Review: Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber

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Review: Merry and Bright by Debbie MacomberMerry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
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Pages: 272
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Published by Random House Publishing Group Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Fiction, Holidays, Romance
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Christmas is the season of the heart, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber is here to warm yours with a delightful holiday novel of first impressions and second chances.

Merry Knight is pretty busy these days. She’s taking care of her family, baking cookies, decorating for the holidays, and hoping to stay out of the crosshairs of her stressed and by-the-book boss at the consulting firm where she temps. Her own social life is the last thing she has in mind, much less a man. Without her knowledge, Merry’s well-meaning mom and brother create an online dating profile for her—minus her photo—and the matches start rolling in. Initially, Merry is incredulous, but she reluctantly decides to give it a whirl.

Soon Merry finds herself chatting with a charming stranger, a man with similar interests and an unmistakably kind soul. Their online exchanges become the brightest part of her day. But meeting face-to-face is altogether different, and her special friend is the last person Merry expects—or desires. Still, sometimes hearts can see what our eyes cannot. In this satisfying seasonal tale, unanticipated love is only a click away.

This book was the best kind of cheesy. Like Hallmark movie cheesy. Which actually makes sense since Debbie Macombers books are often turned into Hallmark movies.

A simple, light-hearted tale of mistaken identity and how never to judge a book by its cover, the story of Merry and Jayson was heartwarming and romantic. With very little angst, a whole lot of cookies and the best little brother a girl could have, this book is sure to brighten your mood and make you anxious for the holidays to begin!

About Debbie Macomber

Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of
today’s most popular writers with more than 200 million copies of her
books in print worldwide. In her novels, Macomber brings to life
compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships,
uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope. Macomber’s
novels have spent over 1,000 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
Thirteen of these novels hit the number one spot.
In 2017, Macomber’s all-new hardcover publications include If Not for You
(March), Any Dream Will Do (August), and Merry and Bright (October). In
addition to fiction, Macomber has also published two bestselling
cookbooks, an adult coloring book, numerous inspirational and nonfiction
works, and two acclaimed children’s books.
Celebrated as “the official storyteller of Christmas”, Macomber’s annual
Christmas books are beloved and five have been crafted into original
Hallmark Channel movies. Macomber is also the author of the bestselling
Cedar Cove Series which the Hallmark Channel chose as the basis for its
first dramatic scripted television series. Debuting in 2013, Debbie
Macomber’s Cedar Cove was a ratings favorite for three seasons.
Macomber owns The Grey House Café, which also features a gift shop
and a Hallmark Gold Crown store inside. It is located in the Village Square
campus, which also serves as Debbie’s corporate headquarters.
She serves on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet, is a YFC National
Ambassador, and is World Vision’s international spokesperson for their
Knit for Kids charity initiative. A devoted grandmother, Debbie and
Wayne live in Port Orchard, Washington, the town which inspired the
Cedar Cove series.

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