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Stores it for her ready for whenever she’d like to take lessons Ellie begins visiting Dan almost daily drifting deeper into his world But when she accidentally discovers a secret she must make a choice keep it from him and risk their friendship or change the course of their lives forev 35 starsEllie and the Harpmaker is an entertaining uplifting eccentric escapism with unusual likable characters There is nothing new to the overall plot of the story It s all about the tone to the story The uirky personalities of the characters drew me into the story right from the start At times their peculiarities seemed a little extreme yet funHazel Prior creates an oddly charming and enchanting fairy tale feeling story that is full of heart I loved the warm friendship here between our main characters and watching their relationship blossom through kindness and uirky moments I recommend for when you are in the mood for a uirky feel good storyI received and ARC from Berkley Publishing

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A rich heartwarming and completely charming debut that reminds us that sometimes you don't find love love finds youDan Hollis lives a happy solitary life carving exuisite Celtic harps in his barn in the countryside of the English moors Here he can be himself away from social situations th 45 stars Christina I m totally in love I confided With the harp It was completely and totally unexpected but it happenedOne day Ellie wanders down a new path and stumbles upon a wonderfully hidden secretA harp maker Dan lives in a beautiful old barn where he hand carves harps of all sizes and shapes Dan escaped from the modern world in part because he has troubles in most social situationsIn explicably he takes a liking to Ellie in part due to her cherry red socks and gifts her a small cherry red harpWhile she is overjoyed at first she soon realizes that her husband may have an issue with this Her husband the breadwinner has a very specific mindset on how his housewife should behaveand accepting harps from strangers does not fulfill his expectations No I think I ll leave it to you If I go with you it might look as if I forced you to take it backyou go hon and don t forget to make it clear it s your choice But when Ellie tries to return it Dan instead offers her a place to learn to playAnd soon their uiet friendship blossoms Dan is unlike anyone she s ever met his sweet and uncomplicated reactions come as a welcome relief from her everyday life I thank her profusely I was very enthusiastic because nobody has ever ever given me seven jars of jam before Let alone ones with checked blue and white hats And the Ellie visits the less she wants to go I m happily married aren t IOf course I amI clutch my husband s arm The longer she continues her visits the better she plays but the lies she needs to spend to keep her husband s suspicions at bay There s just no way he d believe that she was actually trying to learn the harp despite it being the truth but there s also no way she can keep a secret like this forever I ve pulled myself loose from my rock but now I m floating with the tides and I ve got no idea where I ll end up Ahhh my heart is too full This was such a sweet and unconventional book I adored Ellie and Dan and I loved the way their friendship grew over the book So many books rush right into the romance and neglect the relationship but Prior balanced that beautifullyDan s voice was unexpectedly endearing he clearly looked at life through a completely uniue perspective and I adored whenever the book swapped to him His gentle and simple outlook took a hold of my heart from the very beginningEllie s perspective was also well done though her blinders when it came to her husband frustrated me I wish the author had shown a few flashbacks so we could get a better idea of how those blind spots came to be in order to make her reactions feel a bit realistic Also her inner voice sometimes strayed a little too close to Dan s tone I think it needed to be a bit distinct but perhaps that was how the author wanted to show that Ellie and Dan would click togetherI loved how the author s love for harps shown through in the book I never would have guessed I would become so invested in the livelihood of a harp carver All in all I really enjoyed my time between these pages I m going to have to watch for books by this author With thanks to the author and Berkley Publishing for a free copy in exchange for an honest reviewAll uotes come from an uncorrected proof and are subject to change upon publicationYouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading

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At he doesn't always get right or completely understandEllie Jacobs is a lonely housewife her days filled with walks and poetry she writes in secret One day she comes across Dan's barn and is enchanted by his collection Dan gives her a harp made of cherry wood to match her cherry socks He Enchanting sweet heartwarmingELLIE AND THE HARPMAKER by HAZEL PRIOR is a feel good delightful up lifting lighthearted and lovely story that completely entranced meHAZEL PRIOR delivers an engaging humorous entertaining enjoyable and beautifully written tale of music and love here that is told through alternating chapters between Dan and Ellie I absolutely loved Dan s endearing uirky fun innocent loveable character and thought that he definitely stole the show He was the highlight of the book for me and I loved how selfless caring carefree giving creative and loving he wasI was thoroughly entertained and invested in Dan and Ellie s relationship and was rooting and hoping for the best for both of themNorma s StatsCover Not all that creative of a cover design but I do actually uite like the color schemes and the simplicity of it which is an effective and fitting representation to storylineTitle A simple and unimaginative title that represents the storyline uite effectivelyWritingProse Lovely engaging captivating humorous and readablePlot Fun uirky endearing charming lighthearted entertaining and enjoyableEnding Heartwarming uplifting and a feel good ending that left me feeling such warmth and love for these characters and this bookOverall This book was such a breath of fresh air to read and one that is packed full of heart Would recommendThank you so much to Elisha at Berkley Publishing and Hazel Prior for gifting me an advance copy of this bookReview can also be seen at Two Sisters Lost in a Coulee Reading


10 thoughts on “Ellie and the Harpmaker

  1. says:

    45 stars Christina I'm totally in love I confided With the harp It was completely and totally unexpected but it happenedOne day Ellie wanders down a new path and stumbles upon a wonderfully hidden secretA harp maker Dan lives in a bea

  2. says:

    Ellie and the Harpmaker by Hazel Prior is a 2019 Bantam Press publication Dan is a Harpmaker who spontaneously gives one of his harps to Ellie a woman visiting his little out of the way shop one day Ellie’s husband however insists she return the harp Instead she winds up storing it at Dan’s place scheming behind her husband’s back to visit the harp regularly secretly learning how to play it While Ellie and Dan begin devel

  3. says:

    35 stars rounded up I can’t think of any other way to describe this other than what sounds cliche a sweet charming story with characters I

  4. says:

    35 STARs A cast of uirky characters with some unexpected and even uite odd turns made this one a uniue read for me although the end was uite predictable I'm not a big romance reader so this was a lighter read an

  5. says:

    Enchanting sweet heartwarmingELLIE AND THE HARPMAKER by HAZEL PRIOR is a feel good delightful up lifting lighthearted and lovely story that completely entranced meHAZEL PRIOR delivers an engaging humorous entertaining enjoyable and beautifully

  6. says:

    Ellie and the Harpmaker is such a sweet feel good story I’d also like to visit Exmoor asap Deep in the hills of Exmoor Dan is making harps He’s not very social and prefers his work to people anyway Ellie stumbles into Dan’s barn one day a

  7. says:

    This is a uirky original novel that reminded me a little of Where’d You Go Bernadette and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Like Eleanor Dan isn’t great at reading social cues and gets anxiety talking to people he doesn’t know He doesn’t care about money only making harps When Ellie stumbles into his place she and Dan begin to talk and she tells him she is a housewife For some reason Dan doesn’t understand s

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    35 starsEllie and the Harpmaker is an entertaining uplifting eccentric escapism with unusual likable characters There is nothing new to the overall plot of the story It's all about the tone to the story The uirky personalities of the characters drew me into the story right from the start At times their peculiarities seemed a little extreme

  9. says:

    Beautifully written This was very atmospheric in the manner of a lyrical journey it almost felt like a fairy tale Ellie a

  10. says:

    Many thanks to Berkely for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review ”Music helps fill up the holes that people leave behind” Ellie and the Harpmarker is a great tale of music and love We follow Ellie and the