Sunday, April 19, 2015

Review of From the Start by Melissa Tagg

From the Start by Melissa Tagg 


Every girl dreams of living happily ever after with their prince. Kate Walker is no different all she has ever wanted was true love and to write meaningful stories. However, things don't go as planned as Kate is single and writing T.V. romance screen plays. Life, however, has other plans for her when she gets a call after a devastating tornado reacts havoc on her little town of Maple Valley.  So she drops everything and rushes home to be there for her family and friends and hopes it will give her guidance on what she should do next.

Colton Greene has only ever planned on one thing continuing in his life and that was football. However, things change when he is permanently sideline in the NFL after a career ending injury. Lost and not sure what to do he accepts a call from a college friend to help clean up the small town destroyed by a Tornado.

Fate has brought Kate and Colton together to help rebuild a town and their hearts. Will Kate be able to open her heart to love or will she remain closed off to everyone. Can Colton get past his career ending and find out what he should do with his life?

My Review

I received this ARC book from Bethany House Publishers for an honest unbiased review.

This is the first book that I have read of Melissa Tagg's. I think Melissa did a great job of building the back story of the two main characters, Kate and Colton. By doing this it allowed the me, the reader to understand their personalities better which was helpful once you got further in the story. In addition, to doing a great job of building a great back story for both characters she did a great job of setting the scene of the book. Melissa made you feel that you were part of the small town of Maple Valley.

I also really enjoyed reading this story because it had a great pace. It didn't feel like the story was too short or too long. Melissa also did a great job of throwing in the love, romance and heartbreak aspects in this book which I think ultimately makes a great romance if you have all of these in a book.

Lastly, I think Melissa did a great job of incorporating faith and God in the book. It never felt like what she was writing was not believable or unreachable. It truly felt like something that could happen to me or someone else I know. It really added to the story rather than hindering it which I have seen in the past.

I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy reading books about love, romance, and faith. You will not be disappointed and it will leave you wanting to read more stories about the characters in the book.

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