A society woman leaves her comfortable lifestyle so that she can help her daughter adjust to the arrival of twin sons in a small town where the courageous doctor teaches her about taking risks.
Both Matthew and Margaret must make difficult decisions to hold on to the love they have discovered. Will Matthew’s heart recover from sorrow? Will Margaret find her true home?
The doorknob clicked. Margaret held her breath. The moment arrived to once again welcome the presence of Matthew Kaldenberg.
He emerged first and stepped into the hall focused on his conversation with Karen. Dressed in his suit, he looked as professional as she remembered. His dark hair was trimmed close to his head. His face appeared clean-shaven. He stood straight and confident.
Karen held a baby in her arms as she glanced Margaret’s way. “Mother! I thought I heard you come.” Her face lit up.
The doctor’s speech died away at the interruption. He turned to look at the guest that had captured Karen’s attention.
“You remember Dr. Kaldenberg from our wedding reception, don’t you?” Karen asked as she stepped closer.
Margaret’s throat went dry. “Why yes, of course I do.”
“Do you remember my mother?” Karen smiled and turned to the doctor.
“Certainly.” A thoughtful look softened the doctor’s eyes. He reached to shake her hand.
Margaret accepted his handshake and gave him a quick nod.
He held eye contact for an instant and then turned to Karen. “I’ll check back with you tomorrow afternoon. Make sure to try the method I explained to you for feeding Simon. I’d like to see him gain half a pound by next week.”
He looked at Margaret again. “Good afternoon, ladies.”
Karen flew to the sofa.
“Mother, it is so good of you to come early. Logan has been willing to get up in the night with the babies, and to come home when I need him, but he’s busy and he needs his sleep. I’m glad to have you here now.”
About the Author
Michelle De Bruin grew up in Southern Iowa and graduated from Eddyville High School. These beautiful memories of childhood spent on her family’s farm are the inspiration to the setting in the books of the Tomorrow series.
After high school, Michelle received an Associate’s Degree in Office Management from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. She returned to the family farm and later married Tom De Bruin.
Tom and Michelle and their two teenage sons, Mark and John, live in Pella where Michelle works as the Spiritual Services Facilitator for Christian Opportunity Center. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and in Religion with a Christian Ministries emphasis from Central College in Pella, Iowa.
In 2015, Michelle began writing and joined the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) where she discovered that the stories she wrote for fun might actually amount to something. She finished her manuscript for Hope for Tomorrow and eventually found a home for it with a small publisher of Christian fiction.
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.
Ends August 25, 2021