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Coming Home to Mercy
(Coming Home Series #1)
By Michelle De Bruin
August 17, 2021 by Scrivenings Press LLC
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 251 Pages
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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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My Review – Coming Home to Mercy
DeBruin, Michelle. Coming Home to Mercy. Morrilton, AR: Scrivenings Press, 2021.
Coming Home to Mercy is the first book in Michelle DeBruin’s Coming Home series. Margaret had a difficult first marriage and doesn’t want to be hurt again by a man. Matthew lost his wife and child years ago. They are both committed to their singleness, yet they are drawn together. Margaret is torn between her home in Chicago with her brother and daughter and the home she is visiting in Iowa with her other daughter and family. She makes good friends in Iowa in addition to Matthew and isn’t sure she wants to leave them. Margaret and Matthew’s relationship faces a bit of struggle when one of Margaret’s daughters objects to it.
Readers will enjoy watching the relationship bloom between them as they face difficulties, adventure, and separation. Along the way, readers will learn a little about the Wright Brothers Bi-plane. Matthew is a doctor so readers will also experience the life of a small town doctor. Coming Home to Mercy is an enjoyable read. I look forward to future books in this series.
While Coming Home to Mercy is an adult historical fiction novel, it could find a place in a K-12 Christian school library. Eighth grade and up will enjoy the story.
I received a complimentary copy of Coming Home to Mercy. This is my honest review.
About the Author – Michelle DeBruin
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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