Book Review, Contemporary

Book Review – Husband Auditions

Husband Auditions

by Angela Ruth Strong

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

About the book

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 thoughts

Are you looking for a fun, light-hearted summer time read? Look no further –READ THIS BOOK!! 🙂

This is a new-to-me author, although I have seen her name here and there, but just hadn’t read any of her books yet. I was captivated. Surprised. Delighted. And more.

This book is one of those that would make an excellent rom-com. Fun, hilarious, and yet some seriousness thrown in here and there.

Meri is the last in her group to be single. So…after her best friend gets married, she’s feeling a bit desperate. It doesn’t help matters any that said friend gifts her “The List”…one dating back to the 1950s, offering all kinds of tips on how to catch a husband. Meri decides to go along with Kai’s suggestion of making it a fun YouTube channel.

The journey, folks…it’s all about the journey. And yes, it is humorous. There were times I caught myself laughing out loud. I found this just the perfect read for my afternoon road trip I took recently.

If you like contemporary Christian romance novels, then I’m sure you will thoroughly enjoy this one!

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

Enter the giveaway here:
And…there’s also one more thing – Angela Ruth Strong is doing a big giveaway for a free roundtrip airline ticket on Allegiant Air. The link is
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, and follow her on Facebook (Angela Ruth Strong Fan Page), Twitter (@AngelaRStrong), and Instagram (@ang_strong)

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