Starry Night: A Christmas Novel  -     By: Debbie Macomber
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Ballantine Books / 2013 / Hardcover

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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.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 0345528891
ISBN-13: 9780345528896

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Author Bio

Debbie Macomber, the author of Rose Harbor in Bloom, The Inn at Rose Harbor, Starting Now, Angels at the Table, A Turn in the Road, 1105 Yakima Street, Hannah’s List, and Twenty Wishes, is a leading voice in women’s fiction. Eight of her novels have hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, with four debuting at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly lists. In 2009 and 2010, Mrs. Miracle and Call Me Mrs. Miracle were Hallmark Channel’s top-watched movies for the year. Debbie Macomber has more than 160 million copies of her books in print worldwide.

Editorial Reviews

"Contemporary romance queen Macomber (Rose Harbor in Bloom) hits the sweet spot with this tender tale of impractical love. . . . A delicious Christmas miracle well worth waiting for."Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"[A] holiday confection . . . as much a part of the season for some readers as cookies and candy canes."Kirkus Reviews
"A sweet contemporary Christmas romance . . . [that] the best-selling author’s many fans will enjoy."Library Journal
"Macomber can be depended on for an excellent story. . . . Readers will remain firmly planted in the beginnings of a beautiful love story between two of the most unlikely characters."RT Book Reviews (Top Pick, 4½ stars)
"Macomber, the prolific and beloved author of countless bestsellers, has penned a romantic story that will pull at your heartstrings with its holiday theme and emphasis on love and finding that special someone."Bookreporter
"Magical . . . Macomber has given us another delightful romantic story to cherish. This one will touch your heart just as much as her other Christmas stories. Don’t miss it!"Fresh Fiction

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  1. Wasola, Mo
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Love, Forgiveness, Alaska adventure
    November 6, 2013
    Jane Squires
    Wasola, Mo
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    A story of love, forgiveness and an adventure in Alaska. A friend sent me photos of the aurora and it was so beautiful. Some day I hope I can see it while it is happening. One of God's wonders.

    Carrie has love and trust in her family growing up. She would move to the ends of the earth for Finn. In fact she went to great efforts to find him. Little did she know she would fall in love with him.

    But Finn felt betrayed by women and so has trust issues he has never addressed. He only had a one sided story of why his Mom left his Dad.

    Debbie painted the beauty of Alaska just as a friend of mine has for me over the years - she lives there.

    Carrie was willing to give up her life's dreams because of her love for Finn. She will not betray his trust in her.

    A book that holds your interest all the way.
  2. Salinas, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A very entertaining romance!
    September 26, 2013
    Debbie Wilder
    Salinas, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

    When I first received the email offer to sign up and review this book I thought of all of the wonderful romantic comedy Christmas stories that Debbie has written. When it arrived in the mail I started by reading her note at the beginning. She explains that this novel is a departure from her previous Christmas stories in that it is a simple romance without any of the comedy aspects from earlier works. It is exactly what she said it is, a fantastic romance.

    Carrie Slayton is trapped in writing the society-page column at a Chicago newspaper. She decides to resign from her job unless she can get a more challenging assignment for the paper. Her editor hands her a challenge: she can cover any topic she wants, but only if she first scores an interview with Finn Dalton.

    Finn Dalton has written a best-selling novel. He refuses to do any interviews and in fact no one has been able to locate him. He lives in the remote Alaskan wilderness. Will Carrie even be able to locate him much less get him to give her an interview?

    Debbie has done a marvelous job of developing these two very different characters. They are both easy to like and understand. I was drawn into the story very quickly and was rooting for them to be able to work out their differences and come up with a compromise that they can both live with.
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