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Giveaway & Tour: Coming Home to Truth


About the Book

Book: Coming Home to Truth

Author: Michelle De Bruin

Genre: Inspirational Historical Fiction

Release Date: June 20, 2022


In a search for her future, Lacy Jones travels with a friend to a new town where a single dad shows her how to find meaning and lasting success.


Lacy Jones, a graduate of her small high school, knows her whole world is about to change. She dreams of freedom from the struggles with her health, and of the independence that comes with a steady job. When her friend invites her to share the journey to visit the teacher from their country school days, Lacy finally gets the chance to chase her dreams. But when the girls get separated along the way, Lacy is left to make the trip alone. Arriving in a strange town, Lacy is reunited with old friends who introduce her to a new life, new relationships, and a new way of seeing herself.


Conrad Van Drunen has spent the last four years developing his furniture business and raising his two children. He knows they need a mother, but he isn’t ready to talk of remarriage. When Lacy Jones falls across his path, Conrad is forced to make some changes. His brother and sister-in-law offer their assistance from babysitting and financial counsel to matchmaking, but Conrad has other plans. Losing hope of finding what he lost with his first wife, Conrad discovers the mother he’s been seeking for his children in the most unexpected place.


Journey with Lacy and Conrad through trials and joys where deception and the truth can sometimes look an awfully lot alike.

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My Review

3 stars


Michelle De Bruin delivers an interesting coming-of-age story set in the early 1900s. Her writing style is descriptive, and readers will feel like they are part of the story.


I really enjoyed Conrad’s character and how he tried to balance working, being a single father, and serving the community.


Lacy’s character was difficult for me to connect with. She was very immature, naïve, and judgmental, which I found to be off-putting. I also had a hard time with her unforgiving attitude towards others, especially Conrad, in the first half of the book. I tend to like a stronger, more mature heroine in the stories I read.


My opinion aside, I do think many fans of Christian Historical Romance will enjoy this clean read and the sweet romance.


Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Series: Book 2, but stands on its own

Location: Oswell City, Iowa

Time Period: 1907

Romance: Very clean. Light kissing.

Faith: Both characters pray and consider God’s direction in their lives.


Disclaimer: I requested and received an advanced copy of this book courtesy of the publisher through Celebrate Lit Tours. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.


About the Author


Michelle De Bruin lives in Iowa with her husband of 25 years and two young adult sons who are college students at Iowa State. She has a bachelor’s degree in religion with a Christian Ministry emphasis, and in Music. Michelle serves as a chaplain for Pella Regional Health Center. She 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. You can learn more about Michelle by visiting her website: michelledebruin.com

More from Michelle

Coming Home to Truth is the second in a trilogy of books set in a small Iowa town during the years 1913 through 1918. This is the second series of books I have written. The Tomorrow series is the first set, and if you’ve already read it, you will recognize characters that appeared in Hope for Tomorrow, Promise for Tomorrow, and Dreaming of Tomorrow.


This book is a delightful story of Conrad, a single dad, and Lacy, a young lady searching for a place to belong. Conrad would like to find a mother for his two school-age children but feels that the risks are just too high. Lacy wants to prove that she can support herself and can use her talents in photography to establish a new career.


In this story, Lacy’s friends see her differently than she sees herself. It causes her to take a second look at her life to decide what is true and what isn’t. This book takes us on a journey with Lacy and Conrad through trials and joys where deception and the truth can sometimes look an awfully lot alike.


Thank you for joining me on this tour. I hope you enjoy the blog posts and enter the drawing for the giveaway. Follow me on social media and subscribe to my newsletter at https://michelledebruin.com/.


Grace and peace,


Michelle De Bruin


Blog Stops

An Author’s Take, September 1

Texas Book-aholic, September 3

Lighthouse Academy Blog, September 4 (Guest Review from Marilyn Ridgway)

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, September 5 (Author Interview)

lakesidelivingsite, September 6

For Him and My Family, September 11

Karen Baney Reviews, September 12

Holly’s Book Corner, September 13

Tell Tale Book Reviews, September 14 (Author Interview)

Pause for Tales, September 14


Giveaway


To celebrate her tour, Michelle is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card & copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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