Monday, August 26, 2013

Starry Night

Starry Night by 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 mega-bestselling 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.

I received this book as an ARC from Netgalley for an honest review.

Getting a interview with recluse and author Finn Dalton would make a reporters dream and that's just what Carrie needs. She's so tired of writing about the rich and famous. They are so self important she's bored to tears. Finding Finn, that's the challenge and she's willing to do what ever it takes to find him. Through a few steps and many miss-steps she finds him and convinces a bush-pilot named Sawyer (sound familiar) to fly her to his cabin. Let's just say this, Finn is not happy about this at all but he has not choice but to let her stay because of the storm that traps them for two days.

Finn just wants to be left alone, he doesn't like women and he doesn't want Carrie there or writing an article about him. He just wants to share his story and not have to share himself.  The thing is he can't get Carrie out of his mind, she seems like she's different than the other women he's known. It'll never work though, she lives in Chicago and he lives in rural Alaska.

Carrie was an interesting character, she didn't back down from a challenge and had total faith in everything she believed in. She knew that she had to stand her ground in order to get what she wanted in the end. Watching Finn be abrupt and abrasive was disheartening at first but then once he was hooked it was the end. He even took steps to repair a relationship he thought was long ago lost. Another fantastic book by Debbie Macomber and I'm so glad I got the chance to read and review it.

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