Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Review & Giveaway: Wind Chime Point by Sherryl Woods (CLOSED)

Wind Chime Point by Sherryl Woods
Harlequin MIRA
May 2013
Format: ARC paperback, 400 pages
Source: McAllister PR

When life gets complicated, New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods proves family—and love—can make all the difference 

Facing a personal crisis, ambitious and driven Gabriella Castle retreats to the welcoming arms of her family. Everything she's worked for has been yanked out from under her, and she seeks the serenity of her grandmother's home on the North Carolina coast. With difficult decisions to make about her future, the last thing she wants is an unexpected love.

Wade Johnson fell for Gabi the first time he saw her. It's not the only time he's found himself in the role of knight in shining armor, but Gabi isn't looking for a rescuer. To get her to stay, Wade will need a whole lot of patience and gentle persuasion…and maybe the soothing sound of wind chimes on a summer breeze.

My thoughts: This is the 2nd in Sherryl Woods' Ocean Breeze series and it was just as delightful as the first one, Sand Castle Bay. I am really enjoying getting to know the Castle family - not only the three sisters, who are the main characters of each of the three books, but also their extended family and friends.

This second installment of the Ocean Breeze series focuses on Gabi, the middle sister of the Castle clan, who finds herself in quite the predicament - she's just found out she's pregnant, has lost her job and been dumped. Needing time to figure things out, she heads to the one place where no one will judge - Sand Castle Bay. Staying with her grandmother and taking some time to herself will give her the much needed space to think things over and decide what she wants to do with her life and with the baby. Gabi has always been a planner - she has always known what she wants and has been able to plan it all out to the tiniest degree. Now everything is up in the air.

Wade Johnson is a carpenter and family friend. Despite having suffered his own set of losses, he is looking for love again and has his eyes set on Gabi - thanks in part to Gabi's grandmother Cora Jane putting Gabi in Wade's line of vision during previous visits to Sand Castle Bay.

I really liked how the relationship between Gabi and Wade was built up slowly and stayed steady throughout the book. Wade definitely represents that "ideal" man, confident, reassuring and always there when you need him. He provides Gabi with a sounding board and always seems to have her best interests at heart. I also love how the other Castle girls are involved in this book. Even though we got Emily's story in the first book of the series, she still plays a big part in this book, as does other sister, Samantha. Plus, we get a much deeper look into the relationship that the girls have with their father - which lead to some really heartwarming scenes in this book.

I'm really excited to read the next book in this series and see how Samantha finds her happily-ever-after, although I'm also a bit reluctant to read it because that means the end of the series...or does it? Perhaps this is just the first 3 books in what will grow to be a bigger series??? I really hope so!

Have you ever read a series that you wished would go on?

Books in this series:

  1. Sand Castle Bay
  2. Wind Chime Point
  3. Sea Glass Island

Giveaway Information (CLOSED):
Thanks to Amy at McAllister PR I have one copy of Wind Chime Point to give away to my readers.


  • Open to US/Canada
  • Must include email address to enter 

* Mandatory entry - Tell me why you want to read this book.  

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All entries can be in one email - but you MUST include email address or no entry


Good Luck!!! 


  1. Thanks for the giveaway. Love Sherryl's books.

    And I am a follower under this email - Pat Lieberman

  2. Thank you for hosting this wonderful giveaway, Kristin. I love stories set in North Carolina (thanks to Nicholas Sparks!)

    I will post this in my blog's side bar. I'm a follower as "Suko".


  3. I like the southern location of the Carolinas. This looks like a wonderful love story. Thanks for the giveaway.
    -email and GFC (Margie) follower
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

  4. I want to read this because I love all of Sherryl Woods books!

    lag110 at. Mchsi dot com

  5. I love Sherryl's books, so naturally want the next one.

    Pat B.

  6. I guess I forgot my email. LOL

  7. Wow! I can't WAIT to read this! I love that cover, too ; )
    I wonder what kind of events or people inspired the author while writing this book!?
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    I follow via email: mestith at gmail dot com
    mestith at gmail dot com

  8. Thanks for this lovely giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  9. I would enjoy this book, especially for summer. thanks for this chance. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  10. I just bought book one and would love the next book in the series. It looks like so much fun <3 and the cover..aren't they beautiful!?

    GFC follower - Lily B

    lilypondreads at gmail dot com


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