Starry Night

A Christmas Novel

When Carrie Slayton approaches her editor explaining that she wants something more substantial to write than just being a Chicago society-page columnist, he makes her a proposition. She is to find out where the bestselling, but very reclusive author Finn Dalton is and she is to interview him for their newspaper. If she succeeds at finding him and writing this article, only then will her boss consider her for a more serious writing position within the newspaper. Carrie studies everything there is to know about Finn in hopes of finding some kind of clues as to where he is. She’ll stop at nothing to land this interview because a lot is riding on it for her, but when she finds a few leads and they actually bring her right to Finn, things don’t turn out as well as she had planned. As a matter of fact, although Finn is one of the most stubborn people she’s ever met in her life, there’s something deep down inside of him that touches her heart. What happens when she explains why she’s there visiting him? Does Finn allow her to interview him? Does she ever get the better writing job that she’s been wanting for quite some time?

Ms. Macomber has another winner on her hands with this novel. I’m a huge fan of her writing and I just adore her voice. She always creates characters that everyone can relate to in one form or another and the characters in this novel are no exception. I loved how Finn and Carrie were complete opposites in so many ways, but they shared a few things in common, as well. I was so happy to see that she has set this book in Alaska, a place I fell in love with when I visited there a few years ago. I thought Alaska made the perfect setting for this story and I loved seeing how well she described everything in such perfect detail. If you’ve never read any of her books yet, this would be the perfect one to start with. If you’re a fan of her writing, don’t pass this one up. Well done, Ms. Macomber!

Book Blurb for Starry Night

’Tis the season for romance, second chances, and Christmas cheer with this new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author 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.

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2013 5.00