Friday, March 27, 2015

From the Start - A Review

Published - April, 2015 Bethany House Publishers
Series - Walker Family Book 1
Author - Melissa Tagg
Title - From the Start
Format - ebook, paper
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Kate Walker is a romantic screenplay writer. Yet her scripts are falling flat. When a tornado draws her back to her hometown of Maple Valley, she sees this as a chance to figure out what she needs to do with her life. She wants to do something meaningful. Colton Greene is an NFL quarterback who saw his career end with an injury. Temporarily hiding out in his best friend's hometown of Maple Valley, Colton hopes to avoid the media and be normal. There's one problem. He doesn't know normal. Maple Valley is a small place, so it's only natural that Kate and Colton will see a lot of each other, especially since he is staying at her father's house. As the pair find themselves forming a friendship while working a project together, they soon realize that they both ave new dreams and just possibly a future together.

I don't know how Melissa does it. but each book just keeps getting better. I loved it! While her author's note at the end of the book tells the reader that this was her hardest book to write, I found I appreciated that even more. 

The characters are well developed. There is the author's trademark style of humor and classic film/literature throughout the book. I loved the interactions with the Walker Family. I loved the way that the community stood together to make things happen. 

The cover itself is also true of Melissa's other books. It's bright and fun and just begs the reader to pick it up. I was delighted to be captivated by the cover and into the book's rich story. 

I cannot wait for the next book to come out. Melissa's books have become, for me, a fun way to escape the reality of life. 

Fans of romance will love this book. 

I received the book for free from the author to help in promoting it. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recommended to fans of Becky Wade, Melissa Tagg, Debbie Maccomber, contemporary fiction, chick flicks

Rating - 5 stars

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