Dear Mrs Bird

Dear Mrs Bird

Listening Length: 9 hrs, 48mins London, 1940. Emmeline Lake is Doing Her Bit for the war effort, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy sees an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly seem achievable. But the job turns out to be working as a typist for the fie Listening Length: 9 hrs, 48mins London, 1940. Emmeline Lake is Doing Her Bit for the war effort, volunteering as a...

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Title:Dear Mrs Bird
Author:A.J. Pearce
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Genres:Historical
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:309 pages pages

Dear Mrs Bird Reviews

  • Cheri
    May 19, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.? - Fred Rogers All in all, this is a story about the helpers of World War 2 - amongst all the atrocities, there was a bit of li...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

  • Jessica
    Jun 28, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.? - Fred Rogers All in all, this is a story about the helpers of World War 2 - amongst all the atrocities, there was a bit of li...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes the wrong job. I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she fe...

    4 utterly charming stars to Dear Mrs. Bird! ? ? ? ? I never tire of World War II fiction. I say it in many of my reviews, but for posterity, my late grandparents were young people in the 1940s. Both grandfathers fought in WWII, and I feel like I can visit this time with the...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    I really expected and wanted to love this novel, as its main character is a young woman doing her bit for the war effort, during the WWII. Unfortunately, I found it predictable, overwritten, over-explained, and, generally speaking, I found our heroine, Emmeline Lake, overbearing and...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Dear Mrs. Bird is an intriguing tale that takes you back to the streets of London during WWII and into the life of Emmeline Lake a cheery, optimistic, young woman who after finding herself inadvertently working on the advice column for Woman's Friend ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic version of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Emmeline Lake has a dream of being a war journalist. While the Second World War rages through London, Emmy is volunteering as an emergency service...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    5 incredibly enthusiastic stars for Dear Mrs. Bird. I fell in love with Emmy, Bunty, and all the other characters in this story and when I realized I'd turned the last page, I was truly disappointed to be leaving their lives. I went into this book thinking it would be light and sil...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    I really loved meeting Emmeline (Emmy) Lake and getting to know her. Her dream is to become a war correspondent, so when a job is posted for the London Evening Chronicle, she applies. The job is not quite what she had in mind. She is working for Mrs. Bird, the advice columnist for the ...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    Words Cannot Do Justice . . . all I can say is that this is a Must Read of the Highest Order. My sister discovered this book in the Heathrow Airport bookshop as we were leaving Jolly Old England after a Madcap Two Week Holiday, and read it on the flight, alternately laughing and cr...

  • Cindy Burnett
    Jan 28, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.? - Fred Rogers All in all, this is a story about the helpers of World War 2 - amongst all the atrocities, there was a bit of li...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes the wrong job. I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she fe...

    4 utterly charming stars to Dear Mrs. Bird! ? ? ? ? I never tire of World War II fiction. I say it in many of my reviews, but for posterity, my late grandparents were young people in the 1940s. Both grandfathers fought in WWII, and I feel like I can visit this time with the...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    I really expected and wanted to love this novel, as its main character is a young woman doing her bit for the war effort, during the WWII. Unfortunately, I found it predictable, overwritten, over-explained, and, generally speaking, I found our heroine, Emmeline Lake, overbearing and...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Dear Mrs. Bird is an intriguing tale that takes you back to the streets of London during WWII and into the life of Emmeline Lake a cheery, optimistic, young woman who after finding herself inadvertently working on the advice column for Woman's Friend ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic version of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Emmeline Lake has a dream of being a war journalist. While the Second World War rages through London, Emmy is volunteering as an emergency service...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    5 incredibly enthusiastic stars for Dear Mrs. Bird. I fell in love with Emmy, Bunty, and all the other characters in this story and when I realized I'd turned the last page, I was truly disappointed to be leaving their lives. I went into this book thinking it would be light and sil...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

  • Anmiryam
    Jan 29, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.? - Fred Rogers All in all, this is a story about the helpers of World War 2 - amongst all the atrocities, there was a bit of li...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes the wrong job. I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she fe...

