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Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber Review

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Thanks so much for joining me today on the Preppy Book Princess. 



Every Christmas season, I look forward to a new Christmas novel from one of my all time favorite authors Debbie Macomber.



It seemed only fitting for her new novel to be the first Christmas themed book I read of the 2017 holiday season, and today I can't wait to share what I thought about it with you all.



Have any of you guys started preparing for the holiday season?



I'm personally about a third done my shopping, I've already started planning our family get togethers, and I've pinned so many amazing sounding recipes on Pinterest that I can't wait to make come next month. And honestly, considering the fact that we've had large amounts of snow dumped on my hometown the last few days, I've definitely been in the mood to do all of this.



If, however, you're not really in the mood for Christmas yet, I can guarantee that this festive new release from Debbie Macomber will get you on way to being so, and so let's go ahead and review this lovely holiday tale.



Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber:





Source: Library

Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017


Synopsis:

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.


My Review:

Merry and Bright is a heartwarming, holiday tale about getting over the fear of letting someone see the real you, and opening your heart to love. I've come to look forward to Debbie's new Christmas release each year, and this one is once again Debbie at her best. It's the perfect story to get you in the festive spirit this holiday season.


Merry or "Mary" has the weight of her family on her shoulders. She's had to step away from finishing her education for a year, in order to help her family stay afloat. She's thankful for the opportunity to work as a data analyst for a big marketing firm, but it's taken up most of her spare time, and she's left with little to no social life. Her mother and special needs brother are worried about her lack of a social life, and so they decide to take matters into their own hands, and sign her up for an online dating site. Giving her kind of a false alias, and using a photo of the family's beloved golden retriever instead of one of hers, she soon meets the guy she feels she's destined for.


Jayson or "Jay" grew up never knowing the meaning of a loving family. He was used as a pawn for his parent's to fight over, and now his whole life has come to revolve around his future with his uncle's marketing firm. After hearing his cousin share his success story about an online dating site, Jayson decides to take a chance on it himself, also using an alias and a photo of his dog. Soon Jayson and Merry are hitting it off in cyberspace, but when they agree to meet everything goes downhill when Merry doesn't even reveal herself to him. See she already knows him, as the boss that makes her job miserable with each and every encounter they have with each other. 


Falling for their online personalities, they continue to chat online, but things take an even stranger turn when Jayson starts falling for Merry at the office, and has no idea the two women holding his heart are one and the same.


Told in both Merry and Jayson's viewpoints, and filled with beloved secondary characters like Merry's special needs brother Patrick, Merry and Bright is a festive, holiday treat in the exact fashion I've come to expect from one of my all time favorite authors. Filled with romance, holiday spirit, familial love, and all the hi-jinks and hilarity that always come with Debbie Macomber's books, I can't recommend this one enough, and I gave it four out of five stars.


As always, I'll be looking forward to Debbie's new Christmas novel next year, and in the meantime, I plan on rereading some of her older Christmas releases to keep me in the holiday spirit.


Thanks so much for reading guys! I'll see you all again on Friday. :)



This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The photo does not belong to me, and all rights to the respective owners.






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