother ends up in the hospital.

The Robinson family is in chaos, and everyone's blaming Peter. Now Peter can't enlist for several more months, and Ella isn't sure what to do about school. But Casey's in the mix too, and in the distance, there's always the whistle of a freight train.

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Love's Late Arrival

Love's Late Arrival

Sweet Grove High’s new principal Kyanna Patchett sacrificed everything for her career.  Now that she’s reached the top, life should be sweet apple pie. Tell that to her lonely heart.

Widower Roth Stryker fumbles to parent his teenage daughter alone. When he ends up in the principal’s office, he’s not ready for the physical and emotional ghosts that begin to haunt him.

Small town Sweet Grove, Texas isn’t the haven they expect.  Bullies are about to alter Kyanna’s life--again--and the trouble Roth hoped to protect his daughter from remains a wolf at their door.

With a rebel daughter and an unexpected medical diagnosis fighting against them, will Roth and Kyanna miss Love’s Late Arrival?

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Love's Lingering Doubts

Love's Lingering Doubts

Jazlyn Rolle hasn't been back to Sweet Grove in seven years, and she'd rather not remember that visit--for her brother's funeral. She gave up her softball scholarship to honor her brother's memory, and now the military career she tried to build is yanked away because she trusted a man.

She knows better. The only man who ever loved her is Drew, and he's long gone.

Bailey Travers plans to follow his dream--finally. Until his sister comes home with big plans for the family ranch. Once their foster father dies, she'll be all the family he has left. He can't leave her to struggle on her own.

When a legitimate heir claims their inheritance, Bailey seeks help from Jaz, whose background with JAG is about all the legal advice he can afford. He didn't count on the old attraction flaring to life. And her simple "thank you" kiss lassos his heart for good.

The only problem, if Jaz helps him save the ranch he'll be tied to Sweet Grove, and she can hardly wait to see the town in her rear view mirror.

Lies and doubts. Love and risks. They'll have to make their choice.

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Love's Little Secrets

Love's Little Secrets

School secretary Norma Wells has adapted to her barrenness and throws herself into the community of Sweet Grove. But when her husband’s secret crashes their anniversary party, she imagines even her marriage is shattered.
Aging salesman Herman Wells works hard fulfilling his duty to provide for his family. When his secret invades his quiet hometown, the façade of a happy marriage crumbles. He must win Norma’s forgiveness, but the secrets between them keep piling up, and their marriage is on the line.
With the prospect of losing her home dogging her steps, Norma isn’t sure her God-fearing nature is enough to bridge the chasm dividing them.
Will big-hearted Norma forgive the betrayal? Can Herman win her love back?

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