What the Wind Knows

  • Title: What the Wind Knows
  • Author: Amy Harmon
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  • What the Wind Knows 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
    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 anoth 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 411 pages Expected publication March 1st 2019 by Lake Union Publishing More Details ASIN B07DHMNY7H Other Editions All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon Author Release date Mar 01, 2019 In an unforgettable love story, a woman s impossible journey through the ages could change everything Anne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfat 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 Enter Giveaway Format

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    Lists with This Book Most Anticipated Romance Novels of 2019 476 books 1,810 voters Historical Fiction 2019 280 books 274 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jan 03, 2019 Christy rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 five stars 5 stars This book was something special Quite frankly, it s the first book in a while that blew me away The storytelling is magical and it s such a heart wrenching, yet beautiful tale I am such a fan of time traveling in books, especially when it s done well, and this was done so well It s a historical romance and I can tell Amy did her research This book was well thought out, smart, enthralling, and fascinating I loved it so much Yes I told you You told me And you will tell me ag 5 stars This book was something special Quite frankly, it s the first book in a while that blew me away The storytelling is magical and it s such a heart wrenching, yet beautiful tale I am such a fan of time traveling in books, especially when it s done well, and this was done so well It s a historical romance and I can tell Amy did her research This book was well thought out, smart, enthralling, and fascinating I loved it so much Yes I told you You told me And you will tell me again Only the wind knows which truly comes first This story starts with Anne Gallagher at her dying grandfather s side Her heart is broken Eoin isn t just Anne s grandfather He s her confidant, her best friend, and he raised her After Eoin passes, he wishes for Anne to take him back to the one place they ve never traveled Back to his hometown in Ireland Anne is grieving, but also excited to be here She feels closer to Eoin than ever As she goes to spread his ashes as she promised, something strange happens Anne finds herself not in the current twenty first century, but in the 1920 s She finds herself back at the same place Eoin grew up, only Thomas Smith, the doctor that helped raise Eoin is there, and Anne is mistaken from her great grandmother, who she is a dead ringer for Anne can t explain herself, her great grandmother had been missing for some time and it s a very complicated situation As time passes, Anne becomes used to living in this other time period The time she spends with Thomas, the she never wants to leave Sigh Thomas This man was gentle, kind, generous, and the best kind of hero I didn t know how a happy ending between these two could come to fruition but I hoped with all my heart they got the happiness they both deserved Thomas I moaned into his mouth Yes he murmured, his body thrumming beneath my hands I want to stay, I panted Anne, he demanded, swallowing my sighs and caressing my cares away Yes Please don t go I don t want to talk much about the past, present, or logistics It s better to read that for yourself and see I will say that the way the author wrote it made sense in the best way it could Everything is connected, everything that happened happened for a reason and at the right time It may not seem that way, but it did It was completely seamless This book was a stunning romance, but it was also historical in a way that kept my interest and I honestly felt like I really learned a lot about this time in Irish history from this book I loved that I actually looked up some of the characters that were based on real people and read up on them, I was that interested I am not the biggest history buff, but the way Amy wrote this book had me so curious What the Wind Knows is truly a gem of a book I have no doubts at all that it will be on my top favorite list of 2019 It shows that love is timeless It will give you all the feels and truly make your heart want to explode with happiness This story is beautiful, magical and it s not just something you read, it s something you experience A definite must read flag 160 likesLike see review View all 33 comments Christy Wendy sThoughts wrote Christy, I love this it s not just something you read, it s something you experience Wonderful review 333 Thanks so muc Wendy sThoughts wrote Christy, I love this it s not just something you read, it s something you experience Wonderful review 333 Thanks so much, Wendy love xoxo Jan 27, 2019 04 51AM carinne I just realized this is by Amy Harmon I still have a lot of her books on my shelf I haven t even read them I just know their good cause I do, So n I just realized this is by Amy Harmon I still have a lot of her books on my shelf I haven t even read them I just know their good cause I do, So naturally with that five star rating I have to add it Jan 31, 2019 06 52PM Dec 29, 2018 Pavlina Read sleep less blog rated it it was amazing Shelves arc, best cover, favorites 3 5 STARS 3Such a beautiful story, What The Wind Knows will always have a special place in my heart Her book took me on an imaginary journey I didn t want to end It s a fantastic,unique, captivating and intense story.Do you know why I love Amy Harmon s books Because they are pure perfection Always, with original stories.This story is full of emotions, my heart was beating hard and I was anxious to see what will happen.I loved the characters so much, and especially the bond they have.The 3 5 STARS 3Such a beautiful story, What The Wind Knows will always have a special place in my heart Her book took me on an imaginary journey I didn t want to end It s a fantastic,unique, captivating and intense story.Do you know why I love Amy Harmon s books Because they are pure perfection Always, with original stories.This story is full of emotions, my heart was beating hard and I was anxious to see what will happen.I loved the characters so much, and especially the bond they have.There are some really intense and emotional moments between them This a must read, an unforgettable story that will stay with you forever Prepare your heart for an emotional and touching story flag 58 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 11, 2019 Amy Harmon added it Review from the author Shelves coming soon When you fall in love in the past, is there such a thing as tomorrow What the Wind Knows, a historical romance set in Ireland s 1920 s, will be released in hardcover on February 1, 2019, and in paperback, ebook and audiobook on March 1, 2019.Pre order available on KINDLE HARDCOVER PAPERBACK AUDIO and in MP3 Anne 1921She is the same, but not the same at all You must read the book, Annie Promise me you ll read the book He loves you so much, and he s been waiting so long I pau When you fall in love in the past, is there such a thing as tomorrow What the Wind Knows, a historical romance set in Ireland s 1920 s, will be released in hardcover on February 1, 2019, and in paperback, ebook and audiobook on March 1, 2019.Pre order available on KINDLE HARDCOVER PAPERBACK AUDIO and in MP3 Anne 1921She is the same, but not the same at all You must read the book, Annie Promise me you ll read the book He loves you so much, and he s been waiting so long I paused over a picture of a grand house with trees clustered around the edges and a glimmer of lake in the distance What is this place I asked, breathless That is Garvagh Glebe Someday your great great grandchildren will come to Ireland They will walk up the hill where you are laid to rest, and they will sit by the stone that bears your name They will know that this was your home, and because it is your home, it is theirs as well.That is what Ireland does.It calls her children home Thomas Smith was the kind of man who would slip into and out of a room without drawing much attention He wasn t loud or obtrusive even as he moved and acted with an innate confidence He was simply Thomas Smith, as ordinary as his name, and yet not ordinary at all Read the story behind the story.Pre order available on KINDLE HARDCOVER PAPERBACK AUDIO and in MP3Copyright Amy Harmon WEBSITE FACEBOOK TWITTER INSTAGRAM BOOKBUB NEWSLETTER flag 55 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 02, 2019 Jennifer Kyle rated it it was amazing Shelves march 2019 releases, historical, arcs, favorites 4.5 5 Stars Amy Harmon delivers a very well researched magical story doused in Irish history and a loop of souls that forever connect You must read her Author s Note as she cleverly shows a correlation between her own family s history mixed together with famous patriots of Ireland If you are a history buff, or a fan of fantastical love stories, or simply an Amy Harmon fan, then I think you will be as pleased as I was with Anne Gallagher s story I told you You told me Only the wind kno 4.5 5 Stars Amy Harmon delivers a very well researched magical story doused in Irish history and a loop of souls that forever connect You must read her Author s Note as she cleverly shows a correlation between her own family s history mixed together with famous patriots of Ireland If you are a history buff, or a fan of fantastical love stories, or simply an Amy Harmon fan, then I think you will be as pleased as I was with Anne Gallagher s story I told you You told me Only the wind knows which truly comes first ARC provided in exchange for an honest review flag 47 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Aisling Zena Wonderful review Jennifer xx Jan 06, 2019 08 54AM Jennifer Great review Feb 01, 2019 08 30AM Jan 02, 2019 Sophie Beware Of The Reader rated it it was amazing Shelves the bests, favorite of 2019, favorite author, historical, 2016 on 5 Outlander stars

    Don t forget to read the book He loved you He loved you so much He s been waiting, Annie

