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Christmas perfect?

For Cassie Beaumont, it's meeting her perfect match. Cassie, at 33, wants a husband and kids, and so far, nothing's worked. Not blind dates, not the Internet, and certainly not leaving love to chance.

What's left? A professional matchmaker. He's Simon Dodson, and he's very choosy about the clients he takes on. Cassie finds Simon a difficult, acerbic know-it-all, and she's astonished when he accepts her as a client.

Claiming he has her perfect mate in mind, Simon assigns her three tasks to complete before she meets him - three tasks that are all about Christmas: being a charity bell ringer, dressing up as Santa's elf at a children's party, and preparing a traditional turkey dinner for her neighbors (whom she happens to dislike). Despite a number of comical mishaps, Cassie does it all - and she's finally ready to meet her match. But just like the perfect Christmas gift, he turns out to be a wonderful surprise!

What would the holidays be without a Christmas story from Debbie Macomber?

©2009 Debbie Macomber; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Great Season Read!

Read/Listened for Fun (Kindle/Audible)
(Knocked off my 2009 TBR List)
(Quick Holiday Review)
Overall Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 3.50

Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: The Perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber was a quick, sweet, and fun Christmas read.

Story Thoughts: The Perfect Christmas was a sweet Christmas romance! The story was short and sweet but made for a great afternoon read with a hot cup of tea. I love matchmaker storylines so that made me smile. My only complaint was the end was much to quick for me. However, the rest of the story was delightful and fun! Perfect for the season.

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Narrated by Tavia Gilbert / LENGTH 4 hrs and 13 mins


Tavia is one of my favorite narrators and she did an excellent job with The Perfect Christmas. Her pacing, emotion, and delivery were spot on and I think did the characters justice.

Final Thoughts: The Perfect Christmas made for a great holiday read.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Warm and Fuzzy Christmas

I enjoyed this Christmas story. The relationship between the two main characters was very entertaining. At Christmas time it's always nice to hear a warm and fuzzy story with a happy ending. It was exactly what I expected it to be: A romanctic comedy with lots of warm fuzzies...and a little bit of cheese.

Oh! Almost forgot...um...I have to say that the narrator was a bit annoying for me. She really over-enunciated the words and made me feel like she was reading to a small child.

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  • Andrea
  • Hyde Park, VT, United States
  • 01-01-10

Predictable

The plot was predictable and you knew what was going to happen to the characters pretty early on, but it was a fun light listen anyway. Typical of Debbie Macomber's romance stories.

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Sweet little Christmas love story

If you could sum up The Perfect Christmas in three words, what would they be?

Believe in love

Any additional comments?

This was a very sweet love story about looking for love in the wrong places. Sometimes love is right under your nose the entire time you are desperately searching. I'm so happy she got her perfect Christmas and what sounded like the beginnings of a perfect life together. <br/><br/>Beautiful book get you in the Christmas love spirit.

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Silly

Predictable and silly. Not worth the money. Nice narrator voice though.

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A must listen to.

Simple and purely delightful. I️ enjoyed ever minute if it. Not deep but just an enjoyable performance.

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Psychology killed the story

I wish the author would keep psychology out of Christmas. It's rather disturbing and does not convey the proper feelings of the holidays (family, friends and celebration).

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Loved it!!

I loves this book! The narrator was perfect! It really got me into the Christmas Spirit! Thanks Ms. Debbie!

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Eckh

I was looking for holiday romance fluff but this book was too...fluffy. By page two you know how the entire story will end. There was no tension or real challenge faced by any of the characters. Everything was smooth sailing and boring with poorly developed two dimensional characters and stiff, unrealistic dialogue. It was painful. I finished the book in hopes that there would be some kind of a twist or that the end would redeem this terrible story but I was disappointed. I never read anything by this author and will not waste my time by reading any of her other books.

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Enjoy Hallmark holiday movies? You'll like this.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

It's just a fun story--not meant to be 5-star listening.

What do you think your next listen will be?

The Time Keeper

What three words best describe Tavia Gilbert’s voice?

Entertaining easy fun

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It's a fun holiday tale.