Title: Island Refuge (Wildflower B&B Romance #1)
Author: Kimberly Rose Johnson
Release Date: April 15, 2015
Publisher: Mountain Brook INK
Note: I received a free eBook copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
About the book:
Five-Star-Chef Zoe Griffin walked away from her dream job. Did she make a mistake?
Her engagement off, Zoe Griffin retreats to tiny Wildflower Island in the Puget Sound. Hiding out as a cook and maid at a shabby bed-and-breakfast seems crazy for a chef who’s used to running her own five-star kitchen. And just as she starts to feel at home, her klutzy mishaps make Zoe fear her handsome new boss will fire her.
Dr. Nick Jackson is done with medicine, and owning a B&B is as far from doctoring as he can get. He needs help, but his only employee’s mistakes give him doubts. As Zoe lets her defenses down, Nick begins to see a competent and caring woman. One whose wounds are as deep as his own. But as they fall for each other, Nick and Zoe must learn the hardest lesson of all – to forgive. Only then can they heal the past and embrace the future…together.
This is a delightful inspirational romance.
The title couldn't be any better “Island Refuge” says it all. There are three prominent characters; Zoe, Nick, and Rachel. Each of them is carrying a deep hurt inside that they aren't willing to talk about at the beginning of the book. They simply need a safe place to stay while they heal. The B&B on Wildflower Island is the perfect place for that. The development of these three incredible characters is wonderful. I love the way the author gradually brings out each of their stories and reveals their broken hearts. Then a secondary character mentions that she prays about things and the journey to reestablish a relationship with God begins.