☕ Book Break ☕ |~Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber~

~Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber~


“Christmas is a condition of the heart.”


Merry’s loving, but meddling, family sign her up for an online dating service. They don’t post a photo of her. Merry’s boss, who she perceives as cold, comes across the dating profile. He doesn’t post his photo, either. Inevitably, the two strike up a conversation without knowing the true identity of the other and develop an online relationship. You know where it goes from there.


Classic, well done romcom of the best sort. Merry Knight is an adorable character, and her situation with her love interest is charming. As it turns out, Jayson Bright  is not really the bad sort he’s been pegged as. Both our hero and heroine have a complicated family life and issues to deal with. Good story line that kept me reading.


Every time I try to write about this one, I end up giving spoilers, so instead let me just say, if you like charming romcom with a Christmas theme you should get this book. Cute, warm, satisfying. An enjoyable holiday read.


This year I’ve discarded more Christmas books than I finished, but this is a good one.


Have you read any good Christmas books this season?

☕ Book Break ☕ | I’ll Be Your Blue Sky by Marisa de los Santos

~I’ll Be Your Blue Sky by Marisa de los Santos~


Wow. This is my first book by Marisa de los Santos and I loved it.


Dialogue ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


The writing, oh my gosh, the writing⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ok, so there were a few little things here and there but who cares? Her writing was so magnificent. I can’t say when I have enjoyed a book so much since Peace Like A River, which is my all time fav. What a wonderful ride!

The story shifts between two timelines, present day and 1950’s. On the day of her wedding, Clare meets Edith. After talking with Edith, she decides to call off the wedding. Then Edith dies leaving Clare, a virtual stranger, a house in Delaware. Situated on the coast Blue Sky House is chock full of mysteries. Clare untangles the past, finding connections along the way.

I love the balance between humor and seriousness.

This book ended exactly as a good book should! It left me with a feeling of hope. I ADORED the Dev character. I think I fell a little in love with him.

Did I say I love this novel? Not only is it on my to be reread pile, I did reread part of it immediately, which I have only ever done once before. Beautifully done.

I listened to the audio book with narration by Angela Dawe and‎ Erin Bennett. Fabulous job.