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Merry and Bright

September 18, 2017
Merry And Bright Book Cover Merry And Bright
Debbie Macomb
Christian Fiction
Ballantine Books
October 3, 2017
Net Galley

Description of Merry And Bright

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.

My review of Merry And Bright

I was so excited to get an advance copy of Debbie Macomber’s new Christmas book.

This is a warm fuzzy read. Just what I was looking for.

Debbie Macomber’s protagonist, Merry Knight, finds herself in a precarious situation. Does she trust what she’s feels about a person from chatting with him online or does she only rely on what she see’s in his business practices?

I loved the character, Merry Knight. She is a hard worker, a loving and helpful daughter and a person dedicated to helping her family. I thoroughly enjoyed watching her romance with her online suitor develop.

People are not always what you see on the outside. We have to take the time to get to know them. Once we do, the things they do are seen in a different light, His light.

When you’re ready to get in the Christmas mood, this book will weave it’s magic for you. I hope you get you a copy for this holiday season.


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 seasons.

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.





About Terry Houchin

Hi, my name is Terry Houchin. I live on the on the Gulf Coast of Texas with my husband of thirty-eight years and our two dogs, Miley and Shadow. I have two grown sons and a grandson. I am a retired teacher who loves gardening and reading. I am currently working on writing a novel.

September 18, 2017 at 11:48 am

I’ve yet to read a Debbie Macomber novel, and I like to read Christmas novels/novellas around Christmas, so I scooped this one up from NetGalley last week. Looking forward to reading it!

Terry Houchin
September 18, 2017 at 11:57 pm

I have not read a Debbie Macomber book that I didn’t like. Hope you like this one. Let me know what you think of it.

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