Audiobook Review: Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber

Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber

  • Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber

  • Audible Audio Edition
  • Listening Length: 4 hours and 20 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • Release Date: October 3, 2017
  • ASIN: B07565Y3DM


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.


From the very first few minutes of this audio recording, I was taken with the story line and the narrator that did a wonderful job telling me the story.  I listened to this book in one sitting while working.  My favorite part of the story is the play on names.  What a unique idea!  It brought some fun enjoyment listening because you really had to pay attention to if we were talking about Mary or Merry or Jayson or J.  What a lot of fun!  This is a feel good story about dating or trying to date in this online dating world.  Also, about two people who come from such drastically different backgrounds and the companionship they find when neither really knows who the other is.  I found that it was a realistic story and that it was the perfect length.  It was not too long and not too short.  If you are looking for a quick Christmas read, check this one out!