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 click away."
As soon as I saw what Debbie Macomber's Christmas book was about this year, I reserved it at the library. The on-line dating aspect of the book caught my eye. I loved Merry and Bright!
I really liked Merry. She lives at home to help out with her mom who has health issues and also to help out with her brother who has Down Syndrome. Merry is a pick-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps kind of girl who is saving money to go to college. She has a great attitude toward her situation and is a hard worker.
Merry's mother and brother buy her a subscription to an on-line dating service as a birthday gift. Merry ends up in an on-line relationship with her boss, Jayson, who she doesn't like in person.
Jayson signs up for an on-line dating service because his best friend found the love of his life using the service. Jayson is feeling the pressure of a big work project and can be short with his employees, including Merry. On-line however, Jayson comes across as the good guy that he is.
I enjoyed the on-line conversations between Merry and Jayson. I found it hard to put this book down because I was cheering for Merry and wanted to see her get her happy ending.
Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber is going on my list of all-time Christmas favorites!
What book have you been most excited to read recently?