    4 utterly charming stars to Dear Mrs. Bird! ? ? ? ? I never tire of World War II fiction. I say it in many of my reviews, but for posterity, my late grandparents were young people in the 1940s. Both grandfathers fought in WWII, and I feel like I can visit this time with the...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    I really expected and wanted to love this novel, as its main character is a young woman doing her bit for the war effort, during the WWII. Unfortunately, I found it predictable, overwritten, over-explained, and, generally speaking, I found our heroine, Emmeline Lake, overbearing and...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Dear Mrs. Bird is an intriguing tale that takes you back to the streets of London during WWII and into the life of Emmeline Lake a cheery, optimistic, young woman who after finding herself inadvertently working on the advice column for Woman's Friend ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic version of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Emmeline Lake has a dream of being a war journalist. While the Second World War rages through London, Emmy is volunteering as an emergency service...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    5 incredibly enthusiastic stars for Dear Mrs. Bird. I fell in love with Emmy, Bunty, and all the other characters in this story and when I realized I'd turned the last page, I was truly disappointed to be leaving their lives. I went into this book thinking it would be light and sil...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    I really loved meeting Emmeline (Emmy) Lake and getting to know her. Her dream is to become a war correspondent, so when a job is posted for the London Evening Chronicle, she applies. The job is not quite what she had in mind. She is working for Mrs. Bird, the advice columnist for the ...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    Words Cannot Do Justice . . . all I can say is that this is a Must Read of the Highest Order. My sister discovered this book in the Heathrow Airport bookshop as we were leaving Jolly Old England after a Madcap Two Week Holiday, and read it on the flight, alternately laughing and cr...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

    2 underwhelming stars I picked up this book based solely on the fact that the author wrote it after she came across some magazine advice articles from 1939. Thinking what a wonderful idea it was, I knew I had to immediately read it. I tore through this in a few sittings, but unfort...

    Emmeline Lake wants nothing more than to be useful and help with the war efforts in London 1940. She already works as a volunteer operator for the fire department when she lands a job at the London Evening Chronicle. She imagines she will be writing stories that informs the public abou...

    Dear Mrs Bird is simply gorgeous. It?s a war time romp of mishaps, comedy, fun and tragedy, spun deliciously as if it was made for a series. It?s perfect pick-you-up reading with compassion at its heart. A joy to read. I?d love to see it turned into a TV drama too. ...

    As you might expect, this was sweet, charming, more than a bit twee and I consumed the whole thing in a plane ride and a bit. I always read novels like this, which confirms my status as a less than literary reader. I bet, however, you have dirty little secrets of a less than highbr...

  • Fictionophile
    May 31, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.? - Fred Rogers All in all, this is a story about the helpers of World War 2 - amongst all the atrocities, there was a bit of li...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes the wrong job. I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she fe...

    4 utterly charming stars to Dear Mrs. Bird! ? ? ? ? I never tire of World War II fiction. I say it in many of my reviews, but for posterity, my late grandparents were young people in the 1940s. Both grandfathers fought in WWII, and I feel like I can visit this time with the...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    I really expected and wanted to love this novel, as its main character is a young woman doing her bit for the war effort, during the WWII. Unfortunately, I found it predictable, overwritten, over-explained, and, generally speaking, I found our heroine, Emmeline Lake, overbearing and...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Dear Mrs. Bird is an intriguing tale that takes you back to the streets of London during WWII and into the life of Emmeline Lake a cheery, optimistic, young woman who after finding herself inadvertently working on the advice column for Woman's Friend ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic version of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Emmeline Lake has a dream of being a war journalist. While the Second World War rages through London, Emmy is volunteering as an emergency service...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

  • Angela M
    Jun 16, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

  • Antoinette
    Jul 21, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.? - Fred Rogers All in all, this is a story about the helpers of World War 2 - amongst all the atrocities, there was a bit of li...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes the wrong job. I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she fe...

