Can’t Wait Wednesday – ELLIE AND THE HARPMAKER by Hazel Prior


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll just be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is ELLIE AND THE HARPMAKER by Hazel Prior.  The beautiful cover for this book caught my eye right away, but the story itself really appeals to me as well. It just sounds so sweet and Dan sounds like a character that I’m just going to love so much.



Publication Date:  August 6, 2019


From Netgalley:

A rich, heartwarming and charming debut novel that reminds us that sometimes you find love in the most unexpected places.

Dan 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 understand.

On the anniversary of her beloved father’s death, Ellie Jacobs takes a walk in the woods and comes across Dan’s barn. She is enchanted by his collection. Dan gives her a harp made of cherrywood 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 and quickly learns that he isn’t like other people. He makes her sandwiches precisely cut into triangles and repeatedly counts the (seventeen) steps of the wooden staircase to the upstairs practice room. Ellie soon realizes Dan isn’t just different; in many ways, his world is better, and he gives her a fresh perspective on her own life.

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

30 replies
  1. RO
    RO says:

    This sounds like such a wonderful love story, and I can’t wait to check this one out! Dan sounds so fascinating! Hugs…

  2. Vi @Inkvotary
    Vi @Inkvotary says:

    This sounds sweet, but not too sweet. Know what I mean? And in combination with the beautiful cover, this could be a really good book. Hope you will enjoy it. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  3. Di @ Book Reviews by Di
    Di @ Book Reviews by Di says:

    I think I need to rejoin this meme simply because I’ve been so out of the loop with neglecting blogging that I just don’t know of the new releases coming up anymore!!! 🙂 I hope you will love this one when you get to it!

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