Monday, January 27, 2020

PROMISE FOR TOMORROW by Michelle DeBruin, Reviewed by Trixi Oberembt

Michelle De Bruin is a new-to-me author so when I saw an opportunity to read “Promise for Tomorrow” I didn't hesitate to sign up for it! If it's one thing I love, is discovering new writers to follow.
I really enjoyed this story! Even though it's the second one, I had no trouble keeping everything straight. She gave enough back-story from “Hope For Tomorrow” as to not be confused or lost. Both Karen and Logan are people of strong faith and values. It shows in all their actions, words and how they treated those around them. I really admire men who are called to ministry, especially those who become pastors. Logan had a heart after God. Even in his struggles he sought the Lord in his heartfelt prayers. It helped that Peter was a fellow pastor, friend and mentor in Logan's life. I felt Karen was the perfect helpmate to him. She was encouraging, helpful in ways that mattered, and a spiritual match to his ministry. I really loved watching their courtship develop into a strong connection. They faced many trials with tenacity, grace, and a willingness to allow the Lord to work His will in their lives. They are both a wonderful example to us all!

In some places in the story, I felt it drag a bit and some details that could have been left out without affecting the storyline. In my opinion, if the story was tightened up, it would have really showed off the authors writing talent more. Also, I felt there were situations that were resolved almost too perfectly and too quickly.

In spite of that, I still felt the story was well-written, the characters were ones I came to care about, and the faith thread was very much a natural part of it. I think one of my favorite parts was at the end when Logan felt a bit like Abraham when he went to sacrifice his son on the mountain. Logan felt tested and tried. But instead of running away, he sought God even more in his heart, willing to give up what he loved the most to fulfill God's will in his life no matter the outcome. I really think that's a lesson we can all learn in our walk with the Lord. Learning to give up what we want for what God wants. Because ultimately what the Lord has for us is good, right and to our benefit!

I would recommend this to Christian historical fiction readers who like a good faith theme, characters real enough to connect with, and a good love story to follow along!
*This book was provided courtesy of the author through Interviews and Reviews. No favorable review was required and all opinions are my own. *

BackCover Blurb:
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 at the same time before his love for her destroys all of them?

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  1. Thanks for sharing this review from a new-to-me author!

    1. You're welcome! Thanks for featuring it on the blog today :-)

  2. This book sounds Great! Thank you for sharing your review of it. I will be adding it to my TBR list. Have a Great week.


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