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Starry Night

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  4,277 ratings  ·  740 reviews
’Tis the season for romance, second chances, and Christmas cheer with this new novel fromDebbie 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....more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 8th 2013 by Ballantine Books
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Claire Robinson
4 Stars.

I am ashamed to say that this is the first Debbie Macomber book that I have read, and now I have finished it I could happily slap myself for missing out for so long, it definitely won’t be my last.

Starry Night is your perfect mix of humor, romance and storyline. It kept me hooked from the beginning, and I have to admit I stayed up past my bedtime to finish it. If you are looking for an edge of your seat, thrill a minute type of story then this is definitely not for you. However, if you w...more
I thought Carrie was very strong and independent, and I liked the way that she went after what she wanted. She was determined to get ahead in her job, and if that meant going to Alaska and finding a elusive author, she was ready for the challenge!
I enjoyed reading how Carrie and Finn got to know each other, and how she adapts to the Alaska wilderness. Without giving too much of the story away...this is a book about family, love and Christmas romances...
Debbie Macomber delivers a wonderful settin...more
*ARC provided by netgalley*

"Starry Night" was simple and nice to read if you're in the mood of something 'light' but if you're looking for a hot, dark, raw or passionate book then go find some other book because this one isn't really for you. This novel is cute and makes you believe in happy endings, even if for just a moment. It takes place around the holidays with the spirit of Christmas in a few scenes. When you read it, you're longing for a man like Finn and a warm family surrounding you.

I chose this book because I wanted a light, fluffy Christmas romance to put me in the Christmas spirit. I can totally be down with some cheesiness around the holiday season. However, this book didn't hit the spot for me. It was too sweet, too cheesy, just a little too much of everything I wanted. At the same time, I thought Christmas played too small a part in it. It was set in November and December so the atmosphere was cold and wintery but Christmas wasn't actually mentioned that much.

The stor...more
As the leaves are starting to fall, are you ready to start your stack of books for hibernation months? What I mean is the months when it gets a chill in the night air no matter where you are or perhaps you want to imagine that romantic white Christmas since you will not have the snow. Either way, add this to the pile. To those days when life is completely chaotic and getting away from you and it seems there will never be a break or to be fully accomplished on your to-do list, this is a relaxatio...more
Mina De Caro (Mina's Bookshelf)
4.5 stars Read full review on MINA'S BOOKSHELF

Wonderfully romantic Christmas flick...sometimes all a girl needs is a sweet break with some uncomplicated escapism. Debbie Macomber clearly played with one of the most winning romance formulas: an unlikely couple (an emotionally wounded alpha male and a kind female lead) forced to come face-to-face in a secluded setting (a log cabin on a frozen lake in Alaska), just to confront an immediate attraction and de...more
Becca's Books

This is my first full Christmas story that I have read in 2013 and it has gotten me right in the mood for Christmas! I'm even listening to Christmas songs as I'm writing this post. Crazy huh? ;)

The cover for Debbie Macomber's Starry Night is absolutely gorgeous. It just looks so cosy and warm in that little log cabin, out in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness. The frozen lake in front of the cabin just adds to the feel of it, creating the ultimate Christmas scene. There is not one single thing...more
Starry Night is a sweet, warm holiday/Christmas based story. What else do we expect from the queen of tender romance writing, Debbie Macomber.

It all begins a few weeks before Thanksgiving, when Carrie Slayton, society page journalist a big Chicago based newspaper, gets challenged by her boss to get an interview with Alaskan wilderness author Finn Dalton. The elusive author has refused any interviews since his book hit #1 best seller. If Carrie pulls off this interview her boss told her she has h...more
Rosie Read
We're introduced to our heroine, Carrie quite quickly, but Macomber paints her character clearly enough to feel as though we know her mere pages in. Brimming with ambition and a healthy dose of stubbornness Carrie sets off to change her career by tracking down reclusive survival guide author, Finn. There were a few points in the book where I thought I could see, with some sort of perverse inevitability, where the plot was going. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I was proved wrong. What I...more
Char (1RadReader59)
I have to say I loved the Midnight Sons series to begin with so when this said it had Sawyer one of the mountain men in this, not even for a minute did I wait it was good for me. Sawyer is a friend of Finn, who is an author who does not want to be known to the public. He just wants his message to be out about how cool it is to be outdoors again for kids and adults alike. Especially Alaska where he lives, because when he was a kid he was outdoors all the time. Now kids are indoors all the time on...more
 PuMbA's MoMmy*•.♥.•*
** I was given a free copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review**

