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 mission to maintain his life of easy contentment. Carrie Slayton works the society page for the Chicago Herald. Not a shabby living, but she wants to report real stories. She's given one chance to make that happen: Find elusive new author Finn Duncan and interview him. Finn wrote an adventure book the world sunk their teeth into and fell in love with. Now everyone wants to to know him. He wants his Alaskan wilderness forever free of snoopy reporters. So it's just a wonderful day when Carrie shows up half-frozen with no place to go but inside his cabin.
I loved the banter between the two. I loved the wide range of family dynamics and the fact that everyone in the story was good all the way through. There is no bad guy, unless you personify pains of the past. I loved the Alaskan setting, oh that starry night! The romance build is slow and sweet, but full of so much dang anticipation. The writing is smooth like butter. Nothing fancy full of paragraphs of flowery descriptions. It flowed so well I read the book too fast! I absolutely loved every moment I spent in Finn and Carrie's story. I'm on my second Debbie Macomber book right now. She's magic I tell you.