    Here I am once again in a tight spot trying to write that review As for each Amy Harmon s books, the task is daunting There is so much to tell yet I don t own a tenth of her talent.Maybe let s begin with the important I read it in one sitting and it is a long book 120.000 words I left my body s imprint on the couch by the end of the day.But that s how enraptured I 5 Outlander stars

    Don t forget to read the book He loved you He loved you so much He s been waiting, Annie

    Here I am once again in a tight spot trying to write that review As for each Amy Harmon s books, the task is daunting There is so much to tell yet I don t own a tenth of her talent.Maybe let s begin with the important I read it in one sitting and it is a long book 120.000 words I left my body s imprint on the couch by the end of the day.But that s how enraptured I was Amy is not on the top of my top 3 authors for years now without a reason her words are magic She really weaves a tale intertwining past and present Ireland, mixing historical facts with ordinary people s lives, rational with a dash of fantasy And it works so well that I was not in my living room on my couch any I could tweak her quote and apply it to reading instead of writing It was like that for me sometimes I would become so immersed in reading that the scenes and characters I created came alive in my head, fleshed out and independently animated, visiting me as I slept I was at Garvagh Glebe I found myself catapulted by some magical twist of fate we are in Ireland, land of faeries in 1921 Looking so much like another woman it was uncanny I was supposed to live her life, trembling someone would discover that I was an impostor as I didn t know how to lace a corset or how to call some pieces of garments.No one would believe that I was coming from the future when I did not know how I landed than 80 years ago.Does it feel like Outlander here Well yes that s what I experienced too.Anne is our female MC and is a renowned author I loved how Amy must have drawn from her own writing experience to build her character.Ann has been orphaned since she was an infant and has been raised in Brooklyn by her grand father Eoin She s traveled the world with him but they never went to Ireland, his country It was never time yet.Now that he is gone, she promised to spread his ashes in Ireland on his beloved lough Soon enough a white mist is surrounding her on the lake and she ll be shot and left to drown only to be saved by Thomas Smith, local doctor and linked to her ancestors Thomas has been part of the rebellion trying to free Ireland from England s clutches.That part of history has always fascinated Anne as she planned on writing a book on these historical period She s been researching for months and now she is thrown in the middle of all these famous events, meeting people who made Ireland s history Reading about Ireland tumultuous past was enlightening I may live in Europe and have some notions taught in school about Ireland s fight to get free from England s dominion I never had such detailed information I lived the same experience while reading From Sand and Ash about the part played by the church in Italy in protecting countless Jews during WWII Every day it s another terrible story, another unforgiveable event The whole country is under immense strain, yet there is an odd hopefulness mixed with the fear It s as if all of Ireland is coming awake and our eyes are fixed on the same horizon Amy uses a similar technique as Ken Follett when he is writing his historical books giving us solid historical facts, insisting on key events in the grand scheme of history while making it fascinating and human as we are following individuals living these events This is not a non fiction retelling of major events This is a very human tale of people living in that century and experiencing first hand all the fights and inner struggles of Irish people.I think every history teacher should teach history using the same trick I bet many students would become history geeks if they could read books like Amy s or Ken Follet Don t let the history distract you from the people who lived it What I admire most about Amy is that she does not go for flawless, utterly gorgeous with steel abs heroes No She chooses men and women looking like your friend or neighbor But what makes them shine above all else are their inner qualities, their moral compass, their generosity, their dedication, their doubts and their sufferings.Thomas Smith is not bad looking but Amy s depicting him with sharp knees He is lean but has no bulging muscles He is not the one captivating his audience and wanting to shine under the spotlight Yet he is than a worthy hero Answering every call as a local doctor day or night, patrolling to protect his people and his rebel friends yet making time to draw for his ward when any man would go to sleep Thomas Smith was the kind of man who could quietly slip into and out of a room without drawing much attention He was handsome if one stopped to contemplate each feature Yet he had a slight stoop to his shoulders and an air of melancholia that had folks respecting his space and his solitude, even as they sought him out He wasn t tall He wasn t short He wasn t a big man He wasn t a small man He wasn t loud or obtrusive even as he moved and acted with an innate confidence He was simply Thomas Smith, as ordinary as his name, and yet not ordinary at all I could have written stories about him He would be the character that grew on the reader, making them love him simply because he was good Decent Dependable He is calm, kind and generous, offering shelter to poor families dying from hunger in rural Ireland His many small acts of kindness won my heart all over Thomas also has a fervor for what he believes in And he believes in a free Ireland But the price to pay is high and we follow Thomas doubts and inner reflection Is really all fair in war It is one thing to fight for freedom it is another to condemn the innocent to die in your war This patient, generous and solid man will steal Anne s heart.Anne is also someone you will like easily She is kind but strong Smart and compassionate Brave even if she is afraid.Their relationship reminded me of Eva and Bianco s From Sand and Ash I loved how Amy built their relationship, slowly, steadily Something we could believe in Something meant to last for all eternity If I loved the historical context, the characters, the plot and the pace who was just right I can t overlook Amy s writing.I wrote in my first review that Amy has a grace when writing a story It flows effortlessly, beautifully and I dare say poetically I always end up with so many quotes that choosing to feature some in my review is a nearly impossible task Last parting words because this review is long yes, I know I really loved how Amy made us see that there rarely are true villains Because even the villains in this story were firm believers that they were doing what was best for Irish people And yes everything is a question of perspective We have so often history lessons in black or white, where the line is drawn Yet the truth is often to be found in the shades of grey I d been wrong about one thing These were not average men and women Time had not given them a gloss they had not earned Even those I wanted to loathe, based on my own research and conclusions, conducted themselves with fervor and honest conviction These weren t posing politicians They were patriots whose blood and sacrifice deserved history s pardon and Ireland s compassion I am stopping here as I could go on and on about that book But just read it Have you read Amy s books before Are you a fan like I am Thanks for reading Sophie Find me on Wordpress Beware Of The ReaderFacebook Beware Of The Reader Facebook group Beware Book Boyfriends Alert Instagram bewareofthereader Twitter BewareOffReader flag 42 likesLike see review View all 15 comments NiCoLeTa E I m dying to read this one This was a hell of a freakin fabulous review, honey Jan 19, 2019 10 39AM Hollis wow, Sophie wow this review is incredible glad you loved it Jan 31, 2019 03 58PM Jan 22, 2019 Patty Belongs To Kellan Jesse Lautner Miller Jack Racer Rafe Liam Prince Nicholas Hayes Simon Gianluca Archer rated it it was amazing Shelves arcs, historical romance, favorite authors, adult contemporary, angsty read, amazing, fantasy, favorites FIVE STARS ARC Generously Provided by Author Don t go near the water, love Stay away from strand or sea You cannot walk on water, love The lough will take you far from me I was a little nervous about reading this book I m not a fan of Historical Romances , and history puts me to sleep, literally The majority of the plot of WHAT THE WIND KNOWS is deeply entrenched in history, and I am not going to lie, I struggled to get through most of the book, BUT, Amy Harmon is a truly g FIVE STARS ARC Generously Provided by Author Don t go near the water, love Stay away from strand or sea You cannot walk on water, love The lough will take you far from me I was a little nervous about reading this book I m not a fan of Historical Romances , and history puts me to sleep, literally The majority of the plot of WHAT THE WIND KNOWS is deeply entrenched in history, and I am not going to lie, I struggled to get through most of the book, BUT, Amy Harmon is a truly gifted author, and I decided to see this through to the end I am so glad that I did, because within the pages of this book is a beautiful love story that is fantastical and transcends space time Anne Gallagher is a famous author from New York in the year 2001 When her beloved grandfather dies, she journeys to his homeland of Ireland to spread his ashes on the Lough in the town he was born This was his last request before he passed away Anne was so overcome by her grief because all she had was her grandfather He raised her since she was six when her parents died Anne rents a little boat and rows out to the middle of the Lough to release Eoin s ashes and somehow a white fog appears She s disoriented, frightened, and somehow ends up getting shot and nearly drowns, until she is pulled out to safety When she comes to, she sees the face of a man who looks familiar but can t place where she has seen him before She s in and out of consciousness due to the bullet wound but once she finally comes to, she learns somehow she has miraculously ended up in her grandfather s childhood home, and the year is 1921 The man who saved her is Thomas Smith, a close friend to her great grandfather and great grandmother, and surrogate father to her grandfather, Eoin.The story is told through Anne s POV, and through Thomas s POV in his journal entries The history of the Irish Civil War is accounted extensively throughout Thomas s POV, and oh how I found it hard to stay awake As the romance slowly starts to blossom between Thomas and Anne, the history was still a huge focal point but their love story was what grabbed a hold of my heart How would these two be able to live their lives full of love and happy memories when they were from different time periods Would the present take Anne away from the only true love she s ever experienced How will their story end So much angst, and sorrow I loved the bond between Anne and the child version of Eoin, her grandfather The beautiful stories she wrote for him about his journeys to different places and times via his little red boat on the Lough were magical I really ended up loving this story.Here are my overall ratings Hero 5Heroine 5Plot 5Angst 5Steam 3Chemistry Between Hero Heroine 5WHAT THE WIND KNOWS releases on March 1st I m sure Amy Harmon fans are going to fall in love with Thomas and Anne s story flag 44 likesLike see review View all 6 comments A Awesome review babe Jan 30, 2019 06 15AM Maida v Fantastic review, love Glad you enjoyed xoxo Jan 30, 2019 04 35PM Jan 05, 2019 Ashley rated it it was amazing Shelves loves, 2019 Reviewed on Ashes Books Bobs.What a delight, to begin the year with one of my most anticipated reads of 2019, by one of my favorite authors of all Every Amy Harmon book leaves me in awe completely astonished by the gifts she was endowed with, the feelings she s able to put into language my brain does not possess Amy Harmon holds talent in her little finger than most of us could wish to acquire in a lifetime That s why anything I say about her or her books will be an injustice to Reviewed on Ashes Books Bobs.What a delight, to begin the year with one of my most anticipated reads of 2019, by one of my favorite authors of all Every Amy Harmon book leaves me in awe completely astonished by the gifts she was endowed with, the feelings she s able to put into language my brain does not possess Amy Harmon holds talent in her little finger than most of us could wish to acquire in a lifetime That s why anything I say about her or her books will be an injustice to the greatness she is able to craft in her stories.What the Wind Knows started off slow for me It took some time for me to grasp the numerous characters and the history taking place Granted, I m not familiar with Irish history, making everything in these pages new to me I also wasn t in the correct frame of mind for reading when I started this novel life hit my family hard in the new year and it s taken time to adjust Finally, I was determined to let the characters sweep me away to 1920s Ireland and leave my present world completely behind I was not disappointed in the least and I cannot say how grateful I am that I was able to escape my own reality for a few hours The attention to detail in this book made this story come alive in a way I ve rarely experienced while reading I could feel the discomfort of the clothing, the confusion of being in a new place and time, and see the world as if I was reading in 3D But the wind and water know all the earth s secrets They ve seen and heard all that has ever been said or done And if you listen, they will tell you all the stories and sing every song Time travel is a subject that has always fascinated me from a young age My imagination is often absorbed by history I will find myself standing in a place and wonder about the feet that have stood where mine are planted What the Wind Knows takes this idea and expands upon in it, layer upon beautiful layer Time is not linear in this story, but annular, leaving readers with a picture of just how connected all of our stories are, if only were are open to listening I loved churches the way I loved cemeteries and books All three were markers of humanity, of time, of life I highlighted line after line within these pages, again completely awe struck as I read feelings and thoughts I have experienced, but have never been able to put into words as eloquently as Amy Harmon The