4 Fridays ‘Til Christmas 2 Reviews of Debbie Macomber Christmas books

Title:  Starry Night

Starry Night

Genre:  Contemporary Holiday Romance

Author: Debbie Macomber

Publisher: Ballantine Books, Oct. 8, 2013

Source: Free for review from Amazon Vine Program

Rating: 3

Sexy Rating: 3

Christmasy Feeling: 5

Description from amazon.com:
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.


The book synopsis explains the premise quite well so I won’t repeat it here.  It did remind me of an old movie called “Continental Divide” with John Belushi.

This is the easy-read novel that you curl up with after a long day of Christmas shopping and gift wrapping.  It is sweet and totally predictable but ultimately quite satisfying.  It is not very long, only 226 pages, so it can easily fit into a busy holiday schedule.  Pour yourself some tea, grab a couple of Christmas sugar cookies and put your feet up and have your heart warmed.

Title:  Angels At The Table

Angels At The Table

Genre: Contemporary Christmas Romance

Author: Debbie Macomber

Publisher: Random House, Oct. 2012

Source: Free For Review from Amazon Vine Program

Rating: 3

Sexy Rating: 3

Description from amazon.com:

Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy know that an angel’s work is never done, especially during a time as wondrous as New Year’s Eve. With an apprentice angel, Will, under their wings, they descend upon Times Square in New York City eager to join in the festivities. And when Will spies two lonely strangers in the crowd, he decides midnight is the perfect time to lend a heavenly helping hand.

Lucie Farrara and Aren Fairchild meet after bumping into each other—seemingly by accident—in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. They immediately hit it off and find they have a lot in common: Lucie is a burgeoning chef and Aren is a respected food critic. But just as quickly as they’re brought together, another twist of fate tears them apart, leaving Lucie and Aren with no way to reconnect.

A year later, Lucie is the chef of an acclaimed new restaurant and Aren is a successful columnist for a major New York newspaper. For all the time that’s passed, the two have not forgotten their one serendipitous evening—and neither have Shirley, Goodness, Mercy, and Will. To reunite the young couple, the angels cook up a brilliant plan: mix true love, a second chance, and a generous sprinkle of mischief to create an unforgettable Christmas miracle.


If you are looking for some divine intervention in your love life then you better hope the heavens don’t send you these four bumbling angels.  Well, sure, they redeem themselves but only after making some really idiotic mistakes.  A very lighthearted, easy holiday read,  Macomber fans will enjoy this one while taking a break from the cookie baking and gift wrapping busyness of the holidays.


Coming next Friday

snowy night with a stranger



Filed under Book review, Books, Contemporary Romance, Holiday, Humor

2 responses to “4 Fridays ‘Til Christmas 2 Reviews of Debbie Macomber Christmas books

  1. I had also done a review for Starry Night. It was enchanting.


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