Starlight [NOOK Book]

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One of cherished author Debbie Macomber’s classic novels, an enchanting tale of a love that is challenged at every turn, is available for the first time as an eBook.
 
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

At a magical Christmas fete, Karen McAlister meets a man she cannot ignore—the first man to interest her in a long while. Before she laid eyes on Rand Prescott, Karen would have...
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Overview

One of cherished author Debbie Macomber’s classic novels, an enchanting tale of a love that is challenged at every turn, is available for the first time as an eBook.
 
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

At a magical Christmas fete, Karen McAlister meets a man she cannot ignore—the first man to interest her in a long while. Before she laid eyes on Rand Prescott, Karen would have said her life was complete and content . . . much to the dismay of her widowed father, who would love to see her married and settled. But everything changed that enchanted night: The stars, the moonlight, the music, and the champagne all conspired to throw two people together. But the fates are determined to pull them apart.
 
Long ago, Rand Prescott erected a steel façade around his heart. He never had any intention of maintaining any kind of relationship with a woman. Independent, proud, and nearly blind, Rand felt he had no capacity to return a woman’s love. But that was before he met Karen. In one night, she shattered all of his preconceived ideas about romance and threatened to break through his walls. Rand is convinced that Karen deserves better than the love of a blind man. Can he ever accept this beguiling woman into his life—and into his soul?

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Debbie Macomber's Rose Harbor in Bloom.
 
“It’s impossible not to cheer for Macomber’s characters. . . . When it comes to creating a special place and memorable, honorable characters, nobody does it better than Macomber.”—BookPage

Award-winning author Debbie Macomber brings readers the passionate story of a stubborn man who refuses to open his heart and the woman who must prove that her vows were said in love--and not in deception. "Macomber can always be counted on for first-class entertainment."--Affaire de Coeur. Reissue.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345545237
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/19/2013
  • Series: Debbie Macomber Classics
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 254
  • Sales rank: 7,946
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Debbie Macomber
Debbie Macomber, a leading voice in women’s fiction, is the author of The Inn at Rose Harbor and its e-original prequel, “When First They Met,” and Angels at the Table: A Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy Christmas Story, as well as the Cedar Cove and Blossom Street series. Five of her novels have scored the #1 slot on the New York Times bestseller list, with three debuting at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly lists. Debbie Macomber’s Mrs. Miracle (2009) and Call Me Mrs. Miracle (2010) were Hallmark Channel’s top-watched movies for the year. This prolific author has more than 160 million copies of her books in print worldwide.

Biography

Publishing did not come easy to self-described "creative speller" Debbie Macomber. When Macomber decided to follow her dreams of becoming a bestselling novelist, she had a lot of obstacles in her path. For starters, Macomber is dyslexic. On top of this, she had only a high school degree, four young children at home, and absolutely no connections in the publishing world. If there's one thing you can say about Debbie Macomber, however, it is that she does not give up. She rented a typewriter and started writing, determined to break into the world of romance fiction.

The years went on and the rejection letters piled up. Her family was living on a shoestring budget, and Debbie was beginning to think that her dreams of being a novelist might never be fulfilled. She began writing for magazines to earn some extra money, and she eventually saved up enough to attend a romance writer's conference with three hundred other aspiring novelists. The organizers of the conference picked ten manuscripts to review in a group critique session. Debbie was thrilled to learn that her manuscript would be one of the novels discussed.

Her excitement quickly faded when an editor from Harlequin tore her manuscript to pieces in front of the crowded room, evoking peals of laughter from the assembled writers. Afterwards, Macomber approached the editor and asked her what she could do to improve her novel. "Throw it away," the editor suggested.

Many writers would have given up right then and there, but not Macomber. The deeply religious Macomber took a lesson from Job and gathered strength from adversity. She returned home and mailed one last manuscript to Silhouette, a publisher of romance novels. "It cost $10 to mail it off," Macomber told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 2000. "My husband was out of work at this time, in Alaska, trying to find a job. The children and I were living on his $250-a-week unemployment, and I can't tell you what $10 was to us at that time."

It turned out to be the best $10 Macomber ever spent. In 1984, Silhouette published her novel, Heartsong. (Incidentally, although Heartsong was Macomber's first sale, she actually published another book, Starlight, before Heartsong went to print.) Heartsong went on to become the first romance novel to ever be reviewed in Publishers Weekly, and Macomber was finally on her way.

Today, Macomber is one of the most widely read authors in America. A regular on the New York Times bestseller charts, she is best known for her Cedar Cove novels, a heartwarming story sequence set in a small town in Washington state, and for her Knitting Books series, featuring a group of women who patronize a Seattle yarn store. In addition, her backlist of early romances, including several contemporary Westerns, has been reissued with great success.

