Review: Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber

So, as we’re done with the Fall holidays and set aside our Pumpkin Spice Lattes, it’s time to get our Christmas decorations out, hang around some fairy lights, buy a new ugly sweater and prepare for the merriest season of the year. I’m more than ready to get into the Christmas spirit with some of the sweetest and most romantic books ever!

I’m starting this year’s journey to Christmas with a new Debbie Macomber novel – the Queen of cozy and Christmas-y romance.

Merry works hard at her temporary job in a big company ran by a too serious and demanding, almost heartless Jayson Bright. She stays beyond her working hours to finish the project that brought her this job opportunity, aside from that she has, even more, responsibilities on her shoulders at home. Since her mother got ill, she must take almost all the work around the house and take care for Patrick, her younger brother with special needs. Trying to balance it all, she is left with no time for herself, socializing and personal life.

Once her Mom and Patrick sign her up on a dating website, she decides to give it a shot and begins chatting with Jay. Although none of them has a photo on the profile, they create a deep connection, anticipating getting back home as soon as possible and chatting again.

Even though everything looks very promising, their face-to-face meeting didn’t go exactly as any of them planned. With Christmas right around the corner, Merry and Jayson have to deal with their insecurities, heartbreaks, disappointments and gain that holiday spirit back.

With the first chapters of reading, I was certain I was going to write that I liked it but didn’t love it. However, being halfway through the novel I caught myself anticipating getting back to it. To me is a sign that I love the book, that it caught my attention and touched my heart. It ended up being everything a holiday novel should be like: kind, sweet, cozy and joyful.

So, in this high note, I’m moving on to another Christmas novel: A Virgin River Christmas by Robyn Carr.

Rating: 5/5

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