Monday, February 15, 2016

The Red Door Inn

The Red Door Inn
Prince Edward Island Dreams, Book 1
Liz Johnson
ISBN: 978-0800724023
February 2016/352 pages/$14.99

Marie Carrington is broke, desperate, and hoping to find sanctuary on Prince Edward Island while decorating a renovated bed-and-breakfast. Seth Sloane moved three thousand miles to help restore his uncle's Victorian B and B--and to forget about the fiancée who broke his heart. He wasn't expecting to have to babysit a woman with a taste for expensive antiques and a bewildering habit of jumping every time he brushes past her.

The only thing Marie and Seth agree on is that getting the Red Door Inn ready to open in just two months will take everything they've got--and they have to find a way to work together. In the process, they may find something infinitely sweeter than they ever imagined on this island of dreams.

Read an excerpt.

Liz Johnson is a full-time marketing specialist for a Nashville-based publisher. She has been a freelance writer and editor for several publications, including CBA Retailers+Resources, Christian Fiction Online magazine, and Storytellers Journal. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, she is the author of several books, including The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn (an ACFW Carol Award finalist) and A Star in the Night, which was part of the New York Times and ECPA bestselling A Log Cabin Christmas Collection. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.


A book penned by Liz Johnson is a must-read for me. And who can resist a novel and series set on Prince Edward Island, home of the legendary Anne of Green Gables? My eager expectations realized complete fulfillment as I immediately disappeared into the world of Marie, Seth, and Jack as they worked to get The Red Door Inn open for business. With characters who are as much in need of restoration as the cottage they are renovating, The Red Door Inn brings hope to the heart amidst the pages of a thoroughly satisfying story. Johnson's writing is solid and full of delectable moments. I loved the occasional reference to the Green Gables series and its author, such as when a sweet and spicy pastry is likened to "an L. M. Montgomery story in edible form." Clever discourse adds to the sheer delight this book provides, as demonstrated by the artful repartee between the various characters as well as the interior monologues glimpsed only by the reader. While Marie and Seth are the main focus of this tale, Johnson tucks in a few surprises relating to other characters, which only increases the book's sigh-worthiness. Don't miss the chance to "visit" Prince Edward Island and The Red Door Inn, a must-read and one for the keeper shelf!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Liz Johnson and Baker/Revell for a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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