First Street Church – Melissa Storm

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?

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?

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?

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? 

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?