    4 utterly charming stars to Dear Mrs. Bird! ? ? ? ? I never tire of World War II fiction. I say it in many of my reviews, but for posterity, my late grandparents were young people in the 1940s. Both grandfathers fought in WWII, and I feel like I can visit this time with the...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    I really expected and wanted to love this novel, as its main character is a young woman doing her bit for the war effort, during the WWII. Unfortunately, I found it predictable, overwritten, over-explained, and, generally speaking, I found our heroine, Emmeline Lake, overbearing and...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Dear Mrs. Bird is an intriguing tale that takes you back to the streets of London during WWII and into the life of Emmeline Lake a cheery, optimistic, young woman who after finding herself inadvertently working on the advice column for Woman's Friend ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic version of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Emmeline Lake has a dream of being a war journalist. While the Second World War rages through London, Emmy is volunteering as an emergency service...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    5 incredibly enthusiastic stars for Dear Mrs. Bird. I fell in love with Emmy, Bunty, and all the other characters in this story and when I realized I'd turned the last page, I was truly disappointed to be leaving their lives. I went into this book thinking it would be light and sil...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    I really loved meeting Emmeline (Emmy) Lake and getting to know her. Her dream is to become a war correspondent, so when a job is posted for the London Evening Chronicle, she applies. The job is not quite what she had in mind. She is working for Mrs. Bird, the advice columnist for the ...

  • Susan
    Mar 21, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.? - Fred Rogers All in all, this is a story about the helpers of World War 2 - amongst all the atrocities, there was a bit of li...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes the wrong job. I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she fe...

    4 utterly charming stars to Dear Mrs. Bird! ? ? ? ? I never tire of World War II fiction. I say it in many of my reviews, but for posterity, my late grandparents were young people in the 1940s. Both grandfathers fought in WWII, and I feel like I can visit this time with the...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

  • Rebecca Foster
    Mar 28, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.? - Fred Rogers All in all, this is a story about the helpers of World War 2 - amongst all the atrocities, there was a bit of li...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes the wrong job. I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she fe...

    4 utterly charming stars to Dear Mrs. Bird! ? ? ? ? I never tire of World War II fiction. I say it in many of my reviews, but for posterity, my late grandparents were young people in the 1940s. Both grandfathers fought in WWII, and I feel like I can visit this time with the...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    I really expected and wanted to love this novel, as its main character is a young woman doing her bit for the war effort, during the WWII. Unfortunately, I found it predictable, overwritten, over-explained, and, generally speaking, I found our heroine, Emmeline Lake, overbearing and...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Dear Mrs. Bird is an intriguing tale that takes you back to the streets of London during WWII and into the life of Emmeline Lake a cheery, optimistic, young woman who after finding herself inadvertently working on the advice column for Woman's Friend ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic version of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Emmeline Lake has a dream of being a war journalist. While the Second World War rages through London, Emmy is volunteering as an emergency service...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    5 incredibly enthusiastic stars for Dear Mrs. Bird. I fell in love with Emmy, Bunty, and all the other characters in this story and when I realized I'd turned the last page, I was truly disappointed to be leaving their lives. I went into this book thinking it would be light and sil...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

  • Tania
    Mar 25, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.? - Fred Rogers All in all, this is a story about the helpers of World War 2 - amongst all the atrocities, there was a bit of li...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes the wrong job. I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she fe...

