I had a lot of fun reading The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson. I love trying books by authors I’ve never read before. This book fell into this category for me. The hours I spent reading The Red Door Inn were well spent. It’s the first in the series and just came out. I can’t wait for the second one to come out this summer!
Here’s the summary:
All Marie Carrington wants to do is forget her past.
All Seth Sloane wants to do is forget his past.
For both of them, having the other one around is not helping at all.
Jack Sloane needs to get his bed-and-breakfast renovated and opened in two months time. He needs all the help he can get.
Marie can’t trust anyone. Seth can’t trust Marie.
When money is tight. When Jack is stressed. When Seth is suspicious. When Marie is untrusting. It does not make for a happy and relaxed household.
All they can do is work hard. And hope and pray that they can get it opened on time.
This book is about learning to trust God and the people around you. Learning to overcome your fears. Learning how to get your job done when it’s not the easiest.
I enjoyed reading this book. I can’t wait for the second one to come out. I also can’t wait for my family and friends to read this one. I loved Liz Johnson’s writing style. It’s different from the other authors I read. I’d recommend this book to anyone.
*update….Anna was after me to read this book (she usually is…..about any book….all the time…). I started it last night and COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! I finally did when it was closing in around 1 a.m. and I could hardly keep my eyes open. I had a few pages left to read this morning. It was the first thing I did before showers, breakfast, letting Miss D out to potty. This is a book written to perfection. The author nailed the feel of PEI and that area of the world (northern New England—my home). I felt like I was there on those Atlantic Shores, walking those red-dirt roads, visiting Aretha’s antique store and cuddling under a too thin blanket on a cool March night. Liz Johnson’s writing is free flowing and gentle, but strong. So strong. With strong, solid characters who face struggle head on and find healing in each other, faith, family, hard work and community. I loved every single sentence in this book. I’m not a twice-read novel reader, but this one might not cool off too long before I pick it up again. Fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. -CJS