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Thursday, August 2, 2018

#Book #Review: 5 out of 5 stars for Starry Night by Debbie Macomber @debbiemacomber #BallantineBooks @randomhouse #ChristmasInJuly

TITLE: Starry Night
AUTHOR: Debbie Macomber
PUBLISHER: Ballantine Books
PUBLICATION DATE: October 14, 2014 (first published 2013)
FORMAT: Paperback
LENGTH: 349 pages
GENRE: Holiday/Christmas, Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 9780345528902
New York Times Bestseller • Don’t miss Debbie Macomber’s short story “Lost and Found in Cedar Cove” and a sneak peak of her new novel Mr. Miracle, among other special features, in the back of the book.

’Tis the season for romance, second chances, and Christmas cheer with this new novel from Debbie Macomber.

Carrie Slayton, a big-city society-page columnist, longs to write more serious news stories. So her editor hands her a challenge: She can cover any topic she wants, but only if she first scores the paper an interview with Finn Dalton, the notoriously reclusive author.

Living in the remote Alaskan wilderness, Finn has written a megabestselling memoir about surviving in the wild. But he stubbornly declines to speak to anyone in the press, and no one even knows exactly where he lives.

Digging deep into Finn’s past, Carrie develops a theory on his whereabouts. It is the holidays, but her career is at stake, so she forsakes her family celebrations and flies out to snowy Alaska. When she finally finds Finn, she discovers a man both more charismatic and more stubborn than she even expected. And soon she is torn between pursuing the story of a lifetime and following her heart.

Filled with all the comforts and joys of Christmastime, Starry Night is a delightful novel of finding happiness in the most surprising places.


I love Macomber's holiday romances and, because I don't typically read contemporary romances, I think the romance blended with the spirit of the season for me makes a perfect escape. I have read a number of Macomber holiday books such as Merry and Bright, Dashing Through the Snow, and Twelve Days of Christmas. This one has become my new favourite!

Carrie Slayton is a columnist for the Chicago Herald's society page and feels that her talent is being wasted. For two years, she's been writing these fluff pieces and she is ready to be a serious reporter. With her whole family in Washington and nothing to lose, she gives her boss an ultimatum: Either give her an opportunity to prove herself or she walks. When he realizes that she is serious, he tells her that if she can find the elusive writer Finn Dalton and get an interview worth printing, then she will have her pick of any assignment. Carrie is up for the task, but she knows it won't be easy. Finn is a survivalist living in Alaska, and he wrote a bestseller about his lifestyle and has shunned any publicity. No one has even seen a picture of him. All of his communication with his publicist has been through email.

Carrie had intended to fly home to Seattle to be with her family for Thanksgiving. Instead, she is taking the opportunity to go to Alaska and to try to find Finn. Her mom is disappointed when she gives her the news that she won't be coming home, but talking with her mom about Finn and brainstorming ways to try to find him leads Carrie to a breakthrough of finding Finn's mother. 

Carrie is tenacious, and I love that about her! I loved the remote and isolated Alaskan setting. Macomber's portrayal of Finn fit perfectly with what I had pictured in my mind: A big and burly man! With being so reclusive, Carrie has her work cut out for her in trying to get Finn to open up but her nature makes it easy for him. My heart just melted when 

This one gave me all the feels and was a perfect holiday romance! I can't wait to read Macomber's new holiday romance, Alaskan Holiday, which is expected to be released in October and takes us back to this perfect setting.

I would like to add something about the artwork on the cover. It's very pretty and festive, but the woman depicted does not fit Macomber's description. Why does the woman have straight hair, instead of wild curls which Macomber wrote were the bane of Carrie's existence? Details, details!


5 stars!! I absolutely loved it and will likely re-read it! You should definitely put it on your TBR if you enjoy holiday romances.

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1 comment:

  1. I always enjoy her holiday novels and I am glad you had so much fun with this one!


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