Thursday, December 24, 2015

Audiobook: Starry Night by Debbie Macomber

I have seen Debbie Macomber's books everywhere but never had the chance to read them. I also did not know where to start since she had so many books. However, those who have read her books kept suggesting to read her holiday ones, so I picked up two Christmas audios. Here's one: by Rebecca Lowman
Duration: 5 hours 21 minutes

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.

My Thoughts: Can you fall in love in two days? Usually instant-love stories make me roll my eyes, but I needed a cheesy and adorable story for the holidays. This is the time that I like to pretend that any kind of miracle can happen. Starry Night caught my attention because of the cover. It gave me a sense of calm, warmth (even if there was snow), and love. Being my first Debbie Macomber book, I kept an open mind. Fortunately, I found this to be a sweet tale.

The story and characters were very engaging. Carrie must find an author who has hidden himself from the world so she can interview him and write an article to save her job. The whole mystery of why Finn, the author, secluded himself from the world and why he despised women peaked my interest. I was also eager to hear how being stuck for two days in a cabin with Finn was going to be like. Was there going to be tension and fights? However, I was treated to something opposite. Yes, Finn began to be a little rude with Carrie, but he quickly changed his attitude towards her. In fact Carrie and Finn fell in love. Is that cheesy? Of course! But I liked it! Even when learning about Finn's reasons why he disliked women was a little silly, but I excused it because I ended up liking him as a character. What I liked best about the book was the happy ending. It left me smiling.

Rebecca Lowman was the narrator of the production and I highly enjoyed listening to her. She was able to grasp Carrie's and Finn's characters very well. I usually giggle when when readers try to imitate the opposite sex, but here I didn't. Instead, I found myself engaged to the story because of how wonderfully Ms. Lowman read it. 

As a whole, I was pretty impressed with Debbie Macomber's book. This production was done well that I am looking forward to the other audio I checked out. This was indeed a sweet tale! I rate it: 

Sample of the audio

1 comment:

  1. I loved this book! Best Debbie Macomber Christmas book I've ever read! I might read it again this holiday season!