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.
Review: A thoroughly modern, old fashioned romance.
The last single woman standing in her friend group, Meri has always dreamed of marriage and a family of her own. An outdated list of ways to get a husband provides the perfect opportunity for Kai to get material for a demo reel and for Meri to truly say that she has tried it all.
An engaging and highly entertaining read, with spot on humor that shows that the author knows her audience well. I loved the fun-filled original premise, with a hero and heroine that we can cheer for, I loved the dialogue an easy-going friendship between Kai and Meri. I especially loved Meri as a relatable heroine as she struggles to not give up on her dream.
Overall, a endearingly humorous read with great interaction between the characters, filled with faith and heart. Meri is a quirky everywoman, I admired her strong values as well as her honesty with herself and growing confidence. Kai is fun loving and mysterious, struggling to take that next big leap in his career. I loved uncovering layer after layer of his character as the story progressed. You will not want to miss this highly entertaining, heartwarmingly hilarious Christian romantic comedy. Definitely recommend!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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).
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