Ellie and the Harpmaker by Hazel Prior

I have a confession to make. The first thing to attract me to wanting to read this book was the cover! It’s adorable! My daughter is also named Hazel so I’m always intrigued when I see that name since it doesn’t come up very often.

Thank you Berkley Publishing for my gifted copy in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis: 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. 

Ohhhh this book 💕 it has a special place in my heart because I played the harp for a few years. Ellie wasn’t my favorite character, but Dan certainly was. Talk about an adorable feel-good story! If you love romance and music, you’ll love this book. Anyone else read this? What did you think?

4/5 Stars

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