WIND CHIME CAFÉ
By Sophie Moss
Sea Rose Publishing (Feb 2014)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Reviewed by The Book Breeze
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.
I enjoyed this book but found a lot of things too coincidental. Annie Malone’s new start was motivated by the trauma her daughter suffered as the only survivor of a school massacre. Will Dozier not only suffered from PTSD but lost family in the Twin Towers. The developer’s son after the property is the long lost father of Annie’s daughter, Taylor, who suddenly arrives to use the child as a pawn. I mean, what are the odds all of these events collide?
Outside of all of that, this book has some wonderful moments – the significance of the wind chimes and the broom, and the relationship between Will and Taylor actually should not be missed. So overlook the contrived plot and read this lovely story of love and healing.