Merry and Bright

Merry and Bright

A Novel

Book - 2017
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Random House, Inc.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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.

Praise for Merry and Bright

“Warm and sweet as Christmas cookies, this new Debbie Macomber romance is sure to be a hit this holiday season.”Bookreporter

“Heartfelt, cheerful . . . Readers looking for a light and sweet holiday treat will find it here.”—Publishers Weekly

Baker & Taylor
Enduring a challenging year of constant work and family care, Merry struggles to take a break from her everyday responsibilities by creating an online dating profile and striking up an online friendship with a charming stranger who turns out to be someone she recognizes.

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Merry is skeptical when her mother and brother create an online dating profile for her without her knowledge, but she decides to give it a try and finds herself chatting with an endearing match who turns out to be someone she recognizes.

Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780399181221
Characteristics: 247 pages ; 20 cm


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Jan 16, 2018

This is a typical Debbie Macomber book - a nice, easy read to rest from the "heavier" books.

Jan 10, 2018

Fluffy quick read. Perfect for the holidays.

samdog123 Dec 04, 2017

Saccharine story line and a predictable play on the title of the book. Read it in one sitting. As a previous reviewer said, fans of Macomber will enjoy this story.

Nov 27, 2017

Sappy. Quick read. Debbie Macomber fans will like it.

Nov 13, 2017

My favourite of all of her books so far! I usually find that I frustrate during the reading of her books at the characters for being so poor with communication, but then realize, there would be no story if it worked my way. Merry and Bright was a refreshing change from finding myself in that frustrated state. A good, easy read with a different story line from what we have come to expect. Loved her characters in this story!

Nov 01, 2017

Awww, sweet story. Enjoyed it! Love Debbie Macomber.

Oct 21, 2017

Mom is aghast because daughter is 24 and not married and thus signs her up for dating service. Seriously??? I thought this was 2017, not 1917.

Oct 14, 2017

Such a good book kept me reading and reading and finished it in an evening. Has the twelve days of Christmas intro in the back of the book and that was from 2016 so now I have ordered that book so I can continue to read that one. Debbie Macomber is my favourite author and I absolutely love all her books.

Oct 06, 2017

"Christmas is a condition of the heart...It's being open and sincere, generous and kind to those with less, or showing our love to those we cherish." by Debbie Macomber in her book, Merry and Bright, pg. 158.


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