Island Refuge by Kimberly Rose Johnson


What it’s about:
From the publisher:
“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. ”

My thoughts:

I enjoyed being transported to a beautiful island in a cozy bed and breakfast with gourmet food! I had fun with Zoe’s clumsy mishaps and mischievous side. I really liked the realistically flawed, yet easy to like characters. Island Refuge has a good, Godly, message, as Kimberly Rose Johnson always delivers. The message comes through the lives of the characters and their lives, which is how I like them rather than on a side tangent. There was a little mystery and intrigue tossed in with a side character that added some layering in Island Refuge, along with the sweet, gentle romance.

I enjoyed Island a Refuge and look forward to the next books in this series!

I recommend Island Refuge as a good get-a-way book when you want to “go someplace” beautiful in your reading journey or as a beach read if you are lucky enough to be around or going to a beach!
I received a digital copy in exchange for my honest review.

About the author: You can find out more about Kimberly Rose Johnson at


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