: 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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Buy The Magic of Ordinary Days: Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Want to Read saving…. Although Ray’s feelings for her are quickly apparent he prdinary very lonely before herit takes Livvy a while to warm up to him. However, all plans were put on hold when Livvy’s ailing mother took a turn for the worse. For Olivia Dunne, times were particularly trying as she worked through her own emotional upheaval, first dealing with the death of her beloved mother and her alienation from her minister father, then discovering that she is pregnant after a careless act of passion.

Rodinary the end ofOrdknary could never have imagined I’d end up here. Is Livvy herself based on a real-life person? The story was pulled much tighter for the movie, and to me it flowed better. All of the indgredients for a Hallmark movie! Beautifully written and filled with memorable characters, Ann Howard Creel’s novel is a cteel exploration of the nature of trust and love.

In The Magic of Ordinary DaysCreel has captured a unique page in history as she weaves a tale inspired by actual events.

I want to be a spouse like Ray! His sister Martha Mare Winninghamher husband and their three children are the only family he has left. 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.


This nagic is a love story that kind of sneaks up on you.

He says he doesn’t write letters much, and that he won’t be able to send a letter at all for at least a couple weeks. 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. So while I don’t recommend the book, I do suggest watching the movie if this is the kind of story you like.

But they are howagd, and she knows they realize she is carrying another man’s child. You live on a farm during WWII and you complain that you don’t have enough to do?

The Magic of Ordinary Days by Ann Howard Creel

Family life and faith in God have been the magkc features of Ray’s life. Over time Livvy comes to value the life people like Martha and Ray lead.

Views Read Edit View history. This book was okay. The ideas in this book sound interesting. The romance grew cree slowly, I hardly saw it coming but was so glad the way it happened.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Quotes from The Magic of Ordi She realizes that the most valuable lesson in life is how each person creates her own history day by day.

How does Creel make them human? 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. To pf what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Besides the warmhearted romance you mqgic learn what was expected of farmers during this era.

The Magic of Ordinary Days

Her mother passes away and her strict father sends her off to marry a farmer. Paperbackpages. She goes off to Ray Singleton’s remote farm knowing nothing about him except that he is lonely, utterly inexperienced around women and touchingly devoted to her. She also wants to infuse poetry into her prose and this is where she really loses me.

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But no, she instead spent her time on leisurely driving, using the gasoline which they were allowed only because matic was necessary for farm work. I know there will be many out there who would call this story cheesy or predictable whereas others would criticize Livvy for conforming to society’s expectations of her at that time period. Where a young lady experiences the death of a loved one and her whole life dasy changes because of decisions made throughout the few months following.

She currently lives in Paris, Kentucky. Link to my review on my blog: I was reminded of the Spanish word for pregnant, embarazadameaning embarrassed. The author gives her heroine a satisfying emotional depth, moving Olivia through phases of affection and disappointment with assured confidence before closing with a tranquil scene after the baby is born. It’s set in ‘s Colorado farming country, and Livvy is forced into an arranged marriage by her strict father when she becomes pregnant out of wedlock.


Nov 21, Sawsan rated it liked it. I was a bit disappointed in the ending–not how it ended, just that it was wrapped up a little more quickly than I would have liked. Unbeknownst to Livvy, Ray has suffered the lrdinary of both his father and mother, and the further loss of his younger brother when he was killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor.