Starry Night: A Christmas Novel Hardcover – 8 Oct 2013
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"A delicious Christmas miracle well worth waiting for" (Publishers Weekly)
"If there's a star in the romance and women's fiction firmament, chances are high its name is Debbie Macomber" (Publishers Weekly) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Perfect Christmas women's fiction from international bestseller Debbie Macomber. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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While Finn and Carrie's relationship is initiated fairly quickly, Macomber throws up enough roadblocks that it is also given time to mature. Making an interesting and refreshing couple who have to overcome their seeming conflicting lifestyles in order to make it, Macomber doesn't make this easy for Carrie and Finn and manages to respect both of their personalities in making compromises, something that I feel is missing in a lot of recent novels.
My only concern is that the novel felt a little short to me, but I don't know if that's because I ending up reading it so quickly.
'Starry Night' left me warm, fuzzy and decidedly (although cautiously) festive. A light, warmhearted read that is the perfect way to ease yourself into the holiday season I'd happily recommend Starry Night to anyone looking for a quick, romantic read.
Have you seen "Northern Exposure"? I loved the series and reading the novel I couldn't stop thinking about it. Having seen it actually made the novel easier for me, as I could really understood Fin's love to Alaska.
The main character Carrie is working as a society journalist in one of the newspapers in Chicago but she dreams of becoming a real reporter, and so she get her first task: she must find a best - selling author of an adventure book who hides somewhere in Alaska and who's not giving any interviews. If she finds him and interviews him she is going to get the reporter job.
And here starts the adventure. Trying to locate Finn, Carrie finds his mother, flights to Alaska on off - chance, convinces some bush pilot to take her to Finn.
Carrie was a great character. She was warm, likeable and loyal: to her friends but also to her beliefs. She has not an easy job with Finn, who doesn't actually think good about other people. He feels hurt, abandoned and he wants to live in peace with his great dog Finnessey. There were moments that I wanted to shake him, slap him or kick him but altogether, Finn was, well, a real man. And handsome too.
Of course the book is predictable. Of course they fell in love. Of course there are some obstacles, like Finn denying he has feelings for Carrie at all. But it is a great, funny, fluffy read. Not too sweet, not too dramatic, not too childish, not too over - sentimental.
The writing style is really catching and engaging, the novel is written straightforward and in interestingly. It's warm and positive.Read more ›
I always wonder how books of this calibre get published, and how they climb so high on the bestsellers list. Not that this was very prominent. I read it purely to give my brain a break after some tough interviews, but it still wasn't satisfactory. Yes, it was a nice romance, but the characters were utterly one-dimensional. I will say though that I was drawn to it by the fact that the heroine was a journalist and it was set in Alaska… I desperately want to visit Alaska, to hike through the snow, to run with huskies, to bask in the glow of the Northern Lights, to stargaze for hours, to explore the sprawling forests… but I'm afraid those are the only redeeming qualities I can truthfully list.
I hope the author doesn't see this as I'm sure she's lovely and has written some stellar books, but if you're a reader considering buying this I would really caution you. And may I recommend a far more heart-warming and truly wonderful book: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty.
Debbie is an outstanding storyteller. No argument that her storytelling here was very romantic. The characters were compelling and very, very attractive, inside and out.
But where was the knitting?!? Lol. Where was the community of townsfolk who supported each other and pulled real Divine miracles out of their knitting bags? In some places it felt too much like a fairytale. Finn' s reconciliation with his mom didn't seem believable. As if there were elements left out of the story that would have made it seem more plausible after all those years. It was too hurried.
I love this woman's writing. She feels like a friend. I doubt Debbie would actually write a bad book. This one is just not one I would recommend for the best sample of Debbies outstanding bibliography. Not particularly Christmasy for her annual Christmas book. For newcomers to Debbie Macomber, I would say start somewhere on Blossom Street.
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