- File Size: 4050 KB
- Print Length: 411 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: B07X46S4QM
- Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (March 1, 2019)
- Publication Date: March 1, 2019
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07DHMNY7H
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?
This book is beautiful, inside and out. The cover draws you in and the words captivate you page after page. What the Wind Knows is a historical romance, topped off with believable time travel. I know that sounds so odd, but once you read this book you'll truly understand.
Everything written by Amy Harmon is so unique. In this book, the story is told from the main character, Anne's POV, but we also see Dr. Thomas Smith's POV through his journal entries. Anne Gallagher is a famous writer from 2001. Her Irish grandfather who raised her passes away. His last wish is to have his ashes spread in Ireland where he grew up. Anne goes there and while on the lough in her rented red boat, she is swept away to the past. She ends up in Ireland in 1921, where she finds love and her beloved grandfather as a young boy. Dr.Thomas Smith saves her in more ways than one. I loved this love story between Anne and Thomas!
The tumultuous times of Ireland before it's Civil War is the story that Anne lands in. She also meets the infamous Irish leader Michael Collins who is a friend of Dr. Smith. This story takes you on such a huge emotional journey that it often leaves you breathless. Many things are going on that I will leave for you to find out. Just know, that it is the perfect blend of history, romance, family ties, finding yourself, and of course finding love.
What the Wind Knows is a haunting novel that will leave you with so many feelings and wanting to turn around and reading it again soon. I just know these words will stay in my mind reminding me of this fascinating and appealing story.
”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.”
This book is for all adults that love a time-traveling, historical romance. This is a 5-star winner for me.