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Publisher's Summary

Christmas is the season of the heart, and number one New York Times best-selling 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.

©2017 Debbie Macomber (P)2017 Random House Audio

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Lift Your Spirits!

A great listen. The narrator did a super job bringing Debbie Macomber's excellent story to life. The heroine, Merry, is very sympathetic. Her mom has serious health problems, her father is on the road a lot for his job, and she has a younger brother with a disability. Merry has taken a break from her studies and she is working temporarily at a large company. She's doing a great job but with her generous spirit and kind ways, and her need to be frugal, Merry frequently runs into issues with her boss.

This contemporary romance left me feeling very upbeat, uplifted by the positive story. It's a lot like a Hallmark movie and would make an excellent one.

This is a clean read with some mild faith elements. If you're put off by the online dating premise, don't be--the hero and heroine end up there by a few twists and Macomber has her characters realistically deal with the potential pitfalls of going that route for romance. You'll be caught up in the story before you can even say, "Merry and Bright!"

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Annoying male voices

The male voices sound like 12 yr lads. They talk too fast. The story line is weak. I struggled to get to the end. Not my variety of book

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Predictable but entertaining holiday story

I did not enjoy the narrator's tone and speed of reading. It seemed hurried and abrasive. The story itself is charming but predictable. It's a quick holiday themed boy meets girl story. Typical holiday romance theme that you'd see on the Hallmark channel.

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Sadly predictable

I love so many Debbie Macomber books, but to my disappointment, this one was predictable from almost the beginning. It provided a level of entertainment, but it isn’t as fun or capturing when it is SO predictable.

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Nope

c.h.e.e.s.e.y!!
Story ok but the narrator trying to do the mans voice was ridiculous, made me hate the character.
Definitely not one of her best books!

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  • Karen
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  • 10-19-17

a sweet book not as good as the rest

a sweet book but not as good as the rest. a quick read. happy

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great

loved the story, the narrator did a fantastic job, will read again, recommending to others!

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excellent read

This was an awesome Holiday story that really got me in the spirit. highly recommended.

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Delightful book!

The storyline was well thought out. The characters we're realistic- so much so that I couldn't put the book down!

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SImply an enjoyable listen.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Just what you need to destress when the holidays are busy.

What does Em Eldridge bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She brings the charactors to life

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The importance of family

Any additional comments?

Just get it.