connections to ghosts of the past are sure to leave each reader full of wonder Once you come up for air, you may not be sure which time period you re living in, only to realize it truly doesn t matter What the Wind Knows grants a shift in perspective, allowing readers to realize what is important has always been important Love is love, no matter which year we live in Only our relationships, our legacies of love, and the stories of our passions will be the things that matter in the end I don t know where to begin in describing my admiration for the characters Being along for the ride through Anne s perspective was everything I needed, while still getting to experience life through Thomas s eyes in his journal entries As Anne fell for Thomas, I did too He was timeless simple, yet strong, and completely human His care for Anne shows the type of love every woman should aspire to find The dedication and loyalty the characters showed to one another was inspiring and beautifully written Despite my love for the main three characters, the standout in my mind was Maeve If she was in the story at the moment I was reading, you can be sure there were tears flowing the majority of the time She gave the story a nostalgic feel I reveled in.Thank you, Amy Harmon, for the chance to read an ARC and for kicking my reading year off with a bang My words are inadequate, but I hope they will encourage readers to pick this book up and stick with the story throughout The ending made my heart swell and my eyes swim with tears just try to read this one without shedding a tear or two This beauty will hit your Kindles on March 1, or if you are impatient, pick up a hardcover on February 1st You will not be disappointed flag 43 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Jan 22, 2019 Emma Scott rated it it was amazing Wow I m sort of slack jawed right now I was drawn to the cover first it has to be one of the most beautiful I ve ever seen and then a snippet drew me in deeper Something about it resonated, and while fiction hasn t been so good for me lately, I had a feeling about this one and I was right I know that doesn t tell you anything helpful about the book, except maybe to know that it is not a novel that lets go of you easily Historical, fantastical, romantic, and brilliant I can t imagine the Wow I m sort of slack jawed right now I was drawn to the cover first it has to be one of the most beautiful I ve ever seen and then a snippet drew me in deeper Something about it resonated, and while fiction hasn t been so good for me lately, I had a feeling about this one and I was right I know that doesn t tell you anything helpful about the book, except maybe to know that it is not a novel that lets go of you easily Historical, fantastical, romantic, and brilliant I can t imagine the research that went into this novel, except that I felt the Ireland of 1921 alive on the pages This book is nothing less than a towering achievement flag 44 likesLike see review Dec 30, 2018 Betul rated it it was amazing Shelves arc, 2019, womens fiction, historical fiction, 2019 favs, 5 star favorites, time travel, romance, reviewed ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review There are some paths that inevitably lead to heartache, some acts that steal men s souls, leaving them wandering forever after without them, trying to find what they lost It is official, Amy Harmon is now one of my all time favorite authors I am completely in awe and amazed with her magical writing and storytelling abilities I love all her books and her contemporary and fantasy romance novels are amazing, but I find myself drawn ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review There are some paths that inevitably lead to heartache, some acts that steal men s souls, leaving them wandering forever after without them, trying to find what they lost It is official, Amy Harmon is now one of my all time favorite authors I am completely in awe and amazed with her magical writing and storytelling abilities I love all her books and her contemporary and fantasy romance novels are amazing, but I find myself drawn to her historical novels It s probably because I am obsessed with history What the Wind Knows focuses on the beautiful and heartbreaking history of Ireland Amy has made me fall in love with this country and its people This book was perfection from start until finish, it was so unique and original I felt every sentence deep in my heart, and I couldn t get enough I fell so fast, so hard, and so completely Not because love is blind, but becauseit s not Love isn t blind, it s blinding You ll probably have noticed that the main character time travels into the past, and I am kind of indifferent to that trope, but it was done very well by the author The story had a great pacing and flow, and the author had really done her research The character were amazing, and really brought the story to life It was suspenseful, emotional, heartbreaking, romantic, hopeful and inspiring I was on the edge of my seat and in tears half of the time The story is so much than just a Romance novel Anne was such an incredible character and my heart wept for her and all the other characters I know that my review is pretty vague in regards to the plot, but you don t need to know than what you read in the synopsis I recommend this book to everyone It is as if we always were and always will be, as though our love and our lives sprang from the same source and will return to that source in the end, intertwined and indistinguishable We are ancient Prehistoric and predestined flag 39 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 09, 2019 Heather Book and a Blanket rated it it was amazing Shelves arc 2019, historical, the reason i read, favorites 5 Stars This book has ruined me for all other books I m still trying to wrap my head around what happened and my poor heart How can it ache SO GOOD and SO BAD This was a beautiful story of love, loss, family and patriotism with one of the most unique storylines and had me feeling EVERYTHING The concept of time travel has always fascinated me but it is certainly a difficult topic to get perfectly right, whether in movies or books Many times there are inconsistencies and plot holes N 5 Stars This book has ruined me for all other books I m still trying to wrap my head around what happened and my poor heart How can it ache SO GOOD and SO BAD This was a beautiful story of love, loss, family and patriotism with one of the most unique storylines and had me feeling EVERYTHING The concept of time travel has always fascinated me but it is certainly a difficult topic to get perfectly right, whether in movies or books Many times there are inconsistencies and plot holes Not in this book Amy Harmon got it right I mean she NAILED it I honestly had no idea how perfect it was until the very end The author carries us on a spectacular time travel journey filled with love and loss It was like a puzzle that you were trying to solve piece by piece and the anticipation of seeing the whole picture will have you thoroughly enthralled.This book is very rich in history and our heroine Anne gets pulled back to Ireland in 1921 at the cusp of the Irish Civil War First of all let me just say I am not a history buff Before reading this book I certainly had no interest in what Ireland went through to gain her Independence However, you cannot help but be fascinated with Amy s story telling She weaves the tale of these heroic men and women who fought for Ireland s liberation from Great Britain and I could feel their pride and I wept for what it cost them to achieve their independence As Anne learns firsthand about the country of her ancestors and lives the events that she only read about in her time , you can t help but be caught up in the fascination of it all The details in this book are phenomenal and you cannot help but respect the level of research that must have gone into the writing of this novel The love Ann and Thomas discover in each other takes them both by surprise Ann finds herself in love with a man in the past and is at war with what decisions to make Their love was gradual but intense and passionate Thomas was such a great man He was a kind and generous soul but also smart and brave He risked his life for his family and his country He loved Anne with such fervor and their path was so gut wrenching but so beautiful Their love story was simply epic There were so many amazing characters in this book that each played their role in what unfolded in this story Everything about this book was beautifully complex It makes you realize we are a part of something so much bigger than ourselves Time became irrelevant Love became important I ll be thinking about this book for a long time to come I know it s only January but I know this will be one of my favorite reads of 2019 Well done Amy Harmon 5 StarsHistorical RomancePOV Heroine Journal Entries by Hero Heat Level Very Mild, Fade to DarkFollow me for your next comfort read flag 36 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jan 06, 2019 Christie SHBBblogger rated it it was amazing Shelves historical, gen fiction, time travel, advanced copy, epic all time read, inspired by real people or events, top shelf quality, unputdownable, feb 2019 Title What the Wind KnowsSeries StandaloneAuthor Amy HarmonRelease date February 1, 2019Cliffhanger NoGenre historical fiction, time travel, historical romanceAnne Gallagher has longed to visit Ireland with her grandfather, Eoin for her entire life, but for some inexplicable reason he always refused to take the trip with her After the loss of her parents, he stepped in and raised her from an early age The relationship that they shared was a close one, but upon his death she learned that Title What the Wind KnowsSeries StandaloneAuthor Amy HarmonRelease date February 1, 2019Cliffhanger NoGenre historical fiction, time travel, historical romanceAnne Gallagher has longed to visit Ireland with her grandfather, Eoin for her entire life, but for some inexplicable reason he always refused to take the trip with her After the loss of her parents, he stepped in and raised her from an early age The relationship that they shared was a close one, but upon his death she learned that there were chunks of his life that he never fully revealed to her Wishing to give his ashes a final resting place, she decides to go to County Leitrim where he was born and raised There she will find echoes of history that have been long forgotten There, she will meet Dr Thomas Smith and start re writing her past Where nothing seemed certain, and her path was mysteriously preordained Tragedy makes for great stories, but I d much rather your story the one you live, not the ones you write be filled with joy Don t revel in tragedy, Annie Rejoice in love And once you find it, don t let it go In the end, it is the one thing you won t regret This book was in one word, perfection The exquisite romance inside these pages pulsed with its own heartbeat Thomas and Anne had a destined soulmates connection between them that s undeniable almost from the start The feelings they have for each other pierced right through me down to my core Every breath, sigh, tear, and tender touch was shared and experienced in a way that I know I will want to revisit many times to come Amy Harmon has penned a love letter about her ancestors homeland and the infinite bond of family through the ages The outer layer is a powerful exploration into the conflict and unrest of early 20th century Ireland The aftermath of the Easter Rising of 1916, the impact of Michael Collins guerrilla warfare, and the civil unrest over the Anglo Irish treaty of 1921 are a few of the things explored in What the Wind Knows Using a mix of fictional characters and real historical figures, the reader is given a gripping glimpse of what it would have been like living in such severe times The history has been painstakingly researched and voiced in such detail, you re swept into the story effortlessly returning back to reality is the hard part What you try to take away from a man, he will want all the What you tell him he can t have, he ll set his heart on The only rebellion we have is our identity.The core of the story is Anne Gallagher A woman who is unexpectedly given a chance to understand where she came from, and where she was meant to be Anne has found professional success and acclaim as an author, but her career has dominated her life for far too long She s never been the type to put human connections or romantic entanglements above the job she loves But suddenly this strong and steady man in front of her is showing her the importance of family Her eyes are opened to the impact of love, and how fragile the essential things in life really are Then we have beautiful, soulful Thomas He was one of the most amazing characters I ve ever had the pleasure of reading about His deep and abiding love for Anne is so poignant in his journal entries, so utterly passionate The love and care he gave his friends, his family, and his country was boundless When he was hurting, it just about breaks your heart into a million little pieces right along with his And you wish there was a way to shelter him and cushion his fall as he selflessly does for so many others.Love isn t blind, it s blinding Glaring I looked at you, and from the very first day, I knew you What the Wind Knows was a captivating, fast paced book that ended entirely too soon for this greedy reader If I could have, I would have picked it up immediately after finishing and turned back to page one Even now, than a week after finishing, I get a little teary eyed just thinking about this extraordinary, fantastical love story I really think historical fiction is a genre that this author shines in, and I hope she writes a lot of them in the future Don t wait Don t hesitate You need to one click this book and read it for yourself on release day It s an experience that will stay with you a long time to come FOLLOW SMOKIN HOT BOOK BLOG ON flag 33 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Anne OK I just got it from First Reads and I m so excited to see your lovely review 13 hours, 24 min ago Christie SHBBblogger Anne OK wrote I just got it from First Reads and I m so excited to see your lovely review I heard that it was on there So exciting that Anne OK wrote I just got it from First Reads and I m so excited to see your lovely review I heard that it was on there So exciting that people will get to read it now This book was breathtaking and I m sure you re going to love it Enjoy, Anne 1 hour, 4 min ago Jan 03, 2019 FMABookReviews rated it it was amazing Shelves best of jan 2019, arc, amy harmon, 5 it fed my addiction stars, waiting for blog, waiting for

