Melissa Tagg

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Melissa Tagg is the award-winning author of the popular Walker Family series, the Where Love Begins series and the Enchanted Christmas Collection. She's a former reporter, current nonprofit grant writer and total Iowa girl.

Melissa's recent releases include a Carol Award Winner (One Enchanted Noel), an RT Book Reviews TOP PICK (All This Time) and a Publishers Weekly Spring Top Ten Pick (Like Never Before).

Melissa has taught at multiple national writing conferences, as well as workshops and women's retreats. When she's not writing, she can be found hanging out with the coolest family ever--not that she's biased--watching old movies, and daydreaming about her next book. Melissa loves connecting with readers at www.melissatagg.com and on Face
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Melissa Tagg Oh yes, Rae and Bear are totally getting a book. And I do believe it's going to be a fun one. :) It should come out in 2017!
Melissa Tagg First of all, sorry it took me so long to get around to answering this! I blame a deadline...and a book release...and a slew of speaking engagements.…moreFirst of all, sorry it took me so long to get around to answering this! I blame a deadline...and a book release...and a slew of speaking engagements. :D

I think what most inspired me to write Christian fiction is simply the fact that I grew up reading it! When most kids my age were reading The Boxcar Children, I was reading Janette Oke books. Too, I am a Christian and it's hard for me to imagine writing a story without a spiritual thread, whether overt or subtle...it's such a part of my personal life that I can't really picture myself writing a story without it. I love the Christian fiction industry and so many of the people who work in it. It's quite the honor getting to be a part of it, that's for sure!(less)
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Made to Last (Where Love Be...

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Guys! Did everybody have a great Thanksgiving? Did anybody else spend the weekend decorating for Christmas?!


I may have been a teensy bit overly excited to decorate my new house. And I’m super happy with how it turned out. You can see pics on my Instagram or Facebook if you’re interested. Tell me if you can spot the goat ornament…lol!


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Whose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes
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WHY CAN'T I GIVE THIS TEN STARS? Or twenty or thirty or basically ALL the stars ever. This is hands-down one of the best books I've ever read. Like, EVER. I love it so much there's no way I can review it intelligently right now, so I'll come back lat ...more
Though My Heart Is Torn by Joanne Bischof
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Miss Adeline's Match by Joanna  Barker
Miss Adeline's Match
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Wow, I am so happy to have discovered this new author awhile back! I smiled all the way through her first book and this second one was just as enjoyable. I'm always on the lookout for sweet, entertaining and well-written regencies...and this one was ...more
How the Light Gets in by Jolina Petersheim
"If I was part of a book club, I'd suggest How the Light Gets In without hesitation. The writing is gorgeous, the story compelling, and the ending . . . spellbinding! I'd say more, but this is a book that needs to be read in order to be fully exper..." Read more of this review »
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The Alliance by Jolina Petersheim
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Okay, so...I read Jolina Petersheim's newest book, How the Light Gets In, on Friday and Saturday...and I LOOOOOVED IT. Like...obsessively sent texts to reader/writer friends about how amazing it is (that twist!!)...and then I realized I had another b ...more
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Oh. My. Word.

I haven't had this visceral of a reaction to a final plot twist since reading the last book in Jessica Dotta's Price of Privilege series.

And that is all I will say because I don't want to be spoilery. But this book was beautiful in abo
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The King's Mercy by Lori Benton
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Cannot even process how much I loved this book. THIS is why Lori Benton is at the absolute top of my favorite author list. Not just favorite author...like, FAAAAAVORITE. Full review to come when I've settled down enough to talk intelligently about th ...more
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Wager for a Wife by Karen Tuft
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This book was so fun that I immediately went back to Amazon and searched for more books by Karen Tuft. (And side note: that search led me to two other new-to-me authors whose books I've devoured in the past couple of weeks. So an extra YAY for that!) ...more
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Abigail by Jess Heileman
Abigail
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😍😍😍 You guys. This book. I loved it so much! Like, I think I'm going to have to buy the paperback and put it on my shelf of faves right beside Edenbrooke and Blackmoore. I adored every little second of it. It's everything I love in a good regency...a ...more
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This book was so fun that I immediately went back to Amazon and searched for more books by Karen Tuft. (And side note: that search led me to two other new-to-me authors whose books I've devoured in the past couple of weeks. So an extra YAY for that!) ...more
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“Why was it that a person could forget a thousand moments over a lifetime but never purge the one memory she truly wanted to forget?”
Melissa Tagg, Made to Last

“Maybe that was the best part. The beautiful peace that came with
living her own story, knowing every turn of the page and tug of the
heart was a new beginning.”
Melissa Tagg, From the Start

“Life's greatest adventure is love. Loving each other, loving others. And being loved--first by God, then by each other. There's no better purpose.”
Melissa Tagg, Here to Stay

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The Painter's Daughter by Julie Klassen The Painter's Daughter by Julie Klassen
 
  9 votes 25.0%

The Icecutter's Daughter (Land of Shining Water, #1) by Tracie Peterson The Icecutter's Daughter by Tracie Peterson
 
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The Irish Healer by Nancy Herriman The Irish Healer by Nancy Herriman
 
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A Home for My Heart by Anne Mateer A Home for My Heart by Anne Mateer
 
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Bride of a Distant Isle (Daughters of Hampshire, #2) by Sandra Byrd Bride of a Distant Isle by Sandra Byrd
 
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Only the River Runs Free (The Galway Chronicles, #1) by Bodie Thoene Only the River Runs Free by Bodie Thoene
 
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Irish Meadows (Courage to Dream #1) by Susan Anne Mason Irish Meadows by Susan Anne Mason
 
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Lethal Action (Danger in the Deep South #1) by Rachel Dylan Lethal Action by Rachel Dylan
 
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Like Never Before (Walker Family, #2) by Melissa Tagg Like Never Before by Melissa Tagg
 
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Summer of Promise (Westward Winds, #1) by Amanda Cabot Summer of Promise by Amanda Cabot
 
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