Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber

Merry and Bright

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 ro...

Details Merry and Bright

TitleMerry and Bright
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherBooks on Tape
GenreHoliday, Christmas, Romance, Contemporary, Fiction

Reviews Merry and Bright

  • Carrie
    Merry Knight has been quite busy with her job and family while getting ready for the upcoming Christmas season so she hasn't put any time into starting any kind of a social life. As an early present Merry's mother and brother decided that they would sign her up for an online dating service when she kept using the I don't have any time excuse. Merry isn't sure about getting out there and dating but doesn't have the heart to be mad at her family fo...
  • Susan
    Merry And BrightDebbie MacomberReceived from NetgalleyMerry Knight is working a temp job at a consulting firm but she might as well be a full time employee with the hours she is working. To top it off she does not like her boss, Jayson Bright. She seems to get on his nerves as she is happy and trying to spread holiday cheer and he keeps shutting her down. MERRY AND BRIGHT introduces you to Merry's parents and her special needs brother, Patrick. S...
  • Chris Carroll
    This sweet story is so typical of work related romance today. The author has combined so many elements that are both endearing and humorous, it is easy to get caught up in the story.The last thing Merry needs is a romance, and yet sometimes things happen for a reason. Merry develops a beautiful friendship over chat with a stranger but when it comes to meeting face to face, she hesitates. It is too good to be true? Is this something she really nee...
  • Julie Carpenter
    Yes, it's a Christmas book. Yes, I know it's not Christmas yet but I've had this book waiting for me for a while now. It doesn't release until October but the synopsis just kept calling to me and I couldn't wait any longer. And life is going to be crazy the first of October to read and write the review then, so I decided to grab it now and enjoy. And I did! It was fabulous! I've read the last several Christmas books that Debbie Macomber has writt...
  • Debra
    Merry Knight works as a full time temp employee at a consulting firm. She mainly enjoys her job but seems to have gotten on the wrong side of her employer when she eats and her desk and decorates her cubicle for Christmas. She is cheery and happy but lacks a social life. So her Brother and Mother decide to create an online dating profile for her. At first Merry is not to happy with the idea but eventually begins to have fun with it and begins an ...
  • Christa
    Merry and Bright was a very sweet holiday love story by Debbie Macomber. The book pulled me right in, and I really liked the two main characters, Merry and Jason. I felt sorry for Jason, never having had much of anyone care for him before, and I was glad that Merry had a warm and loving family. Merry is a temporary employee at the company owned by Jason's uncle, and he is her boss. Merry inadvertently ruffles Jason's feathers a few times, making ...
  • ♡Tonya♡
    **ARC RECEIVED IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW **3.5 stars This was a short and sweet Christmas story. I liked it but I found that it took me nearly all the book to warm up to the hero. Sweet and innocent heroine. Grumpy and lonely hero. A chance meeting online brings them together but will dishonesty tear them apart.- no cheating - no om/ow drama- there was one part that I thought he was a jerk when another woman was around but he said it wasn'...
  • Jill Croce-McGill
    A classic Debbie Macomber novel! Everything a Christmas story should be... sweet, warm, and full of holiday cheer! This one left me with a big smile on my face!!! Highly recommend.
  • Susan Johnson
    I am not sure why I chose this book to read (was it 3 am or something?) as I am not a romance novel fan but this turned out to be a rather sweet story about a girl just trying to make it in the world. With a mom with MS and a brother with Downs, there is no money for college so she takes a temp job at a large company. As a Christmas present, her mom and her brother sign her up on an on-line dating service. They don't use her picture but that of ...
  • booksofallkinds
    MERRY AND BRIGHT by Debbie Macomber is everything you want from a Christmas story and more. Merry Knight knows the joy and importance of a close-knit family as the Knights have always been there for each other, especially helping out her Mum who has MS and her younger brother Patrick. Taking a year out of college to work, Merry is thriving at her temporary job even if the boss is a curmudgeon, but her social life is definitely at a standstill bec...
  • Jackie Lane
    An nice early Christmas present for myself. Macomber is one of my go to authors when I'm looking for a good book that won't disappoint. It was an even bigger score since it is a Chistmas book, which are my absolute favorite to read.Merry Knight is working at a temp job. Her boss, jayson Bryght is a strick rule follower. The two of them seem to clash on just about everything. Merry is outgoing and speaks her mind and Jayson is pushing his employee...
  • Kim
    The thing that is appealing about Debbie Macomber's books is their predictability. They are kind of like comfort-food in books. In our stress-filled, and sometimes anger-filled world it can be comforting to pick up a book that won't disappoint, that is classic girl-meets-boy with a heroine finding her happy ending free of graphic violence or even graphic sex. It's not about experiencing real life and messiness - we all have enough drama in our li...
  • Debbie Oliphant
    One of my favorite part of the holiday season is the many Christmas offerings from our favorite authors. That feeling of comfort and joy feels so familiar and intimate. This is my second holiday story from this author and it not all the right notes for the holiday purpose intended.Merry is a temp for a large corporation and she has been putting in long hours to help reach a deadline and secure a large deal for the company. Her boss, Jayson Bright...