    Don t go near the water, love, the lough will take you far from me

    WHAT THE WIND KNOWS was the perfect mix of history, romance and fantasy Every word was exquisitely placed, every character perfectly crafted These characters and this story are truly special

    I fell so fast, so hard, and so completely Not because love is blind, but because it s not Love isn t blind, it s blinding Glaring I looked at you, and from the very first day, I knew you My love is so big and full and

    Don t go near the water, love, the lough will take you far from me

    WHAT THE WIND KNOWS was the perfect mix of history, romance and fantasy Every word was exquisitely placed, every character perfectly crafted These characters and this story are truly special

    I fell so fast, so hard, and so completely Not because love is blind, but because it s not Love isn t blind, it s blinding Glaring I looked at you, and from the very first day, I knew you My love is so big and full and brimming that I can t breathe around it It s terrifying to love so much, knowing how fragile our existence really is You re going to have to hold on to me, or i ll burst or maybe I ll just float away Up into the sky, out into the lough

    My heart ached as I read Anne and Thomas s story I yearned for their happy ending I cried for them and laughed with them Anne and Thomas had a one of a kind, once in a lifetime love Thomas was a man of honor, who lived by his morals and fought for what he believed Because of his passion for life Anne wanted to do than just live She wanted to share in all of his experiences, and fight alongside him It was her quiet strength that kept Thomas fighting for a better Ireland and for love.There was so much passion within its pages not just passion between Anne and Thomas, but you could feel the passion of those fighting to make Ireland a better place.Feelings I felt them all I experienced every painful moment, every fear, and every awkward moment I was bursting at the seams with happiness and broken down with sadness I cried, swooned and cried some I Felt Everything When I was nearing the end of the book, I didn t want to turn the page I didn t want this beautiful story to end I had rivers of tears falling from my eyes and a heart filled with happiness WHAT THE WIND KNOWS was simply stunning WHAT THE WIND KNOWS will no doubt be on my favorites list for 2019, but is also a top favorite from Amy Harmon I was provided a review copy by the author This did not influence my opinion of the book nor my review. flag 27 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Jan 02, 2019 Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves arc lake union, biographical fiction, time travel, magical realism, history, historical fiction, amy harmon, i met the author, stand alone novel, cultural Annie was raised in America by her Irish grandfather He has been preparing her to embrace his home country her whole life She has researched the details surrounding Ireland s complicated history, she s learned it s culture and ancestral language, and she can converse with a born and bred accent Her grandfather has a particular vision for Annie s first step into Ireland and the timing never seems to be right But when he dies, Annie must make the much anticipated trip alone as she honors his w Annie was raised in America by her Irish grandfather He has been preparing her to embrace his home country her whole life She has researched the details surrounding Ireland s complicated history, she s learned it s culture and ancestral language, and she can converse with a born and bred accent Her grandfather has a particular vision for Annie s first step into Ireland and the timing never seems to be right But when he dies, Annie must make the much anticipated trip alone as she honors his wishes to scatter his ashes in the middle of Lough Gill One task One lake with a haunted past Little does Annie know just how consuming Ireland can be.What the Wind Knows is a multi genre novel full of culture, history, family, and romance Fiction meets nonfiction in a poetic and emotional story that is said by the author Amy Harmon to be very close to her heart According to the author s note, Annie s character followed Harmon s own footsteps as she recently journeyed to Ireland to experience her ancestral birthplace Many of the locations and people within this book are all part of Harmon s personal history Someone once told me if I wanted to learn about something, then teach it to someone else That is what Harmon did I finished this book completely stunned by the sheer amount of research that is carried within this tale of life, loss, loyalty and conflict But beyond all, love Love for country and love for each other Absolutely timeless Check it out view spoiler Note Half star off for unappealing title IMO and a much too tidy ending However, my positive reaction to this book overall caused me to ultimately ignore both hide spoiler Thank you to the following for permitting me access to an advance reader s copy ARC of What the Wind Knows This generosity did not impact my honesty when rating reviewing.Source NetGalleyAuthor Amy HarmonPublisher Lake Union Publishing Genres General Fiction Adult , Women s Fiction Pub Date March 1, 2019 flag 31 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Myrna Oooooo 5 stars Adding this book to my list Oooooo 5 stars Adding this book to my list 13 hours, 24 min ago Jennifer Myrna wrote Oooooo 5 stars Adding this book to my list I hope you love it, Myrna Myrna wrote Oooooo 5 stars Adding this book to my list I hope you love it, Myrna 4 hours, 56 min ago Aug 07, 2018 Hayley marked it as to read Oh My Fucking God I ve barely recovered from the masterpiece From Sand and Ash I NEED THIS flag 24 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 11, 2019 Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley ebooks, favorites 2019 4.5 5 starsInitial thoughts I am not a big fan of historical books But I love Amy Harmon and this cover is stunning This book takes place in 2001 and 1921 Ireland is everything in this book The author blends real life events with an incredible romance What an original and compelling book This book starts out in 2001 The narrator is thirty year old Annie 1st person POV she is a famous author.Historical is not my thing So I was actually happy that the book begins in the 2000s The stor 4.5 5 starsInitial thoughts I am not a big fan of historical books But I love Amy Harmon and this cover is stunning This book takes place in 2001 and 1921 Ireland is everything in this book The author blends real life events with an incredible romance What an original and compelling book This book starts out in 2001 The narrator is thirty year old Annie 1st person POV she is a famous author.Historical is not my thing So I was actually happy that the book begins in the 2000s The story begins when Anne s grandfather is dying He wants her to go to Ireland.The chapters have Anne s POV But at the end of each chapter we also have Thomas journal POV mostly from 1916 and the 1920s Thomas was her grandfather s dad s best friend.The focus of this book is Ireland and I absolutely loved that about this story.But this book is about so much than that There is a fantastical aspect to the story, that took me a while to get used to But I ended up loving this aspect of the story so much.There is also a political part of the story This book had a fair amount of political history Irish Civil War So that part wasn t my favorite But this book is so unique And heavy and meaningful And it seems like the author must have done so much research.I was mesmerized by Anne s story And the romance was amazing But I was so curious how the book would end By the end I was teary I can honestly say that I did not see the end coming at all.This is a love story unlike any other The book features historical events mixed with a story of romance This is definitely a must read.Thanks to netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for allowing me to read this book flag 19 likesLike see review Jul 17, 2018 Tracey Graves rated it it was amazing Move over, Outlander There s a new historical romance in town flag 22 likesLike see review Jan 06, 2019 Pamela Sparkman rated it it was amazing Shelves historical, historical 20th century, my favorites This book is available on s First Reads through the month of February I loved this book with my whole heart and I want everyone to fall in love with this book If I could stand on a mountain and shout it to the worldI would Consider this my moutain Anne is asleep now, curled on her side, and I can only watch her, my heart so swollen in my chest that I ll suffocate if I don t stay upright The light of the lamp touches her freely, boldly even, brushing her hair and tracing the dip This book is available on s First Reads through the month of February I loved this book with my whole heart and I want everyone to fall in love with this book If I could stand on a mountain and shout it to the worldI would Consider this my moutain Anne is asleep now, curled on her side, and I can only watch her, my heart so swollen in my chest that I ll suffocate if I don t stay upright The light of the lamp touches her freely, boldly even, brushing her hair and tracing the dip of her waist and the swell of her hip, and I am irrationally jealous of the caress Amy Harmon has such an exquisite way with words that I am often taken aback by them They bowl me over, and I have to pick myself up, dust myself off, and read them again, preparing myself the second time around to stay upright But even the second time around her words hit me square in the chest, a deep ache swelling around my heart I feel her words in my bones And I can t be sorry for reading them because the ache is worth it What the Wind Knows, was most especially worth it It s been a while since I read a book that touched me this deeply Anne, Eoin, and Thomas their love for each other was eternal it was transcendent it defied time and space here and now there and then It simply just was and is and always will be This book wasn t simply a book It was breath and life It was heart and soul It was beauty and pain Above all else, it was