Love's Promise (The First Street Church Romance #2)
She's waiting for her prince to come … but was he right beside her all the time?
Kristina Rose Maher wants to know why fairytales never happen for fat girls. Certain that diner cook Jeff, handsome and fit, will never want her as more than a friend, she stuffs down her attraction to him. But wh ...more
Love’s Promise by Melissa Storm is the second book in The First Street Church Romance series. This book is not a standalone and must be read in order. Reason being you will be lost in the storyline and the characters.
I am a huge Melissa Storm fan but none of her books have touched me more than Kristina Rose’s story has. Even though this was Melissa’s story about her own journey written through Kri ...more
Love's Promise is a sweet romance and so much more. It deals with the struggle to love one's self in spite of the flaws and imperfections. Of being true to who you are and not letting others expectations/opinions determine how you live your life. Of the importance of faith in yourself.
Kristina Rose and Jeffrey are wonderful characters. People who, if they are in your life, ar ...more
Melissa wrote the story beautifully and it has been an amazing journey with Jeffrey and Kristina.
It gives me hope and love that something good is going to happen one day and that love sees inner beauty.
Jeff is a remarkable guy. Not only he cooks, but also thoughtful. He finally managed to face his fears and that helps him to be closer to his family and God. Sometimes the path that we chose is not only the pa ...more
Love if fickle and it will hit you when you least expect it too. So come along for the ride in this sweet romantic story.
This is book 2 and can be read as a stand alone. All the characters do tie in together if you want to read in order.
A woman lost in thought of how to turn her life around and fine the one thing to make her happy. A man who is tired of his life being dictated by his family, he just wants to be happy and enjoy life.
Kristina Rose has to have surgery to ...more
My journey was like hers but over a period 40 plus years and over 100 pounds.
I have done the yo-yo, dieting, the exercise losing 50lbs so many times I lost count.
The weight is still there, the low self-esteem but no more yo-yo diets.
I need to learn to lean on God and let him take over.
This story gives me hope that it is even possible at 70.
Thank you, Melissa, for writing the book that I hope will change my life.
Love's Promise by Melissa Storm is the second book in The First Street Church Romances Series. It may be part of a series but it can be read as a standalone.
I thought the first book in this series was cute and this book is just as good. Melissa manages to keep the story clean and upbeat while still delving into the ups and downs of confronting your issues and working through them.
Kristina Rose thought having gastric bypass surgery would solve all her problems, but she quickly learned that her p ...more
In this story we meet Kristina Rose Maher, an overweight young lady that is going to have a gastric bypass to lose the weight she has lived with all her life. Kristina Rose lives in the small town she grew up in, Sweet Grove. She works at Mabel’s Diner as a waitress.
Also working at Mabel’s is Jeffrey Berkley. Jeffrey is ...more
Melissa Storm has taken a piece of her personal life and written a timely and poignant novel from it.
With a society that is tending to be overweight and the addiction of emotional eating quite common, yet one few recognize as having, the author takes this starting point and writes about one of her characters journey through bypass surgery, the changes she has to make in her life from that surgery -- emotionally, mentally, psych ...more
Kristina Rose is, as she considers herself, the fat friend. It doesn't really seem to bother her too much until she has a health scare. Knowing she has to do so ...more
Kristina Rose Maher has always been not-the-one and she knows it. Attempting to take her life by the reins, she opts for a gastric bypass. But recovery is difficult - food has always been her comfort go-to, but is definitely off the list forever. Then there's the way Jeffrey Berkley, her coworker, is suddenl ...more
She gives us characters we can believe in, empathise with, want to be frineds with and puts them in situations where we can see ourselves.
In this story we meet Kristina Rose anf Jeffrey. Both are making difficult decisions, both feel that they will be letting family and friends down, no matter what. Krisina is haivng life altering surgery, is terrified that she will lose herslef once this happens. Jeffrey wants to stay being a chief but his father wants him to train to ...more
Melissa Storm is a mother first, and everything else second. She used to write under a pseudonym, but finally had the confidence to come out as herself to the world. Her fiction is highly personal and often based on true stories. Writing is Melissa's way of showing her daughter just how beautiful life can be, when you pay attention to the everyday wonders that surround us.
Melissa loves books so mu...more