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Ellie and the Harpmaker 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 exquisite Celtic harps in his barn in the countryside of the English moors Here, he can be himself, away from social situations that 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 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 forever ❮EPUB❯ ✻ Poltergeist (Greywalker, ✶ Author Kat Richardson – 9facts.co.uk heartwarming and completely charming debut that reminds us that sometimes [BOOKS] ✬ OBaby Author Geoffrey Johnson – 9facts.co.uk you don t find love love finds youDan Hollis lives a happy [Epub] ➟ Defiant (MacKinnons Rangers, By Pamela Clare – 9facts.co.uk solitary life carving exquisite Celtic harps in his barn in the countryside of the English moors Here ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ 21 Divisiones de Los Misterios Sanses By Ernesto Bravo Estrada ⚣ – 9facts.co.uk he can be himself ➨ Nightfall (Dark Age Dawning, Ebook ➮ Author Ellen Connor – 9facts.co.uk away from social situations that he doesn t always get right or completely understandEllie Jacobs is a lonely housewife ❮Reading❯ ➺ The Good Daughter ➲ Author Karin Slaughter – 9facts.co.uk her days filled with walks and poetry she writes in secret One day ✑ Crysis pdf ✓ Author Peter Watts – 9facts.co.uk 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 stores it for her ➹ [Download] ➵ Fractured (Will Trent, By Karin Slaughter ➼ – 9facts.co.uk ready for whenever she d like to take lessons Ellie begins visiting Dan almost daily ➵ Ghost Download ➾ Author Fred Burton – 9facts.co.uk drifting deeper into his world But when she accidentally discovers a secret ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Nerve By Dick Francis ❤ – 9facts.co.uk she must make a choice keep it from him and risk their friendship ✈ [PDF / Epub] ✅ Cinco Dias de Vida By Julie Lawson Timmer ✸ – 9facts.co.uk or change the course of their lives forever DNF I am definitely in the minority it seems, but this book just isn t for me I really tried to give it a go several times , but I honestly just dreaded picking it up each time I did and when I did I only read a few chapters and wanted to call it quits each time I made it 50% through Sadly, I am sure I am part to blame because I was looking for a story that had a littlesubstance to it Having read Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and The Girl He Used to Know within the past year, DNF I am definitely in the minority it seems, but this book just isn t for me I really tried to give it a go several times , but I honestly just dreaded picking it up each time I did and when I did I only read a few chapters and wanted to call it quits each time I made it 50% through Sadly, I am sure I am part to blame because I was looking for a story that had a littlesubstance to it Having read Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and The Girl He Used to Know within the past year, it really sunk this one To me, those two books are the gold standard on characters that appear on the spectrum In my opinion, this was a very paint by number book on girl who is unhappy with husband but stays and starts to fall for the oddly charming who just so happens to be very good looking guy who is nice to her While this formula can most assuredly work and I cheer for them to work , this just lacked the x factor It failed to move beyond the lines and really move me Add that to the pacing that was on the slow side, I just can t bring myself to finish because I don t really see the benefit.I did really want this to be something special and lots of people agree that it is Unfortunately, it wasn t me.Thank you to Netgalley, Berkley Publishing and Hazel Prior for the opportunity to read this and provide an honest review.Review Date 8 1 19Publication Date 8 6 19 4.5 starsChristina, I m totally in love, I confided, With the harpIt was completely and totally unexpected , but it happened.One day Ellie wanders down a new path and stumbles upon a wonderfully hidden secret.A 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 situations.In explicably, he takes a liking to Ellie in part due to her cherry red socks 4.5 starsChristina, I m totally in love, I confided, With the harpIt was completely and totally unexpected , but it happened.One day Ellie wanders down a new path and stumbles upon a wonderfully hidden secret.A 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 situations.In explicably, he takes a liking to Ellie in part due to her cherry red socks and gifts her a small cherry red harp.While 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 expectationsNo, 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 choiceBut when Ellie tries to return it, Dan instead offers her a place to learn to play.And soon their quiet 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 theEllie visits, the less she wants to go I m happily married, aren t I Of course I am.I clutch my husband s arm The longer she continues her visits, the better she plays but thelies 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 beautifully.Dan s voice was unexpectedly endearing he clearly looked at life through a completely unique perspective and I adored whenever the book swapped to him His gentle and simple outlook took a hold of my heart from the very beginning.Ellie 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 bitrealistic Also, her inner voice sometimes strayed a little too close to Dan s tone I think it needed to be a bitdistinct but perhaps that was how the author wanted to show that Ellie and Dan would click together.I 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 forbooks by this author With thanks to the author and Berkley Publishing for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.All quotes come from an uncorrected proof and are subject to change upon publication.YouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat miranda.reads Happy Reading 3.5 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 loved, but