love Love between Ireland and her people between a grandfather and his granddaughter between a mother and son and between a man named Thomas Smith and a woman named Anne Gallagher And boy, what a love story all these stories were Each one touching the other so profoundly that everyone was moved and altered in some way by the other No one was left untouched Everyone was shaped and reshaped, defined and redefined by this love And I ached with it But than aching, I too was shaped and reshaped, defined and redefined by the beauty of this story this love There is so much I want to say about Thomas his journal entries his thoughts the way he loved was so big, so authentic, so genuine, that I could feel his soul through the pages Even now, a day after closing the book, I can feel him, right here, in my heart And isn t that how it should be And not just Thomas, but Eoin and Anne, too Even Michael Collins I feel them like I knew them And I don t want to let go I have been and always will be an Amy Harmon fan She has a talent that is rare and I am always going to want to read her stories But I believe What the Wind Knows has moved to my top favorite from her because this one will stay with me for a long, long time There is I want to say, but I simply do not have the words, so I ll just tell you to read the book and experience it for yourself Yes I told you You told me And you will tell me again Only the wind knows which truly comes first ARC provided by Netgalley publisher for an honest review flag 21 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Anne OK Beautiful review, Pamela 21 hours, 37 min ago Pamela Sparkman Anne OK wrote Beautiful review, Pamela Thank you, Anne 21 hours, 32 min ago Jan 31, 2019 Hollis rated it it was ok Shelves 2019 reads, arc, baa baa black sheep, contemporary, ebook, family focused, finished in january 2019, grief or loss, hist fiction, not a bunch of twenty somethings This is why I have a black sheep shelf, folks This right here.I m going to start off by saying if you love OUTLANDER, or any time travel y historical romance, you ll probably love this Even if I, a fan of OUTLANDER, did not WHAT THE WIND KNOWS is a slightly modern slip through the sands of time, or rather less of a jump, and Harmon s take on the concept drops us into an Ireland on the brink of civil war as her countrymen fight for independence But unlike the aforementioned novel that wi This is why I have a black sheep shelf, folks This right here.I m going to start off by saying if you love OUTLANDER, or any time travel y historical romance, you ll probably love this Even if I, a fan of OUTLANDER, did not WHAT THE WIND KNOWS is a slightly modern slip through the sands of time, or rather less of a jump, and Harmon s take on the concept drops us into an Ireland on the brink of civil war as her countrymen fight for independence But unlike the aforementioned novel that will no doubt be a comparison for every reader who picks this up, this story is both far complex and simultaneously much simpler than the other epic.I think my main problem, though, was I was just bored There is so much history and politics crammed into this standalone that I was skimming pretty early on We flip between our heroine s POV, contemporary and then in the past, and that of our love interest who is writing journal entries of his observations and experiences These chapters sometimes overlap and other times fill in gaps It was a clever way to show Anne s impact and adjustment to her unexpected timeline, and the complications of her appearance, but it was never consistently a perspective that I enjoyed.While I can see from the author s note that this story was inspired by her own trip to Ireland and her own family history, it ultimately just reads too much like an homage Anne is a writer in mostly present day New York, with a strong connection to Ireland as a result of her grandfather, and just so happened to be writing a book set around the 1920s, so she goes to the past prepared with the goings on and all the relevant key players of the time She even offers some hints and advice of what s to come Kinda like Claire Her birthday is October twentieth Just like Claire and me She ends up wearing two rings, for reasons, just like Claire She acts as an extra set of hands and a pseudo nurse sorta like Claire It was just a lot That being saidIt did diverge pretty strongly in the connections and family aspect of things Of which I was very confused for a while and then ultimately just kinda shrug emoji whatevs about And the romance well, there s definitely no comparison there I felt like I was walking along, fine as can be, and then tripped and face planted into it It comes out of nowhere, with little foundation, though I did kind of love it through Thomas writings It was the only time I actually felt it His utter astonishment of his feelings was just sweet and aweinspiring Easily the highlight.I couldn t wait to finish this book I just wanted it over with It was a real struggle to stay engaged and while there were some lines and turns of phrase of pure loveliness, I just felt it was trying too hard to make me feel something that wasn t there I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher thank you in exchange for an honest review flag 21 likesLike see review View all 15 comments The Just About Cocky Ms M I m not sorry This was a First Reads for free, and that s always a crapshoot Besides, the love here was too contrived and forced, I thought Eleme I m not sorry This was a First Reads for free, and that s always a crapshoot Besides, the love here was too contrived and forced, I thought Elements of emotional manipulation.I never apologize for not liking a book or loving one, for that matter Every single reader is eminently entitled to her or his opinion, which is as valuable as anyone s 15 hours, 32 min ago Lu I ve read Outlander and watched the series, and sure that book pop in my mind when I started reading this book, but further in the story I could separ I ve read Outlander and watched the series, and sure that book pop in my mind when I started reading this book, but further in the story I could separate both stories because the premise was different, yes both are time traveler, but have different nuances In my case I did actually like the story despite I m not a historical lover, or the fact that English isn t my native language what made some parts heavy for me specially all the political part in the first entries because I don t know nothing about Ireland history.All of us have different opinions about books and the feelings experiment and that s the beauty of reading, I think you didn t liked the book because you couldn t stop to make comparisons about both books, and that s something understandable because I did the same in the first chapters I just want to say that Amy and her great grandfather Thomas in the book share the same birthday on October 20th 11 hours, 6 min ago Jan 14, 2019 Mlpmom Book Reviewer added it Shelves arc book read, kindle books Loved this Full review to come closer to release date flag 12 likesLike see review Jan 23, 2019 Karen Kay rated it really liked it Shelves arc netgalley, ireland, time travel, baking challenge, longmire challenge, 2019 countdown, netgalley read 2019, twd challenge I received this from netgalley in exchange for a review Anne Gallagher is heartbroken after her grandfather dies She travels to Ireland to spread his ashes in the lake and is transported back to 1921 where he is 6 yrs old Good story and great characters both fictional and real life historical figures I love historical fiction sagas that wrap me into the story and teach me a little bit of the history.4.25 flag 12 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 01, 2019 Talon rated it really liked it I told you You told me Only the wind knows which truly comes first Mystery History Time travel Romance Heart ache Want.Those are all of the words that come to my mind when I sit back and think of this beautiful story When it comes to Amy Harmon though, many words come to mind Sunshine Artistic Talented Soul filled Understanding But should I really expect anything less No At this point, I should not I know that and I know that you know that.Touching base on Amy and her wri I told you You told me Only the wind knows which truly comes first Mystery History Time travel Romance Heart ache Want.Those are all of the words that come to my mind when I sit back and think of this beautiful story When it comes to Amy Harmon though, many words come to mind Sunshine Artistic Talented Soul filled Understanding But should I really expect anything less No At this point, I should not I know that and I know that you know that.Touching base on Amy and her writing inside of What the Wind Knows first, it s enchanting Whether she is writing historical romance or contemporary romance, I can feel her feelings that she evokes in her writing and to me as a reader, that is the type of thing I look for in a book When I feel like I can connect to not only a story and the characters but also the author, I call it a huge win What the Wind Knows was different though I felt something different I felt longing for two people that I haven t felt in quite some time I felt a sense of comfort that these two people found within each other that hasn t been seen by me in months Thomas Smith, as ordinary as his name, and yetnot ordinary at all I could have written stories about him I think it will be so hard for me to put into words what I loved most about this book though The characters were filled with multiple dimensions, the writing was stunning and flowing off the pages, and the heart ache was something that most authors can t pull off But to put it lightly, I loved the way Amy painted the vivid imagery for us From the clothes to the setting to the locations I was hooked I think I loved that the most The fact that she was considerate enough to take the time and make sure we, as readers, felt so connected with the story we had to pry ourselves out of it once we finished I fully believe that Amy Harmon has a gift that most authors do not hold That makes her so special in this book world The way she carefully writes the