Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Perfect Christmas-Debbie Macomber

The Perfect Christmas
Debbie Macomber
Mira, Sep 29 2009, $16.95
ISBN: 9780778326823

The personalized Christmas card from her friend shakes thirty-three years old Cassie Beaumont to her bone marrow fearing she will die alone. Seeing the photo of her buddy with a husband and child inspires Cassie to stop waiting for a miracle and make one by searching for her perfect mate.

She tries to hire matchmaking Dr. Simon Dodson but he has three stipulations she must accomplish before he agrees to assist her. She must collect money for charity, work as an elf at the mall and cook a holiday feast for her neighbors. She reluctantly agrees to his terms. As she meets his challenges, she finds her perfect match in the arrogant psychiatrist ready to introduce her to her perfect match.

Simon is the grump who brought Christmas cheer to readers as a refreshing lead male who is arrogant, difficult, complex, and inside his crusty Oscar of Sesame Street fame exterior beats a caring person. Cassie is shallow in comparison to Simon. Humorous with a touch of the Gift of the Magi whimsy, fans will enjoy Debbie Macomber’s lighthearted frolic as all she wants for Christmas is the Grump.

Harriet Klausner

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