Merry Knight is working as a temp in a downtown Seattle
office so she can earn enough money to finish her last year
of college. She works long hours and then takes care of her
family. Her mom has Multiple Sclerosis, and Merry has an
eighteen-year-old brother with Downs Syndrome. Her dad is
away a lot with his job. Merry has no social life. Her mom
and brother come up with the idea of signing her up on an
online dating website as an early birthday present. They use
a picture of their golden retriever, Bogie, rather than
Merry's picture. Merry is not sure this is something she
wants to do. But when she begins getting "winks" she becomes
interested in at least one of them.
Jayson Bright is climbing the corporate ladder and working
long hours to do it. When his cousin Cooper comes to visit
and ask him to be his best man in his wedding, Jayson learns
that Cooper hooked up with his bride-to-be on the same
website where Merry is now a member. Jayson signs himself up
and uses a picture of his childhood dog, also a golden
retriever. He's intrigued by Merry's "dog" picture and
gives her a wink. She responds, and they begin corresponding
for several weeks. When the time comes to finally meet each
other, what a surprise Merry gets when she walks into the
coffee shop and sees Jayson. She immediately retreats and
goes back home. Will this relationship ever work?
Debbie Macomber brings us another endearing Christmas story
with MERRY AND BRIGHT. Of course, her characters have
festive names, and it wouldn't be complete without a dog in
the story. Ms. Macomber delights us with all the sights,
sounds and smells of Christmas as she tells Merry and
Jayson's story. Merry and Jayson come from completely
different family backgrounds, yet each is searching for the
same things in life. She shares many of the heartwarming
endeavors that make Christmastime so special. She vividly
describes Seattle like a winter wonderland fairytale. The
storyline takes several unexpected detours, so you never
know exactly how it will all come together in the end. This
quick read would be a great stocking stuffer for someone who
enjoys a good Christmas love story.
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