Monday, February 11, 2019

Review: What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon

Title: What the Wind Knows
Author: Amy Harmon
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Historical Fiction/Contemporary
Published By: Lake Union (March 1, 2019)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 4 Stars!


Book Description:
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?









Amy Harmon has always been a favorite author of mine, from her very first book I was hooked and as her stories progress, they truly only seem to get better.

I was so eager to get my hands on her newest release and for good reason, because let me tell you, it was riveting and so worth the wait. Once again, from the very first page,  I was pulled right into the story and it was so hard to put down.

Riddled with emotion, I was captured by the setting, the story line and the very real characters themselves. Everything about this story called to me. 

Set in Ireland during one of the islands worst events in its history, it was so enchanting. From the stories and lore to the very heart of the rebellion. Everything about it demanded that you pay attention and read on. 

I can't even begin to express how much I adored this story. From young Eoin right down to Thomas, so much about this story spoke and called to me in all the best ways that only Harmon seems to know how to do. 









*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

40 comments:

  1. I'm so glad this was a hit. I've been really looking forward to reading it because I enjoy reading Harmon's stories. It sounds different from her usual, but lovely!

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    1. It is different from her usual, more historical but so so good.

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  2. oh boy, I could beat myself right now. I had the chance to this book as part of Amazon's first to read and never did.

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  3. Glas you liked it! I got it from Amazons first read program and am excited for it. Great review!

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  4. I've not read this author, but the setting and period have me wanting to try this!

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    1. Oh my gosh Kim, you need to try this author! I know Christy would kick your butt if she knew you haven't read her yet.

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  5. I heard a lot about this author but I haven't tried any

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  6. Sounds like you really enjoyed this one.

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  7. Oh not only my favorite place but time travel too. Yes please! Thanks Kindlemom

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  8. This sounds so good with its setting of Ireland and the time travel. I think I saw this on Amazon First so I'll definitely go check it out! :)

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    1. It is on there and on Netgalley, definitely grab it!

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  9. I'm glad it didn't disappoint, Ali. Excellent review! -Tyler H. Jolley

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  10. aahh, this sounds like a good read. Although I don't think I've come across any of Amy Harmon's books. But Lake Union titles always attract me. Will definitely keep my eyes out for this one :)

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    1. All of her books that I've tried, which is almost all of them, I have really loved and have stuck with me.

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  11. I'm really looking forward to reading this one, too! I'm happy to hear you loved it! :)

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  12. I have loved every book I've read by her. I have this in my tbr and will hopefully get to it soon!

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  13. Okay, you convinced me, I need to give her a shot.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  14. I've seen this author's name pop up on my Goodreads feed, but I haven't read anything by her. Your review convinced me to look her up and try one of her books.

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that! This is a great one but I can't recommend Puddle Jumping enough either, it is probably my absolute favorite.

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  15. I saw this book first just last week and the time travel and historical Ireland element really grabbed my interest. Glad to know it will be worth it when I get my turn.

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    1. It's on Netgalley and Kindle First (if you are a Prime member) so definitely grab it!

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  16. Glad this was so good! I love time travel and Ireland and it sounds like a neat historical read as well.

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  17. This sounds like a wonderful read. I love Ireland, and I would like to know more about its history. Thanks for the recommendation, Ali.

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    1. I actually think you would really like this one as well Heidi.

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  18. I am not much to read historical books, in fact they are very few but the plot of this sounds interesting.

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  19. So glad to hear you enjoyed this one! I grabbed it recently and can't wait to make some time for it. Great review!

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    1. So glad you grabbed it and I really hope you enjoy it as well!

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  20. Ooooh one of my friends absolutely LOVES her books. I still need to try them. It does sound very good :)

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    1. They are all really good and all so different from one another.

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