"Heartwarming" - Dreaming of Tomorrow by Michelle De Bruin - Excerpt
Love leads them to a lifetime of commitment where the dreams they have held onto for so long start to come true.
Dreaming of Tomorrow
Popular and eligible, Logan De Witt must convince the women in town that he is engaged to be married. A quiet, simple ceremony is what he has in mind for his wedding day, but when the date and time of his bride’s arrival is published in the newspaper, the whole town joins in the celebration proving to Logan and his new wife their sincere friendship and support. Added to the excitement of Logan’s marriage is the question of what the congregation should do with the unexpected donation of an orchard.
Karen Millerson is counting the days until her long-distance engagement comes to an end and she may travel to Oswell City to marry Logan. More than anything, she wants to share in his life as a help and support, but keeping a house and finding her place in the community requires much more work than she ever expected.
Learn, laugh, and love with Karen and Logan as they start a new marriage and work together ministering to the citizens of their small town.
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Dreaming of Tomorrow
“You’ve been to the lake again.” Julia clasped Karen’s shoulders and smiled at her.
“How can you tell?” The lakeshore served as her own personal retreat. Too baffled by her sister’s insightful discovery, Karen didn’t think to conceal her afternoon wanderings.
“You look relaxed and happy. The only other time I’ve seen you that way since your return to the city was at our picnic luncheon with Aunt Fran on the beach in June.” Julia settled three-year-old Ben into a chair and then sat next to him.
“Oh.” Karen claimed the chair beside her sister. Whatever defensiveness had crept into her voice a moment ago drained away. She leaned forward and waved at Ben. “Hello there, young man.”
He returned her wave and giggled.
“Missing him, aren’t you?” Julia looked at her with concern.
“Terribly.” Karen lowered her voice to a whisper. “I never wanted this teaching job. I only took it because the salary will give us a good start to our marriage.”
“Very noble and worthwhile in the end. You’ll see.” Julia patted her knee below the table.
The word noble fit her fiancé much better than it did any of her actions. Logan was a hero, investing all of his savings in freeing his mother from debt during his stay on the farm in Silver Grove. He never discussed finances in his letters, but he didn’t need to. Karen knew enough about the sacrifices he’d made to believe that his return to Oswell City meant starting over, building his stability a little at a time until finally positioned to support a wife.
Not only was he noble and heroic, but he was handsome too. The wind at the lake today would have tousled his blond hair into a wave that fell over his forehead, giving him a boyish, mischievous charm that matched his usual good humor and twinkling blue eyes. Those same eyes could look right into her heart with a sensitivity that convinced her beyond words of his love for her.
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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. The third book in the series, Dreaming of Tomorrow, releases November 2020.
Learn more at michelledebruin.com
Genre: Historical Christian Romance
Publisher: Scrivenings Press
Release Date: November 10, 2020
Content Note: 1 Heart
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