A few weeks ago, I was talking to Kristin (Always With a Book) on the phone and we got to talking about romance books. Both of us enjoy them- although Kristin is more knowledgeable than I am about the good ones! After talking to her, I began thinking about Valentine’s Day and how I wanted to work with a fellow blogger about great books to read for Valentine’s Day. Together, we have compiled a list- a great list, I think, of books to read for Valentine’s Day. Romance and romantic suspense- happy reading for Valentine’s Day! Continue reading
Carrie, a young reporter working for the Chicago Sun Times, is tired of her society column. She yearns to write new stories with power and heft- not the fluffy society pieces she has been writing. Her boss keeps telling her to pay her dues and her time will come; but Carrie is ready for a change. She tells her boss she’s going to quit if she does not get moved off the society beat. Instead of moving Carrie immediately or accepting Carrie’s resignation, Carrie’s boss counter offers an interesting plan. Find Finn Dalton, the best selling author of ALONE, get an interview with him for the Sun Times and Carrie can write what she wants to write. Carrie hungrily accepts the offer-dying for a chance to prove herself. Her editor informs her that it won’t be easy- Finn is a person everyone wants to find and interview, but no one has had luck.
Carrie begins the search for Finn and within a few days has managed to track his whereabouts down. With a little help from a friend of Finn’s, she makes it to the cabin in Alaska- where she is met with a chillier response than the weather. Finn is not happy to find that a reporter has found him and he makes his feelings very clear. Due to the weather, Carrie has to stay with him, though. As they get to know one another, both are surprised at the attraction they feel- yet neither act on it. Right before Carrie leaves, Finn kisses her and tells her to not write the story.
Back home in Chicago, Carrie weighs the pros and cons- and decides she will not write the story. Finn and Carrie begin emailing and talking to each other daily- falling in love even though there is miles between them. Both recognize they are very different, and yet; the feelings the city girl and the rustic outdoorsman have for each other are real. Their relationship is like a fairy tale, until a misunderstanding causes them to question everything that has happened between them.
Can Finn and Carrie find common ground? Will Carrie decide to write the article on Finn? Will Finn step out of his comfort zone and into an unknown world with Carrie?
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
Debbie Macomber writes a cute, fun, fluffy and sweet book to get her readers ready for the holidays. Romance is there and the allure of 2 people in love, trying to overcome the odds to be together is sure to be a holiday pleaser! Make a cup of hot chocolate, sit back, and enjoy a Starry Night!
*This book was provided to me through Netgalley. The above thoughts and opinions are mine alone.