Starry Night

Starry Night

A Christmas Novel

eBook - 2013
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"'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"-- Provided by publisher.
"Carrie Slayton is a successful gossip columnist, but her dream is to become a serious journalist. Finnegan Dalton is a notorious recluse whose book about living in the Alaskan wilds skyrocketed to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. Recognizing a golden opportunity, Carrie uses a little guile in tracking down Finn's whereabouts in the snowy Alaskan wilderness outside of Fairbanks, only to discover that he truly is as mysterious and withdrawn as his reputation suggests. As she grows closer to finding out who Finn really is, Carrie will have to decide whether to respect his wishes by abandoning the story that would make her career, and Finn will have to decide whether he can open his heart again"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2013
ISBN: 9780345545527
0345545524
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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amariscelest
Jan 04, 2018

Read this book when it was -15 out and around Christmas. Perfect cheesy romance novel to keep you warm and cozy through the long winter.

ArapahoeKati Dec 11, 2017

Even though it's a bit predictable, I loved Finn's character and that it was partially set in Alaska. Not too Christmasy, just enough to make me feel some love and holiday cheer.

This was a charming romance with a Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday setting. Finn and Carrie are both well developed characters, and you cheer for the their relationship. Starry Night is a fun light book for the holidays and fans of Hallmark Christmas movies.

LibrarySquare Feb 04, 2016

When Carrie threatens to resign her job at the newspaper, her boss makes a deal with her. If Carrie can find Finn, the popular but elusive writer of outdoor adventure books, her boss will allow her to move from society page editor to become a serious reporter. And Finn never dreamed his first novel would captivate readers. He wants to remain secluded in the wild, away from reporters looking for an interview. Highly motivated, Carrie heads to the back country of Alaska in search of Finn. Carrie must decide if happiness is in the job she’s dreamed of, or something else entirely. I especially liked the descriptions of the Alaskan wild, the vast endless snow, and the starry, midnight blue sky.

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VV17
Oct 21, 2015

Debbie did a great job in her character and plot development. The Alaskan, Chicago, and Washington St. settings add a touch of travel and variety to the story. There was one scene that contained two words I thought could have been avoided and replaced with more comical substitutions. However, like her other stories, Debbie does a great job in encouraging and uplifting her audience. (Personally, I would rate her angelic intervention stories a little higher because of the comical twists and the more inspirational tone involved in those particular books.) "Starry Night" would probably not be considered a very fast paced novel, but it is very enjoyable. Overall, this is a great Christmas read!

kimrae Dec 18, 2014

A good, heart warming story that I found myself smiling while I read. Ended too fast for my liking, however now I can move onto another one of Debbie Macomber's books.

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foxylady31
Apr 02, 2014

Wonderful romantic story. loved it. Love stories make me cry so dont read them a lot but glad I picked this one up.

dotmom Jan 06, 2014

Unable to cancel hold. I wanted ebook not regular book.

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IrishMoon
Dec 05, 2013

I don't typically read love stories, but as this one got such good reviews I decided to read it & it was really good.

LaughingOne Nov 21, 2013

I love Debbie Macomber's Christmas novels! I wouldn't call Carrie a gossip columnist, although she does cover society news for a Chicago newspaper. When she has the opportunity to look for and interview a reclusive author, Finn, who wrote a very popular book - "Alone" - about surviving (and thriving) in the Alaska bush, Carrie decides to go for it. The bulk of this story is about her search for Finn, and what happens when she finds him. Reading about life in Alaska and the starry starry nights and aurora borealis reminded me about my time living in Alaska. That made this story extra special for me. It's a quick, light, fun read.

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