Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Michelle De Bruin & Dreaming of Tomorrow

Posted November 18, 2020 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, giveaway, historical, Michelle De Bruin, romance / 15 Comments

Dreaming of Tomorrow Blog + Review tourWelcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Dreaming of Tomorrow by Michelle De Bruin, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to welcome Michelle to the blog for a chat today!

Dreaming of TomorrowTitle: Dreaming of Tomorrow by Michelle De Bruin
Series: Tomorrow #3
Publisher: Scrivenings Press LLC
Release Date:
November 10, 2020

Genre: Inspirational Historical Fiction

Love leads them to a lifetime of commitment where the dreams they have held onto for so long start to come true.

Popular and eligible, Logan De Witt must convince the women in town that he is engaged to be married. A quiet, simple ceremony is what he has in mind for his wedding day, but when the date and time of his bride’s arrival is published in the newspaper, the whole town joins in the celebration proving to Logan and his new wife their sincere friendship and support.

Added to the excitement of Logan’s marriage is the question of what the congregation should do with the unexpected donation of an orchard.

Karen Millerson is counting the days until her long-distance engagement comes to an end and she may travel to Oswell City to marry Logan. More than anything, she wants to share in his life as a help and support, but keeping a house and finding her place in the community requires much more work than she ever expected.

Learn, laugh, and love with Karen and Logan as they start a new marriage and work together ministering to the citizens of their small town.


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Hi Michelle! Welcome to the blog!

Michelle: Oranges for the Vitamin C

Carrie: especially a good idea right now!

Michelle: Summer for the water activities

Carrie: too hot for me! 🙂

Michelle: Tea. I like chai.

Carrie: Tea sounds so cozy this time of year!

Michelle: Both are good, but I’d go with Hallmark Channel. When Hope Calls is there. I hope they do a season 2.

Carrie: I’ve heard good things about that show!

Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?

Michelle: Prayer.

Carrie: I love that we all have access to that superPower 🙂

Q: Which books are “on your nightstand”? 

Michelle: I review books for Celebrate Lit, so I am reading An Ivy Hill Christmas by Julie Klassen and The Gold Digger by Liz Tolsma. Watch for reviews in December.

Carrie: Julie and Liz are awesome authors!

Q: If I sneaked a peek in your purse right now (which I would never do, I promise!), what would it tell me about you?

Michelle: You would find my kindle. I never leave home without it, which means I need a purse large enough to carry it. I also carry my own pen so that I don’t have to use anyone else’s. I have breath mints and my favorite shade of lip gloss for when I’m finished eating lunch out with someone. I’m not sure what this all says about me, maybe that I like to be prepared.

Carrie: I think that’s definitely a good thing!

Q: Did you have the whole plot outlined before you started writing, or did you let the characters dictate what came next?

Michelle: I had the whole plot outlined before I started writing, but the outline isn’t so rigid that my characters can’t surprise me.

Carrie: i love that mix!

Q: Some authors like to hide little things in their stories. Is there anything you have hidden in Dreaming of Tomorrow?

Michelle: Yes. There is a scene in the book where the hero acquires a piano as a gift for the heroine. This scene is based on a real-life experience when my husband bought a piano on an auction for me during the Christmas season when we were engaged.

Carrie: awww how fun!

Q: What do you most want readers to take away from Dreaming of Tomorrow?

Michelle: I hope that readers will gain a deeper understanding of God’s committed and faithful love for us. Another message I hope that readers take away is the fact that men and women can partner together in ministry. The third message I hope readers pick up on is the picture of what a healthy marriage looks like.

Carrie: all very important themes ♥

Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.

Michelle: My fourth book, Coming Home to Mercy, is scheduled to release in August 2021. It is the first book in a series set in the small town where Dreaming of Tomorrow takes place. Karen’s mother, Mrs. Margaret Millerson, comes to town for a really good reason (which we will discover at the end of Dreaming of Tomorrow.) Margaret meets the town doctor, Matthew Kaldenberg. Coming Home to Mercy is their story. I hope that readers sign up to receive my newsletter because I will be sharing in it about the research I’ve done to write this story, the cover reveal, and many more details related to this next book.

Thanks so much for having me! I always enjoy stopping in and chatting with readers. Grace and peace.

Michelle De Bruin

Author Michelle De Bruin writes Christian historical fiction about people who live in rural communities. Michelle lives in Iowa with her husband and two teenage sons. She provides spiritual services during the week and leads worship on the weekends. A romantic at heart, Michelle is always on the lookout for glimpses of God’s love through the window of a good story.

CONNECT WITH MICHELLE: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Dreaming of Tomorrow JustRead Giveaway

(1) winner will receive an ebook copy of Dreaming of Tomorrow and a $20 Amazon gift card!

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight November 17, 2020 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on November 24, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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15 responses to “Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Michelle De Bruin & Dreaming of Tomorrow

  1. Suzanne Sellner

    Adjusting to a new marriage and a new community would be demanding. Sounds like an engaging book.

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