Author Melissa Tagg recently had the opportunity to interview Wilma “Char” McNabb, mother of former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb. It’s an interesting article and focuses on Mama McNabb’s dedication and efforts to support her son’s dream. While her love for and devotion to her son are admirable, I finished reading the article wondering if Mama McNabb trusts in God or her son. After I listened to the song she wrote, I was more troubled. One line states, “He gives me strength when I am weak,” and another, “He’s my light when I can’t see.” These lyrics would be perfect in a praise song to God, but these are describing her son. Am I misinterpreting this? Read Melissa’s post and let me know what you think. While you are there, be sure to enter her giveaway for a “Dream” bracelet, two DVDs, and a Target gift card.
Awhile back, I reviewed Made to Last by Melissa Tagg and jumped at the chance to review her latest novel. She has also written a novella that is the prequel to this first book in her Walker Family series, and the e-novella is available for free as a digital download from Bethany House Publishers or on Amazon. It isn’t necessary to read the novella first, but it’s a great, short love story.
From the Start is a delightful romantic comedy set mostly in Iowa. Melissa Tagg knows how important good dialogue is between the characters, and she incorporates just the right amount of wit, history, humor, and truth. The characters are realistic with flaws and insecurities, and they don’t always say and do the right things, but they trust God to direct their paths.
Colton Greene is a former NFL quarterback who is trying to figure out what he is supposed to do now that an injury has forced him to retire early. Colton is under contract to write a book about his life, but he doesn’t remember the most devastating thing that happened to him and doesn’t want to discuss it with a writer. In the process of helping his friend Logan Walker, he meets Logan’s sister Kate, who just happens to be a writer.
Kate Walker is tired of writing romance scripts and wants to do something meaningful with her writing. She receives an offer but needs money to pay for her travel. She agrees to write Colton’s book even though she knows nothing about football. In the process, she learns a great deal about the game and the player.
From the Start is a great book, filled with romance, humor, mystery, and a little suspense. I highly recommend it.
I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. These opinions are my own and are not influenced by the publisher.