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Wind Chime Café

(Wind Chime #1)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  5,716 ratings  ·  506 reviews
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 ...more
Kindle Edition, 286 pages
Published February 3rd 2014 by Sea Rose Publishing
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You know when you're so profoundly upset over something you just have to stop whatever it is you're doing? Yeah, that was this book for me. I ended up putting this book down at several points because it was angering and upsetting me so much. Had the author mentioned in the synopsis that a central aspect of this story was 9/11, I would never have picked it up. I went back and forth with whether or not I even wanted to write this review because of how divisive and personal 9/11 can be.

The only rea
Elle Vanzandt
May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sophie Moss
Sophie Moss is a new author to me but you can be sure I will be following her now!

Wind Chime Café was simple remarkable. This was a real life story. I know that seems simple but it truly was. The characters in this book were your neighbors, sisters, brothers, and friends.

I felt immediately tied to the story. With a personal connection that may not be there for some but spoke to me, Wind Chime Café was an incredible story that told of life in a small town and learning that some things
Tina Lee Harris
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I actually had the privilege of listening to this book on I absolutely loved it. The story is one that will touch every person’s heart and make them smile. There was love, heart break, suspense and the spirit of living again. This is definitely a must read.

The characters were all so likeable as if you knew them all personality. And Heron Island is a place that you want to move too and raise your family. Everyone knows everyone and is willing to help you out with any projects or issu
May 27, 2018 rated it did not like it
I hadn't gotten far before the male lead pronounced that his current need was to "get laid." There may be a good story in here, but that's where I decided I needed to check out. ...more
Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Moss’s Wind Chime Cafe is a bittersweet story of healing, forgiveness, and bravery.

Her novel is about real people, going through real struggles, and trying to help one another heal. While the love story between Annie and Will is beyond swoon-worthy, this novel is not limited to their interaction. Most if not all of the characters within the book are treated with respect and given a chance to grow and move forward. Taylor and Will learn to trust one another and create a lasting bond. Will re
stephanie greenwell
Nov 26, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a very lightweight read. Sophie should, stick to romance motherhood and apple pie and not involve herself in the complex politics of terrorism, gun laws and PTS unless she is prepared to tackle it a bit more deeply. Also, as a British woman, I have to say I found the approach of Will to Annie unbelievably patronising and bordering on sexual abuse in the beginning. Touching her, kissing her forcing his way into her house. All based on what she looks like. And of course Annie is physicall ...more
Oct 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
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Jan 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Wind Chime Café is the first in the Wind Chime series by Sophie Moss. From the setting to the characters I slid right into this feel good tale. Moss delivered an engaging tale with few twists and characters that wrapped around my heart. Mini review: Small-town charm, sweet romance with a Navy Seal hero and a little girl who will steal your heart.

I love small-town romances and getting to know the townsfolk. Not only did Moss give us a yummy, troubled Navy Seal for a hero but she also introduced l
May 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a gorgeous story. I love, love, loved it! Wind Chime Cafe is a heart warming story that I could truly read over and over.

Annie is a strong and determined sole parent who has held dreams close to heart and has worked very hard to get where she is. After Annie's daughter is sole survivor of a school shooting, Annie decides now is the time to move forward and begin the life she had always dreamed.

Annie buys a cafe on Heron Island, in the hopes of developing it into an high class restaurant...a
Aug 10, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.
It's a heartwarming small town romance. Great characters and setting. I liked it but I don't think the characters needed such tragic back stories to push them along. 9/11 and a school shooting was a bit much for a light romance read. Glad I read it though.
Jan 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
A very good story, sweet and tender but with a strong heroine and a good plot. Before reading this book I went through the reviews and someone pointed the link with 9/11 and how it was disturbing. I didn't find it so disturbing, but maybe not being American is the difference.

I find otherwise curious there are so many books on Veterans theme. USA fought a lot of wars because they have always some kind of veterans to look after. It's strange for me.

Good and recommended!
Sorcha O'Dowd
FAVOURTIE FAVOURITE FAVOURITE!! <3 Absolutely adored this book! Full review will be posted on release day - http://www.oldvictorianquill.wordpres...

As a Psychology graduate, my love for books that raise the nitty gritty psychological aspects of human behaviour and illness is pretty much common knowledge. But it isn’t so much the raising of these issues that makes me love a book, it is the very real way in which the issues are dealt with and how the fallout affects many people, not just those who
Rob. C.
Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Yes! Sophie did it again! From the author of the Selkie Trilogy comes another great trilogy.
I have to admit I love Sophie's writing style so I was pretty sure I was going to like this book too. The thing when you start a new trilogy by the same author is that you're still living in the previous books and are still sort of attached to the characters, so becoming fond of new ones can be hard. Not if you read a book by Sophie Moss, though. I immediately grew fond of Annie and Taylor, and obviously
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I had every intention of purchasing this book as a combination of the compelling cover art and back cover blurb pulled me inside the front cover. Imagine my surprise (quite pleasantly, I might add) when I arrived at the Nook Store to find it was available, free of charge. Putting my author-preneur hat on for a moment, that was simply brilliant.

But, on to the story, for a great front cover, intriguing synopsis, and free price point can only get you so far. Ms. Moss's words do the rest, and then s
Nov 11, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: skimmed, didnt-finish
I started this after seeing it on the "most read romances" list a few times, and it had good reviews so I decided to give it a go, despite wanting to judge it by its cover which is pretty ordinary.

