Oh, How I love to look onto the beach especially during sunrise or sunset, I think it is one of the most beautiful things that God creates and they are all unique. So I just finished reading The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson and it is a story based in Prince Edward Island Canada. The author describes the place so well that during some parts you can almost hear the waves and smell the salt in the air ( I could have just been smelling the potato chips that I was eating :) Anyway, The Red Door Inn is the story of Marie Carrington, A 28 year old girl that has run away from her old life. She is the daughter of a millionaire but after she was mistreated by one of her Father's competitors and her father did not seem to care about what had happened, She left her home in Boston with just a few pieces of clothes and a little bit of pocket change and headed to a place that she read about in her favorite book, a place called Prince Edward Island. The only problem? She did not have any money to board the ferry to getto the Island.
Jack Sloane noticed a young girl with a haunted look in her eyes and managed to make conversation with her about paint color, Jack was not sure what made him what to help the young girl named Marie, but after he saw that she did not even have money for food he knew that he had to help her. So he finally convinced her to work for him as a decorator for his bed and breakfast that he was renovating. The bed and breakfast was his late wife's dream, So he was excited that he would have a woman's touch in decorating it. When they finally arrived at the bed and breakfast, He introduced her to his Nephew Seth who was helping with the renovating and was not surprised at the brisk way that Seth spoke to Marie. If only there was a way to help him get over what his ex-fiance' did to him...
Seth Sloane was immediately suspicious of the scrap of a girl that Jack brought back. She looked like just the type to weasel in and con a poor unsuspecting man out of all of his life savings. Just like his ex-fiance'. So he decides that he would keep an eye on her so that he could figure out just what was going on...
The event that happened in Boston has made Marie jumpy around people and it has also given her severe panic attacks. She is hoping that by going to Prince Edward Island she would find the peace and quiet she desperately needs. As Marie and Seth spend more time together they start to feel a mutual attraction which scares both of them. Will them be able to let go of the events of the past so that they can enjoy the future? Or will their stubbornness blind them of the blessings that God has put right in front of them...
Guess you will have to read the book to find out!
So what did I think about the book?
I thought that the author did a great job writing this book. I love all of the heartwarming characters, like Jack, Caden and Aretha. The relationship with Seth and Marie always kept you guessing because their feelings kept getting flip flopped. The book has no action to speak of besides a confrontation with her dad, but the story line kept you engaged until the very last page. The only thing that would have made the story better would have been a bit more information on Jack and Seth's background. I would definitely recommend the book to someone looking for a good heartwarming story with a bit of romance. Overall I rate the book 4 out of 5 stars
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Happy Reading :)
would like to thank Revell , A division of Baker Publishing Group for
allowing me to review this book in exchange for a free copy, I was not
required to write a favorable review, just an honest one.