Review/ Starry Night by Debbie Macomber

Review/ Starry Night by Debbie MacomberStarry Night by Debbie Macomber
Published by Random House on November 21st 2013
Pages: 272
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Perfect Christmas women's fiction from international bestseller Debbie Macomber.'Tis the season for love and second chances ...Carrie Slayton, a big-city society-page columnist, longs to write more serious news stories. So her editor hands her a challenge first: Carrie must score the paper an interview with Finn Dalton, the notoriously reclusive author.Living in Alaskan wilderness, Finn has written a bestselling book about surviving in the wild. But he stubbornly declines to speak to anyone, and no one even knows exactly where he lives. With her career at stake, Carrie sacrifices 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 expected. And soon Carrie is torn between pursuing the story of a lifetime and following her heart.

I have to admit right from the beginning that I have never read anything by Debbie Macomber before reading Starry Night. I have to thank my friend, Jennifer for introducing this author to me. I really enjoyed reading Starry Night.

This was the year that I really got into reading Christmas themed books and I think that was due to the fact Jennifer passed on so many great books to me. I have to start off by saying that I loved the cover of the version I had and it was the glittery Starry Night that hooked be as I try to avoid reading what the book is about. I love going into a book not knowing what its about.

I was hooked into the story right away and I practically read this in one sitting which says alot about the book for me. It had all the right things I love about a book. I love when I book hooks you in right away and there is enough action, suspense and love to keep you into finding out more.

Carrie is a reporter for the Chicago Herald. She loves where is she is working but is getting tired of writing for the society page. When push comes to shove she goes into her bosses office and basically says she wants another position or she is prepared to leave there all together. I love Carrie and her determination to move forward with her career because she knows what she can and can’t do.

Her boss tells her if she wants to advance she must score a exclusive interview with the famous author Finn Dalton. Finn has never given any kind of interviews or been photographed since his book has become the best seller. Every reporter has tried to locate him and none has been successful until Carrie comes along. Carrie is determined to find him and heads to Alaska to begin her search.

Finn has made it his mission to basically remain out of the spot light and hidden away. No one knows who he is and he probably could be walking beside you and you wouldn’t even know it. So needless to say he isn’t happy when his friend drops Carrie off outside his cottage in Alaska. His actions let Carrie know she isn’t wanted around and as soon as the storm clears she is on a one way ticket back home.

As the story progress you can see that both Carrie and Finn are breaking down the walls and they are both starting to develop feelings for each other. Will they be able to live apart knowing that Finn wants nothing to do with the city life? Or will their love be enough to overcome that?

If your looking for a fun clean read then I highly recommend this book. Its the perfect holiday read in my opinion.

 

All I Want For Christmas Is…#4

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Danya from A Tapestry of Words started this fun little feature on her blog called All I Want For Christmas Is… and basically what you do is share your wishlist of books. I thought that this would be something fun to do perhaps on a weekly bases until Christmas.

Its hard to believe that this is a wrap for another year. Where did the month go?

Here is my final All I Want For Christmas 2015:

This is another book I flipped through at Chapters that might be fun to do in 2016.

Merry Christmas everyone. I hope Santa is good to you and gives your the books you have been wishing for.

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All I Want For Christmas Is… #3

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Danya from A Tapestry of Words started this fun little feature on her blog called All I Want For Christmas Is… and basically what you do is share your wishlist of books. I thought that this would be something fun to do perhaps on a weekly bases until Christmas.

This week the book I am hoping to get is:

I flipped through this book at Chapters when I heard about it and it seems like a fun book to do next year.

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The Broke & The Bookish Secret Santa (Reveal)

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This is one of my favorite Secret Santa exchanges that I take part in pretty much every year.  With the exception of missing one year.

In the secret Santa you have a few options that you could select a) 1 book and a small gift/candy b) 1-2 books and a couple goodies or c) 2-3 books and goodies and I opted for c and I was matched with someone who requested the same thing.

I was lucky enough to receive my gift Friday afternoon and I was going to wait to open it but then decided that I was because it was a rough week.

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As you can see it arrived all nicely wrapped. I almost didn’t want to open it. The candy canes were yummy. 

My Secret Santa is a fellow Canadian and her name is Kelsey and she blogs from her home in Ottawa region (which is super close to me roughly about two hours away from me and her blog is Kelsey’s Cluttered Bookshelf . If you click on her button it will take you directly to her blog. I invite you to go and check out Kelsey’s blog and say hi.

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Here is the lovely goodies she sent me. The candy canes were yummy as was the chocolate “C” which I managed to hide before anyone got home. I wasn’t as lucky with the jelly beans though. I thought they were hidden some what on the desk but someone spotted them. Not included was the Christmas card she sent because I hung it up already.

The books were all books I have posted on wishlists which Kelsey said was a huge help to her.

  • The Boy With The Hidden Name by Skylar Dorset (This is book 2 in the Otherworld Series)
  • Star Cursed by Jessica Spotswood (book 2 in The Cahill Witch Chronicles)
  • Sister’s Fate by Jessica Spotswood (book 3 in the Cahill Witch Chronicles)

I am super excited to read these fantastic books.

Thank you Kelsey I love my package. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

All I Want For Christmas Is… #2

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Danya from A Tapestry of Words started this fun little feature on her blog called All I Want For Christmas Is… and basically what you do is share your wishlist of books. I thought that this would be something fun to do perhaps on a weekly bases until Christmas.

Here is my choice this week:

This is the newest books in The Land of Stories series. I love reading them.