Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour (and Giveaway!) for Hope for Tomorrow by Michelle De Bruin, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Hope for Tomorrow
Author: Michelle De Bruin
Publisher: Mantle Rock Publishing
Release Date: October 23, 2018
Genre: Inspirational Historical Fiction
When Logan De Witt learns of his father’s sudden death, he returns home to the family’s dairy farm. During his stay, he discovers his mother’s struggle with finances and his younger sister’s struggle with grief. Concern for his family presses Logan to make the difficult decision to leave his career as a pastor and stay on the farm. As a way to make some extra money, he agrees to board the teacher for their local school.
Karen Millerson arrives from Chicago ready to teach high school but her position is eliminated so she accepts the role of country school teacher. Eager to put her family’s ugly past behind her, Karen begins a new career to replace the trust she lost in her own father who had been in ministry when she was a child.
Logan and Karen both sense a call from the Lord to serve him, but neither of them expected that one day they would do it together.
Can Karen learn to trust again? Will Logan lay aside his grief in exchange for God’s purpose for his life?
IN MY OPINION
Hope for Tomorrow is reminiscent of classic Christian fiction such as those favorites written by Janette Oke and Grace Livingston Hill. As Logan and Karen endeavor to find their footing after both their lives take unexpected turns and their paths cross, friendship forms and grows.
Michelle de Bruin stuffs her story with lots of conflict—a grieving and jealous sister, an unwanted but persistent suitor, a home on the brink of foreclosure, and a wagonload of romantic tension. And while there were a couple parts that felt a bit preachy (but with a main character whose profession is a preacher, it isn’t a surprise), at no point did the pace get bogged down.
With the variety of genres and spectrum of faith content in Christian fiction today, the nostalgia of some of my first introduction to Christian fiction made this a sweet read.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michelle De Bruin is a worship leader and spiritual services provider. She lives in Iowa with her husband and two teenage sons. A romantic at heart, Michelle is always looking for glimpses of God’s love through the window of a good story.
(1) winner will receive a prize pack that includes a print copy of Hope for Tomorrow and a $25 gift card plus a set of handmade quilted hot pads and Dutch chocolate.
Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight August 5, 2019 and last through 11:59 PM EST on August 12, 2019. 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.
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