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Monday, September 6, 2021

 Husband Auditions by Angela Ruth Strong

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.

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)


I have not laughed this hard in such a long time but this book is so good I have to share my thoughts with you. What starts out as a joke quickly turns into a YouTube sensation. I loved the concept of following the list that Meri has. So what  if it was written in the fifties. She does want to get married so why not follow the list and see what happens. 

I liked  Kai and knew from the beginning he had feelings for Meri. It is obvious to everyone but Meri. They make a great team filming as Meri goes through the list which I have to say is pretty funny. You can tell the story is going to have some bumps in the road as these two find themselves spending a lot of time together. The author does a great job of mixing Biblical truths about marriage with practical tips from the famous list that Meri is trying out. 

Poor Kai is over his head as his feelings grow stronger for Meri. It isn’t possible that Meri is that blind that she doesn’t realize he likes her is it? There are a few moments that I wanted to tell them to stop filming and just be theirselves. The characters are well written and shows us how they each need to be happy with themselves before they can find happiness with someone else. I was surprised at the ending because I was so sure I knew what was going to happen. I loved the message of being happy even if you are not married . It is all in God’s timing and His plan for your life. 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and Read With Audra Blogging team. The review is my own opinion.


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