    4 utterly charming stars to Dear Mrs. Bird! ? ? ? ? I never tire of World War II fiction. I say it in many of my reviews, but for posterity, my late grandparents were young people in the 1940s. Both grandfathers fought in WWII, and I feel like I can visit this time with the...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    I really expected and wanted to love this novel, as its main character is a young woman doing her bit for the war effort, during the WWII. Unfortunately, I found it predictable, overwritten, over-explained, and, generally speaking, I found our heroine, Emmeline Lake, overbearing and...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Dear Mrs. Bird is an intriguing tale that takes you back to the streets of London during WWII and into the life of Emmeline Lake a cheery, optimistic, young woman who after finding herself inadvertently working on the advice column for Woman's Friend ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic version of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Emmeline Lake has a dream of being a war journalist. While the Second World War rages through London, Emmy is volunteering as an emergency service...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    5 incredibly enthusiastic stars for Dear Mrs. Bird. I fell in love with Emmy, Bunty, and all the other characters in this story and when I realized I'd turned the last page, I was truly disappointed to be leaving their lives. I went into this book thinking it would be light and sil...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    I really loved meeting Emmeline (Emmy) Lake and getting to know her. Her dream is to become a war correspondent, so when a job is posted for the London Evening Chronicle, she applies. The job is not quite what she had in mind. She is working for Mrs. Bird, the advice columnist for the ...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    Words Cannot Do Justice . . . all I can say is that this is a Must Read of the Highest Order. My sister discovered this book in the Heathrow Airport bookshop as we were leaving Jolly Old England after a Madcap Two Week Holiday, and read it on the flight, alternately laughing and cr...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

  • Cathy
    Mar 23, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.? - Fred Rogers All in all, this is a story about the helpers of World War 2 - amongst all the atrocities, there was a bit of li...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes the wrong job. I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she fe...

    4 utterly charming stars to Dear Mrs. Bird! ? ? ? ? I never tire of World War II fiction. I say it in many of my reviews, but for posterity, my late grandparents were young people in the 1940s. Both grandfathers fought in WWII, and I feel like I can visit this time with the...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    I really expected and wanted to love this novel, as its main character is a young woman doing her bit for the war effort, during the WWII. Unfortunately, I found it predictable, overwritten, over-explained, and, generally speaking, I found our heroine, Emmeline Lake, overbearing and...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Dear Mrs. Bird is an intriguing tale that takes you back to the streets of London during WWII and into the life of Emmeline Lake a cheery, optimistic, young woman who after finding herself inadvertently working on the advice column for Woman's Friend ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic version of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Emmeline Lake has a dream of being a war journalist. While the Second World War rages through London, Emmy is volunteering as an emergency service...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    5 incredibly enthusiastic stars for Dear Mrs. Bird. I fell in love with Emmy, Bunty, and all the other characters in this story and when I realized I'd turned the last page, I was truly disappointed to be leaving their lives. I went into this book thinking it would be light and sil...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    I really loved meeting Emmeline (Emmy) Lake and getting to know her. Her dream is to become a war correspondent, so when a job is posted for the London Evening Chronicle, she applies. The job is not quite what she had in mind. She is working for Mrs. Bird, the advice columnist for the ...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

  • Jennifer
    Aug 08, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.? - Fred Rogers All in all, this is a story about the helpers of World War 2 - amongst all the atrocities, there was a bit of li...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes the wrong job. I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she fe...

    4 utterly charming stars to Dear Mrs. Bird! ? ? ? ? I never tire of World War II fiction. I say it in many of my reviews, but for posterity, my late grandparents were young people in the 1940s. Both grandfathers fought in WWII, and I feel like I can visit this time with the...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    I really expected and wanted to love this novel, as its main character is a young woman doing her bit for the war effort, during the WWII. Unfortunately, I found it predictable, overwritten, over-explained, and, generally speaking, I found our heroine, Emmeline Lake, overbearing and...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Dear Mrs. Bird is an intriguing tale that takes you back to the streets of London during WWII and into the life of Emmeline Lake a cheery, optimistic, young woman who after finding herself inadvertently working on the advice column for Woman's Friend ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic version of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Emmeline Lake has a dream of being a war journalist. While the Second World War rages through London, Emmy is volunteering as an emergency service...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    5 incredibly enthusiastic stars for Dear Mrs. Bird. I fell in love with Emmy, Bunty, and all the other characters in this story and when I realized I'd turned the last page, I was truly disappointed to be leaving their lives. I went into this book thinking it would be light and sil...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    I really loved meeting Emmeline (Emmy) Lake and getting to know her. Her dream is to become a war correspondent, so when a job is posted for the London Evening Chronicle, she applies. The job is not quite what she had in mind. She is working for Mrs. Bird, the advice columnist for the ...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    Words Cannot Do Justice . . . all I can say is that this is a Must Read of the Highest Order. My sister discovered this book in the Heathrow Airport bookshop as we were leaving Jolly Old England after a Madcap Two Week Holiday, and read it on the flight, alternately laughing and cr...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

    2 underwhelming stars I picked up this book based solely on the fact that the author wrote it after she came across some magazine advice articles from 1939. Thinking what a wonderful idea it was, I knew I had to immediately read it. I tore through this in a few sittings, but unfort...

