“The Red Door Inn” was a captivating novel with such a special setting and characters that I immediately wanted to move to Prince Edward Island (or at least visit). I especially liked the way Johnson revealed background information about each character little-by-little so that even the reader was kept in the dark along with the other characters.
I loved Marie, Seth, and Jack from the start even in their woundedness and lack of trust toward others. Jack’s determination to fulfill his deceased wife’s dream of opening an inn on PEI and his habit of taking in strays of the human species endeared him to me. Seth’s protectiveness toward his uncle earned him extra points. And Marie – her resolve to succeed due to her own efforts rather than becoming what someone else expected played a huge role in the story. Her generosity and caring spirit were especially significant once I learned her true background.
Then there was the love story. Despite their initial distrust of each other, there was a spark that grew between Marie and Seth that could not be denied. Unfortunately, past events and betrayals kept their suspicions on alert and very nearly kept them apart.
Oh, how can I tell you how much I enjoyed this book without major spoilers? I just loved the way I could see the Lord’s hand in the way He brought everything together in its perfect timing for each person involved and how He knit three unlikely people together as a family. I cannot wait for the next book. I hope the wait it not too long!
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Marie Carrington is running from a host of bad memories. Broke and desperate, she’s hoping to find safety and sanctuary on Prince Edward Island, where she reluctantly agrees to help decorate a renovated bed-and-breakfast before it opens for prime tourist season.
Seth Sloane didn’t move three thousand miles to work on his uncle’s B&B so he could babysit a woman with a taste for expensive antiques and a bewildering habit of jumping every time he brushes past her. He came to help restore the old Victorian–and to forget about the fiancée who broke his heart.
The only thing Marie and Seth agree on is that getting the Red Door Inn ready to open in just a couple months will take everything they’ve got. Can these two wounded souls find hope, healing, and perhaps a bit of romance on this beautiful island?
Step into the Red Door Inn, a lovely home away from home tucked along the fabled north shore of Prince Edward Island. It’s a place where the wounded come to heal, the broken find forgiveness, and the lonely find a family. Won’t you stay for the season?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
By day Liz Johnson is a marketing manager. She makes time to write late at night—that’s when she thinks best anyway. Liz is the author of seven novels, a New York Times bestselling novella, and a handful of short stories. She’s also a two-time ACFW Carol Award finalist. She makes her home in Nashville, where she enjoys exploring local music, theater, and making frequent trips to Arizona to dote on her nieces and nephews. She writes stories of true love filled with heart, humor, and happily ever afters.