Book Review: Made to Last by Melissa Tag

17350825Title: Made to Last

Author: Melissa Tag

Series: Where Love Begins #1

Publisher: Bethany House

Release Date: September 15, 2003


Book Summary:

Miranda Woodruff, star of the home building 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 lieletting viewers believe she’s marriedand 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?

I really liked this book. This is a well-crafted story. The characters were likable, and I was quickly drawn into the story. Miranda had found herself trapped by her lies, which led to some uncomfortable situations. And both she and Michael needed to learn that they were more than their mistakes. I liked that the Christian element was there but not heavy handed. I look forward to reading the next book in this series.
Rating: 4 stars – Great Book
Content: Clean
Source: personal copy
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