    Emmeline Lake wants nothing more than to be useful and help with the war efforts in London 1940. She already works as a volunteer operator for the fire department when she lands a job at the London Evening Chronicle. She imagines she will be writing stories that informs the public abou...

    Dear Mrs Bird is simply gorgeous. It?s a war time romp of mishaps, comedy, fun and tragedy, spun deliciously as if it was made for a series. It?s perfect pick-you-up reading with compassion at its heart. A joy to read. I?d love to see it turned into a TV drama too. ...

    As you might expect, this was sweet, charming, more than a bit twee and I consumed the whole thing in a plane ride and a bit. I always read novels like this, which confirms my status as a less than literary reader. I bet, however, you have dirty little secrets of a less than highbr...

    Honestly, 5 stars doesn't seem like enough stars to give this one. I give it all of the stars. This book is amazing. I love this book so much, it's funny(I laughed so much at this book) but it is also gives you all the other feels too. I can't wait to read anything else A.J. Pearce wri...

  • Fran
    Feb 01, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

  • Karen
    Jun 20, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

  • Laura Kemp
    Nov 02, 2017

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.? - Fred Rogers All in all, this is a story about the helpers of World War 2 - amongst all the atrocities, there was a bit of li...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes the wrong job. I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she fe...

    4 utterly charming stars to Dear Mrs. Bird! ? ? ? ? I never tire of World War II fiction. I say it in many of my reviews, but for posterity, my late grandparents were young people in the 1940s. Both grandfathers fought in WWII, and I feel like I can visit this time with the...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    I really expected and wanted to love this novel, as its main character is a young woman doing her bit for the war effort, during the WWII. Unfortunately, I found it predictable, overwritten, over-explained, and, generally speaking, I found our heroine, Emmeline Lake, overbearing and...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Dear Mrs. Bird is an intriguing tale that takes you back to the streets of London during WWII and into the life of Emmeline Lake a cheery, optimistic, young woman who after finding herself inadvertently working on the advice column for Woman's Friend ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic version of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Emmeline Lake has a dream of being a war journalist. While the Second World War rages through London, Emmy is volunteering as an emergency service...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    5 incredibly enthusiastic stars for Dear Mrs. Bird. I fell in love with Emmy, Bunty, and all the other characters in this story and when I realized I'd turned the last page, I was truly disappointed to be leaving their lives. I went into this book thinking it would be light and sil...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    I really loved meeting Emmeline (Emmy) Lake and getting to know her. Her dream is to become a war correspondent, so when a job is posted for the London Evening Chronicle, she applies. The job is not quite what she had in mind. She is working for Mrs. Bird, the advice columnist for the ...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    Words Cannot Do Justice . . . all I can say is that this is a Must Read of the Highest Order. My sister discovered this book in the Heathrow Airport bookshop as we were leaving Jolly Old England after a Madcap Two Week Holiday, and read it on the flight, alternately laughing and cr...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

    2 underwhelming stars I picked up this book based solely on the fact that the author wrote it after she came across some magazine advice articles from 1939. Thinking what a wonderful idea it was, I knew I had to immediately read it. I tore through this in a few sittings, but unfort...

    Emmeline Lake wants nothing more than to be useful and help with the war efforts in London 1940. She already works as a volunteer operator for the fire department when she lands a job at the London Evening Chronicle. She imagines she will be writing stories that informs the public abou...

