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Saturday, September 2, 2023

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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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About the Author

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:


More from Michelle

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


This has been such a refreshing story to read. I loved getting  to know Lacy better and mature into a sweet young woman. Her excitement to follow her friend to a new city sounds fun and Lacy was ready to be out on her own. After all being eighteen is grown up as we all know. Let’s just say not everything goes smoothly arriving at their destination. Lacy’s friend Rose seems to distance herself from Lacy at some  point and  that upset me. I wonder why Rose has changed her attitude all of a sudden? Maybe she has found new friends that  are not all that nice to be around. 

Lacy surprised  me with her determination not to go back home. I’m sure it wasn’t easy during this time period to find a job and be on your own as a young woman. I did laugh at the first encounter she had with Conrad. Let’s talk about him for a bit. I like his work ethics and how he has stepped up and cared for his children after losing his wife. He is a loner but at times he does think about how nice it would be to have a woman around. 

Lacy has a hard time convincing her parents that she is doing well on her own. When her mother comes to town, talk about chaos. How do you tell your mother as nicely as you can, that you are not going back with her? There are times that she isn’t sure if she is making the right choice, but Lacy keeps moving forward.

All along Lacy has been wanting to believe  that she is important and can do things on her own. She has a lot to think about and with Conrad starting  to show interest she isn’t sure what to do. I appreciate how the author writes a story where growth and trust come into play.

 I did have a little problem with Lacy focused on money and wealth throughout the story. I know she comes from a poor family but she needs to realize that money doesn’t make you happy. You will have to read the story to see what happens as Lacy is set on making a living and proving to herself and her family that she can do this all by herself. 

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

An Author’s Take, September 1

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, September 2

Texas Book-aholic, September 3

Lighthouse Academy Blog, September 4 (Guest Review from Marilyn Ridgway)

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, September 5 (Author Interview)

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, September 5

lakesidelivingsite, September 6

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, September 7

Locks, Hooks and Books, September 8

Connie’s History Classroom, September 9

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, September 10

For Him and My Family, September 11

Cover Lover Book Review, September 12

Karen Baney Reviews, September 12

Holly’s Book Corner, September 13

Tell Tale Book Reviews, September 14 (Author Interview)

Pause for Tales, September 14


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.


  1. Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

  2. Enjoyed your review! Sounds like the character is determined to make it her own way!!

  3. Lacy seems like a young lady who has perseverance, but I wonder how long it takes her to change course when it would be best.

  4. Seems like a good read.

  5. Thank you for sharing your review of Coming Home to Truth, this sounds like a story that I will enjoy reading myself

  6. So excited to read the journey of Lacey and Conrad!