that is precisely what it is Dan, the harp maker, a little quirky from the beginning, reminds me of Don Tillman from the Rosie Project and subsequent books in that series, and Ellie, the housewife there s something sad and lovely about her Predictable from the beginning, but a few things happened here that I was not expecting Dan, not quit 3.5 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 loved, but that is precisely what it is Dan, the harp maker, a little quirky from the beginning, reminds me of Don Tillman from the Rosie Project and subsequent books in that series, and Ellie, the housewife there s something sad and lovely about her Predictable from the beginning, but a few things happened here that I was not expecting Dan, not quite a recluse, makes beautiful harps and Ellie who fills her time with walks in this beautiful setting in the countryside of Exmoor, England comes upon the barn where Dan works and lives After their brief meeting, Dan gives Ellie one of his harps This lovely act of generosity sets in motion a secret kept from Ellie s domineering husband, her harp playing and friendship with Dan Of course secrets kept are only kept for a while and when divulged Ellie s life is changed in ways she didn t imagine Another secret kept by Dan s former girlfriend and Ellie s harp teacher changes Dan s life forever when it is out in the open I m not a big reader of romance and I suppose this could be categorized as that, but this was really a lovely, uplifting story and I need one of those once in a while I have to round up to 4 stars because Dan and Ellie are characters that I will remember.I received an advanced copy of this book from Berkeley through Netgalley 3.5 STARs A cast of quirky characters, with some unexpected and even quite odd turns made this one a unique read for me, although the end was quite predictable I m not a big romance reader so this was a lighter read and definitely a slower paced story than my typical genre I enjoyed the two main characters Dan and Ellie and their approach to the little joys in life and love for nature and harps of course Two lost souls who meet and find friendship and kindness in each other I may have said, 3.5 STARs A cast of quirky characters, with some unexpected and even quite odd turns made this one a unique read for me, although the end was quite predictable I m not a big romance reader so this was a lighter read and definitely a slower paced story than my typical genre I enjoyed the two main characters Dan and Ellie and their approach to the little joys in life and love for nature and harps of course Two lost souls who meet and find friendship and kindness in each other I may have said, hmm several times while reading because I couldn t quite wrap my head around some of their choices Do they even live in the real world I enjoyed it mostly even with some of the unlikely circumstances that occurred I was rooting for them though wondering if the fairy tale would have a happy ending

    ❮EPUB❯ ✻ Poltergeist (Greywalker, ✶ Author Kat Richardson – 9facts.co.uk heartwarming and completely charming debut that reminds us that sometimes [BOOKS] ✬ OBaby Author Geoffrey Johnson – 9facts.co.uk you don t find love love finds youDan Hollis lives a happy [Epub] ➟ Defiant (MacKinnons Rangers, By Pamela Clare – 9facts.co.uk solitary life carving exquisite Celtic harps in his barn in the countryside of the English moors Here ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ 21 Divisiones de Los Misterios Sanses By Ernesto Bravo Estrada ⚣ – 9facts.co.uk he can be himself ➨ Nightfall (Dark Age Dawning, Ebook ➮ Author Ellen Connor – 9facts.co.uk away from social situations that he doesn t always get right or completely understandEllie Jacobs is a lonely housewife ❮Reading❯ ➺ The Good Daughter ➲ Author Karin Slaughter – 9facts.co.uk her days filled with walks and poetry she writes in secret One day ✑ Crysis pdf ✓ Author Peter Watts – 9facts.co.uk 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 stores it for her ➹ [Download] ➵ Fractured (Will Trent, By Karin Slaughter ➼ – 9facts.co.uk ready for whenever she d like to take lessons Ellie begins visiting Dan almost daily ➵ Ghost Download ➾ Author Fred Burton – 9facts.co.uk drifting deeper into his world But when she accidentally discovers a secret ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Nerve By Dick Francis ❤ – 9facts.co.uk she must make a choice keep it from him and risk their friendship ✈ [PDF / Epub] ✅ Cinco Dias de Vida By Julie Lawson Timmer ✸ – 9facts.co.uk or change the course of their lives forever DNF I am definitely in the minority it seems, but this book just isn t for me I really tried to give it a go several times , but I honestly just dreaded picking it up each time I did and when I did I only read a few chapters and wanted to call it quits each time I made it 50% through Sadly, I am sure I am part to blame because I was looking for a story that had a littlesubstance to it Having read Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and The Girl He Used to Know within the past year, DNF I am definitely in the minority it seems, but this book just isn t for me I really tried to give it a go several times , but I honestly just dreaded picking it up each time I did and when I did I only read a few chapters and wanted to call it quits each time I made it 50% through Sadly, I am sure I am part to blame because I was looking for a story that had a littlesubstance to it Having read Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and The Girl He Used to Know within the past year, it really sunk this one To me, those two books are the gold standard on characters that appear on the spectrum In my opinion, this was a very paint by number book on girl who is unhappy with husband but stays and starts to fall for the oddly charming who just so happens to be very good looking guy who is nice to her While this formula can most assuredly work and I cheer for them to work , this just lacked the x factor It failed to move beyond the lines and really