Sunday, September 10, 2023

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

Book: Coming Home to Truth

Author: Michelle De Bruin

Genre: Inspirational Historical Fiction

Release Date: June 20, 2022

In a search for her future, Lacy Jones travels with a friend to a new town where a single dad shows her how to find meaning and lasting success.

Lacy Jones, a graduate of her small high school, knows her whole world is about to change. She dreams of freedom from the struggles with her health, and of the independence that comes with a steady job. When her friend invites her to share the journey to visit the teacher from their country school days, Lacy finally gets the chance to chase her dreams. But when the girls get separated along the way, Lacy is left to make the trip alone. Arriving in a strange town, Lacy is reunited with old friends who introduce her to a new life, new relationships, and a new way of seeing herself.

Conrad Van Drunen has spent the last four years developing his furniture business and raising his two children. He knows they need a mother, but he isn’t ready to talk of remarriage. When Lacy Jones falls across his path, Conrad is forced to make some changes. His brother and sister-in-law offer their assistance from babysitting and financial counsel to matchmaking, but Conrad has other plans. Losing hope of finding what he lost with his first wife, Conrad discovers the mother he’s been seeking for his children in the most unexpected place.

Journey with Lacy and Conrad through trials and joys where deception and the truth can sometimes look an awfully lot alike.


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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 Truth is Book 2 in the series, Coming Home. I read Book 1 and was anxiously awaiting Book 2. 

The time and setting of this book is 1917 in Oswell City, Iowa. Lacy Jones is a recent high School Graduate and is excited about her future. Lacy does have health issues she struggles with but she hopes one day to be free from those health issues. She agrees to go with a friend to visit a teacher they both had many years ago. Lacy and her friend get separated while traveling, but Lacy continues one. She ends up in a strange small town and she is reunited with old friends. The friends introduce her to the town, and the people, and suddenly Lacy feels comfortable amongst those she now knows and she is finding herself again. Conrad Van Drunen became a widower 4years ago and has been raising his 2 children and managing his thriving Furniture Business. He would really like them to have a mother but he is unsure if he is ready to remarry. Lacy and Conrad cross paths and the pair become friends immediately. Conrad doesn't want to lose what could be a GREAT thing for both himself and his children. Will there be a Romance between Lacy and Conrad? Will Lacy find her dreams come true in this small town? 

I started reading and could not put the book down. The storyline is very intriguing! Lacy was just starting to get life in order for herself and wanted independence from her controlling parents. Her adventure with her friend took an unexpected turn but one that Lacy liked. Conrad is an AMAZING character in the book and my favorite. I really like that he wanted the best for his children and he worked hard to provide for them. The Historical time of the book was really well researched. The book is one of Faith, Love, Forgiveness, and Family! I am very excited to read future books in this series! I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Historical Romance. WONDERFUL BOOK!

Michelle De Bruin lives in Iowa with her husband of 25 years and two young adult sons who are college students at Iowa State. 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. You can learn more about Michelle by visiting her website:


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Coming Home to Truth is the second 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 delightful story of Conrad, a single dad, and Lacy, a young lady searching for a place to belong. Conrad would like to find a mother for his two school-age children but feels that the risks are just too high. Lacy wants to prove that she can support herself and can use her talents in photography to establish a new career.

In this story, Lacy’s friends see her differently than she sees herself. It causes her to take a second look at her life to decide what is true and what isn’t. This book takes us on a journey with Lacy and Conrad through trials and joys where deception and the truth can sometimes look an awfully lot alike.

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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Rita Wray said... Best Blogger Tips

Great review, thank you.

Roxanne C. said... Best Blogger Tips

This book sounds like a wonderful historical romance between a blossoming young lady and a devoted single father.

traciem said... Best Blogger Tips

What was your favorite part of writing this book?

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