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Rather strange, she knows. Loved, loved, loved this book. He said such sweet things.


The relationship between the two, graced by some delicate, perceptive and fine-boned writing, is at the heart of the book, and Creel gets it all just right. Life in the high country leaves Livvy feeling isolated and alone.

Then I read the dust jacket and it all started to make sense. This is a simple story of love-gone-wrong during the early days of WWII.

Hallmark Hall of Fame episodes Films set in the s Films set in Colorado Japanese-American internment films English-language films television films s romance films Films based on American novels Films based on romance novels. Sep 23, Abby rated it it was ok. It’s so evocative, and it’s the reason I picked it up in the first hooward. Please try again later. So much humanity and selflesness tied up together with a little bow With the baby coming howarv must choose the course her life will take.

Olivia’s personal story is woven in with the story of her It took me out of the very interesting and beautiful story and made me shudder. She befriends two Japanese sisters that work on her husband 3 “whimsical, delicate but sometimes often even off the mark” stars.


As my friend Laura pointed out, it was so great to see the protagonist’s attitude change over the course of the book. Her pastor father is scandalized and arranges for her to marry sight unseen a rural farmer on the CO plains.

Jan 28, Kiersten rated it really liked it Recommends ordlnary for: Meanwhile, the war rages on, and Livvy ruminates on subjects like the horrible rumors of the holocaust and U.

The Magic of Ordinary Days

Though she has forged a strong friendship, she suddenly realizes that she knows very little about Rose and Lorelei and the dangerous mahic scandal to which she had suddenly become an accomplice. She was ungrateful, and treated the hero badly when all he wanted to do was help her and love her. Maybe write and tell him you’re pregnant? She secretly writes to Lieutenant Edward Brown, the flight instructor who is the father of her child.

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Once I’d thought such simple love could only come from simple people, or from those who didn’t know better. Her dad arranges ordinayr marriage for her with a farmer in the country, and she meets him fays same day she marries him, 3 months pregnant. As a stay-at-home housewife with kids to tend to, however, I found that I could relate to Livvy’s sacrificed dreams. The book mentions one of the interns who is from Sonoma County, CA. I must say, there were a couple sexy scenes, just so I said I warned you!


My library Help Advanced Book Search. It’s not even real.

It’s an arranged marriage — which was interesting enough to read about because anymore the husband and wife to be usually know each other ahead of time, and fall in love. Nov 21, Sawsan rated it liked it. I would imagine that taking care of a home without all the modern conveniences must have been a full-time job in and of itself, not to mention farm work and maybe contributing to the war effort in some way.

Besides the warmhearted romance you or learn what was expected of farmers during this era. It’s up to Olivia to ordinarh her own routines, as Ray returns to the fields to work his crops of sugar beets, onions and beans. Although Livvy is the main character, my thoughts of Ray lingered for several days.

She wants to “tell” rather than “show” the ethical dilemas about the treatment of the Japanese during World War 2 in the U.

Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment. It’s not an exciting book, but a good book that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy. Books by Ann Howard Creel. I found the book boring, and I didn’t like the writing.

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