characters she writes makes me always feel so confident that even if one of her story lines don t necessarily hook me, her incredible writing and relate able characters will flag 13 likesLike see review Jan 12, 2019 Brandie rated it it was amazing Shelves historical, romance, arc, fantasy sci fi, favorites, read 2019 Absolute perfection These characters will stay with me for a long time flag 11 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 26, 2019 Milena rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley, favorites This book is perfection First 5 star read of 2019 Every book I read by Amy Harmon I loved, and What The Wind Knows is no exception Amy s writing is so beautiful and her characters are so compelling, you can t help but fall in love with her stories What the Wind Knows is a book about Anne who travels to Ireland to spread her beloved grandfather s ashes and finds herself transported 80 years back in time, when Ireland was fighting for independence There she finds a home and a family that she n This book is perfection First 5 star read of 2019 Every book I read by Amy Harmon I loved, and What The Wind Knows is no exception Amy s writing is so beautiful and her characters are so compelling, you can t help but fall in love with her stories What the Wind Knows is a book about Anne who travels to Ireland to spread her beloved grandfather s ashes and finds herself transported 80 years back in time, when Ireland was fighting for independence There she finds a home and a family that she never had in her own time But can she stay in a time period that is not her own What the Wind Knows is for everyone who loves historical fiction, time travel books in the vein of Outlander, and impossible love stories It will sweep you of your feet, tug at your heartstrings, and make you cry sad and happy tears I highly recommend it ARC provided by the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review flag 10 likesLike see review Tahera Great to know I have this as well Jan 26, 2019 09 07AM Milena Tahera wrote Great to know I have this as well Tahera, hope you enjoy it Jan 27, 2019 07 17AM Jan 15, 2019 Katie rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 romance reading challenge I ve come to expect five star reads from Amy Harmon, regardless of how many times I ve been burned by other authors that I ve done the same with She has yet to let me down and at this point, I m not sure she can I m consistently blown away by her ability to tell a story I m convinced that her words are literal magic She has the ability to transport you to another place and time Her characters are all consuming The stories she tells are simply stunning and I can t get enough of them What t I ve come to expect five star reads from Amy Harmon, regardless of how many times I ve been burned by other authors that I ve done the same with She has yet to let me down and at this point, I m not sure she can I m consistently blown away by her ability to tell a story I m convinced that her words are literal magic She has the ability to transport you to another place and time Her characters are all consuming The stories she tells are simply stunning and I can t get enough of them What the Wind Knows is the story of Anne Gallagher and how she found herself in 1920s Ireland, during a time of war and political unrest There are true events that occur in this story and they re so well researched and told in a way that you feel like you re experiencing them as they happen I was so engrossed in this story and in Anne s journey that I couldn t put this book down ARC received from NetGalley in exchange for honest review. flag 11 likesLike see review Jan 13, 2019 Jenn rated it it was amazing Shelves action adventure, arc, awesome, emotional, hand me a tissue, historical romance, historical fiction, read 2019, review post, romance Not enough stars The wind and water know all the earth s secrets They ve seen and heard all that has ever been said or done And if you listen, they will tell you all the stories and sing every song From the moment I read the prologue I knew this story was going to hit me harder than any other book I ve read lately And I was so right In fact, I m pretty sure this story was written just for me There are small details that connect me and I can t even explain what that feels like I know it Not enough stars The wind and water know all the earth s secrets They ve seen and heard all that has ever been said or done And if you listen, they will tell you all the stories and sing every song From the moment I read the prologue I knew this story was going to hit me harder than any other book I ve read lately And I was so right In fact, I m pretty sure this story was written just for me There are small details that connect me and I can t even explain what that feels like I know it sounds silly, but it s true Without giving away spoilers I will just say this, at 10% I started to cry and I didn t know why I was noticing things that had me breathless and speechless Even as I m typing now, there are tears in my eyes The talk of the past and how these people are no longer with us always makes my heart clinch Anne discovers things that she never knew, but yet, she always knew This story is rich in history and romance and I was swept away What the Wind Knows had an Outlander feel to it, due to the time traveling, but it was so much than that This book was so rich in history, I felt like I was there The people were real, as were their struggles My heart broke when theirs did The romance between Anne and Thomas made me swoon and cry I m not even kidding When I say I was crying, I mean I was CRYING I woke up one morning at 4 30 to finish it And by the time I was done, my pillow was soaked and my eyes were red and puffy I was breathless and overwhelmed by every word I was reading I may never recover My love is so big and full and brimming that I can t breathe around it It s terrifying to love so much, knowing how fragile our existence really is You re going to have to hold on to me, or I ll burstor maybe I ll just float away Up into the sky, out into the louch flag 11 likesLike see review Jan 13, 2019 Misty rated it it was amazing Amy Harmon is one of the most spell binding storytellers of this generation If you haven t read any of her work I believe with my whole being you are missing out on something great She has this innate ability to pull you from reality and put you right inside the book as if you re right beside her characters Time travel is quickly becoming one of my favorite kinds of books to read Being transported to a different time is fascinating and going to Ireland in this one was magnificent You know b Amy Harmon is one of the most spell binding storytellers of this generation If you haven t read any of her work I believe with my whole being you are missing out on something great She has this innate ability to pull you from reality and put you right inside the book as if you re right beside her characters Time travel is quickly becoming one of my favorite kinds of books to read Being transported to a different time is fascinating and going to Ireland in this one was magnificent You know by her words and descriptions she fully immersed herself in the research and wanting to get it just right I truly felt like I was across the ocean and in a different world, a different time Amy s characters are always favorites of mine and are ones I never forget She knows how to write their different layers so they feel real and like you know them on a personal level The draw to the characters in this book was one of the strongest I have had while reading and not just the main characters All of them I hurt when they hurt, I smiled when they did and I found myself falling in love right along with them Add this to the beautiful albeit tumultuous setting and you have a timeless story that crosses many barriers I struggled with wanting to see how this story played out and never wanting it to end I think I could read stories about these characters forever But that is the pull Amy has no matter what story she is writing and that is why she has a story out there for everyone flag 8 likesLike see review Dec 31, 2018 Pie Lady Books rated it it was amazing I pulled you from the water and kept you in my bed A lost, forsaken daughter of a past that isn t dead I find the hardest reviews for me to write are for the books that I love the most, so writing a review worthy of What the Wind Knows feels nearly impossible How on earth can I put into words the magnitude of my love for this incredible story Because this book is a triumph It s perfection in storytelling What the Wind Knows is a true masterpiece full of political intrigue, the beautiful m I pulled you from the water and kept you in my bed A lost, forsaken daughter of a past that isn t dead I find the hardest reviews for me to write are for the books that I love the most, so writing a review worthy of What the Wind Knows feels nearly impossible How on earth can I put into words the magnitude of my love for this incredible story Because this book is a triumph It s perfection in storytelling What the Wind Knows is a true masterpiece full of political intrigue, the beautiful magic of Ireland, and a consuming love affair set against the backdrop of the real events surrounding Ireland s fight for freedom in the early 1900 s It is such a captivating and transcendent narrative that encompasses the full scope of emotion as a nation desiring peace and freedom is torn in two, and a couple fights not only for that freedom, but for a love that seems impossible yet completely pre destined Every aspect of this brilliant novel is full of the depth, creativity, and redemption that I ve come to expect from Amy s books Amy not only tackles the historical accounts of what occurred in Ireland in the early 1900 s, but flawlessly creates a time travel narrative, while still writing one of the greatest love stories I ve ever read The characters are so well rounded and full of a depth that only Amy can give them Her scope of understanding of the intricacies of human nature astounds me constantly The pacing is perfect, every line is immersive, captivating and exquisitely