Ellie and the Harpmaker

Hardback edition released 02/05/2019

by Hazel Prior

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LoveReading Expert Review of Ellie and the Harpmaker

Gorgeous, glorious and beautiful… if you feel like a hug, read this book.

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! 

Explore our '80+ Books That Deliver a Hug' listicle for more feel-good or uplifting books.

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Ellie and the Harpmaker Synopsis

Meet Ellie. She's perfectly happy with her home and her husband and her quiet life. Happy enough, anyway. Which is why she's so surprised to find herself drawn to an extraordinary stranger who gives her a gift - and a fresh perspective.

Meet Dan. He thinks that all he needs to be content is the time and space to carry on making harps. But the last thing he expects is for Ellie - and her cherry-coloured socks - to whirl into his life, bringing a string of surprises to his ordered existence.

Sometimes it takes a chance encounter to discover what your life can be . . .

This heart-warming, funny and quirky love story features...

86 plums,

69 sandwiches,

27 birch trees,

a 17-step staircase,

and a pheasant named Phineas

... and will stay with you long after you finish the last page.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781787630918
Publication date: 2nd May 2019
Author: Hazel Prior
Publisher: Bantam Press an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 288 pages
Collections: 80+ Books That Deliver a Hug ,
Primary Genre Relationship Stories
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About Hazel Prior

Hazel Prior lives on Exmoor with her husband and a huge ginger cat. As well as writing, she works as a freelance harpist.

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