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Download ☆ Ellie and the Harpmaker By Hazel Prior – Vejega.info 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 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, and while she looks sad, they have a wonderful conversation, which is not the norm for Dan He wants to give Ellie something, so he gives her a treasured harp he s made That harp is only the beginning of the story of Ellie and Dan There s muchleft 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, and while she looks sad, they have a wonderful conversation, which is not the norm for Dan He wants to give Ellie something, so he gives her a treasured harp he s made That harp is only the beginning of the story of Ellie and Dan There s muchleft to tell.Ellie and Dan begin in one place and end up in quite another The book encompasses their friendship and how it slowly and sweetly develops into love I adored Dan and Ellie and watching their love flourish Also, there is a distinctive love for the beauty of harps here in their appearance and in their music, and the author s own penchant for the instrument comes through perfectly Overall, this is a story full of charm and endearing characters, one in which I was completely invested, and I was left feeling uplifted and warmhearted in the end I m most grateful for that.I received a complimentary copy All opinions are my own My reviews can also be found on my blog www.jennifertarheelreader.com 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 Enchanting, sweet, heartwarming ELLIE AND THE HARPMAKER by HAZEL PRIOR is a feel good, delightful, up lifting, lighthearted, and lovely story that completely entranced me.HAZEL 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, quirky, fun, innocent loveable character and thought that he definitely stole the show He was the highl Enchanting, sweet, heartwarming ELLIE AND THE HARPMAKER by HAZEL PRIOR is a feel good, delightful, up lifting, lighthearted, and lovely story that completely entranced me.HAZEL 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, quirky, 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 was.I was thoroughly entertained and invested in Dan and Ellie s relationship and was rooting and hoping for the best for both of them.Norma s Stats Cover Not all that creative of a cover design but I do actually quite like the color schemes and the simplicity of it which is an effective and fitting representation to storyline.Title A simple and unimaginative title that represents the storyline quite effectively.Writing Prose Lovely, engaging, captivating, humorous, and readable.Plot Fun, quirky, endearing, charming, lighthearted, entertaining, and enjoyable.Ending Heartwarming, uplifting, and a feel good ending that left me feeling such warmth and love for these characters and this book.Overall This book was such a breath of fresh air to read and one that is packed full of heart Would recommend Thank you so much to Elisha at Berkley Publishing and Hazel Prior for gifting me an advance copy of this book.Review can also be seen at Two Sisters Lost in a Coulee Reading 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 This is a quirky, 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, she is sad To cheer her up, he gives her a harp.We the readers know that Ell This is a quirky, 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, she is sad To cheer her up, he gives her a harp.We the readers know that Ellie is sad because she s in an unhappy marriage When she brings the harp home, her jealous husband Clive freaks out Thus, she brings the harp back, but secretly begins taking lessons from what Dan calls his girlfriend Hanging out at the barn with Dan strengthens their friendship.What happens is a relationship based on two good people who have misinterpreted things in life, but you hope that there will be enough understanding to get themselves out of bad relationships and into positive ones Thanks so much to NetGalley for the opportunity to read this novel, which RELEASES AUGUST 6, 2019 3.5 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 quirky personalities of the characters drew me into the story right from the start At times their peculiarities seemed a little extreme yet fun.Hazel Prior creates an oddly charming and enchanting fairy tale feeling story that is full of heart I loved the warm friendship here between o 3.5 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 quirky personalities of the characters drew me into the story right from the start At times their peculiarities seemed a little extreme yet fun.Hazel 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 quirky moments I recommend for when you are in the mood for a quirky, feel good storyI received and ARC from Berkley Publishing Beautifully written This was very atmospheric in the manner of a lyrical journey it almost felt like a fairy tale Ellie, a housewife of Exmoor, wandered into Dan the harp maker s barn one day and they struck up a conversation Dan thought she was a little sad so he gave her a beautiful harp They become fast friends.This story was enchanting and I know it will stay with me a very long time I loved the characters Ellie and Dan I found the writing exquisite in its simplicity.Thanks so very m Beautifully written This was very atmospheric in the manner of a lyrical journey it almost felt like a fairy tale Ellie, a housewife of Exmoor, wandered into Dan the harp maker s barn one day and they struck up a conversation Dan thought she was a little sad so he gave her a beautiful harp They become fast friends.This story was enchanting and I know it will stay with me a very long time I loved the characters Ellie and Dan I found the writing exquisite in its simplicity.Thanks so very much to Hazel Prior and Edelweiss for an advance copy of this wonderful book Many thanks to Berkely for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewMusic helps fill up the holes that people leave behindEllie and the Harpmarker is a great tale of music and love We follow Ellie and the harpmaker Because whoever was in charge of giving this a title doesn t know what subtlety is When the harpmaker, Dan, gives Ellie a harp, completely free of charge, I might add, her life is sent snowballing in both good and bad ways She begins to fall in love with th Many thanks to Berkely for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewMusic helps fill up the holes that people leave behindEllie and the Harpmarker is a great tale of music and love We follow Ellie and the harpmaker Because whoever was in charge of giving this a title doesn t know what subtlety is When the harpmaker, Dan, gives Ellie a harp, completely free of charge, I might add, her life is sent snowballing in both good and bad ways She begins to fall in love with the harp and playing it but, unfortunately, her asshole of a husband does not approve But she continues to play it in secret and slowly but surely falls in love with it But the harp may not be the only thing she is in love with This novel was quite a surprise, in that it made me laugh and cry It was unlike anything I ve ever read Not quite romance Not quite literary fiction And almost a mild undertone of domestic thriller I think the best part of this book was Dan Now, for those who have read the book, you ll understand what I m about to talk about Dan, in my opinion, is most likely on the autism spectrum Now, I actually spoke with the author, asking her to confirm or deny Dan s autism She told me that she purposely left it open for the reader to decide for themselves I think that it s possible and likely that Dan is on the spectrum But people are so muchthan the way their brains work Dan was quirky, funny and lovable He was the shining star in this novel On the other hand, Ellie, our main character, was absolutely infuriating Again and again, she continued to let Clive or is it Clide I honestly don t give a sh t that asshole doesn t deserve to be called by name emotionally and verbally abuse her And then when he would play the victim, she would apologize and woo and do her best to win him back It was so frustrating Overall, this novel was a really great read Funny, sad and beautifully written This story of music, love and where they can take you will find a place in every reader s heart Bottom Line 4 StarsAge Rating PG 13 Content Screening Spoilers Educational Value Some brief and simple discussion of chords and harp playing Positive Messages Love and freedom Violence Arsen, burns and gunshots Sex Brief discussion of intercourse Nothing detailed on page Langauge Brief cursing Drinking Drugs None TW Domestic abuseReps Autism Cover 4 5 Characters 4 5 Plot 4 5 Audio 4 5 Publisher BerkleyPublication Date August 6th, 2019Genre Fiction Romance Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram 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

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