Friday, February 7, 2014

Review of Starry Night, by Debbie Macomber

Yes! It is definitely going to be the year of Debbie Macomber for me.

Starry Night was touted as a Christmas story, and I guess that’s appropriate since the story is built around the holidays and ends on Christmas Day.

It’s a typical love story as they go, with some twists and turns and interesting characters and conflicts with settings between Chicago, Seattle and the Alaskan wilderness. It’s visually blended and presented beautifully so if you close your eyes you can almost anticipate the magical, made for TV movie that will be produced in a couple of years.

Lately, I’ve been reading some novellas and shorter stories – all the action completely packed into less than 200 pages – and I’ve been left feeling like they are rushed through somehow – there isn’t enough of a back story or the pinnacle points don’t build up enough and then they end – completed but I'm left not completely feeling fulfilled.

This book is about 120 pages, and Debbie Macomber fills each page with a full and meaty visuals, complexity and full characters, that even though the hills, valleys and peaks of the story intertwine and balance at the end, I still wished there were more to it.
Overall, any Debbie Macomber fan or romance genre fan won’t want to miss taking a few hours to indulge themselves. By the end of the book, you will wish to be transported to this starry, starry night.

Starry Night
Debbie Macomber

Published October 8, 2013
Ballantine Books

Disclaimer: This book was provided to reviewer from the publisher, Ballantine Books through NetGalley for the sole purpose of reading and review.