I LOVE Debbie Macomber novels. & I love Christmas Debbie Macomber novels even more. She is an excellent author and I was very excited to get a sneek peek at one of her new releases!

This book had a nice love story intwined. I would recommend this to readers who like love stories based around the Holiday season.
2.5 Stars. This short holiday story started out pretty good, but kind of went downhill pretty fast for me. As my local book-club pick for December, I faithfully read the 256 pages, but overall found it kind of corny and predictable. There is a little bit of romance, but no passion, a great dog (Hennessy), but not much to really put you in the holiday spirit.
Rating 3.25 stars
A decent enough book, heroine a reporter tracks down reclusive author, the hero in Alaska, he is gruff and doesn't trust women because of abandonment issues but they still forge a connection. She leaves, they stay in touch, he visits, real world intrudes and he bolts and HEA.
Penny Watson
Grade: A-

Grumpy bearded Alaskan writer. HEAVEN! So sweet and romantic, I have a feeling this will be my favorite xmas story this year.

I wish it had been a little bit sexier, but I'll take it.
Adorable, sweet holiday romance that I recommend everyone read. My review is on Boolikes:
Three Stars: A quick, fun romantic holiday read.

Carrie hurriedly removes her heels and massages her tired feet. After another grueling social event, Carrie has made up her mind. She is done being the society reporter for The Chicago Times. She wants to write important new stories, not fluff. Carrie intends to turn in her resignation tomorrow morning. When she attempts to give notice, her boss has an interesting proposition. If she can find the elusive Finn Dalton, a famous nature writer, Carrie...more
As Australia heads for its long hot summer my thoughts turn to all things cool. Any plot with snow in it is a must – and snow with Christmas thrown in is a bonus!!! STARRY NIGHT has both of these as well as a good old-fashioned romance. When I say it’s an old fashioned type of romance I mean that there is no detailed rumpy-pumpy between the sheets instead the story describes how they fall in love. The descriptions of the scenery are beautiful and reminded me why Alaska and Canada are top of my b...more
Jessica N.

Debbie Macomber has made a name for herself writing sweet, little love stories using a formula that guarantees a happy, uplifting ending. If you are looking for angst-ridden romances strewn with sex, language and grit, Macomber is not for you. I happen to like these innocent, little novels. But not every day … or even every month. Her plotlines are eerily similar, and if you read them one after another, this is easily seen. But as a guilty pleasure – or a palate cl...more
All she ever wanted to be was a serious writer, so when Carrie Slayton got the chance to get out of the society-page and become a news reporter, she did everything she could to make it happen. The challenge of tracking down and interviewing the author of a best seller seemed easy, but Finn Dalton wasn't easy to track down. Convincing him to give an interview would be even more challenging. Finn just wrote about what he knew, how he lived and the joy he got from living in the Alaskan tundra, he n...more
Virginia Campbell
A woman longing to change her life and a man who resists change are caught in the romantic spell of Alaska's Northern Lights in author Debbie Macomber's "Starry Night". Carrie Slayton has a successful career as a society page columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, but it's not the career she imagined. She'd envisioned working as a reporter, doing interviews, and writing features such as human-interest stories. Moving back to the Northwest to be closer to her family and look for employment in the S...more
Who doesn't love Christmas? It is my favorite holiday, and every year I find myself getting all sentimental and wanting to read a big stack of Christmas-themed stories. Yep, I admit it....I am a sappy sucker for Christmas Romances!

