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 BB so he could babysit a woman with a taMarie 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 BB 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 fianc e 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
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 renovate

  • Title: The Red Door Inn
  • Author: Liz Johnson
  • ISBN: 9780800724023
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Red Door Inn”

    1. *Update: links to images for the lighthouses and the bridge fixed!!!!*Prior to this book, I had never read anything by Liz Johnson. Based on great reviews from some GoodReads friends as well as the printed accolades from Max Lucado and Colleen Coble, I figured I was in for a real treat. The Red Door Inn (2016, Revell), first in the Prince Edward Island Dreams series byLiz Johnson, is a standalone contemporary Christian romance set in North Rustico, PEI in the winter of an unspecified year. I pur [...]

    2. This was my first book by this author and I was greatly surprised by it. This was a very cute and quick read. I was quickly drawn in my the main character, Marie, because the author chose to only give us bits and pieces of her story and It was killing me not knowing what had happened and then when you figured it out you were so connected to her story that you just wanted to go to her and give her a hug. Characters are what makes a story and the characters mixed with the setting description reall [...]

    3. An enjoyable and pleasant story set on PEI as the MCs work to open a B&B on the island. I especially liked Marie and Jack (Seth got on my nerves a few times.) I'm also looking forward to the next story, featuring Marie's friend Caden.Christian message: praying, trusting God. The preacher is referred to as "Father." Just be aware that it's more of a "God" message than a "Jesus saves" kind of message. I never could figure out if the preacher was supposed to be Catholic or Anglican.Content: kis [...]

    4. You can't fake authenticity of location. As someone very familiar with the Island and its unique culture, Johnson immerses herself in the cadence of Eastern Canada and this tiny, engaging province.The perfect romantic canvas for a rambling Victorian inn and a chance at second love, Johnson's magic is made manifest by her unadulterated love of her setting.Come for the winsome characters of Marie and Seth ( and the salt of the earth locals who surround them ) and stay for the Island retreat.This i [...]

    5. Marie Carrington left Boston to escape bad memories and her father. She has no money and no place to go. When she meets Jack Sloane, he sees in her a hurting soul and offers her a place to stay in exchange for helping him and his nephew renovate a bed & breakfast. Seth Sloane thinks his uncle is crazy for bringing a woman they know nothing about home. Seth's hurting himself and was hoping that the island could bring healing to his heart. Yet as he attempts to get close to Marie, he finds tha [...]

    6. A setting already beloved by any little girl or young woman (or a woman approaching ancient age like me) who ever read Anne of Green Gables. A cast of secondary characters to make L.M. Montgomery proud. A romance that sparks with electricity and affection, even during the moments where you want to throttle one or both of them.And then we have Marie, whom I wanted to hug from the moment I met her on the pages of The Red Door Inn. Just wrap my arms around her and hold on tight. I didn’t know why [...]

    7. It took me two attempts to read this book. I'm not sure what happened the first time as on my second go I was sucked into the story and more than happy to stay there. Great scenery is perhaps an understatement, as The Red Door Inn is set on Price Edward Island (yes, home of L.M. Montgomery and our favourite red-haired orphan). And there is a romance to match the charm of the rolling seas and windy coastline. But what is most alluring about this story is the characters. Marie is on the run from a [...]

    8. Why it took me so long to finally read this book I have no idea. Because I loved it! I already knew I want to visit Prince Edward Island (thanks to Anne of Green Gables naturally :), but after finishing this delightful story my desire to visit has quadrupled! I absolutely loved the setting and Ms. Johnson describes every detail so beautifully (her love of the island shines through very clear) that so many times it felt like I was actually there, feeling the wind on my face. But it's not just the [...]

    9. I liked the story and the town was wonderful. Prince Edwards Island seems like a paradise and makes me think of Anne's outdoor wanderings.Marie was too fragile and helpless. I understand her traumatic experience and her father made her afraid, but she remains weak. I'm reading the second book, about Caden, the baker extraordinaire, and Marie is still crying about every problem! Overall, still a decent story. I'm enjoying Caden as a character a lot more than I liked Marie.

