What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon

What the Wind Knows – Amy Harmon

In an unforgettable love story, a woman’s impossible journey through the ages could change everything….”


What the Wind Knows – Amy Harmon

What the Wind Knows

by Amy Harmon

Hardcover, 416 pages
Published February 1st 2019

What the Wind Knows – Amy Harmon


What the Wind Knows – Amy Harmon



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What the Wind Knows, a beautifully crafted historical romance, was full of details of Ireland during the 1920s. Unsurprisingly the novel was well researched from clothing to the political unrest that had Ireland in its grip, and coupled with the emotional turmoil it felt as close to authentic as possible.

If you love Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series you’ll love this book.

It had everything a time traveling novel should have. Besides the emotional turmoil that comes with being alone in a different time period. As well as the emotional strain of not knowing if the displacement is temporary or permanent, the overall feel was on point.

Although the book was mostly written from Anne’s POV additional entries from Thomas’s diary gave a glimpse into his POV. While I would have loved more insight into his feelings, doubts and overall thought process, the diary added another layer to a well researched story. However the novel never satisfyingly explained Anne’s apparent acceptance towards being stranded in a different time period. It also frustrated me that Anne’s 21st century knowledge rarely added to the overall story. Even though she privately studied that period of time, her political knowledge made no real difference, Ireland’s course was set and history didn’t rewrite itself just because of Anne.

Because the historical aspect of Ireland played such a BIG part in this story, Anne and Thomas’s love story almost became a side note. Although I would have loved more romance the ending was satisfying (HEA), but I would have preferred more of the story to be between Anne and Thomas.

And even though this novel didn’t work for me as much as I hoped it would, it will be an amazing book for anyone that loves history, loves to learn about Ireland and its history, and for all who enjoy a well crafted and beautifully written historical time traveling romance.


What the Wind Knows – Amy Harmon


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 - Amy Harmon

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Amy Harmon is a Wall Street JournalUSA Today, and New York Times Bestselling author. Amy knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and she 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 eighteen different languages, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah.

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What the Wind Knows – Amy Harmon

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2 thoughts on “What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon

    1. Don’t be – especially if you like historical romance and time travel. It’s beautifully written, it just wasn’t the right book for me. 😊

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