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Review: Ellie and the Harpmaker


Title: Ellie and the Harpmaker

Author: Hazel Prior

Release Date: August 6th, 2019

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Synopsis from Goodreads: In the rolling hills of beautiful Exmoor, there’s a barn. And in that barn, you’ll find Dan. He’s a maker of exquisite harps - but not a great maker of conversation. He’s content in his own company, quietly working and away from social situations that he doesn’t always get right. But one day, a cherry-socked woman stumbles across his barn and the conversation flows a little more easily than usual. She says her name’s Ellie, a housewife, alone, out on her daily walk and, though she doesn’t say this, she looks sad. He wants to make her feel better, so he gives her one of his harps, made of cherry wood. And before they know it, this simple act of kindness puts them on the path to friendship, big secrets, pet pheasants and, most importantly, true love.

My Review: This story had one of my favorite things, characters that I loved! It was also quirky, beautifully written and a great ending. The story heartfelt and warming and I enjoyed getting to know these characters. Both of them were unique and had a depth to them that I loved. I found that certain aspects of Dan’s personality were pretty relatable for me. The introversion, and dislike of crowds and loud noises are all things I could relate to. I also loved the aspect of harp building and that was a great addition to the story. Overall, I enjoyed the book and would definitely recommend it!

*I received this book from Berkley Publishing in exchange for an honest review*

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