Jenny Knipfer–Author

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My Review:

What the Wind Knows, by Amy Harmon ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

Anne, a fiction writer, travels to Dromahair, Ireland to see where her grandfather, Eoin, came from and what family heritage she can discover. Anne uncovers more than mere history; she steps into it.

A man from her past captures her heart, and they are drawn together like windmills to the wind, turning and blending together, despite what blows them apart. 

Rich in Ireland’s power struggle, the story unfolds amidst historical characters like Michael Collins, a leader in the IRA. Suspicions arise, and some folks in the town love Anne, while others don’t trust her. 

The mysterious lough (lake), shrouded in mist, holds secrets that both mend Anne’s heart and rend it in two. 

Harmon helped me step into the shoes of the characters of Anne, Eoin, and Thomas by relaying such tangible and real voices filled with gems of wisdom like—

“None of us are the same, Anne. Some days I hardly recognize myself in the mirror. It’s not my face that has changed; it’s the way I see the world. I’ve seen things that have permanently altered me. I’ve done things that have distorted my vision. I’ve crossed lines and tried to find them again, only to discover that all my lines have disappeared. And without lines, everything blurs together.”

As a reader, be prepared to be shocked, swoon, tear up, and be in love with this wonderful, detailed story of What the Wind Knows. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for plot, Fantastic!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for author voice, style, and POV

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 for the amount of history

I speed read through many of the weighty segments of Ireland’s clashing power struggle. The amount of detail was a little too much to hold my interest in parts. 

All in all, I recommend What the Wind Knows as a fantastic read and will definitely read another book by Amy Harmon! 

Thanks for reading my review! Check back next Wednesday as I review The Forgotten Room. Sounds mysterious doesn’t it? So far its right on target to being a deliciously satisfying read.

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