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Promise For Tomorrow Blog Tour: Author Interview + Giveaway

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour (and Giveaway!) for Promise for Tomorrow by Michelle De Bruin, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Promise for Tomorrowy Michelle De Bruin
Title: Promise for Tomorrow 
Author: Michelle De Bruin 
Publisher: Mantle Rock Publishing 
Release Date: November 12, 2019 
Genre: Inspirational Historical Fiction

Living a life of faith isn’t going the way Logan and Karen hoped until some special visitors arrive and offer them their future back.

Karen Millerson dreamed of teaching high school but now finds herself boarding with a farm family and teaching country school. She is engaged to marry Logan De Witt and is getting prepared to share in ministry with him. But when she gets blamed for the tragic fire at the school, Karen’s future grows uncertain.

Logan De Witt is working to clear his family’s name with the bank. But when he breaks his leg, hindering his ability to work the farm, Logan is faced with life-changing decisions. When his best friend can’t offer the help he requested, can Logan find a way to care for his family and court Karen before his love for her destroys all of them?


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.

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Hi Michelle! Thank you for taking the time once again and allowing my readers here at A Modern Day Fairy Tale the chance to get to know your newest book-Promise For Tomorrow! I typically start each of these interviews the same way-with random facts about YOU, but since this is your second time here, we’re going to mix it up a little bit. Instead, let’s hear 5 random facts about Promise For Tomorrow and/or this series as a whole! 

1. The series takes place during the years 1910-1913. The first two books take place in the farming community of Silver Grove. The third book takes place in the small town of Oswell City.
2. Promise for Tomorrow took nine months to write. 
3. The hero learned the Dutch language from his father. Some of these words, like moeder (mother), schuur (barn), guilder (Dutch currency), and opa (grandfather) are sprinkled throughout the story.
4. Each book is dedicated to members of my family.
5. Discussion guides are available on my website for each book for book clubs to use.

Promise For Tomorrow is the second book in this series and continues the story of Logan De Witt and Karen Millerson. Will readers who have not read the first book be able to catch up, or will they need to read book one first? 

There is enough backstory woven throughout the second book that a reader can read it without needing to know the plot of the first book.

In our first interview, we talked about the research that goes into creating these historical stories. Was any additional research required for this particular book? 

I needed to research medical practices. The hero breaks his leg early in the story, so I wanted to portray his condition, the doctor’s treatment of him, and his family’s emotions according to the era of history.

What message do you hope readers will take away from Promise For Tomorrow

Every situation that is allowed into our experience, both the good and the painful, is meant to shape us into Christlikeness. The things that appear at first as trials may actually end up working in our favor. The same with tests. After the Lord has completed a work in a heart, he needs to send it through testing to confirm its durability. These truths are illustrated in the story as the events of the plot affect the lives of the characters.
I have found that writers are so often some of the best readers too. If we were to take a look at your TBR, what might we find there? 

Invitations from God by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun; Write Better by Andrew T. Le Peau; Lane Steen by Candace West

Thank you again for taking the time to answer my questions. Before we go, can you give us an idea on what we can look forward to next? What’s next for Logan and Karen? 

The third book in the series, Dreaming of Tomorrow, releases in November of this year. This book continues their story. Since the hero and heroine are engaged in Promise for Tomorrow, you can probably guess what happens in this third book! In addition to that main event, Logan and Karen learn how to be a couple partnering together to serve in ministry to a small town on the Iowa prairie. 

Any other projects you are currently working on that you can share? 

I have some ideas for more books that highlight the stories of characters who live in the small town where Logan and Karen serve. 

(1) US winner will receive a print book of Promise for Tomorrow, chocolates, and quilted table runner. (1) international winner will receive an e-book of Promise for Tomorrow & $20.00 Amazon gift card.

Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight January 13, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on January 20, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. I like the synopsis for this book and it looks like a good red. Vivian Furbay jtandviv (at) q (dot) com

  2. Yay! Thank you so much! - JustRead Tours

  3. Thank You for this giveaway.

  4. I love to read these kinds of books. They take me back in time and place. I get lost in book.

  5. Looks like an interesting story
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  6. great interview, thank you for sharing

  7. Congrats on this tour and thank for the opportunity to read about another great book out there to read. It helps out so I can find books I know my family will enjoy reading. Thanks as well for the giveaway.

  8. this is great blog hop and then i love how you did it and then the help you get form the other authors

  9. Congrats on this tour and thank for the opportunity to read about another great book out there to read. It helps out so I can find books I know my family will enjoy reading. Thanks as well for the giveaway.

  10. Awesome summary! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win. Nothing like getting lost in a good book

  11. I really like the cover, it sounds like an enjoyable book.

  12. Nine months to write -- like having a baby!


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