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Melissa Tagg

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Melissa Tagg is the Christy and Carol Award-winning author of swoony and hope-filled small-town contemporary romances, including the Maple Valley series, the Walker Family series, the Where Love Begins series, and the Enchanted Christmas Collection. She’s also a former reporter, current nonprofit marketing strategist, and total Iowa girl.

Melissa has taught at multiple national writing conferences, as well as workshops and women’s retreats. When she’s not happily lost in someone else’s book or plugging away her own, she can be found spoiling her nieces and nephews, watching old movies, and daydreaming about her next fictional hero. Connect with Melissa at melissatagg.com.

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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!…moreOh 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!(less)
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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About three months ago, I was at the end of my writing rope. I’d been trying to write Some Bright Someday, the second book in my Maple Valley series, for nearly nine months. I was frustrated and discouraged . . . and frankly, a little upset at myself for being so upset! After all, struggling to write a book is nothing compared to what so

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Welp, I think my review of this book can basically be summed up as: 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍etc!

But as far as actual words: Esther Hatch has been a must-read author for me since her debut book...and this one only reinforced why. I looooove a story that can legit
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The Ice Swan is basically every single thing I love in a good book: Intriguing history—check. Fantastic writing voice—check check. Swoony romance—check check CHECK. 😍😍😍 So so so good. And bonus points because I've long been fascinated by Russian hist ...more
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This book was fantastic! I mean, I'm not surprised because Susan Meissner is a wonderful storyteller. I think I've been enthralled with pretty much every book of hers I've read...but this one, to me, took things to a new level. I was legitimately sho ...more
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What a lovely debut from Ashley Clark! I'm a sucker for split time stories and this was such an enjoyable read. Both Millie and Harper tugged on my heart and I was thoroughly intrigued by the plot. Plus, there was such a feeling of warmth and heart t ...more
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This might be my favorite Kristy Cambron book to date, and I'm so happy to say the story inside is just as beautiful as its gorgeous cover! The characters are compelling and intriguing, the romance is pitch-perfect . . . and that plot! I tend to grav ...more
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Laura Frantz is one of my favorite authors of historical romance. Her writing never fails to awe me with its lyrical tone and vivid descriptions. I so appreciated the depth of these characters and the slow-burn romance, and there was just enough acti ...more
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This might be my favorite Kristy Cambron book to date, and I'm so happy to say the story inside is just as beautiful as its gorgeous cover! The characters are compelling and intriguing, the romance is pitch-perfect . . . and that plot! I tend to grav ...more
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I was so incredibly swept away in this novel! I loved the Australian setting, the history, the split time storytelling, the unique characters, and the threads of mystery woven throughout the whole book. It was one of those "Can't stop reading - NO ON ...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?”
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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.”
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Donna Thanks Melissa for accepting my friend request on Good Reads. :)


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