Review Of Merry And Bright


Merry And Bright

Debbie Macomber

5 Stars


Christmas is the season of the heart, and #1 New York Timesbestselling 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. (Goodreads)



The characters are well developed and well rounded.  I really liked Merry, she was a sweet, caring, loving person.  She loves her family fiercely and she is happy with her life. But after she spends time with Jay/Jayson, she realizes that she is missing having someone special in her life.  I really enjoyed the time spent with her brother, Patrick, he was an amazing character.  Jayson was a good guy who has not had a lot of love in his past, and he began to loosen up and enjoy life more after meeting Mary/Merry.  I enjoyed meeting and getting to know all of the characters and spending time with them.

I have read a lot of this author’s books and I have loved them all.  This book was no exception.  All of her books are feel-good reads that are clean, with no swearing or anything explicit in them.  This author shows that you can write a heartwarming romance without any vulgarities in it.  I thought that the title of the book was very clever.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted women’s contemporary romance.   It is a quick easy read and once I started it reading it I did not want to put it down.  If you are looking for a great holiday read that makes you feel happy, grab this book.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.  I would like to thank NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine for the opportunity to read and review this wonderful book.