Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Book Tour, Author Interview & Giveaway: Promise for Tomorrow by Michelle De Bruin #PFTPrism

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Promise for Tomorrow
By Michelle De Bruin
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 290 Pages
November 19th 2019 by Mantle Rock Publishing

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 at the same time before his love for her destroys all of them?

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Interview with Author Michelle De Bruin

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I am Michelle De Bruin. (My last name sounds like Duh Bryan). I live in Iowa in a small town with a Dutch heritage. My husband is Tom, and we have two teenage sons. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Religion with a Christian ministry emphasis, and also in Music. I’ve been a member of ACFW since 2015.

What do you do besides writing?

I am the spiritual services provider for an organization that provides services for people with physical and mental disabilities. In this role, I lead retreats, create and teach Bible lessons, write devotionals, and offer grief counseling. For fun, I like to play the piano and lead worship on Sunday mornings. 

Do you have images you can share that come close to how you picture your characters? Do you like to find visual inspiration for your characters before or during your writing process?

I do have images that help me picture my characters. When I run across models in clothing magazines or photos of actors, I cut them out and keep them in a folder. The easiest images I have to share are on this pinterest board I created of Edwardian fashion. Photos of men and women in the styles of the era help me create dimensional characters with a style accurate to the time period.  Here is the link to my pinterest board if you would like to take a look:  https://www.pinterest.com/MichelleDB40/1910-clothing-and-fashion/

What are some songs that you listened to or inspired you while writing your book?

One song that inspired me while I was writing this book is the song, He is My Peace, by Dennis Allen. It is a choral arrangement, and so powerful. I found a high school choir on You Tube singing it. Here is the link if you would like to listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3ncws7o0zo

What message would you like readers to ultimately take away from the book?

I would like readers to take away from my book the message that faith wins. Every day. All the time. This is true because God is faithful, and he carries us through trouble to the beautiful plans that he has dreamed up for our lives. When everything seems to be going wrong, or things don’t turn out the way we expect them to, we can still rest in the promises God has made to us because he will deliver and work his plan in our lives in his own good time.

What can we look forward to coming from you in the future?

The third book in the Tomorrow series is releasing in November of 2020. It Is titled Dreaming of Tomorrow and continues the story of the hero and heroine from this book as they build a life together.

Other Books in the Series

Hope for Tomorrow
By Michelle De Bruin
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 294 Pages
October 23rd 2018 by Mantle Rock Publishing LLC

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?

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About the Author

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.

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Tour Giveaway

One winner will receive a signed print copy of Promise for Tomorrow, chocolates, and a winter-themed quilted table runner (US only)
Ends February 26, 2020

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