The Red Door Inn / by Liz Johnson. (Prince Edwards Island Dreams, 1) 1.17.2018

Revell ISBN 9780800724023

Adult Rating: 4

Author Liz Johnson writes a novel set on Prince Edward Island in a new contemporary romance series.

In The Red Door Inn, Marie Carrington flees to Prince Edward Island to hide out from her father’s business dealings. Marie begins working for a bed and breakfast undergoing a renovation. She is hired to decorate the inn while Seth Sloane, nephew of the owner, helps his uncle to restore the inn. Neither Seth nor Marie agree on much, except that the inn must open on time, in just two months. They must find a way to work together. In the process, they might find something they didn’t expect–love.

Johnson pens an endearing story about new beginnings on an island of dreams. Her descriptive detail lets the reader experience the beauty of the island. Seth and Marie are wounded adults. Life has dealt them some hard blows–Seth’s fiancée broke his heart, and Marie’s father wanted to use her to broker a business deal. Yet both of them manage to leave the past behind and find hope in a future on Prince Edward Island. The faith element is light-handed but apparent, as Seth and Marie discover the truth about God’s love and second chances.

Recommended for adult collections in public libraries.

Carol R. Gehringer, CLJ