Debbie Macomber’s The Perfect Christmas

Overview: Cassie Beaumont has just received an early Christmas card. Like before Thanksgiving early. Is having the perfect Christmas with the perfect family too much to ask for? Cassie hasn’t even found the perfect man yet. But there’s no need to worry. Her best friend and colleague, Angie, has a plan. There’s a professional matchmaker who guarantees his services. Cassie has three tasks to complete before Simon will introduce her to her most suitable match. There shouldn’t be a problem here. What could possibly go wrong.

Story Telling: I suppose this is what you would call chick-lit. Yes there is a romantic plot, but this novel is more than a romance novel.

Likes: Cassie’s interactions with Simon were funny. They had a major case of miscommunication.

The spirit of Christmas played a huge role in this novel as well.

Angie and Shawn were rather obvious, or perhaps that was just me.

Dislikes: Okay, there is really only one. Cassie claims that her standards are too high when it comes to dating. I disagree. Dumping a guy because he is boring, or because you had to pay for half of your meal isn’t a sign of high standards. In my opinion, this is a sign of wanting a fantasy, and not accepting reality. Let’s face it. No matter how perfect you find somebody, he or she will have something that aggravates you. Perfection takes hard work, and that’s from the inside of yourself.

Oh! Why would anyone pay $30,000 to find a potential spouse?

Pete Beaumont was a jerk. If you have two children, and still haven’t found yourself, then you might be better off focusing more on the children, and not on yourself.

Favorite Character: I’m going to go with Angie, even if she was a little flighty.

Favorite Quote: Shawn wasn’t fooled by Cassie’s protestations. “Will do. Besides, I want to hear all about Simon.

Favorite Scene: Cassie’s Christmas dinner for her neighbors was fun. It paid off for more than just herself. A lot of the Christmas Spirit spread from it as well.

Conclusion: This was a good story. It kind of reminded me of the Hallmark movies. If you like those, then this novel ought to be right up your alley.

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