About the Book
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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This coming-of-age story is set in the year of 1917, a year of a lot of history for our world. The Great War was ending, the influenza was rampant, and cars and other progress was beginning to take shape. This is the story of a young woman, Lacy Jones who graduated from high school and has just turned eighteen. She is presented with an opportunity to go with her friend to a new town to visit and find her favorite teacher, who is now married. (The teacher's story is in another series.) She accepts, rather quickly, but with a heart of sorrow. She does not really want to leave her parents, but she is excited to travel.
Lacy grew up in a poor town, and her family has always struggled with money. She wants to break free from that and become self-reliant. In this new town she meets new and old friends, gets a job and is making her own money, and she discovers freedom to be herself.
This situation is hard for her parents to accept, and they insist that she come home. There is another reason she would like to stay, and that reason is a widower by the name of Conrad Van Drunen. He is a little bit older than her, and he has two children, but he sees in Lacy a chance at happiness again. What will Lacy decide? A story on finding your purpose in life.
I was provided a copy of this novel from the author. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
About the Author
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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.
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Grace and peace,
Michelle De Bruin
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