Thursday, January 7, 2016

Starry Night by Debbie Macomber

Publication: October 08, 2013
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Source: Publisher
’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 mega-bestselling 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.
So I know that Christmas is officially over, but I still wanted to do a review on the book Starry Night by Debbie Macomber. Every year I say I want to do a review on a Christmas story, but I don’t think I ever do it. This year I actually got to read this book the week of Christmas. It turned out to be a really cute story.

The main character, Carrie Slayton works at a big newspaper writing the society page column. She feels like she can only do this for so long. And she's tired of going to all of the socialite parties with tons fakeness and attitudes of entitlement. She wants to report real stories with real people. So she makes a deal with her boss that if she is able to find the elusive Finn Dalton, a writer who wrote about his Alaskan adventures and she's able to interview Finn, her boss will let her pick her own assignments. Knowing that the chances of her actually finding this guy might be a long shot she takes a challenge anyways. She thinks that maybe she'll be able to other people other reporters have yet to do and she feels pretty confident in herself which I liked.

Finn Dalton is a man's man so to speak. He basically lives out in the middle of nowhere in the Alaskan wilderness. He enjoys the solitude. Being able to live off of the land. He works hard for what he has. But he is also extremely stubborn and has a big problems with seemingly women in general.

As far as the romance goes, it was was an okay romance. They fell in love extremely fast of course seeing as how they only spent less than three days with each other. There were some really cute and sweet moments between Finn and Carrie. Although at times I kind of felt myself rolling my eyes a few times while I was reading the story.  Some parts were a little bit cheesy at least in my opinion, but I still enjoyed reading it. Both Fin and Carrie struggled with their own insecurities and problems a little bit. But I enjoyed seeing them try and work through it. There were some obstacles in their way to true happiness, but that was expected.

All in all Starry Night was a cute and easy read. During the holiday season sometimes you need something cute that will get you in the Christmas spirit and this story fit the bill. Some parts of the story were a little predictable but I still enjoyed reading it.

If you are a fan of Christmas time stories and adorable romances then I would very much recommend Starry Night to you.

RATING: 3½ out of 5.


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