Telling stories of resilient women, Kathryn Biel hails from Upstate New York and is a wife and mother to 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), Jump, Jive, and Wail (2015), Killing Me Softly (2015), and Completions and Connections: A Romantic Holiday Novella (2015), Live for This (2016), and Made for Me (2016).
Made for Meby Kathryn R. Biel
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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?
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Loved this book! Couldnt put it down until i read the entire thing! Easy read!
Another 5 star book by Kate! It was the perfect book for the beach on my honeymoon! It was fun following Michele around and reading about her life! I also loved the "project runway" take! What girl doesn't love a good chick lit with some pretty dresses and good clothes thrown in!? Great book! Can't wait to read her next one. :)
Reviewed by Elizabeth Butts for Readers' Favorite Made For Me by Kathryn R. Biel follows Michele, an aspiring designer (who unceremoniously flunked out of design school) without clear direction. She is from a large, loud family, who loves her and has her back, all the while meddling in her non-existent love life. She has an on-again/off-again 'friend with benefits' who, at the start of the book, was off-again. She is disappointed with life, but has no idea what to do about it, until her job disappears overnight and she has to make a decision. Made for Me is laugh out loud funny. Seriously. I read this book at every opportunity. Eating cereal in the morning, on the treadmill at work, before bed. Any time I had a spare second, I immersed myself in the world of reality TV, flowing materials, pins, and cutthroat competition. Kathryn R. Biel created characters you will enjoy. Even the antagonists will be fun for you, I promise. This is an easy read, one that will keep you captivated. You will find yourself imagining yourself in Michele's creations, which is so impressive considering you are only getting a verbal description of them. Seriously, though, maybe she could come and be my designer! You will enjoy this book. This is what I think of when I think 'Chick Lit.' Light, easy, fun, funny, and something I smile about every time I think of it. It will leave you wanting just a little bit more. I highly recommend Made For Me.