Sunday, December 16, 2018

Review: "Christmas at the Red Door Inn" by Liz Johnson

I absolutely loved Liz Johnson's Red Door Inn series, so when I heard she was releasing a Christmas novella set at the inn, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it! Fortunately for me, it's available in Kindle Unlimited, so I snapped up a copy ASAP.

One blizzard. Two friends. Three days to fall in love. 

Lifelong islander Brooke Kane doesn’t know what to do with her college degree, her dreams, or her future, but she knows better than to venture far from home when there’s a storm brewing. But a promise to check on Rose’s Red Door Inn prompts Brooke to venture out. By the time she arrives at the inn, the snow is knee-deep and visibility almost non-existent. She settles in to spend a few days alone at the inn until a familiar figure appears at the door. 

Father Chuck O’Flannigan has never felt like a bigger fool. So focused on his recent decision to leave Prince Edward Island, he’s caught unaware by the blizzard while on a walk. He can only see the inn’s red door, a promise of safety. But when he discovers that Brooke—the only woman who could tempt him to stay on the island—is also taking refuge there, he knows he’s in trouble. 

With Christmas only three days away, Brooke is determined that they’ll celebrate—even if it’s just the two of them. Happy to play Scrooge to her Tiny Tim, Chuck wiles away his hours dreaming of a return to Ireland—praying that God may have plans for him there. After all, God seems to have forgotten him in North Rustico. But as Brooke brings Christmas to life, her joy makes him wonder if God may not have forgotten him. In fact, God may have big plans for both of them—if they can only survive Christmas at the Red Door Inn. 

This is such a sweet romance! Sometimes, novellas suffer because of the short length, and a romance isn't quite believable, but in this case, Brooke and Chuck have known each other for years, and they've each been secretly pining for the other. Since the feelings are already there, the short timeline works.

The days Brooke and Chuck spend together are so sweet, and their romance is just so enjoyable! Also, while this book is connected to the other books in the series, it can absolutely be read without knowledge of the other books. It's a perfect book to read on a cold winter's night! 4-1/2 stars.

Buy (or borrow) the book.
Read my reviews of Johnson's Red Door Inn books  The Red Door Inn (4 stars), Where Two Hearts Meet (5 stars), and On Love's Gentle Shore (5 stars).

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 in marketing. She is the author of more than a dozen novels, including The Red Door Inn and Where Two Hearts Meet, a New York Times bestselling novella, and a handful of short stories. She makes her home in Tucson, Arizona.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I borrowed this book and chose to review it. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Also, some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click the link and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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