Friday, August 13, 2021

First Line Friday #13- Husband Auditions

Happy Friday! I hope you are having a great day and looking forward to a relaxing weekend! I am not superstitious, but I think it is funny that my 13th week of joining in happened to fall on Friday the 13th!!!

Welcome back to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!  To join in the fun grab the book you are reading and leave a comment with the first line. This week I am sharing from Husband Auditions by Angela Ruth Strong.

I hated My Best Friend's Wedding. 

I will also be linking up with Gilion on Rose City Reader for Friday Beginnings. This is where you share the beginning of the book that you are reading.

Book Beginnings:

#16 Work as a waitress or nurse. Men Love being taken care of.

I hated My Best Friend's Wedding. No, I'm not talking about the ceremony I just took part in which was absolutely beautfiul despite that the bridesmaid's dress I'm sill wearing meakes me look like an origami swan. I'm referring  to the movie with Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz.

About the book (from Goodreads):

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.

Have you read Husband Auditions? What did you think?

Your turn! Grab the current book you are reading and post the first line in the comments!

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17 comments:

  1. Great first line. I'm neutral on that movie. Wasn't one sister awful to the other? My Friday quotes are from PROJECT HAIL MARY

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    1. I actually enjoyed the movie because it makes me laugh. They are not sisters and don't know each other, but yeah, Julia Roberts tries to steal the groom, who is her best friend.

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  2. I just finished this one and loved it! 😊

    My first line today is from Set in Stone by David James Warren: http://gracetogrowblog.com/set-in-stone-david-james-warren/

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    1. I'm so glad to hear it!! I am dying to see how it turns out :)

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  3. I have never been a big fan of that movie, but I seem to be in the minority LOL

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    1. My husband doesn't love it either, LOL! It's not everyone's cup of tee, but that's okay.

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  4. I like that beginning. This looks like a good one. I hope you enjoy it.

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  5. Love the cover - love the premise! This looks like such a fun read!

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  6. This looks like a fun book. I did enjoy the movie My Best Friends Wedding also.

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  7. I really want to read this one. It sounds so good and I love that cover! Thanks for sharing! Hope you enjoy it! Have a great weekend! :)

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    1. Ashley, I loved it! I need to write the review, but it was good.

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  8. Husband auditions, great idea!

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