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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,
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Kindle Edition, 411 pages
Published March 1st 2019 by Lake Union Publishing
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Amanda I loved this more than Outlander. "What the Wind Knows" is less sex heavy, more passionate romance wise, and the plot line is more intense. I highly…moreI loved this more than Outlander. "What the Wind Knows" is less sex heavy, more passionate romance wise, and the plot line is more intense. I highly recommend reading this book(less)
Leia One of my all time favorite books is Making Faces. She wrote such a compelling story with that book. Definitely worth a read.

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Christy
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-five-stars
5+ stars!

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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 much!
"Yes. I told you. You told me. And you will tell me
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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 so many amazing Yeats’ poems you may find in this book
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KAS
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 year 1916.

I share this information because I stay away
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Amy Harmon
Jan 11, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: coming-soon
When you fall in love in the past, is there such a thing as tomorrow?

What the Wind Knows, a historical romance set in Ireland’s 1920’s, will be released in hardcover on February 1, 2019, and in paperback, ebook and audiobook on March 1, 2019.

Pre-order available on:
KINDLE | HARDCOVER | PAPERBACK | AUDIO and in MP3

Anne – 1921
She is the same, but not the same at all



"You must read the book, Annie. Promise me you’ll read the book. He loves you so much, and he’s been waiting so long."




I
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Mo
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourite

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 in tears ... not so much for the characters in
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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.

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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, and especially the bond they have.There are some
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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 struggled to get through most of the book, BUT, Amy Harmon is a truly
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Emma Scott
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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, fantastical, romantic, and brilliant. I can't imagine the
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Holly
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
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 myself to read this anymore. So disappointing
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Erin
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, kindle
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 that I certainly fell in love with Thomas and
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Warda
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5

My favourite Amy Harmon novel so far.
RTC!


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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.
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Omg! I saw Amy Harmon had a Kindle First book available and I hit that button so fast!! Yay!!

Mel
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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 for me. I found the Irish history element of the
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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 another world, I couldn’t put it down, I didn’t want
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Jennifer Kyle
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 -5 Stars

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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 with Anne Gallagher’s story!

"I told you. You told me. Only
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Constantine
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: x-5-star, z2019-11

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Genre:
Historical Fiction + Cultural

Book 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 need to get into without reading the synopsis. I did
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Corina
3.5 stars

What 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 emotional turmoil and thanks to the fantastic research by
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Brandi
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
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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 shouldn’t be surprised, this is Amy Harmon, and I
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Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
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 imprint on the couch by the end of the day.

But that’s how enraptured
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Ashley
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loves, 2019
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 about her or her books will be an injustice to
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Christina - Traveling Sister
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
brb, crying forever.
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Title: What the Wind Knows
Series: Standalone
Author: Amy Harmon
Release date: February 1, 2019
Cliffhanger: No
Genre: historical fiction, time travel, historical romance



Anne 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 was a close one, but upon his death she learned that
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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’s grandfather has passed and she goes to Ireland to
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Hayley ☾ (TheVillainousReader)
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
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 the Wind Knows, but instead I got garbage. Confusing
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warhawke
Genre: Historical Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Female
Rating:




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 proper gentlemanly ways. I loved how generous he was in
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Jennifer
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Bkwmlee
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 back into time to the 1920s -- a tumultuous time ...more
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 independence. But unlike the aforementioned novel that
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Betül
**ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review**

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"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 romance novels are amazing, but I find myself more drawn
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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 times there are inconsistencies and plot holes.
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