    Dear Mrs Bird is simply gorgeous. It?s a war time romp of mishaps, comedy, fun and tragedy, spun deliciously as if it was made for a series. It?s perfect pick-you-up reading with compassion at its heart. A joy to read. I?d love to see it turned into a TV drama too. ...

  • Trevor
    Jul 15, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.? - Fred Rogers All in all, this is a story about the helpers of World War 2 - amongst all the atrocities, there was a bit of li...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes the wrong job. I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she fe...

    4 utterly charming stars to Dear Mrs. Bird! ? ? ? ? I never tire of World War II fiction. I say it in many of my reviews, but for posterity, my late grandparents were young people in the 1940s. Both grandfathers fought in WWII, and I feel like I can visit this time with the...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    I really expected and wanted to love this novel, as its main character is a young woman doing her bit for the war effort, during the WWII. Unfortunately, I found it predictable, overwritten, over-explained, and, generally speaking, I found our heroine, Emmeline Lake, overbearing and...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Dear Mrs. Bird is an intriguing tale that takes you back to the streets of London during WWII and into the life of Emmeline Lake a cheery, optimistic, young woman who after finding herself inadvertently working on the advice column for Woman's Friend ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic version of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Emmeline Lake has a dream of being a war journalist. While the Second World War rages through London, Emmy is volunteering as an emergency service...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    5 incredibly enthusiastic stars for Dear Mrs. Bird. I fell in love with Emmy, Bunty, and all the other characters in this story and when I realized I'd turned the last page, I was truly disappointed to be leaving their lives. I went into this book thinking it would be light and sil...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    I really loved meeting Emmeline (Emmy) Lake and getting to know her. Her dream is to become a war correspondent, so when a job is posted for the London Evening Chronicle, she applies. The job is not quite what she had in mind. She is working for Mrs. Bird, the advice columnist for the ...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    Words Cannot Do Justice . . . all I can say is that this is a Must Read of the Highest Order. My sister discovered this book in the Heathrow Airport bookshop as we were leaving Jolly Old England after a Madcap Two Week Holiday, and read it on the flight, alternately laughing and cr...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

    2 underwhelming stars I picked up this book based solely on the fact that the author wrote it after she came across some magazine advice articles from 1939. Thinking what a wonderful idea it was, I knew I had to immediately read it. I tore through this in a few sittings, but unfort...

  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    Apr 16, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.? - Fred Rogers All in all, this is a story about the helpers of World War 2 - amongst all the atrocities, there was a bit of li...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes the wrong job. I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she fe...

    4 utterly charming stars to Dear Mrs. Bird! ? ? ? ? I never tire of World War II fiction. I say it in many of my reviews, but for posterity, my late grandparents were young people in the 1940s. Both grandfathers fought in WWII, and I feel like I can visit this time with the...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    I really expected and wanted to love this novel, as its main character is a young woman doing her bit for the war effort, during the WWII. Unfortunately, I found it predictable, overwritten, over-explained, and, generally speaking, I found our heroine, Emmeline Lake, overbearing and...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Dear Mrs. Bird is an intriguing tale that takes you back to the streets of London during WWII and into the life of Emmeline Lake a cheery, optimistic, young woman who after finding herself inadvertently working on the advice column for Woman's Friend ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic version of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Emmeline Lake has a dream of being a war journalist. While the Second World War rages through London, Emmy is volunteering as an emergency service...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

  • Erin Clemence
    Aug 02, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.? - Fred Rogers All in all, this is a story about the helpers of World War 2 - amongst all the atrocities, there was a bit of li...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes the wrong job. I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she fe...

    4 utterly charming stars to Dear Mrs. Bird! ? ? ? ? I never tire of World War II fiction. I say it in many of my reviews, but for posterity, my late grandparents were young people in the 1940s. Both grandfathers fought in WWII, and I feel like I can visit this time with the...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    I really expected and wanted to love this novel, as its main character is a young woman doing her bit for the war effort, during the WWII. Unfortunately, I found it predictable, overwritten, over-explained, and, generally speaking, I found our heroine, Emmeline Lake, overbearing and...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Dear Mrs. Bird is an intriguing tale that takes you back to the streets of London during WWII and into the life of Emmeline Lake a cheery, optimistic, young woman who after finding herself inadvertently working on the advice column for Woman's Friend ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic version of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Emmeline Lake has a dream of being a war journalist. While the Second World War rages through London, Emmy is volunteering as an emergency service...