I immediately didn't like Will. He was too pushy. I mean geez, the woman said no, multiple times, so back off and give her some space. His persistence was super annoying. And I disliked Annie for not telling him to f*** off. I mean, he waltzes into her house without an invitation and then in their next
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant life story

Wow, I struggle to write a review that will do this book justice. This was a brilliant story of people. Their lives and how one Instance in their lives sets them on a chosen path. Will, the navy seal joined the military to avenge his mother and sister he lost on 9/11. Annie who wanted a better life and at a young & vulnerable stage in her life gave her heart and virginity to someone she thought loved her setting her path as a single mom. The trauma of PTSD, not just for our m
Nov 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Anna is single mother who has bought a cafe and moved to Heron Island after her daughter was involved in a traumatic event at school when all of her class friends were killed by a gunman. Will is a navy SEAL who come home to Heron Island to sort out his Grandparents Inn after their deaths, to sell up and move on.
Sophie Moss managed to create a believable love story between the two of them. The storyline made sense, Will and Annie's relationship was very plausible and all the characters were tota
Laurel Nilsen
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wind Chime Cafe is book 1 in the Wind Chime series. This book is about Annie and Will. Annie is a single mum that moves to Heron Island after her 8 year old daughter goes through a life altering experience that no child should ever have to experience. Will is a navy SEAL and has come back to his family home to sell it. He has been suffering after his last deployment left him with guilt that won’t go away. Will Annie and her daughter be able to make him stay or will Annie’s past come back and mak ...more
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the backstories (why who was where) and the characters and the circumstances, but mostly the peaceful setting that seemed to ground everyone. Plus, I'm a sucker for romance and heroism and flawed warriors and strong, tight-knit communities. Set against some tragic circumstances, the writing was adept at describing what it's like to navigate through unspeakable trauma and still have the ability to open up one's heart to make connections, create bonds and become families, regardless of t ...more
Ishita Batra
Mar 18, 2020 rated it liked it
Simple and sweet love story. Was quite predictable. I liked it for the descriptions of a close-knit community, a kind teacher and a beautiful mother-daughter relationship.
I found Will's character problematic. He ignored consent and had this "I need a woman to fix me" vibe that I found off-putting.
Apr 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Annie has purchased a small cafe in rural Maryland to try and make a better life for herself and her 8 year old daughter, Taylor. But complications arise when she finds herself attracted to Will, a Navy SEAL who grew up on the island. A light romance set in a pleasant and friendly island community.
Diana Barnett
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love this book.. I plan to keep reading this series.
Pat W Coffey
Feb 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love-story, romance
This is a gentle read. Anne Malone take her daughter to Herron Island in Chesapeake Bay to begin a new life You find this caring single mom not only loving, her flexibility and astuteness are outstanding.
This is a good read for a weekend, a long road trip, a weekend away, or any time you want a feel good read. Sophie Moss also includes a recipe at the end of the book. I read this book on Kindle.
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I was given Wind Chime Cafe to read and I am so glad that I read it. Sophie Moss has written a wonderfully sweet book that takes serious issues and addresses them appropriately in a great book. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series, as well as other books that Moss has written.

Annie and her daughter, Taylor, move to Heron Island in order to make a fresh start and make Annie's dream of opening a French bistro come true. Annie purchases the restaurant in hopes the resort her
May 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you are looking for a truly amazing book that is not like any other, then Wind Chime Cafe is the book for you. I knew nothing about the book before I read it. Never even read the blurb. I went into this blindly and was so blown away by this book, I stayed up all night to read it. It was worth every minute of lost sleep.

This whole book, for me was a breath of fresh air. A love story at it's best. Sophie Moss is a storyteller like no other right now. I was laughing and crying. I was holding my
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sophie Moss has stunned me speechless. With Wind Chime Cafe, Sophie has turned a tragic experience into a powerfully, moving story of overcoming fears and putting action to our aspirations. We meet Annie and Taylor who've relocated after a tragic event. The meaning and purpose of Taylor's broom is powerful as it's her security, her ability to have something to hold on to physically and mentally/emotionally to keep her grounded. Annie wants her daughter to feel safe and not push her daughter's li ...more
May 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Book Review - Wind Chime Cafe by Sophie Moss

Wind Chime Cafe was my first introduction to Author Sophie Moss, but what a lovely introduction it was, and also a great day to actually be reading about a serving officer, on Memorial Day..

Sophie paints a very vivid picture with her writing, her descriptions of Heron Island, (the sleepy little town that Annie moves herself and her daughter to after a tragedy leaves her daughter with PTSD) that I could quite vividly imagine myself walking around the t
May 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Honestly, I really liked this book. It was a breath of fresh air, a beautiful love story!!
Annie is a single mum looking to start a new fine dining restaurant....
Will is a many seal only back in town to finalise the sale if his grandparents property...
Taylor is Annie's daughter. A broken little girl with broom.
Annie is relying on the sale of wills grandparents property to make her business boom! The people who are looking to buy the inn are developers... Will isn't happy about this. Can Annie per
Charity Foster
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Annie moves to Heron Island after her daughter survives every parents worst nightmare. She hopes the move will help her daughter, as well as herself, put the nightmare behind them. When she has to change her dream of opening a fancy French bistro to opening a Cafe` instead, she only hopes it will be successful.
Will comes back to the island to sell his grandparent's property and then quickly leave. However, when he finds out that a developer plans on building a resort on the property, his plans
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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 testi ...more

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