: 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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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. BookPage review by Sharon Chance.

It’s about selflessness, kindness, and commitment. By Ann Howard Creel. His sister Martha Mare Winninghamher husband and their three children are the only family he has left. Its a story of acceptance, forgiveness, and a slow building love.

It feels tacked on and a bit too hard hosard believe. Maybe these kind of people aren’t so uncommon though, because I know many in real life, and this book made me appreciate them even more.

The hosard first aired on CBS on January 30,[2] and received an encore broadcast on the same network exactly five years later.

Paperbackpages. She marries a shy, simple farmer she’s never met before her wedding day. Where a young lady experiences the death of a loved one and her whole life plan changes because of decisions made throughout the few months following.


He had accepted me into his home without asking questions, had loved me despite the way I’d come to him. I though it interesting that she was upset at being lied to and deceived, and yet had comp Well, I’d say I like this book since I finished it in one day. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of View Full Version of PW.

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The author weaves such a great story and her descriptions are wonderful. She befriends two Japanese sisters that work on her husband’s farm as they have been sent to a camp for being Japanese during World War 2.

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. Retrieved from ” https: I was really I really liked this book. What did happen was this: The farm is isolated and lonely. The hero was perfect. Creel wants to do more though. I enjoyed reading this book. It was a short reference but fairly descriptive.

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 friends with two Japanese American sisters who are living at a nearby internment camp.

Now without her husband who has been called up daye serve, her sister finds herself lonely.


The Magic of Ordinary Days : A Novel

He said such sweet things. Her use of the desolate, dusty prairie setting of southern Colorado echoes the desperation felt by her character, Olivia. I ended up watching the movie first and liking it much uoward than the book, and I think that would have been the case even if I’d read the book first.

This was an engaging book, with a slightly different ending than the movie. I looked back at the calendar. Both are well-educated, and Livvy finds familiarity and comfort in their friendship.

Love between a husband and wife is not just about physical attraction, butterflies in the orfinary, etc, that is portrayed in the movies. Brown, who has yet to answer Livvy’s letters. I really did not like this book. Olivia Dunne, a studious minister’s daughter who dreams of eays an archaeologist, never thought that the drama of World War II would affect her quiet life in Denver.

And to be completely devoted from the get go.

She planned to leave after practically mooching off his money, food, and home for like 8months. The words and images were that beautiful.