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ARC Review: What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon
What the Wind Knows

5 Stars

Book Info

Released: March 1st 2019
Genre: Historical Fiction
Format: eARC
 

Recommended Read!

“WHAT THE WIND KNOWS is magical.”
~ Under the Covers

We all have favorite authors, and probably for different reasons.  But there are those few special authors that the only way to describe their stories is beautiful, and that’s the power of a story by Amy Harmon.  I was so excited to read this story because it’s the second historical fiction novel I read by her and I just knew it would be special.  I can’t say I’ve read a ton of time travel romance, but as a fan of the TV show Outlander (I know, I should read that but I just won’t), this was the perfect book to hit the spot.

Ms. Harmon manages to craft a story that is full of history and heartache, with romance and family bonds and even a dash of magical realism if you ask me.  Because truly, WHAT THE WIND KNOWS is magical.

The heroine accidentally travels back in time to 1920s Ireland while spreading her grandfather’s ashes there at his request.  She’s very much the picture of her great grandmother who was then believed dead but nobody had been able to confirm that, so when she pops up in that time she takes on that role and pretends to be her.  As she gets to experience history first hand, she also gets to reconnect with her grandfather.  The man who raised her and that she just lost, but who is only a little boy.  And along the way, she also finds true love.

And oh what a beautiful romance this was.  I think this book has everything to satisfy both historical fiction readers and romance readers.  And I can’t help but gush about two things.  The fact that the way both timelines interconnect and things come full circle time and time again, even when it’s only the heroine who knows it.  It was so perfectly crafted.  It was those little details that made the small moments even that more special.  And then the hero.  He’s the quiet and understated type but I fell hard for him.  He’s going on my book boyfriend list, even if he may end up being under appreciated.

In the end, everything about this book was beautiful.  From the writing, to the setting, the family, the history, the characters, the romance.  I was so wrapped up in this world I didn’t want to leave.  And yes, I shed many tears.  Many, many tears.  But I was left with a satisfied smile on my face.  It’s definitely my favorite book I read in February and probably my favorite book I’ve read so far this year.  As always, I can’t wait for what Ms. Harmon will give us next.

 

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About Amy Harmon

Amy Harmon is a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and New York Times Bestselling author of eight novels - the USA Today Bestsellers, Making Faces and Running Barefoot, as well as The Law of Moses, Infinity + One, Slow Dance in Purgatory, Prom Night in Purgatory, and the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue. Her latest novel, The Song of David, was released on June 13, 2015.

She knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and 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 several countries, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah.

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Timitra

This was a five star read for me too!

Kathy Valentine

Awesome review Francesca!! Sounds good! Shared on my socials!??

Sophia Rose

I have an older book from her backlist on my shelf and need to read it, but man, this one is calling to me. I love that you describe it as magical and beautiful, Francesca.

Elizabeth

Wow! What an amazing review for this story. It just made me add this to my tbr.

Amy R

I have the audiobook and ebook on my TBL/TBR pile.