Wind Chime Cafe

Wind Chime Cafe

by Sophie Moss

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Wind Chime Cafe by Sophie Moss

USA Today Bestselling, Top 10 Nook Bestselling, and Multi-Award Winning Novel!

If you listen to the sound of the wind, it will always lead you home...

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 Annie's life is about to get a lot more complicated.

Back on Heron Island for the first time in ten years, Navy SEAL Will Dozier has no intention of selling his grandparents' property to a developer. As he works on renovating the house and trying to find another buyer, he's forced to face a painful reality--that he's secretly struggling with PTSD. Determined to hide his troubles from the rest of the islanders, 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: 1,131
File size: 582 KB

About the Author

Sophie Moss is a USA Today bestselling and multi-award winning author. 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 in 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.

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Wind Chime Cafe 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 113 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 7 months ago
Great characters, great plot. Didn't need the explicit sex.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I’m not normally a fan of romance novels, but my sister recommended this to me. I loved it! I’m an East Coast marine biologist, teacher, and former military spouse, so this book struck many chords for me. I especially appreciated the many references to the ongoing efforts of restoring and preserving the Chesapeake Bay. This book had the right balance of serious to fun, with a lot of great environmental and political overtones. Kudos also to the author for her attention to our hardworking vets, as well as the teachers who daily face tough challenges for little pay. I’m a hooked fan!
Anonymous 11 months ago
Sophie Moss' story of Annie and Will was well thought out and interesting. This was a story of pathos, grief, and regrets. This is not a cliffhanger and I found myself in tears. What happened to the survivors of school rampages where children witnessed their peers, teachers murdered by demented sociopaths? What happens to Veterans who are released from the hospital, supposedly cured but they've lost their soul? Ms. Moss addresses these issues with empathy and compassion. I recommend this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written, with believable characters and situations. You feel like you live on Heron Island and these people are your friends. Ever a dull moment!
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 13 days ago
Great story about personal struggle, strength, love, and loyalty. Wonderful read for anyone struggling with PTSD.
Anonymous 18 days ago
What a great story. Loved the characters. Lml
Anonymous 4 months ago
The characters draw you in subtly. They feel reeal and I had a hard time putting this one down.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Best book I have read this year and I read at least 3 books a week.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Good story. Told well.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Really good story Enjoyed it!
Anonymous 6 months ago
Will look for more from this author.
Anonymous 7 months ago
A lovely little love story... I highly recommend it.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Good characters, nice tie in of the agony of a school shooting and its effect on the sole survivor and the effect being a Navy Seal has on a man. Highly recommend this book.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Excellent really enjoyed this story, will read more of Ms Moss Interesting to read about the PTSD as well as facts I didn't realize affecting our Military thank you Stephanie
Anonymous 7 months ago
GJRA. This 232 page romance is an awesome read. I cried quite a bit and smiled a lot too. Moves all the characters except for Blake the jackass. Read nonstop, grabs you from the start to the last page and I plan to read more by this writer. GJRA
Anonymous 9 months ago
Such an amazing look into the tragedy that is overtaking our country. Such an eye opening perspective.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Cute romance with serious pilot
Anonymous 9 months ago
Wind Chime Cafe was the perfect beach read, full of romance, with captivating characters involved in a storyline relevant to current events. From wounded warriors to school shooting survivors, these characters confront issues that make them relatable to readers, raising awareness on important topics while entertaining and engaging readers. As a Maryland native, I was irresistibly drawn to the idyllic Eastern Shore setting of Heron Island. The description of Chesapeake Bay island life was pure pleasure, and Sophie Moss's handling of the environmental, political, and economic concerns around the bay's endangered ecosystem was impressive. Moss's talent for storytelling sealed the deal, making Wind Chime Cafe a not-to-be-missed read.