From the Start By: @Melissa_Tagg

Let me take a moment to gush over how much I enjoyed this book! I’ve read all of Tagg’s book and so far this may be my favorite! With each book Tagg has gotten better, she is an author you will want to keep your eye on! From the Start is about former football star Colton Greene and screen-play writer Kate Walker. When a tornado hits Kate’s hometown in Iowa she returns to help out and figure out her next steps. With a career ending injury and no direction Colton’s friend asks him to help out in his hometown for a few months.

Colton and Kate’s story is adorable and full of laughter as they figure out what their next steps are as individuals and help each other to move forward. This is the perfect book to take outside, kick up your feet and not return until the last page. By the time you finish this book you will feel like you personally know these characters and will be ready to move to a little town in Iowa! I cannot wait to see what is next for this author.

-Elle

I received this book complimentary from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Made to Last By: Melissa Tagg

Made to Last   -              By: Melissa Tagg

If any of you know me, you know that I have a love for Building with Habitat for Humanity, so finding a story where the lead character is a girl that loves to build things and has her own tool belt (In my mind hers is pink just like mine). Miranda Woodruff is your average tomboy, prefers flannel shirts over silk dresses, a tool belt over a manicure set and work boots instead of heels, along with that she has her own home building show and the public wants to know the story behind Miranda ‘Randi” Woodruff. However, Miranda has some secrets, some that could ruin her public image, a marriage that doesn’t exist, a past with pain she hopes to avoid. With the network considering cancelling her show her managers decide to hire a fake husband to boost publicity.

Matthew Knox is always on the hunt for the latest scoop, but with a mistake made five years ago he is still fighting to make a comeback in the national news, with the chance to do a serial blog and follow Randi Woodruff around that could lead to a cover story and the comeback he needs Matthew takes the job and moves to a cabin on Randi’s property. Him and Randi hit it off well, but he knows she isn’t telling him something, and that there is a big secret she is hiding. As Matthew unearths more and more of Randi’s life he finds his heart getting in the way, will he be able to spill her secrets?

Made to Last is the perfect autumn read to curl up with, a cast of characters that will have you laughing and crying throughout their story.  Melissa Tagg has woven a beautiful story about forgiving the past and fighting the labels that you have attached to yourself, to get past what the world has tagged you as and to live in the promise of God and what He has created you to be. Melissa Tagg has created a beautiful debut novel and I cannot wait to see what else is yet to come.

-Elle

I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.