A United Front
Yours Cheerfully by A.J.Pearce is the most charming historical novel and the second book in the Dear Mrs Bird series. I recommend reading book one first as the second book starts where Dear Mrs Bird ended in 1941 and is a continuation.
The war is at its height. As the men go off to fight, the women must step into their factory roles. The women are all keen to do their bit but they face the problem of childcare. For war widows the situation is dire, there were no widows pensions, if they didn’t work, they couldn’t eat.
In spite of the hardships the women pull together to campaign for government childcare. There is a wonderful camaraderie. Emmy, whom we met in book one, is rapidly establishing herself as a serious journalist with a social conscience.
Ever as the war continues, ordinary life happens too. A wedding is big news as everyone pools what they have in order to make it a day to remember.
The characters are so warm and welcoming, they make the reader smile. I adored four year old Ruby with her unique mannerisms of speech.
I absolutely love this Dear Mrs Bird series. I am hoping there are many more books to follow.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.