Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Prince Edward Island Dreams #2

Release Day!!
 I was first introduced to Liz Johnson's  writing through Harlequin's Love Inspired Suspense.  I won SEAL Under Siege at a Facebook party and immediately loved her writing.  Of course when I heard she was writing a contemporary romance series I knew I wanted to read it. 
The Red Door Inn lived up to all I imagined and more.  
Where Two Hearts Meet is the second installment in the series and releases Oct. 18, 2016. 

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In her kitchen at the Red Door Inn, executive chef Caden Holt is calm, collected, and competent. But when her boss asks her to show off their beautiful island to impress a visiting travel writer and save the inn, Caden is forced to face a world much bigger than her kitchen–and a man who makes her wish she was beautiful.
Journalist Adam Jacobs is on a forced sabbatical on Prince Edward Island. He’s also on assignment to uncover a story. Instead he’s falling in love with the island’s red shores and Caden’s sweets.
When Caden discovers Adam isn’t who she thought he was, she realizes that the article he’s writing could do more than ruin the inn’s chances for survival–it might also break her heart.

 Publication: October 18th 2016
 by Fleming H. Revell Company  

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Meet the Author:

Liz Johnson 

Liz Johnson is a full-time marketing specialist for a Nashville-based publisher. She has been a freelance writer and editor for several publications, including CBA Retailers+Resources, Christian Fiction Online magazine, and Storytellers Journal. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, she is the author of several books, including The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn (an ACFW Carol Award finalist) and A Star in the Night, which was part of the New York Times and ECPA bestselling A Log Cabin Christmas Collection. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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 My Thoughts:

This is a beautiful and touching story that will stay with you even after you close the book.  
Liz Johnson takes the reader back to Prince Edward Island to Rose's Red Door Inn located in North Rustico. 

"Most tourist were drawn here to  see Anne's Land, the famous red shorline and green gables of the island's fictional redheaded orphan.  But there was so much more to these shores.  The truest beauty of the land was found in the flowers, trees and burbling brooks.  It was in the whisper of the wind through pine trees that hugged the sky.  It was in the glimmer of the sun reflecting off the bluest water.  
The Island's murmurs had a way of settling every nerve and making her forget every heartache."
~pg. 52 

Can you feel it?  Are you there? 
Well I was immediately transported to the Island and drawn into this story as though  I was a character watching it all unfold.  
This is Caden's story.
Caden Holt is now the chef at Rose's Red Door Inn.  
She's a very dedicated employee and goes to great lengths to see that the guests were full and happy during their stay.  She has always been unsure or lacking confidence in herself in all areas except the kitchen.  I'm sure growing up and working with her dad in the bakery helped a lot with this.  She is a beautiful, young woman with a good heart, but for some reason Caden just doesn't see it. The arrival of Adam Jacobs just throws her completely off balance.  The Inn is needs to keep its rooms full and in the absence of the owner Caden steps up to help out.  Suddenly she has more to deal with than just baking her famous cinnamon rolls.  Adam is a reporter from the states and has been instructed by his editor to take a few weeks to rest up. 
This story is full of dreams, faith, hope and grace with a little bit of humor thrown in.   
It has a sweet, steady plot full of romantic tension. Full of beautiful imagery.  Has engaging characters that are complex, but easy to love.   Even after finishing the book I still found myself thinking about the characters.  This is a book I would recommend to anyone who loves a clean, feel good romance.  
*I received this book from the publisher as part of their book bloggers program.  I was not required to write a positive review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.   

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