Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson

I love learning of new authors. So many great books out there, but there are some that stand out among the rest. This is my first book to read from author Liz Johnson. I was intrigued from the first pages. She captures the reader's soul by the way a character is in need, no way to get to where she wants to go, but there's one willing to step forward with love and tender grace to be the bridge she needs. Oh, what a lovely portrait of our Savior!

The characters are realistic. I always love finding myself in a character and being able to relate in some fashion. To walk away from a novel with a heart full is a gift to treasure.

These characters are running from a wounded past. I too loved how the author didn't just jump right in and give everything away quickly. She weaved this story brilliantly to keep the reader's attention moving forward.

We see these characters slowly open up and release the pain they have carried, tucked hidden away so others can't see. They have built up a protective wall around them not wanting to allow anyone in and trust is a big issue for them. The Red Door Inn is just what they needed. A place of solace, hard work to dive and keep them busy as God does His work in their lives to bring restoration and a new life of joy and contentment.

This is a lovely novel. For me, I love how the author brings the characters to an inn, to a place that needs restored, letting the old go and bringing in the new. Tender care is needed, and lots of pondering as to what's perfect for each and every room. Together they rebuild this old home into something that is a legacy for all. God works in mysterious ways and here within these pages we see His glorious hand print of hope, faith, restoration, all wrapped together with a grace filled love.

I can't wait to see where this Ms. Johnson takes this series. Visiting Prince Edward Island has been lovely. I can't wait to return!!

This novel was a gift from Revell for sharing my review with you.

Liz Johnson fell in love with Prince Edward Island the first time she set foot on it. When she's not plotting her next trip to the island, she works as a full-time marketing manager. She is the author of nine novels, a New York Times bestselling novella, and a handful of short stories. She makes her home in Nashville, Tennessee.
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