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Wind Chime Cafe
     

Wind Chime Cafe

4.8 33
by Sophie Moss
 

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USA Today bestseller, Top 10 Nook bestseller, and multi-award winning novel!

When single mother, Annie Malone, purchases a quirky Main Street café on Heron Island, she thinks she's finally turned her dream of opening her own restaurant into a reality. Hearing rumors that a developer is about to build a five-star resort on the sleepy Chesapeake Bay island, she

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USA Today bestseller, Top 10 Nook bestseller, and multi-award winning novel!

When single mother, Annie Malone, purchases a quirky Main Street café on Heron Island, she thinks she's finally turned her dream of opening her own restaurant into a reality. Hearing rumors that a developer is about to build a five-star resort on the sleepy Chesapeake Bay island, she plans to transform the café into a premier upscale bistro. But Navy SEAL, Will Dozier, has no intention of selling his grandparents' property to a developer. Back on Heron Island for the first time in ten years and secretly struggling with PTSD, Will decides that a fling with the new girl is the perfect way to help him "get his head straight." The last thing Will expects is to fall in love...with his hometown and with Annie. But Will's life and career are in San Diego with the SEALs. Can Annie's love and the healing magic of the island be enough to convince him to stay?

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149608904
Publisher:
Sea Rose Publishing
Publication date:
02/03/2014
Series:
A Wind Chime Novel , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
290
Sales rank:
243,620
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Sophie Moss is a USA Today bestselling author of five full-length romance novels. She is known for her captivating Irish fantasy romances and heartwarming contemporary romances with realistic characters and unique island settings. As a former journalist, Sophie has been writing professionally for over ten years. She lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where she's working on her next novel. When she's not writing, she's testing out a new dessert recipe, exploring the Chesapeake Bay, or fiddling in her garden. Sophie loves to hear from readers. Email her at or visit her website sophiemossauthor.com to sign up for her newsletter.