  • Carvanz
    It has been years since I’ve read a Debbie Macomber and to be honest, I wasn’t sure if I’d enjoy her work as much as I once had. I am very happy to say that I was still heart struck by her talent. She has a way of bringing so many emotions into the story in as few words as possible all while building tension between the characters.Merry’s family signs her up on a dating site and she is pressured into checking it out. At the same time Jays...
  • Alexandra Consolver
    Finally! Another Debbie Macomber that hits the spot. :) I'd been disappointed by the last few I'd read, but this one had that old charm back. I thought this was perfectly cute, predictable, heartwarming, and fun. The perfect read for when the world outside is less than warm and fuzzy.
  • Bin
    A good short read to bring on the holiday spirit. Full review at to NetGalley for access to this book.
  • Hilary
    Take a temporary data entry worker, a curmudgeonly boss, a loving family with a matchmaking bent, and a touch of Christmas spirit, and this is what you get - a warming read of self-discovery and romance.Disclaimer: I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
  • Janet
    Merry and Bright is Debbie's 2017 Christmas story and it is a cute fast read.Merry is working as a temp while saving money to go back to school. She lives with her family and loves all things Christmas.Her special needs brother and mother decide to sign her up for an online dating service for an early birthday presents.Once she is onboard she connects to Jay and they get to know each other.Then it is time to meet..... I suggest you go read the bo...
  • Liv ☾
    ✱3.25 STARS!✱ARC provided by Author in exchange for an honest review☾A Christmas book YAY!! Honestly haven't read a Christmas or winter themed book in a while and I'm just starting to get back into them. I have to say I didn't enjoy this book as much as a would've liked too. I felt like the book moved too fast towards the end and it wasn't very believable.☾I know books are fiction and it's not always meant to be realistic BUT through the ...
  • Kay Pflueger
    I love anything to do with Christmas so when I was given an opportunity by NetGalley to read and review an advance copy of “Merry and Bright”, I was more than happy to accept. Debbie Macomber is a gifted writer who has a way of creating wonderful characters who are human and who have flaws. Jayson Bright is a grumpy boss… he rarely smiles and has a very gruff nature around the office. His employees steer clear of him when possible and that ...
  • Carol
    Aw, Debbie Macomber has done it again. It's a cozy Christmas story that will make you smile and give you the Christmas Spirit. Merry is a temp and overworked with no time for dating. But her mother and her brother Patrick decide to surprise her by signing her up for online dating and just put a picture of the family dog instead of a picture of Merry so people will look beyond her pretty face. Jayson is her stressed out boss who has little time fo...
  • Vânia Nunes
    Every year Debbie Macomber gives us a beautiful Christmas story.This year I was more than delighted with Merry and Bright.The story conveys an emotion as I had not felt for a long time.Merry, who was born on December 26, has an envious inner positive energy.She works as a temporary employee at a company while saving money to pay for her senior year of college. She wants to be a teacher.She comes from a solid and loving family.Her mother suffers f...
  • Dixie
    I've been reading Debbie Macomber's Christmas novels for more than 20 years now and I always look forward to the next annual offering. This year's story did not disappoint. It's a lovely spin on online dating with a nod to You've Got Mail. Merry and Jay hit it off online (using profile pics of pet Golden retrievers to connect with people who don't judge by appearance) and look forward to their evening chats, not knowing that they spend their days...
  • Mary
    I was lucky enough to receive this book from Net Galley a Kindle edition not a hardcover edition. It, of course it another one of Debbie's great Christmas books. Debbie continues to gift us with wonderful books to brighten our lives! I have been a fan for many years and will continue for as many years as I can. She never fails me!Merry Knight is a college student who is trying to make money to finish her last year of college so that she can get h...
  • Angela
    If you’ve read Debbie Macomber before, consider MERRY AND BRIGHT a typical Macomber Christmas read: sweet, clean, family oriented, and pretty predictable. I happen to like predictable stories, and this one had all the comforts you’d expect from a loving family at Christmastime. Merry is a kind, compassionate, maybe overly sensitive homebody who would help a stranger in a New York minute — and more than once, she did. Jay is a good guy overw...
  • Jackie
    Book Info HardcoverExpected publication: October 3rd 2017 by Ballantine BooksISBN 0399181229 (ISBN13: 9780399181221)Other Editions (7)Source:Netgalley EARCBuy book from Amazon B&N BOOK BLURB 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 Smith is pretty busy these days. She's taking care of her...
  • Diane Saul
    Merry Knight is a temp worker at Matterson Consulting. She also helps her family. Her Father is a busy pharmaceutical salesman and on the road a lot. Her Mothers health isn't good and she has an 18 year old brother with Down syndrome. She has no time for a personal life. Her Mother and Brother surprise her and sign her up for a dating service. Soon she is chatting online with Jay who is charming, shares the same interests and is kind to her broth...
  • Monica
    I love holiday books. This was a sweet little holiday romance book that just makes you feel good. It’s pretty predictable but in a story like this it works. Merry and Jayson have worked together for a year, he as her boss and she his temporary employee. Neither of them was looking for romance but seem to be thrown into it at the same time. By chance they meet on a match maker site and form a friendship … not knowing that they actually know ea...