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In an unforgettable love story, 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 anoth
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Kindle Edition, 411 pages
Expected publication: March 1st 2019 by Lake Union Publishing
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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 ag
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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:
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    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."




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    Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    <3 5 STARS <3

    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.The
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    *****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 g
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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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    ’WHAT THE WIND KNOWS’ is a full length historical romance novel by Amy Harmon.

    If you are a fan of Outlander by Diana 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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    Erin
    Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: kindle, netgalley
    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 lit
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    Jennifer Kyle
    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 the wind kno
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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!!

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    Corina☞BookTwinsReviews
    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 love Diana 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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    Jennifer
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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 I
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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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    ♆Hayley
    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 garba
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    Betul
    **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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    Christie«SHBBblogger»

    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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    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. N
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    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 wi
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    Malene
    Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: arc
    I’ve never been to Ireland but after finishing What The Wind Knows it feels like I had. I’m a novice when it comes to historical romance but this book was calling out to me. I’m so glad I read WTWK. It has a perfect blend of history and fantasy thanks to the cleverly and brilliantly writing from Amy Harmon. Her prose is flawless. Absolutely effortless and intoxicating in her description of the beautiful country Ireland and her development of the storyline and its incredible characters.

    I was comp
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    NiCoLeTa E.
    ***5 beautiful "Don't go near the water, love!!!" stars***



    I pulled you from the water
    And kept you in my bed.
    A lost, forsaken daughter
    Of a past that isn't dead.
    ....
    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.


    This book was pure magic, but not in the way you think!!!
    It was as much real, as it was magnificent!!! It was old and new, at the same time...
    It was captivating until the very last page and it made you cravi
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    FMABookReviews

    ❝Don't go near the water, love, the lough will take you far from me.❞



    WHAT THE WIND KNOWS was the perfect mix of history, romance and fantasy. Every word was exquisitely placed, every character perfectly crafted. These characters and this story are truly special.

    ❝I fell so fast, so hard, and so completely. Not because love is blind, but because ... it's not. Love isn't blind, it's blinding. Glaring. I looked at you, and from the very first day, I knew you ...
    My love is so big and full and

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    Tracey Graves
    Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Move over, Outlander. There's a new historical romance in town.
    ♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥
    BEAUTIFUL * ROMANTIC * BREATHTAKING * HEARTWARMING* OUT OF THIS WORLD * FANTASTICAL * EPIC * 'What the Wind Knows,' is worth all the superlatives and more!



    The story is so clever, so thought provoking, and so intelligently layered with a richly textured narrative that whisked me away to another world in a bygone age. I’m not supposed to like time travel but I absolutely LOVED THIS STORY SO MUCH. Amy Harmon is super talented and breathes life into a theme that authors have to perfect for me to be
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    Jennifer
    4.5/ 5 stars


    Initial thoughts: I am not a big fan of historical books. But I love Amy Harmon and this cover is stunning!

    This book takes place in 2001 and 1921. Ireland is everything in this book! The author blends real life events with an incredible romance. What an original and compelling book!

    This book starts out in 2001. The narrator is thirty year old Annie (1st person POV - she is a famous author).

    Historical is not my thing. So I was actually happy that the book begins in the 2000s. The stor
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    Melissa_lifeinthebooks
    Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: favorites
    Copy provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
    Major cover love for this book, beautiful cover, also love the title of this book. Amy Harmon has become one of my favorite authors, love her writing style and "What the Wind Knows" did not disappoint. It’s a beautiful unique time travel romance, I was blown away, this was an amazing read. It’s such a sad and beautiful story.
    Anne is a famous author in the year 2001, after Anne’s beloved Grandfather Eoin passes, Anne fulfills her Grandfat
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    Pamela Sparkman
    This book is available on Amazon's First Reads through the month of February. I loved this book with my whole heart and I want everyone to fall in love with this book. If I could stand on a mountain and shout it to the world...I would. Consider this my mountain.


    "Anne is asleep now, curled on her side, and I can only watch her, my heart so swollen in my chest that I'll suffocate if I don't stay upright. The light of the lamp touches her freely, boldly even, brushing her hair and tracing the dip
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    Milena
    Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: netgalley, favorites
    This book is perfection! First 5 star read of 2019!

    Every book I read by Amy Harmon I loved, and What The Wind Knows is no exception. Amy's writing is so beautiful and her characters are so compelling, you can't help but fall in love with her stories. What the Wind Knows is a book about Anne who travels to Ireland to spread her beloved grandfather's ashes and finds herself transported 80 years back in time, when Ireland was fighting for independence. There she finds a home and a family that she n
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    Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Loved this! Full review to come closer to release date.

    *EDITED TO ADD REVIEW*
    Amy Harmon has always been a favorite author of mine, from her very first book I was hooked and as her stories progress, they truly only seem to get better.

    I was so eager to get my hands on her newest release and for good reason, because let me tell you, it was riveting and so worth the wait. Once again, from the very first page, I was pulled right into the story and it was so hard to put down.

    Riddled with emotion, I wa
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    Michelle
    Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
    4 stars!

    Thank you to Lake Union Publishing and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book in an exchange for an honest review!

    I had seen a lot of trusted book sources excited to read this so when I saw the opportunity to request it on Netgalley I jumped at the chance. Who doesn't love a good romance/historical fiction with a time traveling element to it? Yes, there are a lot of ways this is similar to Outlander, but by the end I was able to push those comparisons aside and enjoy the story f
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    AC Book Blog (Anne Christine)
    Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: 2019
    Historical, fantasy, magical, romantic - this one is magnificent!!!!
    Extremely unique storyline which kept me intrigued the whole time. This story took me places I couldn't quite distinguish reality or fantasy, present or past ... quite mind boggling. Amy Harmon's fantastic and her stories are timeless.
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