Welcome to the Prism Book Tour for Coming Home to Mercy (Coming Home Series #1) by Michelle De Bruin. Stop by each blog for excerpts and reviews from the book!
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.
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Coming Home to Mercy (Coming Home Series #1)
By Michelle De Bruin
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Coming Home to Mercy
(Coming Home Series #1)
By Michelle De Bruin
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 251 Pages
August 17, 2021 by Scrivenings Press LLC
Wealthy and sociable Margaret Millerson has always thought of her brother’s Chicago mansion as her home. But when she receives the telephone call that her daughter has given birth to twins three weeks ahead of the expected due date, Margaret must leave her comfortable home, her family, and her friends to travel out of state. While she is helping her daughter care for the infants, Margaret becomes reacquainted with the town’s doctor, Matthew Kaldenberg.
Dr. Matthew Kaldenberg stays busy caring for the health of the citizens of his small town. His profession offers him daily practice in defeating death, his greatest enemy. During the twenty years since losing his own wife and baby in childbirth, Matthew has saved his money for the purchase of a flying machine. But when Matthew takes Margaret for flights on his biplane, he learns that his dreams of rising above the griefs and losses of his past come with a cost. He doesn’t want to lose the trust of the people he cares about most, or the chance at a relationship with Margaret.
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?
Coming Home to Mercy Book Excerpt
“Mother, we brought along some wedding gown sketches from Miss Rose. You’ll need to start making decisions on your gown,” Julia said.
“This is my second marriage. I don’t plan to wear a traditional white gown.”
“Miss Rose gave me a variety of styles. You could find one you’d like.” Julia held up a hand to indicate she’d brought along at least five sketches.
“Thank you, dear, but I don’t think so.”
“Have you and Dr. Kaldenburg decided on a date? Logan will want to get that scheduled.” Karen jiggled John on her hip as she spoke.
Margaret nodded. “We have a day in mind.”
Julia squealed. “Oh! This is exciting! When is it? Will you tell us?”
“When Matthew comes.” Margaret patted Julia’s arm.
“Where is he? I hope he didn’t get called out on an emergency.” Julia looked around at the crowd.
“Shh. The mayor is starting.” Margaret held her finger to her lips as Paul Ellenbroek approached the podium.
The assembly quieted as Paul spoke. “Good afternoon, everyone. We gather today to dedicate our new bandstand to the town’s use. As you know, construction began on it this spring and continued through the summer. I want to give credit to Jake Harmsen, editor of the Oswell Journal, for keeping us informed of the progress over the summer months.” Paul gestured to the place where Jake stood in the crowd while everyone clapped.
“We’ve planned for this day for many months, and I’m happy to announce to you that the bandstand is finished and ready for use.”
People applauded again while James and Brandt Koelman, the town lawyers, shook Paul’s hand. Then James gave Paul an oversized scissors he used to cut a wide red ribbon encircling the new structure.
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.
Enter the giveaway
One winner will receive a copy of Coming Home to Mercy (print if US, ebook if outside the US) and a $25 Amazon Gift Card (open internationally)
Ends August 25, 2021