    10. I really enjoyed The Red Door Inn, both the setting and the characters. It started off a little slow for me, however, I felt that it settled into a nice pace by the halfway point in the story. I grew up reading the Anne of Green Gables books, so it was wonderful to have the book set on Prince Edward Island. The author did a great job of describing life on the island, setting a relaxed feel for the book. And as for the characters, I really liked all of them. I have seen a few reviews that mention [...]

    11. I tend to go through phases with novels, consuming anything and everything in a genre until I get just a little bit burned out and have to move on to something new. A few years ago I was consumed with Amish fiction, before getting enamoured with historical romances. In the last couple of years I've turned my attentions to contemporary romances. While a lot of the novels I read are from the general market, I'm always on the look out for something new and refreshing from a Christian perspective. I [...]

    12. Three people with broken hearts find healing in magical Prince Edward Island, as they work together to renovate a bed and breakfast with a tight deadline and budget. Marie is hiding from her father and trying to put her life back together after a terrible incident; Seth is trying to forget his ex-fiancée and her betrayal, and Jack tries to bring to life his late wife's dream. I was charmed by the characters and setting (regarding the latter, who wouldn't be?), and while renovating a B & B d [...]

    13. Solid contemporary romance novel by new to me author Liz Johnson.The main characters are Seth and Marie. They come together at the beautiful Red Door Inn on Prince Edward Island. Marie gets there by God's guiding hand through his angel on earth Jack. The baggage both Seth and Marie carry keep them apart emotionally although they are together in the same home. I especially enjoyed the "knight in shining armor" moment that occurred toward the end of the novel.Secondary to Seth and Marie, were Jack [...]

    14. I got sick with a viral thingie and had to read it in chunks separated by days at a time. But even with the breaks, this author was at her usual best.I recommend highly.

    15. 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, a [...]

    16. I really enjoyed this book. It started off a little slow, and there were things the eagle-eye editor in me noticed and would have changed/made better but over all, I liked it and would recommend it. 😍

    17. An idyllic setting and story of a search for purpose come together in the launch of a new series by author Liz Johnson with the first book, The Red Door Inn, book 1 of the Prince Edward Island Dreams series. This new contemporary romance has a relaxed, old-fashioned feel with nods to L.M. Montgomery's literary influence on the setting.Marie Carrington is running from something, though little detail is first revealed as to what compels her to escape a life of privilege. She finds refuge on Prince [...]

    18. Often I forget books I read, so I will write a synopsis in my review to look back on. But I've been told reviews aren't supposed to include much of the books content. So, bear in mind that although I haven't told the whole story, the gist of the story is revealed. Spoiler ahead(view spoiler)[Marie Carrington is one of the most interesting characters I've read about in some months. The story starts with her cringing at everything, constantly fearful and suspicious. She jumps at even the thought o [...]

    19. This was my first read from this new-to-me author. So I didn't really know what to expect, but I was absolutely delighted with the story I discovered! I really liked main character Marie, my heart broke for all she had been through. While I grew to love Seth, I will admit that I wasn't immediately smitten with him, he actually really annoyed me in the beginning, but I did grow to like and even love him as a character. I loved the humor and banter sprinkled throughout this book. I loved that the [...]

    20. I only heard of Liz Johnson as an author when I picked up one of her Love Inspired novels in Walmart last month. I enjoyed it very much and kept hearing about The Red Door Inn on Facebook. It sounded great, so I bought it. I just finished it and loved it! She has a very well crafted book, with believable characters (I loved these people!) and her descriptions are wonderful. The spiritual aspect of the book is also very nice and well done. Just exactly what I'd hoped for in Christian fiction. I n [...]

