June 25, 2019
1st Line/1st Paragraph: What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon
I’m linking up this week with Vicki @ I’d Rather Be At The Beach who hosts a meme every Tuesday to share the First Chapter/First Paragraph of the book you are currently reading.
I’m pleased to share the first line and first paragraph of What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon. If you love historical fiction, a love story, and time travel, this may be a good read for you.
From Amazon: 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. 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?
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Genre/Categories: Historical Fiction, Love Story, Time Travel
1st Line/1st Few Paragraphs:
“Grandfather, tell me about your mother.” He was silent as he smoothed my hair, and for a long moment, I thought he hadn’t heard me.
“She was beautiful. Her hair was dark, her eyes green, just like yours are.”
“Do you miss her?” Tears leaked out the sides of my eyes and made his shoulder wet beneath my cheek. I missed my mother desperately.
“Not anymore,” my grandfather soothed.
“Why?” I was suddenly angry with him. How could he betray her that way? It was his duty to miss her.
“Because she is still with me.”
This made me cry harder.
“Hush now, Annie. Be still. Be still. If you are crying, you won’t be able to hear.”
“Hear what?” I gulped, slightly distracted from my anguish.
“The wind. It’s singing.”
I perked up, lifting my head slightly, listening for what my grandfather could hear. “I don’t hear a song,” I contended.
“Listen closer. Maybe it’s singing for you.” It howled and hurried, pressing against my bedroom window.
“I hear the wind,” I confessed, allowing the sound to lull me. “But it isn’t singing a very pretty song. It sounds more like it’s shouting.”
“Maybe the wind is trying to get your attention. Maybe it has something very important to say,” he murmured.
After reading From Sand and Ash last year, I declared Amy Harmon a favorite author. I’m eager to dive into her new title after reading a few glowing reviews. I’m not that enamored with time travel but I do love a good love story, so we’ll see how this goes!
Have you read From Sand and Ash?
Do you love time travel stories?
Coming next week! A special collaboration post with twelve other bloggers as we each give our recommendation for ONE great summer book!
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