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Hope for Tomorrow

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  19 ratings  ·  15 reviews
When Logan De Witt learns of his father’s sudden death, he returns home to the family’s dairy farm. During his stay, he discovers his mother’s struggle with finances and his younger sister’s struggle with grief. Concern for his family presses Logan to make the difficult decision to leave his career as a pastor and stay on the farm. As a way to make some extra money, he agr ...more
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Published October 23rd 2018 by Mantle Rock Publishing LLC
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Abigail Harris
Aug 05, 2019 rated it liked it
My review of Hope For Tomorrow: Ooh, quite a change from the normal school teacher, western, romance. This is a nice romance novel that doesn't lag too much and is enjoyable. A few things seemed slightly unrealistic but they weren't too bad.
The characters were well developed and interesting though the main characters feel a little flat as one point it wasn't too bad though.
If you like romances, western, sweet stories, and just a little but of drama I am sure that you will enjoy this book as well
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Hope for Tomorrow by Michelle DeBruin is a sweet and classic styled historical romance novel that reader will get warm fuzzies from. This story focuses on how a person’s path in life may not always turn out the way it’s expected. It’s about learning to trust in God and his plan. Readers will easily relate to the characters in the story as they blame themselves for accidents in the past, make mistakes, deal with grief, and friendships form and grow. And of course there is romance mixed into it al ...more
Rachael (bluestockings_and_books)
I originally rated this as a four star, but now that I am writing the review a week later, I realized that I really liked this book! The only thing that I didn’t like was the misunderstood love trope. Tillie was kind of annoying too, but I kind of understand her. I am the youngest of nine siblings, and when everyone comes home for Christmas, I can act like Tillie (I am working on it). I had no issues with the content as far as how clean it is. It kept me guessing too! Overall, I really liked thi ...more
Cynthia Roemer
Set in the backdrop of early 1900's Iowa, Hope for Tomorrow is a tender story of love, grace, and resilience, with elements of faith woven within.
Marta Aldrighetti
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Iowa, year 1910.
The life in the small, farm village Siler Grove is hard for the people there.
The characters are simple, well building, so realistic (they fight, fear, struggle, love, forgive, miss).
you'll love them and through them you can understand family, love and faith are important things in the life.
The story is haunting, page turned, entertaining. I recommend it, enjoy reading it!
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Review: HOPE FOR TOMORROW by Michelle DeBruin

Logan is a preacher who leaves his congregation to move back home after hearing of his father’s sudden death to care for the farm, his mother Sandy, and sister Tillie who are in pain and are grieving over this tremendous loss. To help with their financial troubles, they accept Karen, a teacher from Chicago, who will be boarding in their home to teach in the country school. This is a page turner, as I really enjoyed reading about how these characters o
Suzie Waltner
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hope for Tomorrow is reminiscent of classic Christian fiction such as those favorites written by Janette Oke and Grace Livingston Hill. As Logan and Karen endeavor to find their footing after both their lives take unexpected turns and their paths cross, friendship forms and grows.

Michelle de Bruin stuffs her story with lots of conflict—a grieving and jealous sister, an unwanted but persistent suitor, a home on the brink of foreclosure, and a wagonload of romantic tension. And while there were a
Ebos Aifuobhokhan
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Am a preacher's kid so I really liked reading about a preacher and about another preacher's kid.

The setting of the book was superb. I really enjoyed reading about a farm, farming and how crops were harvested, tomatoes canned and apples too.

Karen's heart for people and her forgiving spirit was so endearing. Her love for her job even when she was misinformed was very commendable. I love the fact that the writer did not over emphasis on how Karen looked, her hair and all but on the beautiful char
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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My Thoughts on Hope for Tomorrow:
This book is so sweet. It’s a slow-moving book but definitely full of good content. I mean it’s not every day a city girl gets chased by a bull! Well. At least not here on our bull-less farm.

I’ve enjoyed getting to know the characters. They’re fun and easy to connect with. You can just feel them fighting their destiny with what they think is the best plan for their lives.

Karen has always vowed not to repeat the mistakes of others. For this reason, she will not
Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Karen never wanted to fall for a preacher, or a farmer, but circumstances in her life seems to throw her together with a man who is both farmer and preacher. And though things are not so good at the farm, Logan has no intention of staying there. This book takes you on a journey of hard times and struggles, yet love, grace and forgiveness, with just the right amount of romance added in.

I really enjoyed this story. The setting is the early 1900’s which is one of my favorit
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hope for Tomorrow is a sweet romance. It is also the story of making sacrifices for those you love. Michelle De Bruin also includes grief recovery and forgiveness in the plot. Main characters Karen and Logan both show considerable growth as they learn to follow the path God has for them; a path that is different than what they think God has for them. Tillie is a somewhat less major character. She shows considerable growth as well; going from a grieving, bitter young lady who is mad at God and ev ...more
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I first opened the book, it reminded me of several Kim Vogel Sawyer books I've read in the past. The setting is similar (though in Iowa, rather than Kansas), the era is similar, and the voice is the same. If Suffice it to say, if you're a fan of KVS, you're going to love this book!

The main characters include a preacher-turned-farmer who has had a recent run of bad luck, his sister who is struggling with her shaken faith, a teacher who has overcome her own family struggles and is moving forw
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great story about hope, new beginnings, and learning to trust God in all things. Michelle DeBruin has created a cast of characters who will touch your heart; such an enjoyable read!

Karen is the new school teacher assigned to the charming town of Silver Grove, Iowa. After the death of their dad and husband, Sandy and her children Tillie and Logan take in Karen as their boarder in order to help pay the debt he left after his death. Little did they realize that the relationships they develo
Candy Smith
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by the author and I found it very enjoyable. A Christian Fiction Historical Romance filled with trails and tribulations, twists and turns, two people in conflict with their hearts and minds in relation to their past and their faith, and of course romance. What paths will these two souls take when their lives collide? Will their past dictate their future or will they come to terms with their struggles to give each other a chance and fulfill their purpose? It was a ...more
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
A wonderful story! The characters were so well written, they pulled me into the story like I was one of them. I enjoyed how the characters grew and matured throughout the story. The author did a great job of showing how God loves us and is always there in the good times and bad. God wants to give us a life with joy and we can miss it if we are trying to make our lives our own instead of giving it to God. The romance in the story was sweet and heart warming. There is so much to like about this bo ...more
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Michelle De Bruin is a worship leader and spiritual services provider. She lives in Iowa with her husband and two teenage sons. A romantic at heart, Michelle is always looking for glimpses of God’s love through the window of a good story.
“A little more each day, her heart was at home in this out-of-the-way place she'd dreaded for so long. The word "beautiful" whispered across her lips, both as an indicator of the view before her and of the sense of belonging within. --Karen Millerson in "Hope for Tomorrow.” 0 likes
“God still called out to him with kingdom work to do. The only thing that had changed was his location. Preaching, praying, and counseling were still very much in demand, and God needed him to keep doing it. --Logan De Witt in "Hope for Tomorrow” 0 likes
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