Friday, September 27, 2013

Made to Last by Melissa Tagg

Miranda Woodruff is the darling of home improvement shows. She is (if you will) the Rachael Ray of renovations. But the spunky do- it- yourself girl's show has started to fizzle which prompts the producer to introduce the TV audience to  her husband whom she refers to as the guy who taught her everything she knows about building. There's just one problem--the "husband" split the scene three years ago and they never were actually married.

Suddenly Miranda's world gets more complicated as her husband for hire, Blaze, and disgraced reporter, Matthew, enter her life. As with every good story the truth must be revealed. Will it cost Miranda her career or are the stakes much higher?

Made to Last is Melissa Tagg's debut novel-- a fun read with lots of heart. I look forward to more.
Please read on for more about Made to Last!!

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Made to Last

Bethany House Publishers (September 15, 2013)


Melissa Tagg


A Word From The Author:

I’m a former reporter turned author who loves all things funny and romancey. My debut novel, a romantic comedy titled Made to Last, releases from Bethany House in September 2013. In addition to my nonprofit day job, I’m also the marketing/events coordinator for My Book Therapy, a craft and coaching community for novelists.

It all started when my dad, at the ripe old age of sixteen, picked up my mom up for their first date. She was thirteen. Thirteen!* Dad drove a cherry red car up the lane to my grandparents big ol’ green house and honked his horn…whereupon Mom jumped out of the apple tree she’d been waiting in and off they went…fishing. True story. (I’d give more details, but I’m saving it for a novella I plan to entitle Two Leaves. Mom, I really hope you read this.)

Four years of college, a few trips abroad and a stint as a reporter later, that dream is soon to be a reality. My debut novel, a romantic comedy titled Made to Last, is now out from Bethany House. Book two, Here to Stay, comes out on May 1, 2014.

In between writing and staring out the window brainstorming, I also work as a grant-writer at one of Iowa’s largest private nonprofits and serve as the marketing/events coordinator for My Book Therapy, a craft and coaching community for novelists founded by Susan May Warren.

And I love, love, love talking about finding our purpose and identity in Christ. (And well, okay, food, old movies, boots and scarves, my awesome nephew Ollie, and, fine, Tim Tebow, too.)


Miranda Woodruff has it all. At least, that's how it looks when she's starring in her homebuilding television show, From the Ground Up. So when her network begins to talk about making cuts, she'll do anything to boost ratings and save her show--even if it means pretending to be married to a man who's definitely not the fiance who ran out on her three years ago.

When a handsome reporter starts shadowing Miranda's every move, all his digging into her personal life brings him a little too close to the truth--and to her. Can the girl whose entire identity is wrapped up in her on-screen persona finally find the nerve to set the record straight? And if she does, will the life she's built come crashing down just as she's found a love to last?

If you'd like to read the first chapter of Made to Last, go HERE.

2 comments: said...

That's an almost unbelievably sweet story about how Melissa's parents met. Best wishes on the book.

Thanks for sharing another great book with us, Cheryl. Be well.


Cheryl Klarich said...

Robyn!! Thank you so much for stopping by to read the review!

God bless you! xoxo