I really enjoyed this modern Christian love story. I gave this book 5/5 stars. You read so many books set in different time periods so to read one set in the here and now was fun. The characters were very real to life and could easily be people you watch every day. I liked the interactions as the conversations were amusing and intelligent. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a clean Christian fiction story. I would also recommend this to anyone who enjoys reality television.
I would like to thank the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.
When Miranda Woodruff's fiance left her three years ago, he left gaps both in her heart and in the backstory of her television show, From the Ground Up. Miranda's on-screen personality has a husband who taught her everything she knows about home building. So when rumors and questions arise about her husband, Miranda agrees to pretend to be married. Finding a pretend husband turns out to be easier than expected. However, when attractive reporter Matthew Knox begins poking around, Miranda finds her on-screen story and her real life both wearing thin. Will Miranda sacrifice everything to save her show? Or will she find that truth really will set her free? Read more in Made to Last by Melissa Tagg.
I enjoyed Made to Last, Melissa Tagg's debut novel. This book had a lot of hype and it took a little longer than I would have liked for the story to "hook" me. However, once I really got into it, the story offered refreshing originality and Tagg's writing style was lovely. Though it's classified as a romantic comedy, Made to Last, has plenty of depth and development. I cheered for the characters as they faced life's challenges and lessons.
Just a heads up to anyone who, like me, is keen on plenty of resolution. The ending was sweet, but there were several unresolved situations and issues. It appears that there will be another book that continues Blake's story. However, from the synopsis I read, it doesn't appear that Miranda and Matthew are a focus of the story. This leads me to assume that those issues will mostly likely not be addressed.
Overall, Made to Last is a sweet and entertaining story. However, I recommend renting before purchasing if you have an issue with stories that lack resolution.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
I won a copy of "Made to Last" by Melissa Tagg. I am happy to write a review and give my honest opinion of the book.
While reading about MIranda, Matthew, Blaze, and Robbie I could completely see the movie in the making. I loved the spunk, twist and turns the author uses. I think this is a great novel. You can totally connect with the characters, some you like, some not so much, and some grow on you. You can see how one little "white lie" can snow ball into something so out of control your not sure what to do any more.
I enjoyed the surprises that continue throughout the story. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys spunky, funny, romance novels, even if you don't usually read contemporary ones give this one a try I think it is worth it.
I don't read a lot of contemporary novels, but one of the things that drew me to Made to Last is the premise. It's inspired by an old classic film, Christmas in Connecticut. When I heard that, I knew I wanted to read this story! And even though it is a contemporary book, it reads like a classic. From the quaint setting to the quirky characters, this story had me hooked from the first chapter. I love that Melissa Tagg also continued with the timeless feel by adding additional classic film references throughout the novel. This story might be set in present day, but it could easily be set in another time period. I'm intrigued by this debut novelist! It will be fun to see if her next story has this same classic feel...I have a hunch that it will.