    21. Marie Carrington is running away from a painful past. Having grown up a fan of books set on Prince Edward Island, she thinks this majestic Canadian province is the perfect place to hide. Yet she doesn’t have two pennies to rub together, let alone the fare for a ferry ticket to PEI. When she meets an older man named Jack Sloane, who is a nice man, though very chatty, Marie is reluctant to accept his charity. Yet when he sees her eye for design, he offers her a job, which she accepts. Her hope i [...]

    22. A delightful romance set in the beautiful land of PEI Island. The author gave a beautiful homage to Anne and Montgomery but I did appreciate that she crafted a story very set apart from it. I enjoyed the storyline and the different elements to it I thoroughly enjoyed Jack’s character. Definitely my favorite. I think the author has penned a lovely romance and I look forward to reading more. For takeaways, I would say lovers of sweet romances will adore this novel. There are a well rounded batch [...]

    23. Now I see why everyone likes this series so much. I adored The Red Door Inn and everything about it. Can't wait to finish out the series.

    24. "The vibrant setting, lovable characters and sense of community support a gentle and memorable story in Liz Johnson’s The Red Door Inn."There are some books that stick with you from the very first time you hear about them. This was one of those novels. From the moment I saw the cover for The Red Door Inn, coupled with its series title, I knew it’d be a story well suited to my reading sensibilities.The story is about Marie Carrington, a woman on the run from a past she cannot forget. As she n [...]

    25. Marie is on the run from her old life and she decides to travel to Prince Edward Island because she's always loved the idea of the island from books she read as a kid. On the ferry she meet's Jack and he tells her all about this inn that he is renovating and wants her opinion on paint choices. He can see that Marie is in a bad way and decides to offer her a job as a decorator to help him with the inn. She accepts and once they get to the inn she meets Jack's grumpy nephew, Seth.Seth and Marie bo [...]

    26. *My Thoughts*Um. Wow. If someone asked me to sum up this book in one wordwell Ah-mazing. I really do think I am too much of a creature of habit sometimes. I always expect an author that is new to me, to be "semi-okay". Those poor, poor authors :D Seriously though, I find an author I love, and I stick with them. I honestly think God was laughing when I decided to review new books. It was like taking everything I usually did, and doing the exact opposite. Thank goodness I did! This book is a GEM. [...]

    27. I'm always a little nervous when I buy or review a book from an author who is new to me. Having never read a book by Liz Johnson, I wasn't sure what I was getting into. Was I wasting my time or would I discover another great Christian fiction author? Hint: Immediately after reading Red Door Inn I was searching for the next book in the series to add to my list. So, yes, I really enjoyed this romance!Marie Carrington isn't the typical romance heroine. I doubt I've ever encountered anyone as skitt [...]

    28. Wowjustwow. My Anne-girl lovin' heart is all a twitterpated over the Prince Edward Island setting but when I discovered that heroine Marie also has an affinity for Anne and even carries around a dog-eared copy of Anne of Green Gables? Well that's book nirvana right there. Marie is such an intriguing character -- she's a mystery right from the start. It's clear that she is a wretched shell of herself but why? Johnson draws out that answer with an intermittent slow reveal. Utterly riveting. I didn [...]

    29. Have you ever read a book so good that you forgot you were reading a book? Almost as if you were in your own life? That's how well written and engrossing The Red Door Inn is! I caught myself wanting to enter into conversations in the book. Or wanting to reach out to Marie during one of her panic attacks. The characters were so well drawn that I felt like I knew them personally. And, this never happens, I was moved to tears once or twice because of the experiences of the main characters. There is [...]

    30. As the book opens we meet Jack, such a wonderful kind and Godly man, he has such a big heart and when he meets Marie, he takes pity on her and buys her a ticket on the ferry, and this kindness is about to change her life forever.Jack’s life is up in the air, but he opens his home to Marie, giving her a small apartment in his home, that has already been promised to another. Jack is working to make his deceased wife’s Ruth dream come alive; he is opening a bed and breakfast. We are about to me [...]

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