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’Tis the season for romance, second chances, and Christmas cheer with this new novel from 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.
Filled with all the comforts and joys of Christmastime, Starry Night is a delightful novel of finding happiness in the most surprising places.
My Review: 5 out of 5 stars. Debbie Macomber has never disappointed me (Cedar Cove series anyone??) and this one definitely did not disappoint. An easy and quick read. Definitely pick this up if you want an escape from some of your heavier reads. I loved Carrie and Finn. And I loved their story.
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it—from garden seeds to Scripture—is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family’s tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.
My Review: 2 out of 5 stars. Let’s just start with the fact that I started reading this book in May of 2012. Yes, you read that correctly. I finally decided to make it my goal to finish it by the end of this year. The last 1/3 of the book was better than the rest, but I just did not like this book. I thought there was just too much and that it didn’t move as fast as I wanted it too. And the print…holy moly…the print in this book was small and the book was thick and well, I just did not really enjoy this one.
What are you reading?? Any recommendations for me??