What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon

What the Wind Knows

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. B...

Details What the Wind Knows

TitleWhat the Wind Knows
Release DateMar 1st, 2019
PublisherLake Union Publishing
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Fiction

Reviews What the Wind Knows

  • Christy
    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 muc...
  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    This is so poetic, lyrical, heart warming, exciting journey starts with the mythical story of Niamh and Oisin, continues with time changing moments of Irish Revolution and we’re catching glimpses from Michael Collins’ life story and his fight for freedom and finally witnessing an unconditional, timeless , amazing love story of Anne and Thomas. This journey’s the most important element is water which departs and unites our heroes. There are ...
  • KAS
    Simply put .... Magnificent!!My first Amy Harmon read, and I absolutely get it now. I absolutely get why this author’s writings are so beloved. She pens a gorgeous, unforgettable romance. If all men loved their wives the way I love Anne, we would all be a useless lot. While I went into this blind, and highly recommend you do as well, I will tell you this is a historical romance and a time travel read. The setting is Ireland beginning in the yea...
  • Mo
    I started this book with a little bit of trepidation. Irish setting, Irish Politics and History, Irish characters, Time-travel (although I did read Outlander and LOVED IT) ... You know me by now - if it is not done right, I will get on my high Irish horse about it! I didn't even have to put my foot in the stirrup or even take the horse from the stable ... I LOVED IT. Especially the history. By the end of the story, my heart was breaking and I was...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    5 STARS Such 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...
  • Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
    *****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 strug...
  • Emma Scott
    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, fantasti...
  • Holly
    DNF @ 34%This is reading like a history book. A really boring history book. But somehow the author also manages to make references to things/people during this time period as if the reader already knew all about it, which I absolutely did not and thus had to Wikipedia things. Then the parts that do not focus on the Irish War of Independence instead focused on exciting things such as - going shopping for clothing and toiletries. I just can't force...
  • Erin
    Thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union publishing for an e-Arc in exchange for an honest review. Such a beautiful story! I mean, who can resist a time travel novel? I really cannot and Amy Harmon weaves a beautiful tale of a 21st century woman who finds herself traveling back to 1920's Ireland. Just like main protagonist Anne, I was swept away into the political intrigues of a country that wished to get rid of its British oppressor. Not to mention t...
  • Warda
    4.5 My favourite Amy Harmon novel so far. RTC!———————————-Buddy-reading with someone who I have to speak to on a daily! Frankly, I’m in the mood to cry. Amy Harmon will do. 4.5 ⭐️My favourite Amy Harmon novel so far. RTC!———————————-Buddy-reading with someone who I have to speak to on a daily! 💛Frankly, I’m in the mood to cry. Amy Harmon will do.
  • Dem
    2.5 Stars Romantic Ireland's dead and gone, its with O'Leary in the grave.W.B Yeats Well I can confirm that Romantic Ireland is at its best in this novel A time travelling, Historical Fiction, Romance novel set in 1921 during Ireland's war of Independence. I picked this one up just because I was interested in the Historial element of this book and it has been getting amazing reviews.A story with a lot going on and I am not sure it really worked ...
  • KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
    MY REVIEW: can also be found on my blog: KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS ’WHAT THE WIND KNOWS’ is a full length historical romance novel by Amy Harmon. If you are a fan of Outlander byDiana Gabaldon then without a doubt you'll love this book.Where to even start with this review!! This was one of my most highly anticipated reads for this year, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it, as soon as I could start reading it I was transported to an...
  • Jennifer Kyle
    4.5 -5 Stars [image error]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 wit...
  • Constantine
    Rating: 5.0/5.0Genre:Historical Fiction + CulturalBook Structure:I read the digital version of this book and was alternating between it and the audiobook. The book is around 411 pages. There are a total of 26 chapters with first person's perspective narration from the two main characters.“We turn memories into stories, and if we don’t, we lose them. If the stories are gone, then the people are gone too.”This is one of those books that you n...
  • Corina
    3.5 starsWhat the Wind Knows, a beautifully crafted historical romance, was full of details of Ireland during the 1920s. The novel was well researched from clothing to the political unrest that had Ireland in its grip, and it all added to the authenticity of the novel.If you loveDiana Gabaldon's Outlander series you'll love this book.Without a doubt it had everything a time traveling historical romance should have. Full of historical and emotiona...
  • Brandi
    I stopped reading for almost 2 years. From 150+ books a year to nothing. I burned out. I was bored. I felt like I was reading the same story over and over again, and the slight differences no longer made a big enough impact for me to pick up my kindle. After my little hiatus, I am finding myself getting excited about reading again. And this book. This book truly reminded me what it was like to find myself completely immersed in another world. I s...
  • Sophie
    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 more important: I read it in one sitting and it is a long book (120.000 words). I left my body’s im...
  • Ashley
    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 more talent in her little finger than most of us could wish to acquire in a lifetime. That's why anything I say ...
  • Christina - Traveling Sister
    brb, crying forever.
  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    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 wa...
  • Amy | Foxy Blogs
    Absolutely remarkable. Extraordinary. Amazing. Phenomenal... to name a few words to describe this book. Anne Gallagher: ”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...
  • Hayley ☾ (TheVillainousReader)
    DNF 64%My girl, Francesca, and I are cursed. I swear. When we decide to buddy read, more often than not, it’s a slow and painful process, resulting in a book that is rated, at most, two stars. This is a rare exception, because I DNFed this bitch. I don’t think I’ve ever been more disappointed in a book in my entire life. I absolutely adored From Sand and Ash and expected another epic romance, with a fast-paced and intriguing plot in What th...
  • warhawke
    Genre: Historical RomanceType: StandalonePOV: First Person - FemaleRating: Annie Gallagher felt empty after she lost the only person she ever cared about. The loss brought her to Ireland where her ancestors originated. She never realized how her family connections were steep in history until she unwittingly lived it herself from an unexpected perspective. In Romance world full of alpha a-hole, Thomas Smith was a breath of fresh air with his prope...
  • Jennifer
    Spoiler contains my spin on the book synopsis: (view spoiler)[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 timin...
  • Bkwmlee
    This book absolutely blew me away! From the very first page all the way to the very end, I was swept up in Amy Harmon’s beautifully crafted, enchanting story of American-born Anne Gallagher, who travels to Ireland for the first time in her life to fulfill her beloved grandfather Eoin’s dying wish to have his ashes spread in the lake at his childhood home. Once there, overcome by grief and memories of her grandfather, Anne finds herself pulled...
  • Hollis
    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 more 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 indepen...
  • Betül
    **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 romanc...
  • Heather❀Book and a Blanket❀
    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...