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.
ELLIE AND THE HARPMAKER by Hazel Prior
Publication Date: August 6, 2019
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. 🙂
This sounds like such a wonderful love story, and I can’t wait to check this one out! Dan sounds so fascinating! Hugs…
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Doesn’t he? I just wanted to give him a hug as soon as I read the synopsis.
This sounds just utterly wonderful. Just reading the blurb gave me the warm fuzzies <3
verushka recently posted…A Universe of Sufficient Size: family, history and survival
Same! I just wanted to give Dan a big hug.
I love the sound of this one! Need to add for sure.
Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog recently posted…Monthly Recommendations ~ Magical Realism or Fabulism
I hope we both love it!
Oh, this sounds lovely!
Doesn’t it? It gave me warm fuzzies as soon as I read the synopsis.
Aww this sounds really sweet. I love that Dan makes harps, such an unusual occupation!
Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy recently posted…Future Fiction #13: Cover Reveals & Newly Discovered SFF Books
I thought so too. 🙂
That is a nice cover, and sounds like a really nice read too!
Greg recently posted…Can’t Wait Wednesday #65
Adding this to my TBR pile!
Kay @ It’s a Book Life recently posted…Can’t Wait Wednesday
Hopefully we’ll both love it!
Okay, I already want to meet Dan and hug him based on the synopsis alone. This sounds like such a sweet story.
Tanya @ Girl Plus Books recently posted…WWW Wednesday #46 | March 27, 2019
I felt the exact same way about Dan!
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.
Vi @Inkvotary recently posted…Waiting On Wednesday #92 – The Queen Of Nothing by Holly Black
I know exactly what you mean and I agree with you. 🙂
Dan sounds like a character I would love also. This sounds like such a sweet story. I plan to add this to my TBR. Thanks for sharing!
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You’re welcome! 🙂
This is new to me, but it sounds really good. I hope you enjoy reading it!
Thanks, I hope so too!
I just saw this today on Netgalley and I am intrigued. It sounds like it could be a very lovely story.
Sam@wlabb recently posted…Blog Tour: Dig by A.S. King
I think so too!
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!
Oh definitely! My TBR is sky high because of all of the great books I’ve learned about through this meme. 🙂
I’m really looking forward to this one, too, Suzanne. It sounds refreshing and like one I’ll love.
Same here. It just sounds so sweet. 🙂
I’ve been interested in this too it looks good 😀
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Doesn’t it? I really can’t wait to read it.