Short Message: Plus! New review!

Hello Everyone!
I feel bad that life keeps getting in the way, but that’s just the way it goes when you work full-time and have a family. That being said, one of my goals for this year is to get on a better cadence of posting reviews. I’ve saved a fraction of my reads from 2019 to be posted here over the next few weeks. If you’re interested in seeing the other books I read over 2019, you can head over to my Goodreads profile and check them out!
Thanks guys for being understanding and still following us here! Now onto the good stuff!

Title: What the Wind Knows

 

Author: Amy Harmon

 

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

 

Format: eBook

 

Publication Date: March 1, 2019

 

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars

 

Source: Purchased

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?


What the Wind Knows was probably my favorite book of 2019. It’s such a shame that life got in the way and prevented me from writing up a review. This book had EVERYTHING! Romance, time travel, mother/child bonds, and real people written into the plot of the book.

 

It was masterfully done, and I’m sure there are those out there who are more familiar with the history that might be able to catch some things that were wrong, but I didn’t. I really loved the way Amy Harmon wrote this book, she made the historical events that took place in the book realistic and enthralling. As someone with Irish ancestry, and who’s visited the beautiful island, I was over course aware of Michael Collins, but this is the first time that his story really hit me. It was a heart-wrenching, and beautiful way to see those events.

 

I loved Anne and her relationships with the people around her. I loved the romantic relationship between Anne and Thomas, and the beautiful way in which they supported and helped each other. I also loved the independent relationships that Anne and Thomas shared with Eoin. It was beautiful, and haunting. The ending was also absolutely brilliant, and didn’t leave me wanting anything else. It was so well written, please read it even if this isn’t your genre. 5 out of 5 stars.

 

 

5/5 – MUST READ, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**
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 “We were specks, bits of glass and dust. We were as numerous as the sands that lined the strand, one unrecognizable from the other. We were born; we lived; we died. And the cycle continued endlessly on. So many lives lived. And when we died, we simply vanished. A few generations would go by. And no one would know we even were. No one would remember the color of our eyes or the passion that raged inside us. Eventually, we all became stones in the grass, moss-covered monuments, and sometimes . . . not even that.”
― Amy Harmon, What the Wind Knows