Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Made to Last by Melissa Tagg

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Made to Last
Bethany House Publishers (September 15, 2013)
by
Melissa Tagg


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

A Word From The Author:

I’m a former reporter turned author who loves all things funny and romancey. My debut novel, a romantic comedy titled Made to Last, releases from Bethany House in September 2013. In addition to my nonprofit day job, I’m also the marketing/events coordinator for My Book Therapy, a craft and coaching community for novelists.

It all started when my dad, at the ripe old age of sixteen, picked up my mom up for their first date. She was thirteen. Thirteen!* Dad drove a cherry red car up the lane to my grandparents big ol’ green house and honked his horn…whereupon Mom jumped out of the apple tree she’d been waiting in and off they went…fishing. True story. (I’d give more details, but I’m saving it for a novella I plan to entitle Two Leaves. Mom, I really hope you read this.)

Four years of college, a few trips abroad and a stint as a reporter later, that dream is soon to be a reality. My debut novel, a romantic comedy titled Made to Last, is now out from Bethany House. Book two, Here to Stay, comes out on May 1, 2014.

In between writing and staring out the window brainstorming, I also work as a grant-writer at one of Iowa’s largest private nonprofits and serve as the marketing/events coordinator for My Book Therapy, a craft and coaching community for novelists founded by Susan May Warren.

And I love, love, love talking about finding our purpose and identity in Christ. (And well, okay, food, old movies, boots and scarves, my awesome nephew Ollie, and, fine, Tim Tebow, too.)

ABOUT THE BOOK

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?

If you'd like to read the first chapter of Made to Last, go HERE.

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40 comments:

Faye said...

Scheduled for Wednesday: http://labornotinvain.blogspot.com/2013/09/made-to-last-by-melissa-tagg-cfba-blog.html

jsparrow747 said...

http://jsparrow747.blogspot.com/2013/09/made-to-last-by-melissa-tagg.html

SmilingSally said...

Hi Bonnie,

Here's mine:

http://bookcritiques.blogspot.com/2013/09/made-to-last-by-melissa-tagg.html

Jalynn Patterson said...

http://asimplelifereally.blogspot.com/2013/09/cfba-review-made-to-last-bymelissa-tagg.html

Hobbies on a Budget said...

Loved this book!!! http://hobbiesonabudget.com/2013/09/12/made-last-book-review/

Karen Lyons said...

my review on Made to Last

http://lyonslady.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_16.html

Heart2Heart said...

http://reviewsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/2013/09/made-to-last.html

It's like a female version of Home Improvement with a touch of romance added and I LOVED it! Thank you for letting me be a part of this amazing tour.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Ruth A. said...

http://booktalkandmore.blogspot.com/2013/09/made-to-last-by-melissa-tagg.html

Susan MomBlogger said...

Posted ~ Loved it - thanks so much
http://www.momloves2read.com/2013/09/made-to-last-by-melissa-tagg-television.html

Cheryl said...

http://cherylschristianbookconnection.blogspot.com/2013/09/cfba-made-to-last-by-melissa-tagg.html

Jenny said...

Posted with review at:

http://mybucklingbookshelf.blogspot.com/2013/09/made-to-last-by-melissa-tagg.html

JoyAnne said...

http://joyanne-decomyheart.blogspot.com/2013/09/made-to-last.html

Lindsey IEMommy said...

http://www.theiemommy.com/2013/09/26/melissa-tagg-review/

Brandy said...

http://brandyreneebruce.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/made-to-last-by-melissa-tagg/

aimymichelle said...

http://aimymichelle.blogspot.com/2013/09/cfba-blog-tour-made-to-last-by-melissa.html

Andie said...

http://frommipov.blogspot.com/2013/09/debut-author-melissa-tagg-is-made-to.html

Awesome debut!

Ernie W. said...

Post is up at http://ernsblog.blogspot.com/2013/09/made-to-last.html

Michelle said...

http://www.ihopeyoudanceinlife.com/2013/09/made-to-last-cfba-book-review-tour.html

Books Are A Blessing said...

http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/christian-fiction-blog-alliance-presents-made-to-last-by-melissa-tagg/

Posted here,....awesome book!

Erin Slocum said...

Another great book! Can't wait for the sequel.
http://forhimandmyfamily.blogspot.com/2013/09/made-to-last-by-melissa-tagg-cfba-book.html

Keisha Hanvy said...

http://unschoolingmomma.com/made-to-last-by-melissa-tagg.html

PatriciaW said...

http://readinnwritin.blogspot.com/2013/09/made-to-last-by-melissa-tagg.html

Lisa Johnson said...

http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/2013/09/made-to-last.html

April Erwin said...

Mine's up at: http://projectinga.blogspot.com/2013/09/cfba-made-to-last-by-melissa-tagg.html

Pam said...

http://www.daysongreflections.com/?p=15707

Posted with review

Melissa said...

http://kaufmanscottage.blogspot.com/2013/09/book-review-made-to-last.html

Krista said...

http://www.welcometomarriedlife.com/2013/09/book-made-to-last.html
Sorry, didn't have time to read this one yet. :(

Mommy T said...

Great book! Can't believe this is only her first book. Thanks for letting us read it first!

http://hopintomyworld.blogspot.com/2013/09/made-to-last-by-melissa-tagg.html

I also posted on amazon.com.

Tori Theriot said...

http://thriftytori.blogspot.com/2013/09/book-review-made-to-last.html

Cheryl Klarich said...

I'm up with a review!
http://cherylklarich.blogspot.com/2013/09/made-to-last-by-melissa-tagg.html

Lynn P said...

http://ladybug-chronicles.blogspot.com/2013/09/made-to-last-by-melissa-tagg.html

Charity Lyman said...

Posted with review. Enjoyed this one!

http://giveawaygal.blogspot.com/2013/09/made-to-last-by-melissa-tagg-cfba-book.html

Lauri M said...

http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com/2013/09/cfba-made-to-last.html

vicjbr said...

http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/2013/09/made-to-last-by-melissa-tagg-review.html

Brittanie said...

http://abookloverforever.blogspot.com/2013/09/made-to-last-by-melissa-tagg-review.html

Deanna said...

http://ldgermany.blogspot.com/2013/09/made-to-last.html

Deanna said...

http://ldgermany.blogspot.com/2013/09/made-to-last.html

Susan MomBlogger said...

scheduled for later today!
love this series
http://www.momloves2read.com/2013/09/the-nurses-secret-suitor-by-cheryl.html

apple blossom said...

http://abis-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2013/09/made-to-last-by-melissa-tagg.html

CWAHM said...

http://cwahmjill.blogspot.com/2013/10/made-to-last.html