Genre: Historical Fiction / Sci-fi – Time Travel / Romance
Recommended by: Amazon First Reads / I’m an Amy Harmon fan
“Let us go forth, the tellers of tales, and seize whatever prey the heart long for, and have no fear. Everything exists, everything is true, and the earth is only a little dust under our feet.” —W. B. Yeats
Review: Hello, Hollywood? Yes..you. Can you make this into a movie? Please and thank you. That pretty much sums up my thoughts on this novel. I’m not one for movie adaptions. The book is always better. However, this novel? I would pay to see any day.
Amy Harmon wrote the most beautiful historical novel. Her tale intertwines the history of Ireland, the poetry of W.B. Yeats and the timelessness of a heartbreaking love story. However, this story wasn’t just a classic romance between two people. It was a love-for-country love story, a parent / child love story, a grandparent / grandchild love story, a testimony to true friendship love story, the sentiment of a small town love story and a love letter to the occupations of doctors, writers, caretakers and dreamers. It was extremely emotional, riveting and inspiring.
Recommendation: If the five stars above doesn’t clue you in, then yes. I recommend it. You get a little history (it’s OK to Google Ireland in the 1920s…I totally did) and a timeless story that is more than just romance in one solid plot. Amy Harmon – keep writing. Keep telling your stories.