Friday, September 20, 2013

Bookshelf Friday - Made to Last by Melissa Tagg

All right, first I have to say...

Michelle Tuller! You are the winner of Stranded by Dani Pettrey. Email or FB me your address and I'll be sending you out a copy this weekend.

Now onto today's book, Made to Last, which I am super excited about! I've gotten to watch Melissa on this journey towards her debut and now it's here! And one of the best parts was getting to actually hug her on her release day. (See. There's even a glow about her.) Love how God works tiny details out.

So, here's the blurb and we'll chat on the other side.

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?

All right. The characters in this book latched onto me. Melissa's dialogue was fresh and witty, which knowing her didn't surprise me. I found myself chuckling often but also having those swoon-worthy moments. It really was a romantic comedy in book form. Don't let it fool you though, there was also a great message subtly woven into this story of becoming who God created you to be, which was another reason I liked it so much. So did it entertain me? Oh yes, definitely with a huge smile on my face. Did it give me a great romance? Uh-huh. Heart flutters and all. And did it make me think? Yep. There was a take-away from it that made me dig a little deeper into my faith. 

I guess you could say I loved this book, because I so did:) I know you can say that I cannot wait until Melissa's next one comes out. However, since we'll have to wait a little while, I thought I'd share my book-love on this one and give a copy away to one lucky commenter. Leave a comment below and include your email address! You have until Tuesday at midnight and I'll announce the winner on next Friday's bookshelf.

Happy reading everyone!

A to Z blog hop at Patterings. And here's a few more blogs to check out on our hop today!

23 comments:

  1. Thanks sooo much for the super kind review, Susan!! :)

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    1. It was a SUPER book;) I LOVED it, Melissa!!

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  2. Yay Melissa! So exciting to have a book release!

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    1. Hey, J'Nell! It's such fun to watch friends release their books:) And this one was great! If you haven't read it, you're going to love it!

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    1. It is! It is! :) Made me smile over and over again.

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  4. I love good, Christian contemporary romances. This cover is definitely eye-catching too. My favorite kind of covers have the hero and heroine in plain view where one can see their faces.

    nina4sm/at/gmail/dot/com

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    1. Then you'll love this! It was a great contemporary romance:)

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  5. Great review. Looking forward to reading this one!

    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot com

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    1. I've got you entered, Cathy! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Sounds good, Susan! and congratulations, Melissa!
    patterly {at}gmail

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    1. Hey Patty:) It was good! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  7. I've had my eye on this one for awhile, but haven't scooped it up yet. From your review, it looks like the publisher did a fabulous job matching the cover with the tone of the book. Adding it to my list!
    Susan, I always love reading your reviews. :)

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    1. They did:) And thanks, Dora. I love writing them. Probably because I love books so much. LOL

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  8. So fun to connect your blog with your beautiful face, Susan. I had so much fun meeting you at ACFW conference!

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    1. :) Awww...thanks, Karla. I loved meeting you, too! We've got a great bunch with Linda, don't we?

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  9. So excited for Melissa! Can't wait to read MADE TO LAST!
    volleyball143@yahoo.com

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    1. You're entered Janelle! It was a fantastic book!

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  10. I've read so many wonderful things about this book - sounds like a fun read, & I would love to read it!

    Judging from her interviews - Melissa sounds like an adventurous, fun person to be around. Have to say that her big smile, & that hint of mischievousness, attracted me to her book also!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the book - Melissa, & Susan!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. I'm excited about reading Made to Last and would love to win a copy.

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  12. Susan, thanks for sharing.

    I'm looking forward to reading this book.

    I met Melissa at ACFW, and she's very sweet. I hope she has much success with her book.

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  13. Sounds like my kind of read - I've been on a four year journey of discovering what God wants me to be after retiring from 35 years of teaching. I'm def going to read this book! Great review!

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  14. It sounds like a great book. I'll definitely have to read it!

    dasajoma at yahoo dot com

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