Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Oct 8 books read

Starry Night A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber
I wanted to read this book for the title as it reminds me of Don McLeans' song: Starry, starry night / Paint your pallet blue and gray...
Carrie is currently in Chicago working as the society reporter but she wants to be a real reporter and Sophie can't even talk her into not handing in her 2 week notice to hightail it to Seattle for a job.
The head editor tells her if she can get an interview with Finn Dalton, whose written a novel about surviving in the wilderness she can have any job she wants. No other reporter has even located the man. She pulls out all the stops to locate him using the computer.
She has a lead as to his mother and tracks her down and manages to get invited into her house. After that she's on a mission to deliver an item to Finn from his mother. She has a lead as to how to get to his location in the Alaskan wild.
Sawyer the bush pilot, thinks he's doing Finn a favor by dropping her off and Finn contacts him to let him know otherwise.
Love the details of the travel involved and descriptions of Finn's cabin and the contents of it.
They don't see eye to eye on anything but she's got her article written after a night spent there with him and his dog.
They spend a lot of hours talking and getting to know one another.She has enough to write the article to further her career but when he said bye to her he asked her not to write it...
What will she do? write it or not? Light romance but I especially liked the wilderness scenes.
I received this book from Net Galley and Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine in exchange for my honest review.


Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini
Wanted to read this book because I thought it would be about needlework during Lincoln's career.
I found it was more about the political and family problems rather than the dressmaking side of things.
Elizabeth is the dressmaker and she spends a lot of time in Mrs. Lincoln's company during the days. She hears and sees and knows a lot about the couple,
the politics of the country. She is able to keep the secrets to herself. Loved hearing about how Thanksgiving got chosen for 3rd Thursday in November and about the 1860's.
Loved hearing of freeing of the slaves but I really thought this book would be more about the sewing.
Sad how much the dresses cost to make and how they need to sell them after the president is killed.

I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

1 comment:

Cecelia said...

I loved Starry Night. I've heard of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker - that book sounds interesting. I may read it sometime in the future!

I hope you have a blessed day!

~Cecelia Dowdy~