What a beautiful book. So, so beautiful. This book will definitely be in my top 10 books for the year.
My mom found this book and suggested it for our in real life book club. I totally forgot to read it until the week prior to when we were meeting… socially distancing meeting in person. It was so nice to meet in person. There’s only six of us, we met on the back patio, and had plenty of hand sanitizer.
I listened to and read the Kindle version. I got the Kindle version from Amazon (yea… I know… bleh… Amazon…) for FREE!!! Thanks Prime! I was then able to pick up the Audible version for $1.99. It was super cool to be able to switch back and forth between the two versions and it to know exactly where I was. Incredibly cool feature if you’ve ever tried it. Anywho….
The narrators of the Audible version have a beautiful Irish accent and it made it so much fun to listen to. What the Wind Knows is written by Amy Harmon and was published Mar 2019 by Lake Union Publishing.
The story starts in Brooklyn, New York with Anne and her grandfather Eoin (which I thought was Owen until I read it in print). After Eoin passes, Anne goes back to his childhood home in Ireland to spread his ashes. As she goes out onto a lough to spread his ashes something weird happens. She finds herself back in time. Michael Collin’s Ireland to be exact, Ireland of 1921… teetering on the edge of war.
I cried. I’m not saying why or whether it was happy or sad tears. I felt so much and so connected to the characters… I cried. I think Amy Harmon did an amazing job with the story. She had such an attention to detail that came out when she was wrapping it all up.
I highly, highly recommend this book. Both the print and the audio versions are great!