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A couple of years ago I saw the Hallmark channel movie “The Magic of Ordinary Days”, and loved it!  Many months later I got my hands on a copy of the book and loved that even more.

Pregnant by a man who won’t acknowledge that the child is his, Olivia’s father arranges for her to marry a man she has never met.  She leaves behind her life in the city, her family, and her pursuits of an education to become the wife of a farmer in rural Colorado.  There she learns to find joy and love in the unexpected.

A subplot in the book is Olivia’s relationship with two women who live at a Japanese internment camp in the area.  I don’t know much about this era in our nation’s history, so I found this aspect of the story to be very interesting and eye opening.

I highly recommend this heartwarming book.

Books mentioned in this post:

The Magic of Ordinary Days by Ann Howard Creel

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I’ve been crying for the past half hour thanks to this:

It took me a while to really get into it, but once I got to the halfway mark, I had a really hard time putting it down (my children needed to be fed and educated, so I had to put it down once in a while).  What a beautiful story!  The maturing of the main character, the vivid descriptions of nature, unforgettable characters, Miss Alice, the last page and a half!  I’m ready to start back at the beginning and experience it all over again! Basically, I loved it.

Books mentioned in this post:

Christy by Catherine Marshall

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