Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson

From the publisher:
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 three 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?

This is the first book the the Prince Edward Island Dreams series.  

Right away I was drawn into the story.  Liz Johnson has and easy writing style that is soothing and engaging all at the same time.  Her writing style I really enjoyed and I will be looking forward to reading more from this series.

Both Marie and Seth have things they need to deal with and don't always deal with well.  Liz Johnson alludes to these things and reveals them throughout the story.  This keeps the reader engaged and yet she doesn't prolong it so that it becomes annoying.  Her balance throughout this novel was well done.

The secondary characters were engaging as well. And one of them will be the main character in the second book so you will definitely want to keep reading.

I appreciated the conversations and thoughts about God as Father and how it can easily be viewed poorly who do not have good relationships with their own fathers on earth.  I thought the author handled this well.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.  

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