Thursday, September 12, 2013
Made To Last by Melissa Tagg Review
Title: Made To Last
Author: Melissa Tagg
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: September 15, 2013
Rating: 5 Stars!
Miranda Woodruff, star of the homebuilding show "From the Ground Up," will do anything to keep the job she loves. Due to a painful broken engagement and a faith she's mostly forgotten, she's let her entire identity become wrapped up in the Miranda everyone sees onscreen. So when she receives news that the network might cancel her program, she must do the very thing she fears most: let the spotlight shine on her closely guarded personal life. The only problem? She's been living a lie--letting viewers believe she's married--and now she's called upon to play wife to a sweet, if a bit goofy, pretend husband to boost ratings.
Desperate to help his family and prove he's not a total failure, reporter Matthew Knox is looking for a breakout story. When he's offered the opportunity to do an online serial feature on Miranda Woodruff, he jumps at the chance, even if celebrity reporting isn't really his thing. But as soon as he meets Miranda, he knows she's keeping secrets.
When Miranda's former fiance suddenly appears on the scene again, she doubts her life could get more complicated. Juggling three guys, an on-the-rocks television show, and the potential exposure of her deception is way more than she bargained for. Can the woman who makes things look so good onscreen admit it's time to tell the truth about who she is? And if she does, will the life Miranda's built come crashing down just as she's finally found a love to last?
Made to Last was sitting in my to-be-read-pile for a few days before I decided to start reading it, and I'll tell you, what was I thinking!! Made to Last was everything and more I thought it would be. Romantic, funny, and dealing with real issues like insecurities. Insecurities, we all have them, I have them. I can't tell you how much Made to Last impacted me. Just what I needed, a reminder that God LOVES us even in our insecurities and our faults, all wrapped up in this satisfying and engaging read. OH HOW HE LOVES US SO!!!
NOTE::: Thank You Melissa and the Bethany House team for this complimentary book to review. I was not paid to write a positive review, all opinions are my own!