Saturday, September 14, 2013

Book Review: Melissa Tagg’s Made to Last


Don't be fooled by the cover of Made to Last - the pages are full of thoughtful messages wrapped in the context of a light-hearted romantic comedy.  Melissa Tagg uses her characters to deal with messages of love, betrayal, friendship, family, forgiveness, trust, identity, and faith.  But I also found myself laughing out loud and tearing up over the storyline. 

The publisher describes the book like this:  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?
It only took a few days to read the book, because I found myself searching for quiet moments to read.  I would suggest the book to any female age 15+.  It's clean and surprising thought-provoking. Read it with a friend and take time to discuss lessons from the book.  Or read it with a journal, and ponder what you could learn from Miranda and her friends.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.


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