"Day has a knack for capturing the small details, with daily minutia presented to the reader in relatable snapshots of thrifty prose. Engrossing as a collection of shorts with a unifying theme..." -Kirkus Reviews
"Lilli Jolgren Day has a great sense of humor and shining wit that is revealed through her characters." -Pamela Poddany Amazon Vine voice
"The Wonder of Ordinary Magic left me haunted by its characters for days after I finished reading it." -Lisa McCombs for Readers Favorite"The ending is a bit of a surprise; I caught no hint of it as I read but it drives home the complete message of the meaning of family and the extraordinary value of its ordinary magic.
" -Martha Bryce Goodreads Reveiwer
From the Author
The Story Behind the Book One afternoon, while driving down a highway near my home, a large semi-truck suddenly swerved into my lane and cut me off. At the time I happened to be thinking about an important change I wanted to make in a book I was writing. As I headed for what I thought might well be that grand finale in the sky, I waited for the rush of Technicolor memories from my vanishing life to flash before my eyes. Instead, my adrenaline charged brain was only capable of processing one thought--if I die right now, what will happen to my book? And then I wondered, what if I live but I'm badly injured in the accident, say left in a coma, could I still keep working on the book in my head? Nobody would know of course, but at least I could finish it!
As it turns out my guardian angel must have been on her toes that afternoon, helping me to fearlessly guide my speeding car up onto the narrow shoulder of the road long enough to let that terrorizing eight-wheeler pass. Those ten scary seconds and rambling thoughts inspired this book, a bittersweet story with an unexpected and poignant ending, an ending that also draws on another meaningful moment in my own life, when I was literally touched
by the visiting soul of a loved one as he transitioned from coma to that place beyond this physical life.