Thursday, November 30, 2017

Merry and Bright
by Debbie Macomber

Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages: 247
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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.


Kritters Thoughts:  Merry Knight has put others first her entire life.  With a brother with Down Syndrome and a mother battling MS and a father who traveled for his job, Merry Knight has held her family together.  Her brother and mother decide to give her a gift and sign her up for online dating and the story takes off from there!

I love that this book literally makes a nod at You've Got Mail, because it is just that with a bit of a modern twist with online dating.  It also has a sweet holiday twist which was perfect for this time of year.  It is such a sweet romance with no sexy times, just the beginnings of a romance.  Of course with most romance stories it can be predictable, but I didn't care about it AT ALL.  This book is just a sweet ride to enjoy during the holidays.  

I also loved that this book was short, it was a perfect afternoon read getting away from the bustle of the holidays.  I like when holiday books are abbreviated so you can get in and out and enjoy in one day!


Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel


Ebook 2017 Challenge:  59 out of 50

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Penguin Random House.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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