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Love's Promise

(First Street Church Romances #2)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  266 ratings  ·  106 reviews
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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
Kindle Edition, 173 pages
Published March 7th 2017 by Partridge & Pear Press (first published March 2nd 2017)
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Penny Harmon
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Melissa Storm has done it again with the second book in the First Street Church Romances series.

Love's Promise focuses on Kristina, a woman who has lived with weight problems all her life and, due to this, suffers from low self-esteem. Then along comes Jeffrey, the cook where she works and their friendship slowly turns to something deeper and more meaningful.

Melissa Storm has such a way of story-telling that it just leaves you wanting more and more. Looking forward to reading the next book in
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! LOVE'S PROMISE is a beautiful love story that comes true. Melissa Storm must knows firsthand how it feels to be overweight because she has written it perfectly and poignantly. This terrific read will have you laughing, crying and hoping that Kristina Rose and Jeffrey realize their friendship is the lasting foundation for their love. This is a great book, I highly recommend!
Carol and Gary Curtis
Very sweet but not always interesting story. The plot was simple with twists along the way. I couldn't feel any emotion but I slogged through.
Carrie K-Ski
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
What a refreshing lovely story by Ms. Storm. She has a way of writing that makes you feel warm, fuzzy and content. Don't miss out on another fantastic read.
Mary Lou Hoffman
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
LOVE’S PROMISE is the second in the First Street Church series. Each stands on their own, but with heavy involvement with the characters from the other stories. I strongly recommend reading them all and in the order of release.

So often, the world just seems to be so hard. These stories are always the perfect softening balm to my heart. This may be my favorite of the First Street Church romances that I have read so far, including those brought into this world from other authors.

The theme of learn
Ann-Maree Howarth
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
A powerful story that many of us may relate too, loving yourself and your body as others see us. This is book two of the First Street Church Romances series where we get to spend some time with a group of friends finding their way in life and with God in the town of Sweet Grove. I received an ARC copy of this book to which I have voluntary and honestly reviewed. I have enjoyed all the books I have read in this series so far.

Kristina Rose Maher has always battled with her weight and now a health
Lesley Mackwell
I enjoyed this book& was especially interested in the gastric bypass surgery angle.

The book didn’t wow me as much as book 1 in the series, however the plot was easy to follow, the characters well drawn and both progressed at a good speed.

Whilst expecting a happy ending, and enjoying the Christian content the only slight twist was the reaction of Jeff’s Dad when confronted about his son’s decision. Everything was pleasant and fairly predictable.

The turmoil expected with each confrontation
Denise Van plew
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Every once in awhile I want to switch gears and read a honest to goodness romance that is hard to come by more and more. Mostly too it is because life is becoming more complex so novels have become in so many to pick from that is another reason search will become real. I know that this author will deliver though that romance I need so when I can I hunt one of her novels down if available. This one also drew my attention because I know three people that have had this surgery, two of them it was s ...more
HeidiLynns BookReviews
First, I need to thank Melissa Storm for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review!
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
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love's Promise is another wonderful book by Melissa Storm. She is a terrific author and you need to read all of her books.

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
Evelyn Nathalia
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Do you know the moment that you find a book that you've been looking for your whole life?

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
Sassy Beta Reading & Review
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a new series for me ( haven't read book 1 yet) but I will be going back to read that one as well. This is a sweet romance which was a change from what I normally read. It was a nice change to have something a bit more realistic. It's nice to see real life type situations brought out and handled beautifully. Seeing Kristina's struggles about her self esteem really hit home. It was nice to see people working together to give her support and prove to her that she is worth all the love she f ...more
Kristen Lewendon
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a really sweet story. I wanted to love it as much as I did the first one, but it just didn’t move me in the same way. In fact, there were parts of it that left me feeling faintly uncomfortable. Probably because it strikes at some of my own insecurities. Jeffrey is everything that is sweet and lovable. He’s probably my favorite character in the series so far. Even though I can find parallels to so many of her struggles in my own life, I just couldn’t connect all the way with Kristina Ros ...more
Jessica Mitchell
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love's Promise
Melissa Storm

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
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Second in the First Street Church Romance series, this novel (like the previous one) is a quick, fun read. The Christian characters openly pray, attend church services and functions, and read the Bible, but the reader won't feel like they're being beaten over the head with religious platitudes. In this story, Kristina undergoes gastric bypass surgery and her coworker Jeff struggles with his father's professional expectations for him as well as his feelings for Kristina. A meddling friend convinc ...more
Patricia Myers
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story more than the first one in this series. Kristina Rose has health issues and has to go through gastric bypass surgery. All her friends rally around her to support her. Her co-worker Jeffrey realizes that he has been in love with her all along. They both have family problems.Her mother isn't supportive of her and Jeff's father wants him to go to school to take over the families pharmacy. It is really interesting how they come together. It was a great story of finding faith and s ...more
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sweet romance story. Kristina Rose is a very realistic character with a few self-esteem issues whose decision to have weight loss surgery not only helps her health-wise but helps her mature and accept herself. Jeffrey considers KR as his best friend for life soon realizes that he wants more, he is a very patient and kind man but he is weighed downed by being who he wants to be and being who his father wants him to be. Through prayer, these two are stronger together as they deal with their family ...more
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful story

