Source: Borrowed (Library)
Read: December 2016
’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.
This was super cute! It’s my second Debbie Macomber, I believe, and I kind of love her Christmas books. I had no idea what this one was about except that it was holiday-themed, so when Debbie did an intro on the audiobook and talked about how the book was set in Alaska, I was already sold! I am absolutely in LOVE with Alaska. Maybe it’s the Alberta-living, cold-loving girl in me, but it’s just such a beautiful place.
I listened to this book in one day and I’m glad that I did. It was so fun to just dive into a romance that might have been a little cheesy and maybe a little predictable, but something that was just fun and exactly what I needed right now. I mean, the holidays call for a bit of cheese, right?
I also love that this book had a character who was a reclusive author; there’s just something about books written about authors that’s so perfect. Call me bookish, but I’ll take any book about an author or one that takes place in a library or just a book about someone reading … *cough*
Anyway, if you haven’t gathered, this book was the perfect holiday read. It wasn’t really a Christmas book, but it was a winter book, and had a bit of a holiday theme to it. I feel like anything that takes place in the snow and has romance in it is just perfect for the season – even if it doesn’t feature things like carolling or snowmen or reindeers. And I’ll definitely be reading more of Debbie’s books! I have a paperback on my shelf right now that looks Christmas-y, so I will give it a go.
As for the audio, it was perfectly narrated … Rebecca Lowman did a great job of keeping the pace and creating enjoyable characters.