: The Magic of Ordinary Days: A Novel (): Ann Howard Creel: Books. The Magic of Ordinary Days is a Hallmark Hall of Fame production based on a novel of the same name by Ann Howard Creel and adapted as a teleplay by. Olivia Dunne, a studious minister’s daughter who dreams of being an archaeologist, never thought that the drama of World War II would affect.

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Were you surprised that she could come to love him at all? Very glad Maggic read the book but I’m not sure I’ll be back to read another of her books! I’ve been there and it is gorgeous. Want to Read saving…. Jun 18, Linda rated it it was amazing Shelves: It feels tacked on and a bit too hard to believe.


It’s up to Olivia to establish her own routines, ordinry Ray returns to the fields to work his crops of sugar beets, onions and beans. It isn’t until the arrival of the Japanese farm workers from a nearby internment camp that Olivia finds friendship in the form of two teenaged sisters, Lorelei and Rose Umahara. Overwhelmed by loneliness, Olivia tentatively tries to establish a new life, finding much-needed friendship and solace in two Japanese American sisters who are living at a nearby internment camp.

My favorite thing about this book, howarrd, is the title. This is a clean book?

He read the Bible more than any other book, he could do card tricks, of all things, and this family farm was his life, his life’s commitment. The author weaves such a great story and her descriptions are wonderful. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

I am glad that Creel did her research and portrayed the internment camp life style in a historically accurate way. Trust me on this. Ray has lost both parents, and his only brother was killed at Pearl Harbor. I felt there were a few parts that were weaker in terms of the writing; at several hiward the author gives factual detail about farming or the war that almost reads like a textbook, for example, but magix did not dominate the story for me.


The Magic of Ordinary Days

And all the while, World War II is raging halfway around the world, and as Olivia tries to discover where she fits in this new life, she is faced with the reality of war, including making f Olivia Dunne is giving up all of her dreams and is headed to a farm in the middle of nowhere Colorado to marry a man she has never even met. In this case, no, ordinaru while it is a strong book I actually preferred the movie.

Seriously, though – did she even TRY to get ahold of her Edward lover? The film first aired on CBS on January 30,[2] and received an encore broadcast on the same network exactly five years later. Oct 16, Donna Hatch rated it really liked it.

Journey with these two isolated individuals who eventually earn the respect and then love, from one another. Well, I’d say I like this book since I finished it in one day. By using our website you agree to dats use of cookies.

The characterization at least where Livvy and Ray are concerned is really quite good. In this story the “couple” don’t know each other and this marriage is one of “convenience” but through day to day issues, hearts can be softened and the relationship thrives. Besides writing, her other interests include old houses, new yoga routines, red wine, and all things cat.

Beautifully written and filled with memorable characters, Creel’s novel is a powerful exploration of the nature daye trust and love.

To view it, click here. The ladies of the community church try to include Olivia in their activities. Well, it had its moments, and I was entertained enough to keep turning the pages.

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It’s not even real. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. The Singleton farm is remote, as is its owner. Jan 19, Melissa rated it really liked it. Jul 05, Nancy rated it qnn was amazing Shelves: Sturggeling with grief, Livvy makes a decision that will change her life. So much to love about this novel, but it tries to do too much.


The Best Books of But Olivia can’t decide if she really can be content with this seemingly ordinary life on a farm, with a man she barely knows, but that is growing to love her.

THE MAGIC OF ORDINARY DAYS by Ann Howard Creel | Kirkus Reviews

So much howxrd and selflesness tied up together with a little bow Maybe find out if he was annn at war? Her pastor father is sca I watched the Hallmark movie with Keri Russell and Skeet Ulrich first and absolutely loved the story, so I was eager to read the book that the movie was based off. It was a little slow moving, but I think that was a virtue rather than a fault.

This book takes place in Colorado in the s. September 5, Publication Date: Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? It is about an intelligent young woman who gets herself pregnant and then is sent to marry with a socially awkward but loving farmer who is willing to raise the child as his own.

Days does sometimes stress a link between “country” and “uncomplicated” that probably never existed.

I think it was because she was surrounded by uncommonly good and kind people, whose words and actions brought me to t I loved this. Hearing of Livvy’s dilemma from his pastor, Ray is moved by the story and agrees to marry without even having met her. I also enjoy Livvy’s relationship with two sisters who are internees at a nearby Japanese-American internment camp who themselves were students at UCLA before the war.