Wednesday, March 25, 2015

From the Start by Melissa Tagg

Book: From the Start
Author: Melissa Tagg
Publisher: Bethany House
Publication Date: March 31, 2015

I received a copy of this book from in exchange for an honest review.

Type of Book: Inspirational Contemporary Fiction

Message/Idea of the book: What do you do when things don't go according to plan? The end of something isn't always the end. "I don't particularly like seeing you hurt, but a life completely free from heartbreak? I can't want that for you. It'd mean your heart was hard. Steeled. Unmovable." 

Favorite Characters/quotes/lines: Colton is great as is Kate. Norah is awesome and a perfect role. My Kindle is chock full of quotes. Here are some that made me smile:

  "He followed her from the room. Logan's sister. Strictly business."

  "I like the simplicity of the objective, but the intricacy of getting there."

  "You paid him?"
   "He cocked one eyebrow, waiting, his amusement so obvious it was practically a third person in the little exchange."

When I finished this book: Man! Any person who is remotely interested in the craft of writing should study Tagg's works. She is masterful at storytelling; at making you feel the story; of drawing you in; getting to know the characters. 

Overall: I love the pace of this story! I sincerely feel like these characters have been through a lot and have really had time to get to know each other--nothing is rushed; totally natural; fantastic! Also, I love authors who don't hide behind a mask. Tagg's faith comes shining through her work (just visit her blog to catch an inside peek at who she is). It's an honor to read her works and it always encourages my faith. 

Want a sneak peek into Melissa's writing? Check out the Free novella that kicked off the Walker Family series: Three Little Words.

Want a chance to win your own copy of From the Start? There are 3 ways to enter:
1) Download the free novella Three Little Words
2) Follow Melissa Tagg's Amazon Author Page
3) Tweet/Facebook/Instigram a pic of the book and it's release or about this giveaway or the giveaway on Goodreads:
(Feel free to use the images below)

Tell me which of the 3 above you did in the comment section blow & I'll raffle off a copy (your choice of print or Kindle) on March 31st!


  1. Always looking for some good contemporary fiction!

    I followed Meilssa's Amazon author page, and downloaded the novella


    1. You rock, Patty! Let us know what you think of Three Little Words. I've got you down for 2 entries. :)

  2. I downloaded Melissa's novella, followed her Amazon page, tweeted about this giveaway and shared it on my Pinterest page. Melissa is just great! Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. Best of luck Loraine! Thanks for the help in promoting Melissa's latest book. Happy reading!

  3. I downloaded the novella and followed Meilssa's Amazon author page.
    Thanks for the giveaway -- I'm really looking forward to reading this book!! :)

  4. I love her books! Thanks for the giveaway.
    I downloaded the novella and followed her author page on Amazon.


  5. I downloaded the novella and follow Melissa on Amazon. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Jennybug52 at hotmail dot com

  6. Thanks Melissa Tagg!!

    I downloaded the novella "Three Little Words", followed your author page and happily discovered I already have/read one of your previous books!!!

    sdmoranclan AT yahoo DOT com

    1. Terri, that's great. Which book of Melissa's did you discover you had?

  7. I downloaded the novella, followed Melissa's author page on Amazon and tweeted about this particular giveaway :)

    carriemschmidt (at) gmail (dot) com
    twitter: meezcarrie

    1. Thanks Carrie! Love your promo for Jody's An Uncertain Choice, too!

  8. Love Melissa's books. Can't wait to read this one!
    I downloaded the novella and followed her Amazon author page.

  9. I follow her on Amazon, and downloaded the novella.

  10. I've downloaded Three Little Words and finished it today actually, so cute!
    tracey14567@gmail dot com

  11. Congratulations to Terri who won our giveaway! Happy reading, everyone!


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