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REVIEW ➽ WHAT THE WIND KNOWS BY AMY HARMON

8 February 2019

In an unforgettable love story, a woman’s impossible journey through the ages could change everything…

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?
 


GENRE: Historical Romance
PUBLICATION:  March 1st 2019


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'WHAT THE WIND KNOWS’ 
is a full length historical romance novel by Amy Harmon. 

If you are a fan of Outlander by Diana Gabaldon then without a doubt you'll love this book.

Where to even start with this review!! This was one of my most highly anticipated reads for this year, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it, as soon as I could start reading it I was transported to another world, I couldn’t put it down, I didn’t want to put it down. 

Seconds, minutes, hours, life outside my windows and doors ceased to exist. This author is such a great story teller. Like no other she has you sitting in the palm of her hand, she captivates you as soon as you open that first page, she weaves her magical talent on you as she gently tells you the story her characters beg her to tell. This book was utter perfection, utter magic. Hard to put down, easy to love. 


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What the wind knows kicks starts off with thirty year old Anne Gallagher as she sits vigil beside Eoin her Grandfather who stepped in and raised her from an early age. As he lays dying in his bed in 2001. 

As he's getting ready to leave this world he begs for Anne to take him back to his homeland Ireland.
Which she does promptly. 

It's not long after his passing that she realises how much her Grandfather kept from her about his childhood, so many gaps that he never spoke of. Being an established author she'd always had the inclination of writing a novel set in Ireland surrounding the 'Rising of 1916.'

After arriving in Ireland with her Grandfather's ashes in hand she hires a little red dingy and sets off to scatter his ashes in Lough Gill, suddenly a mist appears out of nowhere, a man with two other companions holds up a pistil and fires at her hitting her on her side. 


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She gets rescued by a man who seemed to know her name, he was Dr. Thomas Smith, and is placed under his care whilst she heals. Awakening nothing is what it seems, she doesn't recognise her surroundings or the people. 

Thomas Smith is the sole guardian to a wee boy who seems oddly familiar to her, it's this wee boy who mistakenly assumes it's his long lost mother returning to him some six years later. 

They had never found Eoin's mother. They'd never found her body. They had assumed she was dead, alongside her husband, lost in an insurrection that had ended very badly. And now I was here, raising questions that were long since buried. This was bad. This was very bad. 

But as a precaution for her own safety she adopts the woman's identity and falls into the era of 1921 seamlessly. I didn't know what had happened to Anne Gallagher of 1921. 


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 thirteen languages, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah.

Amy Harmon has written ten 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 recent release, The Bird and the Sword, is a Goodreads Choice finalist in Fantasy. FROM SAND AND ASH, her historical romance, will be released via Lake Union Publishing on December 1st. For updates on upcoming book releases, author posts and more, join Amy at www.authoramyharmon.com.

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