About the book:
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
Publication Date: October 3, 2017
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Genre: Contemporary fiction, Christmas
This book is classic Debbie Macomber! After not really enjoying the past couple of books by her I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this story. It was a quick and easy read.
Everything about this story was perfect. The characters, the
situation they found themselves in, and the pace of the story were just
excellent. Once I started reading this story I really didn’t want to put
it down to go to bed. The story pulled me in and I just couldn’t get
enough of these characters. There were moments that made me smile and
even chuckle out loud. This book is a perfect Christmas read.
Fans of Debbie Macomber will enjoy this book. This would also be a
great introduction to those not familiar with her work. This is a fun
read and one that could easily be read more than once without becoming
boring. Definitely one for the keeper shelf.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher and was not required to write a review. All opinions are mine.
About the author:
Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope. Macomber’s novels have spent over 1,000 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Thirteen of these novels hit the number one spot.
In 2017, Macomber’s all-new hardcover publications include If Not for
You (March), Any Dream Will Do (August), and Merry and Bright
(October). In addition to fiction, Macomber has also published two
bestselling cookbooks, an adult coloring book, numerous inspirational
and nonfiction works, and two acclaimed children’s books.
Celebrated as “the official storyteller of Christmas”, Macomber’s
annual Christmas books are beloved and five have been crafted into
original Hallmark Channel movies. Macomber is also the author of the
bestselling Cedar Cove Series which the Hallmark Channel chose as the
basis for its first dramatic scripted television series. Debuting in
2013, Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove was a ratings favorite for three
Macomber owns The Grey House Café, which also features a gift shop
and a Hallmark Gold Crown store inside. It is located in the Village
Square campus, which also serves as Debbie’s corporate headquarters.
She serves on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet, is a YFC
National Ambassador, and is World Vision’s international spokesperson
for their Knit for Kids charity initiative. A devoted grandmother,
Debbie and Wayne live in Port Orchard, Washington, the town which
inspired the Cedar Cove series.
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