4 Stars - I recommend if you enjoy Christmas rom-coms. :) (I know this is not everyone's genre!)
Merry Knight is working a temp job, (for an awful boss), and taking care of her family (her mother has MS and her younger brother is Autistic) all while saving for her final year in college. Her family has had a hard time making ends meet, and getting daily chores done. Because Merry is so selfless, her mother and brother sign her up for an online Matchmaking site called Mix & Mingle. They don't use her real name, and use a picture of their dog, just in case she's mad. Soon after Merry gets a "wink" from a match who also has a dog as a profile picture. When she finds out that her match is actually her boss, a total jerk, she doesn't know how to proceed. Holiday hi-jinx and shenanigans ensue.
I am a sucker for Christmas rom coms. I can't help it. I'm trash for Hallmark channel in the winter, and I love reading these books. I've been disappointed by the last few that I had read by this author... but finally I felt like this one was back to what I expected. I thought that this was cute, predictable, romantic, and heartwarming. Just the type of book I need when the world is hurting so much. I loved the family aspect of this one. I loved that Merry was so close with her parents and brother. I love that those relationships were featured heavily in the book as well. If you're looking for a happy Holiday read, I definitely recommend this one. :)
This is a typical Debbie Macomber book - a nice, easy read to rest from the "heavier" books.
Fluffy quick read. Perfect for the holidays.
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.
Sappy. Quick read. Debbie Macomber fans will like it.
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!
Awww, sweet story. Enjoyed it! Love Debbie Macomber.
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.
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.
"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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