Welcome to Sweet Grove!

Hi Everyone,

I'm USA Today Bestselling Author Josie Riviera, and I'm thrilled to be a part of the First Street Church Kindle World Series. It's been a wonderful experience, and I feel very blessed to be one of the authors.

I was inspired to write Love's Sweet Cadence because of my love for music. I'm a professional musician, and writing about Dorothy, the heroine, a professional pianist with an opiate addiction, was an exciting challenge. The hero, Ryan Edwards, is a professional opera singer, a story near and dear to my heart, as my aunt and uncle were both professional opera singers in Europe.

Throughout the novella, Dorothy asks Ryan: "What is your purpose?" He has lost sight of his faith in God in his quest for success.

Dorothy returns to Sweet Grove, praying God won’t let anyone from her high school days—especially Ryan—discover why her musical career failed.
Ryan rose to opera stardom without God’s help, yet something about Dorothy’s vulnerability and faith calls to him. But his hard-earned career comes first. Doesn’t it?

5 Star Reader Reviewers are saying:
"Love's Sweet Cadence beautifully explores the depths of the human spirit that overcomes adversity and achieves peace and love that brings happiness to Dorothy and Ryan as they pursue God's plan for their lives . Riviera exquisitely describes their passion for music and for each other."

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It’s easy to recognize another’s pain. The tough part is facing your own.

When Dorothy Thompson returns to Sweet Grove, Texas, to play piano for her brother’s wedding, memories and fear nearly paralyzes her fingers. If anyone she knew back in high school discovers her secret, the whispers will start. Fake. Fraud. Failure.

It’s not as if she can blame God for her troubles. No, she did that all by herself. But, remembering His lessons, she’s fighting to get back on track. All she can do is pray the wedding vocalist—her brother’s friend Ryan, a rising opera star—won’t notice the way her hands shake.

When Ryan Edwards sets foot inside a church for the first time in years, he’s no longer the pitiable kid from the poor side of town, but someone who’s made it on his own. Without God’s help—not that He ever cared about misfits like Ryan, anyway.

When he lays eyes on Dorothy—all grown up, more beautiful than ever, and clearly hiding something—he almost forgets why he left Sweet Grove. Almost. But while his heart yearns to call the tune, he can’t forget his hard-earned career comes first…and his old friend’s little sister is off limits.

When the storm destroys everything, does God have your name on something else?
Welcome back to the small town of Sweet Grove. We are so excited to announce 14 brand new books in the First Street Church Romances Kindle World.

We have 5 brand new Historicals so you can learn about Sweet Grove's past. We also have 9 present day romances you are sure to love!
Partridge & Pear Press, PO Box 72, Brighton, MI 48116, United States

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