Thursday, August 19, 2021

Book Review with a Giveaway: Husband Auditions by Angela Ruth Strong

About the Book

How far would you go to find the perfect husband? All the way back to the 1950s?

In a world full of happily-ever-after love, Meri Newberg feels like the last young woman on the planet to be single, at least in her Christian friend group. So when she's handed a strange present at the latest wedding--a 1950s magazine article of "ways to get a husband"--she decides there's nothing to lose by trying out its advice. After all, she can't get any more single, can she?

Her brother's roommate sees the whole thing as a great opportunity. Not to fall in love--Kai Kamaka has no interest in the effort a serious relationship takes. No, this is a career jump start. He talks Meri into letting him film every silly husband-catching attempt for a new online show. If it goes viral, his career as a cameraman will be made.

When Meri Me debuts, it's an instant hit. People love watching her lasso men on street corners, drop handkerchiefs for unsuspecting potential beaus, and otherwise embarrass herself in pursuit of true love. But the longer this game goes on, the less sure Kai is that he wants Meri to snag anyone but him. The only problem is that he may not be the kind of husband material she's looking for . . .

With droll comic timing, unbeatable chemistry, and a zany but relatable cast of characters, Angela Ruth Strong has created a heartfelt look at the reality of modern Christian dating that readers will both resonate with and fall for.

My Review

This was such a fun book to read!  It's very hip, with relatable characters.  It is fairly lighthearted, yet characters dealt with real hurts and insecurities.  I loved the laugh-out-loud humor.

Meri takes a chance on Kai's YouTube show, and makes the reader fall in love with her fun and quirky personality.  Kai knows his way around filming and editing, and puts together a series that garners thousands of followers, in pursuit of his dream job.  It was their revelations about themselves, and what they really wanted in life and in relationships, that gave this book depth.  The alternating POV in each short chapter kept me turning pages.

I recommend this book to readers of contemporary Christian romance who want fun and depth in a well-crafted story.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Kregel, through Audra Jennings PR, for review purposes.  The thoughts expressed here are my own.

About the Author



Angela Ruth Strong sold her first Christian romance novel in 2009 then quit writing romance when her husband left her. Ten years later, God has shown her the true meaning of love, and there's nothing else she'd rather write about.

She is the author of the Resort to Love series and the CafFUNated mysteries. Her books have since earned TOP PICK in Romantic Times, won the Cascade Award, and been Amazon best-sellers. Finding Love in Big Sky was recently filmed on location in Montana and will air soon. Her latest release is Husband Auditions.

Strong also writes non-fiction for SpiritLed Woman. To help aspiring authors, she started IDAhope Writers where she lives in Idaho and teaches as an expert online at Write That Book.

Learn more at www.angelaruthstrong.com, and follow her on Facebook (Angela Ruth Strong Fan Page), Twitter (@AngelaRStrong), and Instagram (@ang_strong). 

Giveaway



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