Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour (and Giveaway!) for Promise for Tomorrow by Michelle De Bruin, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
Title: Promise for Tomorrow by Michelle De Bruin
Series: Tomorrow #2
Publisher: Mantle Rock Publishing
Release Date: November 12, 2019
Genre: Inspirational Historical Fiction
Living a life of faith isn’t going the way Logan and Karen hoped until some special visitors arrive and offer them their future back.
Karen Millerson dreamed of teaching high school but now finds herself boarding with a farm family and teaching country school. She is engaged to marry Logan De Witt and is getting prepared to share in ministry with him. But when she gets blamed for the tragic fire at the school, Karen’s future grows uncertain.
Logan De Witt is working to clear his family’s name with the bank. But when he breaks his leg, hindering his ability to work the farm, Logan is faced with life-changing decisions. When his best friend can’t offer the help he requested, can Logan find a way to care for his family and court Karen before his love for her destroys all of them?
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facts and favorites
by Michelle De Bruin, author of Promise for Tomorrow
Little-known Facts About Michelle
- My favorite food is pie. I eat it for breakfast when there is some on hand. Cherry pie, lemon pie, pumpkin pie, and strawberry pie are my favorites. My tastes change along with the seasons.
- I am left-handed.
- I do not like the color orange.
- My favorite vacation spot is anywhere on the Great Lakes.
- I started taking piano lessons when I was six.
Favorite lines/scenes from the book
Poor Logan. This story puts him in hot water right away and keeps him there for a long time. My favorite lines are from the scenes that highlight his circumstances.
Favorite line #1 comes from the scene in chapter two after he breaks his leg and he realizes he must go on sharing the house with his fiancée instead of moving to a little room in the barn like he’d originally planned.
In this scene, he’s lying on his back in the parlor in the middle of the night while his fiancée, the story’s heroine, is sitting up with him reading to him and keeping him comfortable. His thoughts are: In that moment, Logan saw his injuries in a whole new light. The cast, the muddled mind, the ribs in need of recovery were God’s way of helping him preserve honorable living arrangements with his fiancée. As long as his cumbersome leg and dizzy brain kept him confined to the sofa, he was unable to give into the temptations luring him away from all he held as right and true. Logan ended his prayer thanking the Lord in heaven above from the bottom of his heart for broken bones.
Favorite line #2 is from the heroine’s point of view as she is watching Logan deal with his struggles. Her thoughts are: If he wasn’t bandaged and casted, Karen would hurl herself into his arms and stay there until she’d absorbed a degree of his optimism. Or was it faith? Logan had a way of viewing all of life through a lens colored with a quiet assurance of God’s sovereign care for him.
Favorite line #3 comes from the scene where Logan’s mother is starting to catch on to his feelings for Karen. The line is Logan’s dialogue as a response to his mother’s interrogation.
Here are his thoughts leading up to his response: His hand trembled as he held his spoonful of soup midair. A bit of soup spilled over the edge and splashed into the bowl below like a trapeze artist from a circus he’d seen one summer while in seminary. The poor man had failed to maintain his precarious posture on the tightrope. Like Logan right now with Mama. He dropped the entire spoon and remaining helping of soup into his bowl with a clang. Impatience threatened to hijack his voice. “Mama. Karen shares my address, my kitchen table, and even my . . . my . . .” As much as it convicted him, Logan must spit it out. “Even my . . . my . . . up . . . upstairs.”
Favorite line #4 comes from a scene after Logan and his fiancée finally get things worked out for a proper courtship. He’s trying to think of the best way to celebrate the occasion. Here’s what happens: The church yard was nearly empty by now, so Logan cupped Karen’s chin and kissed her with all the thankfulness in his heart brimming up and spilling over. Now that was celebrating.
Favorite line #5 comes from a scene near the end of the book where a decision Logan made didn’t go as planned. Karen is attempting to accept a new reality. Her thoughts are: She did still wear his ring after all, and she wore it as if to show the world their love would prove to be stronger than bad news or disappointments.
Michelle De Bruin lives in Iowa with her husband and two teenage sons. She has a bachelor’s degree in Religion with a Christian Ministry emphasis, and in Music. Michelle is the spiritual services provider for an organization that offers services for people with mental and physical disabilities. She has been a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) since 2015.
Michelle writes inspirational historical romance about people who live in rural communities. Characters that bring to life the delights of farm and small-town living, whispers of Dutch heritage, and Christian faith make Michelle’s stories distinct. A romantic at heart, Michelle is always on the lookout for glimpses of God’s love through the window of a good story. Her first book, Hope for Tomorrow, released in 2018. The sequel, Promise for Tomorrow, released November 2019.
(1) US winner will receive a print book of Promise for Tomorrow, chocolates, and quilted table runner.
(1) international winner will receive an e-book of Promise for Tomorrow & $20.00 Amazon gift card.
Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight January 13, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on January 20, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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What about you? What interests you most about Promise For Tomorrow? What fact about Michelle De Bruin or line/scene from the book did you like most?