Review: Wind Chime Cafe by Sophie Moss

Posted February 7, 2014 by Shari in Reviews / 8 Comments

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Review: Wind Chime Cafe by Sophie Moss
Wind Chime Cafe

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Series: Wind Chime,
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Released on February 7, 2014
Format: eARC
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Wind Chime Cafe by Sophie Moss hit me hard. There were so many tragic events that happened to these people and it is a lot of healing on top of love in a small Maryland town. This is a sweet romance that includes a lot of secondary characters as well as ghosts from the past.

Single mother Annie Malone has moved to Heron Island to open her dream French restaurant as well as give her daughter, Taylor, a safe santuary to get over tragic events that happened at her school 3 weeks earlier. With a resort buying up land on the island, Annie hopes to get her restaurant off the ground serving high end tourist from the resort.

But when Will Dozier comes to town to sell his grandparents inn, he finds out that they plan to tear down the house and break up the sleepy town. Not wanting his grandparents dream to die, Will decides to not sell to the big resort, but wait for a buyer willing to run the inn. Disappointed the resort won’t be happening, Annie is on the verge of losing her loan and has to make a quick decision to open a cafe in hopes to one day open her five star restaurant.

Navy Seal Will Dozier has come back to deal with the sell of his grandparents inn, an inn he grew up in. He doesn’t want to see it torn down, but he also can’t stay to run it as he is on leave for a short time before going out on future missions. He decides to fix it up over six weeks and hopefully find a buyer willing to run it as is. During this time he reconnects with old friends and family, but one person stands out he wants to know better, Annie.

Annie won’t get involved with a man. Her daughter is her top priority and she won’t introduce a man who won’t be around in six weeks. But the two skate around each other until Annie decides she deserves a one night stand. It doesn’t stay that way even if the two don’t get together often.  The lovemaking is sweet and not very graphic. Knowing that Annie got unexpectedly pregnant when she was 17 you would think there would be mention of birth control between Annie and Will, but it is never mentioned.

When Taylor’s biological father comes into the picture, its awkward and heartbreaking. Taylor has grown attached to Will because the two both suffer from PTSD and can relate.

There is a lot of side stories weaving in and out of the main character story that make you want more. You meet Dell, Will’s aunt, who becomes the cook for Annie’s cafe. Will’s childhood friends, Ryan and Becca. Friendship and family wind their way into your heart with this story.

And wind chimes abound everywhere. Annie’s hobby all her life was to collect items to make wind chimes. Will’s younger sister made them too. Now Taylor is making them. They chime at times when Annie is sure there aren’t any around, leading her to her heart.

This story deals with real life stories: 9/11, PTSD, school shootings, custody battles and saving a town that wants nothing to do with tourism. It wraps up into a sweetly wonderful story that will touch your heart.

Could you love a guy like Will? Are Annie’s dreams to high in the sky? Do you like small town stories?

About Sophie Moss

Sophie Moss is an award-winning author of four full-length romance novels. Known for her captivating Irish fantasy romances and heartwarming contemporary romances with realistic characters and unique island settings, her books have appeared twice in USA Today. As a former journalist, Sophie has been writing professionally for over ten years. She currently lives in San Diego, California, where she’s working on her next novel. When she’s not writing, she’s walking the beach, testing out a new dessert recipe, or fiddling in her garden. Sophie loves to hear from readers.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Sophia Rose
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I adore small town romances and this one sounds deep and touching. Thanks for sharing about it.

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Shari Delighted Read

While I was reading this I thought it was a book made for you. I can see you really loving this one!

Sophia Rose
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Now how can I pass it up after that. 😉

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Shari Delighted Read

While I was reading this I thought it was a book made for you. I can see you really loving this one!

Sophia Rose
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Now how can I pass it up after that. 😉

Braine TS
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I’m with Sophia although I feel like this could be an intense read too. PTSD is heavy and I’m sure will touch a lot of readers there

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It wasn’t extremely intense. More about healing with just a few PTSD issues. They are handled artfully and calmly. It really is a sweet story.