(From the publisher):
Olivia Dunne's life is changing dramatically. Her rather cloistered life as a studious minister's daughter in Denver shelters her from the drama of the Allied invasion that's about to occur on the other side of the globe. But her small domestic world unravels when her two beautiful younger sisters marry handsome officers, and she is left to care for their dying mother. Even her studies, which have sustained her for years, are stalled. Since she was a child, she has loved history, but her dreams of accompanying an archaeology dig to Egypt are now suspended by the war.
As she drifts, an exhilerating flirtation reshapes her life in ways she never could have imagined. She finds herself banished to a rural Colorado outpost and married to a man she hardly knows. Overwhelmed by loneliness, Olivia tentatively seeks to establish a new life, finding much-needed friendship and solace in two Japanese American sisters who are living at a nearby internment camp. Although her life seems monotonous and benign, Olivia is drawn unwittingly into being an accomplice in a crime. Faced with betrayal, she finally confronts her own yearnings and comes to understand what she truly believes about the nature of trust and love.
Original title: The Magic of Ordinary Days
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ North America→ Other