Starry Night by Debbie Macomber Book Review

I was given the Starry Night: A Christmas Novelir?t=tidbitofexp 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00CQZ655Q from NetGalley in exchange for an honest blog book review. Since I’m also a part of the book tour, I’m able to offer one lucky reader the chance to win this book. 

I’ve such a huge fan of Debbie Macomber!! I have become a Debbie Macomber Ambassador. I haven’t seen much come from me becoming an Ambassador though for her, which is rather disappointing to me since I’ve been a loyal fan of her books for YEARS!!

About the Book

Tis the season for romance, second chances, and Christmas cheer with this new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author 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 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 Book Review

Starry Night is a good book. I can’t say it’s one of her best books she’s ever written. I got through the book within two days time, and if that happens then the books are worth reading for sure. Debbie is the type of author that has so many great books that she’s written that when one is put out that isn’t up the same high quality as the rest a reader notices it.

This book feels like it was a rushed piece. She had a great story line, and I could almost feel like there was so much more she wanted to add to this story that wasn’t included. Of course, that may because I’m so use to her books being filled up with loads of background story information about all the characters in the book.

In many ways, I feel like this story is as make believe as they come. It made me almost think of an adult Cinderella story with some major twists to it. I am not sure if that makes any sense what I’m trying to say.I didn’t feel that it covered enough of the holiday stuff to be classified as a Christmas Story either.

You can go through the blog book tour and see what the other bloggers had to say about this book too.

October 1st – Rita @ My Home of Books

October 2nd – Lyn @ A Book Addict’s Musings

October 3rd – Margaret – Creative Madness Mama

October 4th – Angela – Griperangs Bookmarks

October 5th – Jackie – Jax’s Book Magic

October 6th – Crystal – Tidbits of Experience

October 7th – Melissa – My Recent Favorite books

October 8th – Susan – The Book Bag

Are you a fan of Debbie Macomber’s?



Book Reviews

Photo of author


I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

43 comments on “Starry Night by Debbie Macomber Book Review”

  1. I’m a big fan of Debbie Macomber’s books! I’m also on this tour and have been enjoying the story of Carrie and Finn as they get to know each other, and Im anxious to see how the story ends up. =)

    Thanks for sharing your review!

    • It is a good book. If you entered, then I’m sure you have a good chance of winning. (I haven’t checked the stats yet.)

    • It’s not Debbie’s normal Christmas type of book. It’s a good book, but it doesn’t put me in the holiday spirit because she barely talks about the holidays in this book.

  2. I have never read any of Debbie Macomber’s books, but my mom has. I’d love to read one. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. I’m a big fan of Debbie Macomber’s books!Starry Night sounds wonderful.
    Please me in .Thank you for the opportunity to win .I enjoy reading all of Debbie’s books.

    • It was a good book. I love the Cedar Cove series a lot, and so far like the TV series okay. I think the books (like usual) do it more justice. Maybe it’s because we can picture our own version of the characters.

    • You’re more than welcome. I look forward to hearing your opinion of her books when you do get the chance to read one.

    • I’m not going to give the same spill twice, but read some of my other replies. 😉 If you do read one of her books, I’d love to hear your opinion.

    • Misty,

      I’m like you and read a ton of books and couldn’t tell you the name of even a 1/4 of the authors. However, I became so hooked on Debbie Macomber books after her very first book I read that I LITERALLY went back to my local library and got as many of her books as I could shove in my bag and devoured her books back to back. (I can even show you my library check out history to prove it.) So, it’s safe to say that if you have read one of her books that chances are really high that you’d remember it. There are only a handful of authors that I’m addicted to following and will grab their books every chance I get.

    • I’d pick one of her books that is NOT a part of a series to start with or get the entire Cedar Cove series because you’ll definitely want to know what happens next.

  4. I have not read Debbie Macomber’s books but would really love to. I know she has a great fan base and writes wonderful stories. This would be a nice book to read and get ready for the holidays.

    • You will enjoy her books. I won’t say this is one of my favorite “holiday” books of hers. It wasn’t to Christmasy in my book, and I feel like that part is very misleading because her normal Christmasy books are definitely ones that get you ready for the holiday season.

    • You will definitely become hooked on her books if you start reading them. I love her Cedar Cove series. I also like many of her Christmas books.

  5. Debbie is one of my favorite writers. I love her books. I have read all of the Cedar Cove books so far and I also loved the Blossom Street series.

  6. Wow, I so LOVED this book! I loved it much more than the book that was out last year, Dashing Through The Snow. I loved Starry Night because you have Alaskan wilderness, snow, Finn and Carrie in the secluded cabin, plus, you have Christmas! You can’t get more romantic than that! Thanks so much for sharing your review! I really enjoyed it!


Leave a Comment