Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Coming Home to Mercy by Michelle De Bruin

Book: Coming Home to Mercy

Author: Michelle De Bruin

Genre: Inspirational Historical Romance

Release date: August 14, 2021

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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Christian Historical Romance is a great genre and I have really come to enjoy Author Michelle De Bruin for this genre. Coming Home to Mercy is Book 1 in the new series, Coming Home. I had the honor of reading it recently. 

The time and setting of this book is 1913 in Chicago and Oswell City, Iowa. Margaret Millerson is a Wealthy Socialite who lives in her brother's Mansion in Chicago. She loves the Comforts of Home and her brother's Mansion feels like HOME. She receives news that her Daughter has given birth to Twin Boys, arriving 3 weeks early. Margaret heads to Oswell City to help her Daughter care for the newborns. Margaret loves the quaint town of Oswell, IA and she strikes up a friendship with the Town Doctor, Matthew Kaldenberg. Dr. Matthew Kaldenberg loves his job as Town Doctor, even though he still grieves the death of his wife and their baby during childbirth 20yrs ago. Dr. Matthew has worked really hard for many years, saved his money, and recently bought a BiPlane. Matthew and Margaret begin spending more and more time together, including going on flights on the BiPlane. Matthew realizes that he might be ready to share his heart with Margaret and move forward in life. Will there be a relationship between Margaret and Matthew? Is Margaret ready to make "HOME" somewhere then the Chicago Mansion? 

WOW, I was reeled into this book from the very first chapter. The 2 main characters, Margaret and Matthew, both have a past with "baggage". They enjoy being "homebodies" and keeping to themselves. That is until they meet each other. I really LOVE how the friendship slowly transpired into a relationship and they let down the "walls" that had prevented them from opening their hearts for so many years. Author Michelle De Bruin really tells and Great story and keeps the historical value of the Small Town and setting true! I am very excited to read future books in this series! GREAT BOOK!


Michelle De Bruin lives in Iowa with her husband and two young adult sons. She has a bachelor’s degree in Religion with a Christian Ministry emphasis, and in Music. Michelle serves as a Chaplain for Pella Regional Health Center. She 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.


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Coming Home to Mercy is the first in a trilogy of books set in a small Iowa town during the years 1913 through 1918. This is the second series of books I have written. The Tomorrow series is the first set, and if you’ve already read it, you will recognize characters that appeared in Hope for Tomorrow, Promise for Tomorrow, and Dreaming of Tomorrow.

This book is a graceful story of two people who thought faithful, committed love could only come into their lives once. But they both discover that they get another chance to experience it again.

I wrote Coming Home to Mercy to show what healthy marriages and healthy families are like. I trust this story gives us a glimpse of how true love works, what faithfulness means, and what compassion can do; not only in one person’s life, but in the daily workings of an entire community.

The hero in this story has a sad, broken heart at the beginning. As the story unfolds, he heals and gains a deeper understanding of God’s work in his life. Dr. Matthew Kaldenberg finds love and peace as his belief grows that God truly does work all things together for good.

Thank you for joining me on this tour. I hope you enjoy the blog posts and enter the drawing for the giveaway. Follow me on social media and subscribe to my newsletter at

Grace and peace,

Michelle De Bruin

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To celebrate her tour, Michelle is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card & copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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