Book Review: Dear Mrs. Bird by AJ Pearce


Dear Mrs. Bird was a wonderful respite from my usual mystery reading.  I really enjoyed reading a book with a strong female lead.  One who is smart and ambitious on her own – without needing a man.  Emmy and Bunty’s friendship arc through this story is one for the ages.  I found myself absolutely pulling for them to hold on to each other and not get torn apart by men or the war.

I cannot wait to continue Emmy’s story in Book #2!

Purchase your copy here.

Back Cover Copy of Dear Mrs. Bird:

Emmeline Lake and her best friend Bunty are doing their bit for the war effort and trying to stay cheerful, despite the German planes making their nightly raids. Emmy dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent, and when she spots a job advertisement in the newspaper she seizes her chance; but after a rather unfortunate misunderstanding, she finds herself typing letters for the formidable Henrietta Bird, renowned advice columnist of Woman’s Friend magazine.

Mrs. Bird is very clear: letters containing any Unpleasantness must go straight into the bin. But as Emmy reads the desperate pleas from women who many have Gone Too Far with the wrong man, or can’t bear to let their children be evacuated, she begins to secretly write back to the readers who have poured out their troubles.

About AJ Pearce:

AJ Pearce grew up in Hampshire, England. She studied at the University of Sussex and Northwestern University. A chance discovery of a 1939 women’s magazine became the inspiration for her international bestseller, Dear Mrs. Bird, the first novel in The Emmy Lake Chronicles. She lives in the south of England.

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