Today I’m excited to share my review on the latest novel by Kathryn R. Biel called Made For Me. Check out my review on the novel that leads into Made for Me, called Completions and Connections!
Made for Me by Kathryn R. Biel
Book Blurb: Michele’s lack of focus in life hasn’t bothered her, until the day she finds herself with mounting credit card debt, unable to afford her rent, and without a job. While her meddling family questions how she can end up in this predicament, at the age of 29, and single to boot, Michele doesn’t want to admit the truth. All she wants to do is sew.
Faced with the prospect of moving back into her parents’ house, Michele throws a Hail Mary pass and applies for a TV design contest, Made for Me. In order to win the contest, Michele will have to compete with nine other contestants to design the new wardrobe for Duchess Maryn Medrovovich, who’s about to marry Prince Stephan of the United Republic of Montabago.
While in the seclusion of the show, Michele starts to realize where her focus in life should be, and what’s truly important to her. However, a dashing competitor might just cause her to lose her focus once and for all. Can Michele keep her eye on the prize while being true to herself?
Made for Me follows a prior novel called Completions and Connections. The main character in the first novel was Catherine. This novel focuses on Catherine’s best friend Michele.
This novel was so much fun and I loved it! Biel’s characters are charming and likable. On a personal level, they were also quite relate-able for me. I studied fashion design in school and I used to get wrapped up in my sewing projects. I wasn’t quite as talented as the main character here, but it brought back some fun memories for me!
I read this novel while traveling to Oregon for a long weekend vacation and this novel thoroughly kept me entertained during my flight there and back.
This novel was fun, flirty and filled with comical chaos and humor. I thoroughly enjoyed Biel’s writing and I can’t wait to see what she creates in this future.
5/5 stars for a novel that felt like it was made for me!
I recieved an Advanced Review Copy free from the Author. All reviews 100% reflect my honest opinion.
About the Author – Kathryn R. Biel
Telling stories of resilient women, Kathryn Biel hails from upstate New York and is a spouse and mother of two wonderful and energetic kids. In between being Chief Home Officer and Director of Child Development of the Biel household, she works as a school-based physical therapist. She attended Boston University and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The Sage Colleges. After years of writing countless letters of medical necessity for wheelchairs, finding increasingly creative ways to encourage the government and insurance companies to fund her clients’ needs, and writing entertaining annual Christmas letters, she decided to take a shot at writing the kind of novel that she likes to read. Her musings and rants can be found on her personal blog, Biel Blather. She is the author of Good Intentions (2013), Hold Her Down (2014), I’m Still Here (2014), and Jump, Jive, and Wail (2015).
Don’t forget to check out my review on Completions and Connections!