written, and the story is life changing I truly believe that the greatest books will change you for the better, and What the Wind Knows is no exception I am better for reading this story Amy s honest and brave look into what Ireland experienced during their fight for freedom from the British changed many opinions I had so casually, but ignorantly, held about a nation that I love A nation of my heritage As always, the research she pours into the events that occurred between Michael Collins and the other key players during the Easter Rising and the events that followed is phenomenal I not only got carried away in this story, but I learned from it, I was altered by it, and am better for it This is a book that the world needs to read.I would also be remiss if I didn t discuss what I love best about every Amy Harmon novel the relationships The romance in this book was everything Absolutely everything It was artful, poetic, and reached to the very depth of my soul I yearned with Thomas and Anne, I loved with them, mourned with them, rejoiced with themand they returned the favor by staying with me long after I finished the book I think they are my very favorite couple she has written to date And true to form, while the romance shines, every relationship in this book is noteworthy I loved Eoin and his relationship with his Anniein every form it took, their love for each other was beyond beautiful All of the characters in this story play such a crucial role and are so well developed, I could almost believe that they truly do exist Suffice it to say, this book is special There s really no other way to state it I felt like I got such a glimpse of the heart and soul that Amy poured out while writing this remarkable story Her love for the history and culture of Ireland shines throughout this novel This book is a testament and tribute to her heritage, to her family, to her boundless imagination, and to her immense talent What the Wind Knows is a story that beats with its very own heartbeat, breathes with a life only Amy Harmon could give it, and will live on in the hearts of all who read it I am so very grateful to have been one of them flag 8 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 16, 2019 Elle Love Books rated it it was amazing Guys this books is absolutely fenomenalstunning I absolutely adored it and devoured every single page of it All the feels I am telling you this is the greates love story ever Everyone should read it It is historical fiction set in Ireland in 1921 during the war A time travel romance God I am so so in love with this book If they make it into a movie I am sure it will be an Oscar winner Trust me this book will haunt you for a long time after you reaf it It consumed all my thoughts Th Guys this books is absolutely fenomenalstunning I absolutely adored it and devoured every single page of it All the feels I am telling you this is the greates love story ever Everyone should read it It is historical fiction set in Ireland in 1921 during the war A time travel romance God I am so so in love with this book If they make it into a movie I am sure it will be an Oscar winner Trust me this book will haunt you for a long time after you reaf it It consumed all my thoughts This for sure will be one of my all time favorite books Hands down Amy Harmon you are amazing author flag 9 likesLike see review Jan 13, 2019 Shabby BookBistroBlog rated it it was amazing SpellbindingEnchanting.Transporting the wind and water know all the earth s secrets They ve seen and heard all that has ever been said or done And if you listen, they will tell you all the stories and sing every song The stories of everyone who has ever lived. FABULOUS story from the esteemed coffers of Harmon, excelling in narration, plot and impact ALL her books are seeped in colourful emotions, she has a piece of her soul invested in each book But this book goes a step furthe SpellbindingEnchanting.Transporting the wind and water know all the earth s secrets They ve seen and heard all that has ever been said or done And if you listen, they will tell you all the stories and sing every song The stories of everyone who has ever lived. FABULOUS story from the esteemed coffers of Harmon, excelling in narration, plot and impact ALL her books are seeped in colourful emotions, she has a piece of her soul invested in each book But this book goes a step further Or should I say several steps backwards This book s predominant emotion is HEARTACHE For lost love, for the beloved country, for road back home It s not just a simple love story between two people who meet like ships passing in the night of different eras, it s a deep connection that a person has with one s soil, roots that tether you to your heritage Don t let the history distract you from the people who lived it, It s not only historical, it s HISTORIC Events we read about in yellowed pages are soaked crimson with blood, charred black with soot and disintegrating under water Set against the backdrop of Irish uprising, the story is about deep love that Anne shares with Eoin, with Thomas Friendships she shares with Maeve, Mick Robbie Her heart pulls her back and fate moves her forward, and somewhere in between is the Lough Gill I ve never had the pleasure of reading such a unique storyline Not sure I d ever try it, BUT for Amy Harmon I trust my reader heart in her hands, assured that she would fill it with love in all its colours It was the legend of Ois n and Niamh, where time was not flat and linear but layered and interconnected, a circle that retraced its path again and again, generation after generation, sharing the same space if not the same sphere. Harmon s words are wizard s spells, hypnotic and magnetic, once they re imprinted on your brain, you just stand there stupefied and stunned I could decipher the story but couldnt believe my brain what i was reading, I actually had an out of body experience My eyes were reading them, dancing on the curves and sharp edges of the alphabets, but they spring alive like a theatre reel in all Technicolor in front of me The line between the world s blurred, past and present, fact and fiction Was I living now or then, was I my own ancester,my predecessor, I was a descendant or precursor Amy can tell you a tale set in 1912 in Ireland, or 1935 Italy or present day America, she makes you BELIEVE in its authenticity Carefully weaving threads of fact and fiction, the tapestry she creates is colossal and breathtaking Faeries, come take me out of this dull world, For I would ride with you upon the wind, Run on the top of the disheveled tide, And dance upon the mountains like a flame I felt my soul swooping over the fog choked Lough, over the bogs, green rolling hills and in Gravagh Glebe I became Anne Gallagher, a woman lost between parallel worlds, she is losing her beloved grandfather Eoin Gallagher and a promise made to him, to transport his ashes to Eir an, his beloved Ireland His soul has unfinished business, there is somebody waiting for Anne on the other side of time and Lakehe loves her too much, misses her too much and sheds tears for her There are some paths that inevitably lead to heartache, some acts that steal men s souls, leaving them wandering forever after without them, trying to find what they lost, As Anne steps on Irish Soil, her fate is sealed The ashes swirling in the Lough grow wispy tendrils of fog so dense, her past and present lose boundaries and Eoin s plan is set into motionI can t even begin to describe what is the context and precis of the story You wouldn t believe me if I told you, so you must go and read it yourself The FEELINGS are all IN CAPS There s NOTHING that won t touch you deeply, each mishap, each danger, each dread, multiplies till it just fills you to the brim I fell in love, like absorbing, all encompassing, to die for love with Ireland The land, the lore, the legend, the loughs Don t let the history distract you from the people who lived it, Thomas Smith crept in my heart, softly and slowly Dignified and diligent, he s all that is good in the worldAnne, the one I met, is serene, kind, compassionate Her soft smile, reticent love, powerful words just stole my breath How strong is her mettle that despite finding herself misplaced and displaced, she strives to adjust her constitution Hangs on to Eoin with focused love.Michael, I d like to have read as a man, rather than a political figure Maeve is most sassy and Robbie the ever loyalist I m telling you, this book is literally OUT OF THIS WORLD It took me a while to get into because the beginning is expansive and overwhelming But as you read on, it s like you get closer to a huge painting The characters etch out, their colours get vibrant, the scenes become clearer and when you reach the halfway mark you will what to widen your eyes to take all of it in Take your time to read Don t rush it, savour the words, re read some, let Yeats soak in your senses, join the dots of prose, poems, history and feelings Now let me be, I want to stand on the shores of Lough Gill, strain to hear the whistling again They can t forget, they never will, the wind and waves remember Him still Bless your beautiful heart and God bless your mighty pen Mrs Harmon 6 stars for the Travelling Countess BookBistroBlogApprovedFollow us on FB flag 9 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 15, 2019 Tarah Hodges Wilkins rated it it was amazing Shelves arc, 5 stars, all the feels, emotional, fantasy, favorite, highly recommend, made me cry, must read, netgalley I just finished this book and all I can say right now is I am so completely blown away by this masterpiece BLOWN AWAY Such perfection ARC kindly given for my honest opinion flag 8 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity New Adult Book Club February NON Contemporary Group Read What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon 1 4 22 hours, 43 min ago More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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    1. 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 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 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 , join Amy at authoramyharmon


