Series: Prince Edward Island Dreams
Publication Date: March 2016
Publisher: Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group
Liz Johnson introduces us to three very diverse and interesting people in her latest novel, The Red Door Inn. The story details the final two months prior to the opening of the Red Door Inn on Prince Edward Island as Jack Sloane, retired owner of the inn, Marie Carrington, a broken young woman running from unknown trouble, and Seth Sloane, a young man with a broken heart, no trust, and little money, try to complete renovations and decorate the inn on a limited budget.
The book started out a bit slow. However, it definitely picks up momentum and the story offers a cast of likable characters with a great small town zest. The restoration of the inn mirrors the restoration of life, faith, and family for the three main characters in the novel. Another great lesson in the book was that family is not always the people we are born to, but often the people with which we surround ourselves.
The influence of L.M. Montgomery and her novel Anne of Green Gables appears multiple times in the novel, which may hold special appeal to the many fans of that novel. Liz Johnson is a new author to me. I enjoyed the book as a light, contemporary read.
I checked this book out from the public library. The above thoughts and opinions are wholly my own.