Made to Last

By Melissa Tagg
(Bethany House Publishers, Paperback, 9780764211324, 365pp.)

Publication Date: September 2013

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Description
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?
"Sweet, fun, and faith-filled, Melissa Tagg's "Made To Last" is a story made to delight lovers of romance and behind-the-scenes reality TV. Pull up an armchair and enjoy "
-Lisa Wingate, National Bestselling Author of "Blue Moon Bay," one of Booklist's Top 10 of 2012
"Clever plot. Engaging, funny, fresh writing. A winning voice with deeper layers that touch the heart. Melissa Tagg is the whole package. A delight for CBA readers."
-Rachel Hauck, award-winning and bestselling author of "Once Upon a Prince"
"If there is such thing as a perfect story, Melissa Tagg has written it with this first novel. Laugh-out-loud funny, a delightful premise, hunky heroes, surprising plot twists and poignant, heart-tugging moments, all wound together with beautiful writing. "Made to Last" is a keeper that will charm its way onto your shelf, and into your heart."
-Susan May Warren, RITA Award winner and bestselling author of "Take a Chance on Me"
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"""Made to Last" is a fun romantic comedy that will have you turning the pages. Melissa Tagg is a fresh voice to watch."
-Jenny B. Jones, award-winning author of "Save the Date" and "There You'll Find Me"
"Melissa Tagg has written a fun, fast-paced romance. Her first novel will certainly not be her last."
-Kristin Billerbeck, author of "The Scent of Rain"
"A must for fans of romantic comedy Melissa Tagg's endearing characters charmed me and their story line captured my imagination. Reading "Made To Last" was like eating a hot fudge brownie sundae with girlfriends. Fun. Delicious. Completely entertaining."
-Becky Wade, author of "My Stubborn Heart" and "Undeniably Yours"
"With witty dialogue, lovable characters, and an entertaining plot, Melissa Tagg is sure to become a new favorite among fans of Christian romance. "Made to Last" reminds us all that we are more than the roles we play. At our core, beneath our failures and hang-ups, we are loved and cherished by a faithful God."
-Katie Ganshert, author of "Wildflowers From Winter" and "Wishing on Willows"
"Readers are going to fall in love with Melissa Tagg's novels She writes vivid stories filled with true-to-life characters who wrestle with questions about life, faith and romance. Melissa's writing is equal parts laugh out loud humor and moments that touch your heart. I can't wait for others to discover this talented new author "
-Beth K. Vogt, author of "Wish You Were Here" and "Catch a Falling Star"
"What happens when a harmless lie you didn't intend to tell takes on a life of its own? When you're Miranda Woodruff, star of a home improvement show, you learn how to let go and become who God called you to be because nothing else is left. A great story with life-impacting truth surrounded by romance to make you swoon."
-Cara Putman,
award-winning author of "A Wedding Transpires on Mackinac Island"
"Reading "Made to Last," Melissa Tagg's debut novel, was like meeting new friends whom I wanted to continue hanging out with long after the book ended. Melissa's fresh voice and ability to craft a well-written story hooked me with the opening line and held my attention to the very end. Her flawed characters, LOL moments and spiritual truth provided a foundation for a stellar debut novel. I even had to dab my teary eyes a couple of times. Melissa Tagg is an author to watch and one whose books I want to fill my shelves."
-Lisa Jordan, award-winning author of "Lakeside Reunion "and" Lakeside Family"

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