Macomber has made a successful transition from conventional romance to the somewhat more flexible genre known as "women's fiction." "I was at a point in my life where I found it difficult to identify with a 25-year-old heroine," Macomber said in an interview with ContemporaryRomanceWriters.com. "I found that I wanted to write more about the friendships women share with each other." To judge from her avid, ever-increasing fan base, Debbie's readers heartily approve.

Good To Know

Some outtakes from our interview with Macomber:

"I'm dyslexic, although they didn't have a word for it when I was in grade school. The teachers said I had 'word blindness.' I've always been a creative speller and never achieved good grades in school. I graduated from high school but didn't have the opportunity to attend college, so I did what young women my age did at the time -- I married. I was a teenager, and Wayne and I (now married nearly 37 years) had four children in five years."

"I'm a yarnaholic. That means I have more yarn stashed away than any one person could possibly use in three or four lifetimes. There's something inspiring about yarn that makes me feel I could never have enough. Often I'll go into my yarn room (yes, room!) and just hold skeins of yarn and dream about projects. It's a comforting thing to do."

"My office walls are covered with autographs of famous writers -- it's what my children call my ‘dead author wall.' I have signatures from Mark Twain, Earnest Hemingway, Jack London, Harriett Beecher Stowe, Pearl Buck, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, to name a few."

"I'm morning person, and rip into the day with a half-mile swim (FYI: a half mile is a whole lot farther in the water than it is on land) at the local pool before I head into the office, arriving before eight. It takes me until nine or ten to read through all of the guest book entries from my web site and the mail before I go upstairs to the turret where I do my writing. Yes, I write in a turret -- is that romantic, or what? I started blogging last September and really enjoy sharing bits and pieces of my life with my readers. Once I'm home for the day, I cook dinner, trying out new recipes. Along with cooking, I also enjoy eating, especially when the meal is accompanied by a glass of good wine. Wayne and I take particular pleasure in sampling eastern Washington State wines (since we were both born and raised in that part of the state).

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    1. Hometown:
      Port Orchard, Washington
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 22, 1948
    2. Place of Birth:
      Yakima, Washington
    1. Education:
      Graduated from high school in 1966; attended community college
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2000

    Debbie's First book she wrote...

    This was not the first book I ever read of Debbie's but it is one that I will never forget!! Finally someone wrote a romance book using a person with a disability!!!! He is blind and she is scared. She has covered all the basis..love, romance and surprise. I even allowed my 12 yr old daughter read this book and any other book Debbie writes. She has the down to earth writing that a little bit of all of us can relate to.

    14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    Great

    Awsome

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    highly recommended

    This is my second read of this book. I loved it the first time I read it and I love it this second time. I am an avid reader. I read everything by this author and am never disappointed.I read both her fiction and non-fiction books. I know that her books are good clean wholesome reads. No explicit sex or violence. I recommend this book and all her other books as well.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2013

    Really enjoyed it.

    Like all of the other Debbie Macomber books I have read, I enjoyed it very much and would recommend highly.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    Normally like this author but......

    ....she really missed the mark with these characters. Not in any way believable. Don't waste the money or the time on this one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 29, 2013

    A must read!

    It was hard to put this book down after beginning reading it. It is a love story done in very good taste and is appropriate for anyone from teenager to old ladies like me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    Starlight

    Typical Debbie Macomber. This one was not only too short, but just a littlt bit contrived. Still, it was a fun read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    GET A FREE IPAD

    Kis your hand and post this three times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2014

    Starclan

    Welcome* known members: Hazlefur, Firestar, Sandstorm, Spottedleaf, Redtail, Lionheart, Bluestar, Ravenpaw, Brindleface, Yellowfang, Frostfur, Rockstar, and more that will come.*

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 27, 2014

    This book was written very early in Debbie Macomber¿s career. It

    This book was written very early in Debbie Macomber’s career. It’s basically a story about a woman trying to sidestep her father’s attempts to find her a husband. Well, if she wants to, Karen can find her own man, and she does. Do you believe in love at first sight? You will, despite some bumps along the way, love wins despite the father. I don’t understand how Karen can forgive her father, who has absolutely no boundaries, from just walking into her home, seeing her in a compromising position with Rand, and then proceeds to blackmail him.

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  • Posted February 21, 2014

    Another one of Debbie Macomber's Finest

    This is an excellent read. I was entranced with the story. It had its ups and downs, but you knew that it would turn out ok.
    I hope that she writes a sequel to this one, so that we see
    how the couple is still doing with their new gifts. I do not like to put to much of the story line in a review as it ruins it for reading the story. As usual the Author did it again with another read.
    Please keep them coming.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Hey...

    U said this was active

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Starlight news

    Here!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Ad

    Sike! >:( whats ur problem!?? STOP STEALING PEEPLEZ IDEAS! GOSH!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    Recommend

    Nice easy read on a cold winter day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Deadkit

    Ur a cat, cant put out a dish)

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Ninjakit

    Went deeper into the bush

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Charredkit

    Gtg bbt.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Nightkit

    He is dropped here and is very scared

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Bandit

    Jk i only have two

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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