Starry Night by Debbie Macomber is of course a wonderful little holiday read. How could it not be? It is written by one of the Queens of romance! I can't think of any book that I have ever read by her that I haven't thoroughly adored. And this one is definitely no e...more
Vânia Nunes
Aug 01, 2013 Vânia Nunes rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Vânia by: NetGalley
OMG .... Can you fall in love several times by the same author? Because that's how I feel every time I read a new book by Debbie Macomber. Until now two read and reviewed - this is the third - no let me down.

Starting with her style. You feel captured by the story from the first words. No matter how start, who is the protagonist, something good will emerge in ways those words.

Then there's the simplicity. Her stories have modern dramas, afflictions, a dash of mystery when necessary, but at the sam...more
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Debbie Macomber never fails to give me that "Awww" moment in her books and this book certainly gave me that happy, heart-felt feeling.

I absolutely loved the characters in this book. They were the real thing who struggled to overcome the obstacles of the past and future which were set before them.

Finn is a top author and a recluse in the wilderness of Alaska. Our heroine in the book needs to find him and secure an interview in order for h...more
readinghearts (Lyn M)
Oct 02, 2013 readinghearts (Lyn M) rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of romance
Recommended to readinghearts (Lyn M) by: Melissa
Believe it or not, Starry Night is the first Debbie Macomber book I have read. I enjoy light romances, often interspersing them between my historicals, mysteries, and thrillers. Add to that the advent of the Christmas season, when I get in the mood to read lighter stories that center around Christmas, and the opportunity to participate in the blog tour for this book seemed like a natural.

Starry Night is the story of Carrie Slayton, a society reporter for the Chicago Sun Times, who longs to be a...more
This is the first Christmas novel I have read by Ms. Macomber but it won't be the last. I have read a few of her other books but this so far is my favorite. Carrie is a journalist and writes the society page of her paper, she longs to be a reporter but her editor is holding her back. He finally tells her if she can get an interview with Finn Dalton a best selling author who will give no one an interview, he won't even let his editor put his picture on his books, her editor will let her write the...more
Robyn Jones
A few months ago I attended a book signing for Debbie Macomber. Did you all know her last name is pronounced Maycumber? When she told us I almost corrected her. I had never read one of her books, but from the moment she spoke I was a die hard fan. She is just one of those people with that kind of magic. I knew her books would possess the same magic. And I was right!

Starry Night is a lovely holiday romance about a with-it career woman on a mission to prove herself and an untrusting recluse on a m...more
I have been a Debbie Macomber fan for years and always look forward to reading her novels. I received this Advanced Reader Edition from Night Owl reviews and could NOT put it down (read it in a day and a half)! It's such a sweet, well-paced romance. Carrie Slayton, the heroine, is tired of being a society columnist and longs for meatier stories. Her editor makes a bet that if she can land an interview with reclusive bestselling autor, Finn Dalton, she can have her coice of assignments. Carrie jo...more
Debora Wilder
A very entertaining romance!

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 co...more
Julie Barrett
Starry Night A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber
I wanted to read this book for the title as it reminds me of Don MacLeans' song: Starry, starry night / Paint your pallet blue and gray...
Carrie is currently in Chicago working as the society reporter but she wants to be a real reporter and Sophie can't even talk her into not handing in her 2 week notice to hightail it to Seattle for a job.
The head editor tells her if she can get an interview with Finn Dalton, whose written a novel about surviving...more

Carrie Slayton is a society page columnist for a major newspaper. Although she's grateful to have a job at this prestigious newspaper, she finds her work unfulfilling and boring. Dressing up to cover stories about the rich and famous, wining and dining at social and charitable events, is not what she wants to do with her life.

Carrie approaches her boss. Can't he allow her to write more meaningful stories? Her boss gives her an impossible task - do an exclu...more
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Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide. Macomber brings to life the compelling relationships that embrace family, community and enduring friendships, filling her readers with a sense of love and hope.

Macomber is the author of more than 100 novels, most recently the instant #...more
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