Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The Red Door Inn - Prince Edward Island Dreams 1 - by Liz Johnson
About the book:
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.
This was a wonderful story I had a hard time putting down. The romance was sweet with some wonderful moments and I loved the setting. I've wanted to visit Prince Edward Island ever since reading the Anne of Green Gables series and seeing the movies. It sounds gorgeous and this book made me want to visit even more. The characters were wonderful, from gruff Jack who takes Marie in to suspicious Seth who wonders what her motives for helping are. Aretha, the owner of the antique store, was a wonderfully wise woman and Caden made wonderful treats at the bakery that I could almost taste! I really liked Marie, too, and felt for her as she tried to deal with a traumatic event in her past and a father who didn't care about her. She had a hard time viewing God as a loving father because of this and especially after what happened to her. We're shown a little bit of her journey as she came to see the truth about who God is. Seth also had a horrible situation he had gone through and he had trust and anger issues because of that. She struggled with panic attacks and I can't imagine how scary it must be to have those and not be able to control when you have them or where. I loved that they were renovating an old house and I found it fascinating to see Marie use her knowledge of antiques and design to make the bed-and-breakfast feel like a home. I can't wait for book two which will feature Caden. I highly recommend this romance!
I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.