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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

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.

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?

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Excerpt

He brought them to a landing in a farm field.

“On my last stop for fuel, I asked if I might return here to take you on a picnic. Are you hungry?” Matthew reached over and loosened a basket from its secure location on the cloth wing.

“Sure.” She couldn’t bring herself to tell him she’d already eaten her evening meal.

“Good.” He helped her down and led her to a grassy spot beneath a tree.

Margaret removed her helmet and goggles and sat on a stump. Matthew set the basket down, but instead of opening it to reveal the contents, he pulled a box from his coat pocket and knelt on one knee.

She held her breath. A man had done this for her in the past, before her daughters were born or scandal and shame entered her life. But Matthew was different. The moment had come to try again.

“Margaret, you know how much I love you. So, my question will come as no surprise. I’ve waited through challenges and indecision until a proper time came to ask it. Karen and I visited before I left town. She gave me her blessing. When I told her I wanted to take you flying, she looked nervous but told me she wanted you to be happy.”

“She did?” Margaret held her fingertips to her mouth.

Matthew gave her a solemn nod.

“So did Julia. I have the approval of both of my daughters,” she whispered.

Matthew smiled as he slipped a gold band from the box in his hand. “Margaret Millerson, will you do me the honor of becoming my wife?”

“Yes, Matthew.” She cupped his face and placed a kiss on his lips.

 

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.

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Tour 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

7 Responses

  1. Peggy Clayton

    I used to live in a big city 20 min south of Sf, Ca. Then married an Iowan and moved to a very rural area in eastern Iowa so I like living on top of a hill in a rural area as we get very few people that come up here. Although I miss my grandkids in Ca very much so would love to move back to Ca to be with them.

  2. Bonnie

    At this time in my life I prefer to live in a small town. It is safer and much more relaxing.

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