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EXQUISITE 5+ STARS
3 February 2019
I think I'm going to be joining a long line of people who think 'What the Wind Knows' is absolutely awesome!
Oh...where to start?
Amy Harmon's writing is superb and the research is thorough. It has all the elements of great storytelling, with the result being a graceful, mesmerizing historical romance. The book could've become overly complicated or crowded with its mix of past/present or fact/fiction scenes (including politics, ethics and societal values), but Amy's plot planning is seamless and logical, right to the conclusion where everything just clicks.
MC, Anne Gallagher feels devastated because her beloved grandfather, Eoin, dies; so she travels to Lough Gill, Ireland to spread his ashes. There in a misty moment, magic happens and Anne is transported to another time. She meets Dr Thomas Smith, a reflective, unobtrusive and benevolent man; ordinary, but an understated hero...yet, there's something more to him. All the characterisation is simply brilliant.
'What the Wind Knows' is a total experience and Amy really stepped up to the challenge of this very personal trope. At the same time her style is easy and fluid. My emotions are still swirling about: heartbreak, tenderness, fantasy, empathy, real life, perspectives...so much to absorb! This is a very special read!