The Magic of Ordinary Days by Ann Howard Creel: A Reed Reads! Book Rec

The Magic of Ordinary Days by Ann Howard Creel

Where to find this book at Reed Memorial Library:

  • Large Print
  • Call number: LP Creel
  • View it on our catalog

If you’re a fan of historical fiction, today’s staff book recommendation may interest you! Laura, one of our Public Services Library Associates, recommends The Magic of Ordinary Days by Ann Howard Creel.

Laura describes this book, “The main plot of the book is about a young American woman who finds herself in an arranged marriage (arranged by her clergyman father because she is pregnant) during WW 2 and how the relationship between her and her husband develops. This book also touches on the Japanese Internment Camps as the main character becomes friends with 2 young Japanese women.”

When asked why she likes this book, Laura responded, “The book is mainly in the first person with the main character telling the story.  I really liked the main character’s journey through this book. She seemed to be searching for love and acceptance and seems to find it at the book’s end.  The author’s descriptions and references to WW 2 make the book very real to me.”

Additionally, Laura reports that Hallmark adapted this book into a film starring Keri Russell and Skeet Ulrich, which she also praises. It is available to watch on Hoopla, which you can access with your library card.

Thanks for the recommendation, Laura!


For more Reed Reads! Book Recs, browse this page.

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