Rating: 3/5 Stars
Release Date: 9/29/2009
About the Book: Cassie wants a husband, family and a perfect Christmas, so she decides to enlist the help of a professional matchmaker. In order to meet her match, Cassie must complete three tasks. Cassie is in for a Christmas she'll never forget.
GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: So I've never read a Debbie Macomber book and I really didn't think I would. Her books are cozy romances and grandma's read them. I even met Ms. Macomber at ALA and she was very sweet, but I didn't really think about picking up one of her books.
But then I was in the mood for a cozy holiday read and this showed up when I started searching for Christmas books. I have to say, if you're in the mood for a light and fun fast read, read a Debbie Macomber book. I finished this one in two nights-which is unusual when I'm reading during the week-I usually take a week to finish a book unless I'm reading on the weekends.
The story is predictable, but it's still cute. I liked Cassie and her tasks were pretty humorous. This is a book I could see easily being made into a holiday TV movie-it kind of read that way. (Debbie Macomber's other holiday offering this year, Mrs. Miracle, was made into a movie for Hallmark and it's currenly in my TBR pile and recorded on my Tivo.) I just wish the romance would have been a little better-there were some goofy parts at the end and I wasn't sure if Cassie's prince charming really was her best match. But there was plenty to smile about and there were some moments I really enjoyed. (Prince Charming had some shining moments too, so I can't say I didn't totally hate him).
Since Ms. Macomber writes a yearly holiday book, I could easily see reading a Debbie Macomber book at Christmas becoming a tradition of mine. You know it will be light, sweet and fun and it'll be a good book to read with some hot cocoa.
-This also counts towards my holiday reading challenge.
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