Review: Made to Last by Melissa Tagg

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?




Melissa’s debut is a cute, fun frolic through home repair and fake marriages.

From page 1, Melissa grabbed my attention and didn’t let go. [Even though the ACFW conference interrupted my reading time :p.]

With engaging characters and witty dialog, Melissa’s story is one I’ll return to when I have the chance.  The story of faith and forgiveness, lies and truth coming out is one that we can all relate to.

Particularly wonderful is Matthew’s relationship with his niece – and his brother/sister-in-law. Another favorite aspect was Randi’s relationship with a local home for children and her time spent helping the gal up the way from her.

I look forward to Melissa’s next offering that follows another character in this book – one I was so glad to hear would get his own story!!

Overall rating: 8.5 out of 10 stars

Thanks to the publisher and Melissa for an influencer copy in exchange for my review.