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Throughout Ray proves to be a caring husband, both patient and supportive. With the baby coming she must choose the course her life will take. What a huge commitment and responsibility to take on a stranger as your wife.

Every time I asked myself if I could rein back my dreams and live my life as a farmer’s wife, if I could just give up on what I’d once wanted so badly, if I could settle for something simpler like teaching cdeel instead of rewriting it, something inside me screamed, No!

Is Livvy herself based on a real-life person? I really, really liked this book.

Historical Fiction Review Tags: The substory about the young Japanese women is also interesting and expands on the themes of love, loyalty and honor. I thought this book was okay. What are some of the qualities that make Livvy and Ray such well-developed characters? cgeel


To ask other readers questions about The Magic of Ordinary Daysplease sign up. The author weaves such a great story and her descriptions are wonderful.

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Did you, like Livvy, feel any sympathy toward them because of their feelings for these soldiers? About Ann Howard Creel. Young, enthusiastic, and passionate about butterfly hunting, the sisters introduce Olivia to the thriving, emotionally rich life of the camp. I really liked ordinaryy book. It was nicely written. Do you think the girls befriended Livvy because they knew she could help them with their plan?


LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. They were later prosecuted for treason. The words and images were that beautiful. I do agree with other reviews Arianne’s — she ended way too abruptly and could’ve done a much better job with closure.

His sister Martha Mare Winninghamher husband and their three children are the only family ordiary has left. Livvy drops everything to see her mother out of this world. Meanwhile, the war rages on, and Livvy ruminates on subjects like the horrible rumors of the holocaust and U.

I had a hard time putting it down, because I had no idea where the story was going or what the main character was going to do.

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I enjoyed reading this book over listening to it. Maglc of Livvy’s dilemma from his pastor, Ray is moved by the story and agrees to marry without even having met her. 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.


Trust me on this. I found the plot snn be engaging, perhaps because the crisis the main character faces is one so many women have faced throughout the ages: At the opening of the story she is taking care of her mother who is ill. Where the story falls down for me a bit is the subplot with these sisters.

Jul 08, Melissa rated it really liked it Shelves: By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Why did she help the Prisoner of war only to turn him in? It was a short reference but fairly descriptive. An exhilarating flirtation reshapes her life, though, and she finds herself banished to a rural Colorado outpost, married to a man she hardly knows.

I thought momentarily that the hotel he was describing could have been The Stanley Hotel? I truly did not want this book to end.