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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Shelley Noble returns to the beach in her latest summer listen about the family we create and the wishes we make that can shape us.

Zoe Bascombe has never said no to her family. When she blew her Julliard audition, she caved to their wishes and went to business school. But when her mother dies and leaves instructions for Zoe to spread her ashes at a place called Wind Chime Beach, she defies her brothers and starts out for a New England town none of them has ever heard of and discovers a side of her garden club mother that her wildest dreams hadn’t imagined.

Zoe has another family.

Her first instinct is to run home. Instead she is caught in the middle of her feuding new relatives. With one family fighting among themselves and the other not speaking to her, Zoe must somehow find a way to bridge her new life with her old.

For the first time in her life, Zoe must make a stand for her family - both of them. If only she can only figure out how.

Her answer lies at Wind Chime Beach, where for generations people have come to add their chimes to the ones already left among the trees. And when the wind blows and the air fills with music, their secrets, dreams, and hopes are sent into the world. There’s a message for Zoe here - if she has the courage to open her heart.

©2019 Shelley Noble (P)2019 HarperAudio

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This book made me realize how important it is to ask questions of our parents before they die and how even though we live with our parents we don’t really know them until we ask questions about their lives. I would encourage everyone ...I’ve encouraged all of my family to start writing a biography now just keep a binder out on the counter and write down their thoughts and experiences in it as they go through life to leave to their children and for children to ask their parents what they would want to ask them if tgey suddenly died and had not asked them. now that my parents are gone and you read all of the notes that people put in those obituary books online you realize there is so much you didnt know about them! I loved all the characters in this book and loved the goat and was wishing they would get another one to keep company as even goats need their own mates. Thank you for a great book and narration was perfect.

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Really long book for a story that wasn't that long. One of those books you won't have trouble falling asleep to.

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Shelley Noble

I have enjoyed so many of her stories. Wouldn't mind a sequel to this one

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A Beach Wish

I truly love this audiobook. And, hopefully they will all come together and learn to love one another. Zoe is the father of Lee, and Eve. And, Zoe is going to run the Inn until Eve returns. It was such an amazing story, that her mother told her to go back to Wind Chime Beach to spread her ashes. She had never heard of this place. And with her brothers coming together after Arold said Zoe would hear from his attorney. It all worked out for the best because they all came together to send their mother’s ashes at the beach. Wonderful story.

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Lacks character developement

This book was disappointing. The story was interesting but read more as a first draft or outline lacking in-depth character development. The author explained everything happening in simple terms through simple dialogue rather than giving the reader depth to interpret and feel the story unfolding through the characters.

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It is a good story. The writing paints beautiful pictures of a place I'd love to visit.

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A great read!

a great read, with twists and turns that you will not expect! a must read! dont pass it up!

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I had to re-read the first several chapters multiple times to get all the family members and neighbors straight. I liked the storyline, but it would have been better to get to know a few characters at a time rather than everyone in the first chapter or two. enjoy the book, but stay focus6 at the beginning so you aren't lost as to who is who.

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Loved this book!

Great summer read. Lots of love, charm & whimsy . Good story. Narrator was easy to listen to & keeps you interested.

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