Review: What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon #5stars #giveaway #trailer
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?
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Absolutely remarkable. Extraordinary. Amazing. Phenomenal… to name a few words to describe this book.
”We were alike in that way, my grandfather and I – both orphaned young – his loss cycling into mine, my loss becoming his. I was only six years old when I lose my parents. I was a little girl with a tied tongue and an overly active imagination, and Eoin stepped in, rescued me, and raised me.”
Now as an adult woman Anne’s grandfather has passed and she goes to Ireland to see where Eoin grew up. This was Anne’s way for her to feel closer to her grandfather.
While in Ireland Anne ends up traveling back in time to the year 1921. She looks like her namesake – Eoin’s mother / her great grandmother. During her time in 1921, a lot is happening in Ireland. The Irish Independence War was happening which made tensions high. During this time frame, Eoin was a young boy whose parents had died and he was being raised by his grandmother and the town doctor, Thomas Smith.
”But when you’re a time-traveling countess, the name isn’t all that important.”
Everyone was trying to label her as ‘Declan’s Anne’ because she was mistaken as her great grandmother Anne. Anne didn’t feel she was Declan’s but rather:
”I had always been Eoin’s Anne.”
One person, Thomas, kept her heart intrigued. He became a great companion for her as she settled into this new life. Plus he already held Eoin’s heart.
While that is only the basic outline of what embodies this story there is so much more that is happening between the pages. I don’t want to ruin this emotionally beautiful read for others. Pick up this book to find out for yourself the way Ms. Harmon is able to seamlessly weave the story together.
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