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    1. 5 stars This book was something special Quite frankly, it s the first book in a while that blew me away The storytelling is magical and it s such a heart wrenching, yet beautiful tale I am such a fan of time traveling in books, especially when it s done well, and this was done so well It s a historical romance and I can tell Amy did her research This book was well thought out, smart, enthralling, and fascinating I loved it so much Yes I told you You told me And you will tell me ag 5 star [...]

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    2. 3 5 STARS 3Such a beautiful story, What The Wind Knows will always have a special place in my heart Her book took me on an imaginary journey I didn t want to end It s a fantastic,unique, captivating and intense story.Do you know why I love Amy Harmon s books Because they are pure perfection Always, with original stories.This story is full of emotions, my heart was beating hard and I was anxious to see what will happen.I loved the characters so much, and especially the bond they have.The 3 5 STAR [...]

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    3. When you fall in love in the past, is there such a thing as tomorrow What the Wind Knows, a historical romance set in Ireland s 1920 s, will be released in hardcover on February 1, 2019, and in paperback, ebook and audiobook on March 1, 2019.Pre order available on KINDLE HARDCOVER PAPERBACK AUDIO and in MP3 Anne 1921She is the same, but not the same at all You must read the book, Annie Promise me you ll read the book He loves you so much, and he s been waiting so long [...]

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    4. 4.5 5 Stars Amy Harmon delivers a very well researched magical story doused in Irish history and a loop of souls that forever connect You must read her Author s Note as she cleverly shows a correlation between her own family s history mixed together with famous patriots of Ireland If you are a history buff, or a fan of fantastical love stories, or simply an Amy Harmon fan, then I think you will be as pleased as I was with Anne Gallagher s story I told you You told me Only the wind kno [...]

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    5. 5 Outlander stars

      Don t forget to read the book He loved you He loved you so much He s been waiting, Annie

      Here I am once again in a tight spot trying to write that review As for each Amy Harmon s books, the task is daunting There is so much to tell yet I don t own a tenth of her talent.Maybe let s begin with the important I read it in one sitting and it is a long book 120.000 words I left my body s imprint on the couch by the end of the day.But that s how enraptured I 5 Outlander star [...]

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    6. FIVE STARS ARC Generously Provided by Author Don t go near the water, love Stay away from strand or sea You cannot walk on water, love The lough will take you far from me I was a little nervous about reading this book I m not a fan of Historical Romances , and history puts me to sleep, literally The majority of the plot of WHAT THE WIND KNOWS is deeply entrenched in history, and I am not going to lie, I struggled to get through most of the book, BUT, Amy Harmon is a truly g FIVE [...]

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    7. Reviewed on Ashes Books Bobs.What a delight, to begin the year with one of my most anticipated reads of 2019, by one of my favorite authors of all Every Amy Harmon book leaves me in awe completely astonished by the gifts she was endowed with, the feelings she s able to put into language my brain does not possess Amy Harmon holds talent in her little finger than most of us could wish to acquire in a lifetime That s why anything I say about her or her books will be an injustice to Reviewed on Ash [...]

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