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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Made To Last

For those of you that love Home Improvement shows, you will love Melissa Tagg's unique twist on building a romance that lasts in her latest novel, Made to Last! In this heart-warming novel about healing and dealing with the pain in our pasts, Miranda Woodruff takes the lead role in her own home improvement show, From the Ground Up. Using all her experience from being a missionary in Brazil and working with her fiancè Robbie, she now hosts her own show teaching viewers everything from painting to plumbing, and everything in between. Only the one thing missing from her life is the romance and love from her now absent fiancè that left her high and dry with only a note telling her that he needs to move on. But it's the advice that Miranda or Randi keeps dolling out that has viewers tuning in week after week hoping to catch a glimpse of the love of her life behind the scenes. Only those who are close to Miranda know the true story and that she is missing that piece to her life.

Matthew Knox is searching for a way to make a comeback seeing as his writing career is bordering on a huge story. After being a little too energetic at making his big break in reporting on his own father's embezzlement which led to a colleague being fired and Matthews career taking a back seat when the allegations turned out to be false. Now Matthew has been assigned to do some dirt digging of a different nature into the background of up and coming celebrity Miranda Woodruff and just who the mystery man is in her life. But will Matthew run the risk he experienced in his past or will he offer up a different kind of story to aid in helping Miranda find a way to keep her show running for another season when the network threatens to pull it?

In the novel, Made to Last by Melissa Tagg readers are taken along for the journey through a publicity stunt to find a replacement husband for Miranda as a way to save her home improvement show and hopefully give her a new romance at the same time. But when a pesky assignment from her manager leads to Matthew Knox shadowing her every move for a week, how will she work out the knots in her complicated fake marriage to a man she barely knows but it a dead knock out for her former fiancè Robbie. For readers that love shows like Home Improvement, this is a wonderful twist to that television show that will have you crossing your fingers at Miranda's chance at true happiness and laughing with her unique brand of humor that comes across whenever her and Matthew interact.

I received Made To Last by Melissa Tagg compliments of Bethany House Publishers and Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions expressed are my own. I absolutely LOVED this debut novel and the fact that Miranda actually does possess the skills of a home improvement expert contrary to what both Matthew and the men in her life believe. She knows the differences in the types of wood and the power tools she uses on set and even uses her skills to help out those less fortunate in her lives make their home a better place to live. She truly does have a heart of gold behind her toolbelt. I easily rate this novel a 5 out of 5 stars and can't wait to read more novels from Melissa Tagg in the future.

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (September 15, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764211323
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764211324
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches

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