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Dreaming of Tomorrow By Michelle De Bruin Christian Historical Romance Paperback & ebook, 317 Pages November 10, 2020 by Scrivenings Press LLC
Love leads them to a lifetime of commitment where the dreams they have held onto for so long start to come true.
Popular and eligible, Logan De Witt must convince the women in town that he is engaged to be married. A quiet, simple ceremony is what he has in mind for his wedding day, but when the date and time of his bride’s arrival is published in the newspaper, the whole town joins in the celebration proving to Logan and his new wife their sincere friendship and support. Added to the excitement of Logan’s marriage is the question of what the congregation should do with the unexpected donation of an orchard.
Karen Millerson is counting the days until her long-distance engagement comes to an end and she may travel to Oswell City to marry Logan. More than anything, she wants to share in his life as a help and support, but keeping a house and finding her place in the community requires much more work than she ever expected.
Learn, laugh, and love with Karen and Logan as they start a new marriage and work together ministering to the citizens of their small town.
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About the Author
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. The third book in the series, Dreaming of Tomorrow, releases November 2020.
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“Whoa, wait a minute.” Logan held up his hand. “We have a long list of matters to discuss tonight. Let’s not waste our time talking about me.”
Logan’s gaze wandered to a separate sheet of paper detailing the situation related to the piece of property Oswell City Community Church had recently acquired. Here was the topic he wished to spend the majority of the meeting discussing.
The typed report informed him that in the month of April, the Akerman family had given to the church ten acres of land, which included an apple orchard, a barn, and a house. Logan’s brow furrowed as he read. What in the world would a church do with an apple orchard and a house? He couldn’t imagine. But he
wouldn’t need to figure it out alone. The best leaders Oswell City had to offer surrounded him.
“But you’re the talk of the town. Ever since your announcement of your upcoming wedding, downtown has been buzzing.” James Koelman, senior partner in his law firm, leaned forward and pointed at Logan.
“It’s been great for sales. The young men in Oswell City are taking their cues from you, Pastor De Witt. Rings are flying off the shelf.” Artie Goud, proprietor of the jewelry store, clicked his tongue in delight. “If I were you, I’d expect a busy fall season filled with weddings.”
Logan’s face heated. The last thing he needed to keep his mind off of his own wedding and focused on church affairs was an unending stream of other people’s weddings. Attending wouldn’t be so bad, but he’d never get by with that. These young couples would call on him to officiate each and every ceremony.
There’d be no escape from wedding liturgy running through his mind night and day. Do you take this woman to be your wife? Will you love her, comfort her, honor and protect her, and forsaking all others,
be faithful to her as long as you both shall live?
Logan shook his head to clear it. If he allowed his mind to stay distracted with daydreaming of his upcoming wedding like it wanted, he’d be worthless in the pulpit. Study and the delivery of
meaningful messages would cease. Fragments of the wedding vows already entertained his thoughts. He resisted the temptation to clutch both sides of his head as though fighting a monstrous headache.
“Tell us the whole story,” George Brinks said.
“The little bit you shared with us on Sunday morning gave us no clues.” Alex Zahn rested his hands on his stomach like he was ready to settle in and listen for hours.
“How did you meet?” Doctor Matthew Kaldenberg asked.
“What made you decide to get married?” The question from his good friend Paul Ellenbroek punched Logan’s middle.
“Some of the story you might already know.” He relived the uncertainties and seeking after God in prayer all over again. “I took time off last year to stay on the farm with my mother. We needed extra money, so I agreed to board the school teacher. I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with her or with anyone ever.
“But I did.” He cleared his throat. “I believed the Lord had called me to singleness to better serve him and to serve you. When Karen came into my life, I was forced to reconsider my sense of call. She feels called to serve the Lord just like I do. We’ll make a great team. She’s a talented singer, loves children, and is a great teacher. I can’t wait for you to meet her.”