#HistoricalRomance~~ What the Wind Knows by @aharmon_author
Anne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfather’s stories of Ireland. Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes. There, overcome with memories of the man she adored and consumed by a history she never knew, she is pulled into another time.
The Ireland of 1921, teetering on the edge of war, is a dangerous place in which to awaken. But there Anne finds herself, hurt, disoriented, and under the care of Dr. Thomas Smith, guardian to a young boy who is oddly familiar. Mistaken for the boy’s long-missing mother, Anne adopts her identity, convinced the woman’s disappearance is connected to her own.
As tensions rise, Thomas joins the struggle for Ireland’s independence and Anne is drawn into the conflict beside him. Caught between history and her heart, she must decide whether she’s willing to let go of the life she knew for a love she never thought she’d find. But in the end, is the choice actually hers to make?
Tera’s 5 Blush Review
What the Wind Knows is a magical tale of love, loss and patriotism. The story starts out in 2001 New York City and we are taken on an incredible journey through time to the beautiful Ireland when she was fighting for her independence and sitting on the brink of a civil war. The details were flawless. They were interesting. They were patriotic. They were so vivid I could smell the Irish air.
Anne Gallagher was such a poised character. She was a woman who lived ahead of her time and watching her journey with Thomas Smith was beautiful and heart-wrenching. The one thing I have come to know about Amy Harmon’s writing is that I can always trust she will give me a set of characters I truly love. Characters that will sit with me for months to come. Characters that will come to mind on a random lazy Sunday…just wondering what they are up to.
I have never read a time travel book, and I really wondered how it would all be pulled together. In What the Wind Knows, the story is weaved together in true perfection. Not a single detail left out. Not a single plot hole found. This book is simply magnificent. In fact, I think historical romance is a really amazing niche for Amy Harmon where she really shines and ameliorates her talent. One thing that really stands out about them is that I read them so slowly. I savor them and relish in every last drop.
What the Wind Knows is truly a timeless love story with the fascinating element of time travel that left me dying to know how Ms. Harmon was going to fix my heart. Please give this beautiful story the chance it deserves.
Dawn’s 5 Blush Review
In What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon, I was transported back in history to 1921 Ireland. I felt all the pain and devastation. My heart bled for the people. While the extraordinary love story between Anne and Thomas made my heart ache. I was kept guessing right up until the end. The way Amy weaved the history and romance was exceptional. I was mesmerized and completely invested!! Amy’s talent goes beyond writing a great story. She brings you mind, body and soul into another world. She tantalizes all your senses. I could vividly see, taste, hear and smell everything… from the clothing to the damp air. It was all tangible.
This historical romance had such a magical twist. Anne Gallagher’s grandfather’s last wish was for his ashes to be brought back to Ireland. While there, Anne wakes up in 1922….
Imagine going back in time and being able to experience what your ancestors did. Living as they did.
My heart was bursting. It filled with sooo much sadness, hope and love. I connected with all the characters on such a deep level. This is a story I will never forget. It has actually made me want to research further and visit this beautiful country.
I cried for the Irish and Michael Collins!
“Give us the future… We’ve had enough of your past… Give us back our country… to live in, – to grow in, – to Love.”
– Michael Collins
Amy Harmon is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and New York Times Bestselling author. Amy knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and she divided her time between writing songs and stories as she grew. Having grown up in the middle of wheat fields without a television, with only her books and her siblings to entertain her, she developed a strong sense of what made a good story. Her books are now being published in eighteen languages, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah.
Amy Harmon has written fourteen novels including the USA Today Bestsellers, Making Faces and Running Barefoot, as well as The Law of Moses, Infinity + One and the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue. Her fantasy novel, The Bird and the Sword, was a Goodreads Book of the Year finalist. Her newest release, What the Wind Knows, is an Amazon charts bestseller. For updates on upcoming book releases, author posts and more, join Amy at www.authoramyharmon.com.