  • Zoe
    May 31, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.? - Fred Rogers All in all, this is a story about the helpers of World War 2 - amongst all the atrocities, there was a bit of li...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes the wrong job. I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she fe...

    4 utterly charming stars to Dear Mrs. Bird! ? ? ? ? I never tire of World War II fiction. I say it in many of my reviews, but for posterity, my late grandparents were young people in the 1940s. Both grandfathers fought in WWII, and I feel like I can visit this time with the...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    I really expected and wanted to love this novel, as its main character is a young woman doing her bit for the war effort, during the WWII. Unfortunately, I found it predictable, overwritten, over-explained, and, generally speaking, I found our heroine, Emmeline Lake, overbearing and...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Dear Mrs. Bird is an intriguing tale that takes you back to the streets of London during WWII and into the life of Emmeline Lake a cheery, optimistic, young woman who after finding herself inadvertently working on the advice column for Woman's Friend ...

  • ❀⊱Rory⊰❀
    Jan 27, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.? - Fred Rogers All in all, this is a story about the helpers of World War 2 - amongst all the atrocities, there was a bit of li...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes the wrong job. I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she fe...

    4 utterly charming stars to Dear Mrs. Bird! ? ? ? ? I never tire of World War II fiction. I say it in many of my reviews, but for posterity, my late grandparents were young people in the 1940s. Both grandfathers fought in WWII, and I feel like I can visit this time with the...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    I really expected and wanted to love this novel, as its main character is a young woman doing her bit for the war effort, during the WWII. Unfortunately, I found it predictable, overwritten, over-explained, and, generally speaking, I found our heroine, Emmeline Lake, overbearing and...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Dear Mrs. Bird is an intriguing tale that takes you back to the streets of London during WWII and into the life of Emmeline Lake a cheery, optimistic, young woman who after finding herself inadvertently working on the advice column for Woman's Friend ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic version of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Emmeline Lake has a dream of being a war journalist. While the Second World War rages through London, Emmy is volunteering as an emergency service...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    5 incredibly enthusiastic stars for Dear Mrs. Bird. I fell in love with Emmy, Bunty, and all the other characters in this story and when I realized I'd turned the last page, I was truly disappointed to be leaving their lives. I went into this book thinking it would be light and sil...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

  • Jess
    Jul 29, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.? - Fred Rogers All in all, this is a story about the helpers of World War 2 - amongst all the atrocities, there was a bit of li...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes the wrong job. I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she fe...

    4 utterly charming stars to Dear Mrs. Bird! ? ? ? ? I never tire of World War II fiction. I say it in many of my reviews, but for posterity, my late grandparents were young people in the 1940s. Both grandfathers fought in WWII, and I feel like I can visit this time with the...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    I really expected and wanted to love this novel, as its main character is a young woman doing her bit for the war effort, during the WWII. Unfortunately, I found it predictable, overwritten, over-explained, and, generally speaking, I found our heroine, Emmeline Lake, overbearing and...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Dear Mrs. Bird is an intriguing tale that takes you back to the streets of London during WWII and into the life of Emmeline Lake a cheery, optimistic, young woman who after finding herself inadvertently working on the advice column for Woman's Friend ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic version of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Emmeline Lake has a dream of being a war journalist. While the Second World War rages through London, Emmy is volunteering as an emergency service...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    5 incredibly enthusiastic stars for Dear Mrs. Bird. I fell in love with Emmy, Bunty, and all the other characters in this story and when I realized I'd turned the last page, I was truly disappointed to be leaving their lives. I went into this book thinking it would be light and sil...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    I really loved meeting Emmeline (Emmy) Lake and getting to know her. Her dream is to become a war correspondent, so when a job is posted for the London Evening Chronicle, she applies. The job is not quite what she had in mind. She is working for Mrs. Bird, the advice columnist for the ...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    Words Cannot Do Justice . . . all I can say is that this is a Must Read of the Highest Order. My sister discovered this book in the Heathrow Airport bookshop as we were leaving Jolly Old England after a Madcap Two Week Holiday, and read it on the flight, alternately laughing and cr...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

