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Review and Giveaway: The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson March 28, 2016

Filed under: Book Reviews,Monday Musings — Melissa Finnegan @ 12:18 pm
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The Red Door Inn took my breath away! Highly recommended!”–Colleen Coble, author ofThe Inn at Ocean’s Edge and the Hope Beach series

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.

My thoughts:

I had never read anything by Liz before. I honestly got her confused with another author when I requested this book. I have to say I am so glad I made that mistake because I might not have requested it otherwise.

I really enjoyed this story. The setting is amazing (Prince Edward Island), almost as wonderful at my favorite vacation spot (Mackinac Island).

It’s clear from the beginning that Marie is broken, the question is what broke her? Liz does a great job of slowly revealing her wounds.

Seth’s wounds are revealed a bit sooner which helps us to better understand where he is coming from in his distrust of Marie.

Marie questions God and whether He still hears her. Who hasn’t been there? I know I have.

There are many other great characters in this story that round out the whole plot and I am very excited to meet up with them again in the next book that will come out in the fall.

I have found a new author to keep an eye. If you enjoy a good romance with a lot of depth then this is a book you will enjoy.

Visit Liz here.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble,, Books-A-Million or your favorite retailer.

Leave a comment by April 4th for your chance to win a copy. One winner will be chosen by (U.S. addresses only. I am not responsible for books lost or damaged in the mail.)

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 


22 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson”

  1. DK Stevens Says:

    I enjoyed your thoughts on this book & author.. I added this to my wanted to read list..

  2. I would so love to read this! I love the cover, description, and everything about the setting on Prince Edward Island. Have had my eye on this one ever since I first saw it on FB! Thank you for the lovely review, Melissa!

  3. Karen Spiegel Says:

    It does sound like a very good book. Would love to win it.

  4. kim hansen Says:

    Nice review.

  5. Loraine N. Says:

    I am interested in reading this one particularly because of the setting, Prince Edward Island intrigues me because of Anne of Green Gables. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  6. Karen Says:

    Oh, Mackinac (and St. Ignace) is one my favorite vacation spots too! That’s what happens when you grow up in Michigan.

    I’ve never read anything by Liz, either, but Marie and Seth’s story sounds so interesting! Plus, anyone who’s read Anne of Green Gables is fascinated with Prince Edward Island, myself included! 🙂

  7. Sonya Sanderson Says:

    I would love a copy of this book. Thank you for the chance to win one.

  8. carylkane Says:

    Great review, Melissa! I’ve not yet read Liz’s books. The Red Door Inn sounds incredible! Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

  9. I LOVED this book too! I’m excited to read book 2. I’m hoping to win a copy for a friend.

  10. Pam Graber Says:

    So, just curious, is this the same Liz Johnson who writes for Love Inspired’s Suspense line? If so, I’ve read her books and she’s GREAT!! Would love to win this one!

  11. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for sharing!

  12. KayM Says:

    Thanks, Melissa, for your review. Isn’t it fun to get a pleasant surprise, when we make a mistake? Liz is a new author to me, also, but it sounds like a very interesting story in a neat setting. Thanks for offering an opportunity to read The Red Door Inn.

  13. spotts06 Says:

    Wonderful review. I would so love a chance to read this book. Price Edward Island sounds so cool. I would love to visit there. Thank for the opportunity to win a copy.

  14. Maryann Says:

    I would love to read Marie and Seth’s story. The Red Door Inn sounds like a great read and the setting just draws you in too. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  15. Wondering how this story unfolds in light of the PEI setting and residents..
    thanks for offering – US addy

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