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An absolutely delightful story ready and waiting to wrap you up in a delicious blanket of warming feel-good. Ellie thinks she is happy, assumes she is happy, but a present from a harp-making stranger heralds change. Oh I did enjoy this story, told in alternate chapters by Ellie and Dan, I settled myself into a comfy spot and stayed there until I had finished. Dan introduces himself in the most simple and beautiful way, he is able to see through clutter to the heart of things and I have to admit to rather falling in love with him. Hazel Prior doesn’t spell things out for you, instead I felt that I was able to explore and encouraged to contemplate. The descriptions of Exmoor, nature, and colour are particularly special, and I now find myself taking the time to look properly, to really see, to feel, to smile. Ellie and the Harp Maker is truly lovely and rather special, if you feel like a hug, then read this book!
MEET ELLIE. She's perfectly happy living a quiet life with her husband, Clive. (Well, she does sometimes wonder about the way he talks to her, and about all the things she hasn't achieved yet. But, she's happy enough.)
MEET DAN. He's definitely content - content with his predictable, ordered existence, making harps in his isolated barn on Exmoor. Content being on his own, far away from other people and - crucially - far away from any risk of surprises.
What Ellie and Dan don't know yet, is that a chance encounter is about to change all of this . . .
Ellie and the Harp-Maker is a beautiful love song of a story, wonderfully told with a warm heart and much hope. Hazel Prior's writing is a lyrical delight - Phaedra Patrick
A wonderful, genuine, heart-warming, funny and beautifully written book . . . you will fall in love with Ellie and the Harp-Maker - Rebecca Tinnelly
Publication date: 20/02/2020
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Publisher: Bantam Press an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||20th February 2020|
|Publisher:||Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Genres:||Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories, Sagas and Romance,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Adult & contemporary romance,|
Hazel Prior lives on Exmoor with her husband and a huge ginger cat. As well as writing, she works as a freelance harpist.More About Hazel Prior