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Wind Chime Cafe 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
broncofan07 More than 1 year ago
To say that I enjoyed Sophie Moss' newest offering, Wind Chime Cafe is an understatement. It is, I think, the best romance novel that I have read. Admittedly, I have not read a lot, but I have read some by masters of the genre, like Nora Roberts, and this I felt was better. The author pulls you into the story right from page one and never lets up. As I read the book, the story played out in my head like a movie. I could envision the events, the characters and oh yes, the locations! In Heron Island, Ms. Moss has created a town that will make every reader wish they lived there. The characters she has created are magnificent. Each is a unique and integral part of the town's atmosphere. My personal favorite is Della, who will remind many of their grandmother, but all of the main players: Annie, Will and Annie's daughter, Taylor are well developed and written. The story is also top notch. It goes beyond being just a romance novel. It is just a terrific story that has the right amount of romance to capture any reader. It is also timely to recent world events which I applaud the author for tackling! I am really looking forwar to more Wind Chime Novels as well as other Sophie Moss offerings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sophie Moss has created another captivating, magical story. A cast of strong, well developed characters struggle  with extremely difficult life challenges and come out on top. Her descriptions of the people and life style of the Chesapeake Bay are filled with authentic details of that region.  She honors the military, especially our returning veterans. And there's a bonus of recipes at the end that look  fantastic. I look forward to her next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderfully romantic book that presents a growing problem:PTSD in a "not sugar coated" light. Annie moves her daughter to a quiet barrier island on the Maryland Eastern Shore in hopes she will heal from being the only survivor of a schoolroom massacre in Washington DC. Tyler, a Navy SEAL comes home to the same island to settle his grandfather's estate and to begin to deal with his own PTSD after a tour in Afgahnistan. The little girl teaches the man, and the man teaches her mother, and the town, about recovery and love
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved this story, no one knows how much veterans suffer most are homeless. Especially Vietnam Veterans they are the forgotten ones. They don't get paid much and have to wait a long time for benefits. Thanksfor bringing some of it to light. Can't wait for the mext book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many romance novels and this is the first that I have reviewed because it's a really well written book with well developed characters. I loved it. I hope there are more to follow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read Wind Chime Cafe twice now, which says a lot because re-reading novels isn't a thing I do very often. The story follows Will and Annie, and by extension, Annie's daughter. Sophie Moss weaves the narrative together so seamlessly between Annie and Will as we get to know them, their dreams and motivations and as in all good characters, their flaws. Each wants something that the other cannot give them but the attraction between them is undeniable and electric. Their story is cast against a backdrop of engaging and endearing secondary characters and a town that I wish I could move to, because I would in a second. The most heart twisting moments in this story come through the voice of Annie's daughter, Taylor. Or rather, what she doesn't say at all. Her most poignant moment left me dabbing at my eyes, alone in the dark, my heart aching for this little girl who only exists between the covers of this book. I cannot recommend this book enough. There is something special in it for everyone, I feel. If you listen to the sound of the wind, it will always lead you home.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just regret that I have to wait a year for each of the following novels to come out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Drama, Intrigue & LOVE.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
WIND CHIME CAFÉ is the first instalment in Sophie Moss’s adult, contemporary Wind Chime romance series focusing on the people of Heron Island near the Eastern Shore of Maryland. This is Navy SEAL Will Dozier, and café owner and single mother Annie Malone’s story.  Told from third person POV the storyline focuses on the building relationship between Annie and Will. Annie is the new girl in town with dreams of making it big with her own restaurant. Hoping to settle both she and her daughter for the long term, Annie’s dreams are shattered when the five-star resort plans are put on hold.  Will Dozier’s family owns the land and the lodge upon which the resort is to be built and Will has no plans to turn over the land to a big corporation whose only concern is the bottom line. The relationship between Annie and Will is cautious.  Annie refuses to allow anyone to get close enough to her daughter or her heart; and Will is considering returning to the SEALs for one final tour of duty. But Will struggles with PTSD and revealing that information to the commanders will place Will on a permanent leave of absence. It is a struggle for both Annie and Will who begin to fall in love with one another knowing that Will had plans to return to active duty. We are also introduced to Annie’s daughter Taylor-a child who suffers her own form of PTSD and it is this small child that will show Will that love comes in all shapes and sizes. Sophie Moss introduces a cast of secondary characters that bring color, emotion, realism and history to a storyline that is a true romantic tale. Wind Chime Café is a story with a little bit of everything-romance and sex; betrayal and heartbreak; loving and letting go.  The town folk are charming, eclectic, spirited and moving.   WIND CHIME CAFE is a heartwarming, enjoyable and touching story about two people who beat incredible odds and find their way to one another in a sleepy but entertaining town where everyone knows your name, your business and your life. 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im in a relationship
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Loved this story ~ can't wait for the next in the Wind Chime series
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yah im the same person using two nooks im the real ali believe me i would never lie to yiu
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in hey marrie hey peeta *holds out my hand*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in. Wassup
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Single mother Annie Malone and her daughter Taylor move to Heron Island to start a new life. Annie puts her life savings into opening a French restaurant, hoping that the small town environment will help her daughter recover from the horrible school tragedy that occurred at her school. Navy SEAL Will Dozier has returned to Heron Island after ten years to sell his deceased grandparents’ inn. When Will meets Annie, he craves the solace of her arms to silence his own emotional demons from a mission gone wrong. He only plans to stay a short time on the island because of his dedication to fighting terrorism, despite silently suffering from PTSD. However, Annie and her troubled daughter weave a spell on his heart, encouraging him to long to stay around much longer than he expected. Wind Chime Café is a sweet contemporary romance set in picturesque Heron Island on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in the Chesapeake Bay. This is a wonderful story that takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster ride and tugs at the heartstrings. The reader can't help but feel compassion for Annie and Will’s difficult pasts, their emotional connection is heartwarming, and when you add in young Taylor, it's a endearing relationship that will leave a smile on your face. I would be remiss if I didn't mention that the author does an amazing job of transporting the reader to Heron Island with the richly vivid description of the tranquil small island setting and the supportive community spirit of the islanders. Wind Chime Café is a wonderful story about the courage of facing fears, overcoming struggles, and the healing power of love. It is a beautifully written story about one woman's efforts to build a better future for her daughter, a young girl's strength to let go of her fears, and one man's struggles to accept the things he can't change. Wind Chime Café is a story that will resonate with you long after the last words have been read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story to escape life with! I look forward to your next book!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in.
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Cant talk.
LindaKaye More than 1 year ago
What a beautiful story. A true romance that leaves you hurting at the past, pissed at today and looking forward to the future. Sweet, sweet love. Buy the book. You won't regret it.
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