move me Add that to the pacing that was on the slow side, I just can t bring myself to finish because I don t really see the benefit.I did really want this to be something special and lots of people agree that it is Unfortunately, it wasn t me.Thank you to Netgalley, Berkley Publishing and Hazel Prior for the opportunity to read this and provide an honest review.Review Date 8 1 19Publication Date 8 6 19 4.5 starsChristina, I m totally in love, I confided, With the harpIt was completely and totally unexpected , but it happened.One day Ellie wanders down a new path and stumbles upon a wonderfully hidden secret.A 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 situations.In explicably, he takes a liking to Ellie in part due to her cherry red socks 4.5 starsChristina, I m totally in love, I confided, With the harpIt was completely and totally unexpected , but it happened.One day Ellie wanders down a new path and stumbles upon a wonderfully hidden secret.A 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 situations.In explicably, he takes a liking to Ellie in part due to her cherry red socks and gifts her a small cherry red harp.While 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 expectationsNo, 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 choiceBut when Ellie tries to return it, Dan instead offers her a place to learn to play.And soon their quiet 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 theEllie visits, the less she wants to go I m happily married, aren t I Of course I am.I clutch my husband s arm The longer she continues her visits, the better she plays but thelies 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 beautifully.Dan s voice was unexpectedly endearing he clearly looked at life through a completely unique perspective and I adored whenever the book swapped to him His gentle and simple outlook took a hold of my heart from the very beginning.Ellie 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 bitrealistic Also, her inner voice sometimes strayed a little too close to Dan s tone I think it needed to be a bitdistinct but perhaps that was how the author wanted to show that Ellie and Dan would click together.I 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 forbooks by this author With thanks to the author and Berkley Publishing for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.All quotes come from an uncorrected proof and are subject to change upon publication.YouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat miranda.reads Happy Reading 3.5 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 loved, but that is precisely what it is Dan, the harp maker, a little quirky from the beginning, reminds me of Don Tillman from the Rosie Project and subsequent books in that series, and Ellie, the housewife there s something sad and lovely about her Predictable from the beginning, but a few things happened here that I was not expecting Dan, not quit 3.5 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 loved, but that is precisely what it is Dan, the harp maker, a little quirky from the beginning, reminds me of Don Tillman from the Rosie Project and subsequent books in that series, and Ellie, the housewife there s something sad and lovely about her Predictable from the beginning, but a few things happened here that I was not expecting Dan, not quite a recluse, makes beautiful harps and Ellie who fills her time with walks in this beautiful setting in the countryside of Exmoor, England comes upon the barn where Dan works and lives After their brief meeting, Dan gives Ellie one of his harps This lovely act of generosity sets in motion a secret kept from Ellie s domineering husband, her harp playing and friendship with Dan Of course secrets kept are only kept for a while and when divulged Ellie s life is changed in ways she didn t imagine Another secret kept by Dan s former girlfriend and Ellie s harp teacher changes Dan s life forever when it is out in the open I m not a big reader of romance and I suppose this could be categorized as that, but this was really a lovely, uplifting story and I need one of those once in a while I have to round up to 4 stars because Dan and Ellie are characters that I will remember.I received an advanced copy of this book from Berkeley through Netgalley 3.5 STARs A cast of quirky characters, with some unexpected and even quite odd turns made this one a unique read for me, although the end was quite predictable I m not a big romance reader so this was a lighter read and definitely a slower paced story than my typical genre I enjoyed the two main characters Dan and Ellie and their approach to the little joys in life and love for nature and harps of course Two lost souls who meet and find friendship and kindness in each other I may have said, 3.5 STARs A cast of quirky characters, with some unexpected and even quite odd turns made this one a unique read for me, although the end was quite predictable I m not a big romance reader so this was a lighter read and definitely a slower paced story than my typical genre I enjoyed the two main characters Dan and Ellie and their approach to the little joys in life and love for nature and harps of course Two lost souls who meet and find friendship and kindness in each other I may have said, hmm several times while reading because I couldn t quite wrap my head around some of their choices Do they even live in the real world I enjoyed it mostly even with some of the unlikely circumstances that occurred I was rooting for them though wondering if the fairy tale would have a happy ending"/>
  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Ellie and the Harpmaker
  • Hazel Prior
  • 06 August 2019
  • 1984803786

About the Author: Hazel Prior

Hazel Prior is the author of ELLIE AND THE HARP MAKER and AWAY WITH THE PENGUINS UK title HOW THE PENGUINS SAVED VERONICA US title She is also a freelance harpist She lives in Exmoor, in England, with her husband and a huge, ginger cat.


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