I bought this book when it was released but I never got around to reading it until now. I think God was waiting until I needed to know this story. Recently a friend had gastric surgery, intellectually I understood what she had done but not what it really meant for her and her future. This story has helped me understand this process. This is a wonderful HEA but the emotional and spiritual tie in was amazing or 'awesome', as Jeffery kept saying. Looking forward to reading more stori
Marie Bourgery
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kristina Rose and Jeffery are best friends who both work at Mable’s Diner. Kristina has always seen herself as overweight and unattractive and her mother’s criticisms add to her lack of self esteem. Jeffery has been secretly attracted to her for years, but he’s afraid to act on it and ruin their friendship. She undergoes weight loss surgery to be healthier and control her diabetes. Jeffrey and the rest of her friends from Sweet Grove help her recover from surgery and discover that she has always ...more
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A beautifully written story that touched my heart. While the main focus is Kristina and her life before and after life-altering surgery, the theme of the book can relate to many things. It was a sweet love story about Kristina and Jeffery and their friendship that blossoms into something more. It was an inspirational story of knowing your own self-worth, understanding that how you see yourself is not how others see you. Accepting yourself, loving yourself and accepting the friendships and love t ...more
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a well-written, sweet, faith-based book. Kristina has decided to have weight loss surgery. Her co-worker, Jeffrey, has feelings for Kristina but doesn't want to lose her friendship. Both have to learn to love themselves before they can have the happily-ever-after they crave. This book can be read as a standalone story, though it is part of a series with related characters set in the same small town. I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to reading more in this series and other bo ...more
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really love the First Street Church romances. “Love’s Promise” is the second book in the series and reveals Kristina and Jeffrey’s stories while shadowing part of an experience of her own life. Jeffrey is torn between what his dad wants him to do in life, what he wants to do, and the realization of a love of a woman. Kristina has her own battles including her weight, her mother, and the man she secretly loves. With God’s help and nudging, both will follow their hearts but will the outcome be w ...more
Isha Coleman
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
When you can see pieces of yourself within a story, you know that you've found something special. Ms. Storm spoke from the heart with Love's Promise. Kristin and Jeffrey could be any of us. The wounds run deep and the insecurities are at times hard to bear, but the message of hope and solidarity adds to the power and integrity of an uplifting journey. We all need a little help, that voice of encouragement to inspire us to push through and never give up. Love's Promise is that voice.
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful story of an overweight girl Kristina and Jeff her good friend and coworker. It is about letting faith drive out fear to open yourself up to love. The two main characters have feelings for each other but Kristina needs to work through her weight loss surgery and Jeff needs to figure things out about his future. When and how will they find the time to show their feelings to each other? I was given a copy of this book by the author with no obligation.
Linda Rainey
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am glad I found Melissa Storm and read this book.
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.
Janet Graham
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Original First Street Church Romance Series
Wonderful story! This is one of the original 4 books that began the popular series. This is a sweet and clean romance with strong faith elements. I can see why Amazon chose this as one of their Kindle Worlds. I have other of this author’s works and this is the high quality that I have come to expect from her. I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to share my honest review.
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read and reviewed a copy of Love’s Promise from the author. This is the second book in the First Street Church Romances series and in this book we get to see Kristina Rose Maher and Jeffrey Berkley. This was such an easy book to get lost in and it was such a beautiful story that captivated you. I look forward to reading more by this author.
Anne Rollin
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another great addition to the First Street Church series. Ms. Storm deals with the emotional issue of life before and after gastric bypass surgery. She displays the feelings of the one suffering and also of the friends that surround her extremely well. Sweet romance and a wonderful read. I recommend this entire series highly.
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Melissa Storm does it again!

Love’s Promise is captivating and challenging to put down. I love the way each character faces reality and truth. How the goodness, kindness and truly caring for one another reminds one what life is truly about! Thank you, Melissa and I can’t wait to start Book 3 “Love’s Prophet”!
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A very good book about a problem a lot of people have and how it can impact their lives and the way they look at themselves. I found it to be a tastefully written book that drew me into the book and would not let go until I had read the last page.I received a copy of this book and am voluntarily choosing to review it.
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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.

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First Street Church Romances (5 books)
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