Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Wind Chime Summer by Sophie Moss


If you open your heart, it will always lead you home…

Since leaving the Army six months ago, Izzy Rivera has closed herself off from everyone and everything. Struggling with a debilitating case of PTSD, she has been fired from three jobs and was recently arrested for assault. Her last hope is a rehab program for veterans on Heron Island, which she was admitted to on a probationary basis and which she must complete to stay out of jail.

After establishing an illustrious career as a marine biologist, Ryan Callahan has returned to Heron Island to open a nonprofit to save the Chesapeake Bay and help his father—a fourth-generation waterman—expand his oyster farm. As one of the primary employers for the veterans’ center, Ryan is counting on his new workforce to make the merging of these two operations a success.

But Ryan underestimated the challenges of employing a group of physically and psychologically wounded veterans—particularly the female Army veteran who wants nothing to do with his nonprofit, his father’s farm, or the peaceful island that’s supposed to help her heal. Can Ryan find a way to convince Izzy to believe in something again? Or will the shell she’s built around her heart trap her in the past forever?

Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

'Wind Chime Summer' is a sweet read which takes its time in revealing its story.  It is a slow burn but it needs to be and I loved the emotional, poignant journey it took me on.

Izzy is just another veteran part of the island's programme, right?  Wrong.  Izzy has seen the horrors of war and survived.  It is not this that brings her to the island.  It is her chance to stay out of prison.  There is more to Izzy than meets the eye.  She is vulnerable and fragile yet determined and courageous.  As she finds her feet in working for Ryan on his oyster farm, she finds some inner peace and a passion and understanding of the nature around her as well as finding Ryan.

Ryan is patient and nurturing towards her as he fights his growing attraction for her.  But will he be able to support Izzy when her truth is revealed or when things go wrong for her?

A thoughtful and poignant read that brought all the feels and was full of charm.  I loved the premise and it was superbly delivered.  This series continues to deliver first class stories.

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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 testing out a new dessert recipe, exploring the Chesapeake Bay, or fiddling in her garden. Sophie loves to hear from readers. Email her at sophiemossauthor@gmail.com or visit her website sophiemossauthor.com to sign up for her newsletter.

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