The Perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber

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This holiday story is a classically predictable pride-and-prejudice tale.


What would make your Christmas perfect?

For Cassie Beaumont, it's meeting her perfect match. Cassie, at thirty-three, wants a husband and kids, and so far, nothing's worked. Not blind dates, not the internet and certainly not leaving love to chance.

What other options are there? Well…she could hire a professional matchmaker. Simon Dodson has quite a reputation, but he's very choosy about the clients he takes on—and very expensive. Cassie considers him a difficult, acerbic know-it-all, and she's astonished when he accepts her as a client.

Claiming he has her perfect mate in mind, Simon assigns her three tasks to complete before she meets this paragon. Three tasks that are all about Christmas: being a charity bell-ringer, dressing up as Santa's elf at a mall and preparing a traditional turkey dinner for her neighbors (most of whom she happens to dislike). Despite a number of comical mishaps, Cassie does it all—and then she's finally ready to meet her match.

But just like the perfect Christmas gift, he turns out to be a wonderful surprise!


About Debbie Macomber

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Debbie Macomber, with more than 170 million copies of her books sold worldwide, is one of today's most popular authors. The #1 New York Times bestselling author is best known for her ability to create compelling characters and bring their stories to life in her books. Debbie is a regular resident on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Publishers Weekly. Visit her online at
Published November 1, 2011 by MIRA. 352 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction
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Peak Rank on Nov 20 2011
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Reviewed by Julianne Draper on Dec 22 2009

...if you know a Macomber fan, or just someone who enjoys a good romantic comedy, this might be just the perfect gift for them.

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Reviewed by Catherine Witmer on Mar 07 2013

It's funny and sometimes touching, and grumpy hero Simon's just adorable.

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Reviewed by Christine G. on Dec 23 2010

This holiday story is a classically predictable pride-and-prejudice tale.

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Reviewed by Danielle on Dec 07 2009

This book is the perfect complement for the holiday season and has got to be the best novel yet penned by this amazing author.

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