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 thoughts: I enjoyed this story and the lengths that Meri goes to when following the antiquated list on how to catch a husband. It was cute to see her grow as a character and "star"! I like that the story had a deeper message on not being so focused on wanting to get married that you lose sight of what you want in life or who you are. I have mixed feelings about one of the friends in her life and her advise that she gives, partly because it felt like the character was not in a good place to give advise on something that she had been burned so badly on. That said, this book has some parts that are great lessons and I enjoyed the characters!
I received a copy of this book from Reading with Audra. This is my honest review.
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