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Title: What the Wind Knows
Author: Amy Harmon
Release Date: Mar 1, 2019
Genres: Historical Fiction/Sci-Fi(Time Travel)/Romance
Blurb: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?
Characters ~ 8
Atmosphere ~ 10
Writing ~ 9
Plot ~ 9
Intrigue ~ 9
Logic ~ 10
Enjoyment ~ 9
- Enjoyable characters! I absolutely loved Thomas. He’s a hard-working, honest, good man. Anne was also an enjoyable character. The only negative is that I never felt a deep connection to them. But, this was definitely a plot-driven book to me.
- I absolutely loved the historical fiction aspect. Learning about this time period in Ireland was fascinating, and the scenes were so vivid that I felt dropped off right in the middle of everything. There were also some real eye opening aspects to this period of history.
- I loved the slow building tension and sense of dread of what was to come that was built into the story. It was also mysterious and unpredictable.
- It’s a real page turner and Harmon is great at story telling!
- There are often plot holes and logic issues in time traveling books, but I didn’t see any issues in this one.
Overall, this was a complete pleasure to read from start to finish. It was a beautiful story filled with strife, heartbreak, love, and hope. I hate that I waited so long to pick it up! I’m definitely looking forward to more Amy Harmon!
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Have you read What the Wind Knows or any of Amy Harmon’s other books? I love a good historical fiction that shares a time or place in history that isn’t prevalent in many books. Do you have an recommendations?