Growing up I ADORED Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables series. I’ve always longed to visit Prince Edward Island and explore it for myself while imagining that Anne, Diana, and Gilbert will come out of the woods and join me. I think that’s one reason I’ve been so excited to try Liz Johnson’s latest book The Red Door Inn. The book is set on Prince Edward Island and is a story of two broken people finding healing and love while working on a B&B on the island.
The Red Door Inn is a story of broken people desperate to find a place. It is a story of finding family in unusual places, and finding out who you are when everything has been taken from you. It is a story of coming to a place of healing when you’ve been shattered and wonder how you could ever be put back together. There’s a thread of romance, and a setting so exquisite I long to go visit: Prince Edward Island.
Marie Carrington is broken and betrayed in a deep way. Her pain is deep and cutting, and she’s desperate – literally down to her last dollars. Then Jack Sloane offers her a place to stay and purpose, but it comes with his nephew Seth Sloane, a man who is equally broken and bitter from life. The one thing Marie and Seth share is a desire to help Jack make his deceased wife’s dream of opening a B&B come true.
The story is filled with a beautiful cast of characters, each of who shines a light on what it means to find family in unusual places, and how God can allow hard things to happen in our lives. This book felt like a vacation to the island I’ve longed to visit since the first time I read Anne of Green Gables. The pace is slow and sweet, and the redemptive thread pure. This is a great book for those who love contemporary romances that feel like a vacation.
More About The Red Door Inn Marie Carrington is running from a host of bad memories. Broke and desperate, she’s hoping to find safety and sanctuary on Prince Edward Island, where she reluctantly agrees to help decorate a renovated bed-and-breakfast before it opens for prime tourist season.
Seth Sloane didn’t move three thousand miles to work on his uncle’s B&B so he could babysit a woman with a taste for expensive antiques and a bewildering habit of jumping every time he brushes past her. He came to help restore the old Victorian–and to forget about the fiancée who broke his heart.
The only thing Marie and Seth agree on is that getting the Red Door Inn ready to open in just three months will take everything they’ve got. Can these two wounded souls find hope, healing, and perhaps a bit of romance on this beautiful island?
Step into the Red Door Inn, a lovely home away from home tucked along the north shore of fabled Prince Edward Island. It’s a place where the wounded come to heal, the broken find forgiveness, and the lonely find a family. Won’t you stay for the season?