Sweet Grove, Texas

(Note: Although these come up as book 6 and 7 of the First Street Church series, they stand independently.)

Love’s Highway

Casey Marrón hitchhikes into Sweet Grove in a delivery truck and is ready to hitch right back out again when she helps a young man save a litter of abandoned puppies. Hopping a fence and breaking a lock to free the fuzzballs is no problem, but she can’t possibly leave now with so many little mouths to feed.

Peter Robinson has his future all laid out, and there’s no room for romance until after he enlists in the military to pay college tuition for both himself and his twin sister. Then the most intriguing girl Peter has ever met lands in Sweet Grove, and she needs a hero. Can he find a way to help her without compromising his plans?

Love’s Rules of the Road

Casey Marrón is back in Sweet Grove for a final week of freedom with her long-distance boyfriend, Peter, before returning to school. What is meant to be a relaxing getaway soon turns to madness when an accident throws his family into chaos. As life grows increasingly tougher, will this even tougher train-hopper take the easy way out?

Peter Robinson is overjoyed when his girlfriend returns to visit the week before he enlists in the military and his twin starts college. When his older brother lands in the hospital, however, it derails Peter’s plans and delays his enlistment. Having Casey’s support so close to home is nice, but will the added stress of his family have her hopping the next train out of Sweet Grove?