Friday, December 27, 2013

Book Review: Starry Night By Debbie Macomber

STARRY NIGHT

By: Debbie Macomber

Published: October 8, 2013

Fiction





I told you about this book in October, HERE. I knew that I would want to save it for the week of Christmas to read because I knew it would be light, romantic, and put me in the mood for Christmas.

Carrie Slayton is the society page editor for the Chicago Herald and is sick of reporting on what someone wore to this or that event and who gave this amount of money to that charity.  Carrie wants to be a real reporter, so when she decides to put all her eggs in one basket and head to remote Alaska to try to find and interview the one man who doesn't want to be interviewed she may just lose her career forever.

At just 226 pages, this is definitely a quick read and with Debbie Macomber's usual fun, light storyline, you will have no trouble turning the pages.  As with all her novels, this story is very character driven and you will soon learn and be able to picture Carrie and Finn, the elusive man Carrie is trying to interview, in your mind. Even though there are some holes and hard to believe moments in the story, you ignore that for the sake of a happy story.  I don't think any Macomber books ends without a happy ending and this one doesn't disappoint.

Since part of the story is set in Alaska, Macomber takes you there in your mind describing the cold air, the open skies full of stars, and the amazing aurora borealis.  It will make you want to go and see it for yourself.

The story takes you from Thanksgiving through Christmas but isn't really a Christmas story, just one set during that time of year.  What it is though, is a romantic story that will make you want to wrap up in a blanket with a cup of cocoa and snuggle up next to your loved one.

Debbie Macomber (source)
Debbie Macomber is the best-selling author and one of today's most popular writers with over 170 million copies of her books in print.  Macomber also the owner of a tea room and a yarn shop.  She lives with her husband, Wayn,e in Washington state and loves being a grandma. For more on Debbie Macomber, visit her website www.debbiemacomber.com.





This review is my honest opinion. I purchased this book myself and was not obligated to offer a review. 

2 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I've never read Macomber but heard her speak one time. I do want to try one of her books.

Cate said...

I also enjoyed reading this book this season! I do wish it had been a bit more Christmasy, but I loved reading about Alaska.