    2 underwhelming stars I picked up this book based solely on the fact that the author wrote it after she came across some magazine advice articles from 1939. Thinking what a wonderful idea it was, I knew I had to immediately read it. I tore through this in a few sittings, but unfort...

    Emmeline Lake wants nothing more than to be useful and help with the war efforts in London 1940. She already works as a volunteer operator for the fire department when she lands a job at the London Evening Chronicle. She imagines she will be writing stories that informs the public abou...

    Dear Mrs Bird is simply gorgeous. It?s a war time romp of mishaps, comedy, fun and tragedy, spun deliciously as if it was made for a series. It?s perfect pick-you-up reading with compassion at its heart. A joy to read. I?d love to see it turned into a TV drama too. ...

    As you might expect, this was sweet, charming, more than a bit twee and I consumed the whole thing in a plane ride and a bit. I always read novels like this, which confirms my status as a less than literary reader. I bet, however, you have dirty little secrets of a less than highbr...

    Honestly, 5 stars doesn't seem like enough stars to give this one. I give it all of the stars. This book is amazing. I love this book so much, it's funny(I laughed so much at this book) but it is also gives you all the other feels too. I can't wait to read anything else A.J. Pearce wri...

    Absolutely enjoyed this one. I couldn't put it down and even when I had to, I was still thinking about the story. I will be recommending this one often! ...

  • Bianca
    Jul 22, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.? - Fred Rogers All in all, this is a story about the helpers of World War 2 - amongst all the atrocities, there was a bit of li...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes the wrong job. I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she fe...

    4 utterly charming stars to Dear Mrs. Bird! ? ? ? ? I never tire of World War II fiction. I say it in many of my reviews, but for posterity, my late grandparents were young people in the 1940s. Both grandfathers fought in WWII, and I feel like I can visit this time with the...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    I really expected and wanted to love this novel, as its main character is a young woman doing her bit for the war effort, during the WWII. Unfortunately, I found it predictable, overwritten, over-explained, and, generally speaking, I found our heroine, Emmeline Lake, overbearing and...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Jul 05, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.? - Fred Rogers All in all, this is a story about the helpers of World War 2 - amongst all the atrocities, there was a bit of li...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes the wrong job. I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she fe...

    4 utterly charming stars to Dear Mrs. Bird! ? ? ? ? I never tire of World War II fiction. I say it in many of my reviews, but for posterity, my late grandparents were young people in the 1940s. Both grandfathers fought in WWII, and I feel like I can visit this time with the...

  • Jane
    Jul 07, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.? - Fred Rogers All in all, this is a story about the helpers of World War 2 - amongst all the atrocities, there was a bit of li...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes the wrong job. I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she fe...

    4 utterly charming stars to Dear Mrs. Bird! ? ? ? ? I never tire of World War II fiction. I say it in many of my reviews, but for posterity, my late grandparents were young people in the 1940s. Both grandfathers fought in WWII, and I feel like I can visit this time with the...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    I really expected and wanted to love this novel, as its main character is a young woman doing her bit for the war effort, during the WWII. Unfortunately, I found it predictable, overwritten, over-explained, and, generally speaking, I found our heroine, Emmeline Lake, overbearing and...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Dear Mrs. Bird is an intriguing tale that takes you back to the streets of London during WWII and into the life of Emmeline Lake a cheery, optimistic, young woman who after finding herself inadvertently working on the advice column for Woman's Friend ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic version of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Emmeline Lake has a dream of being a war journalist. While the Second World War rages through London, Emmy is volunteering as an emergency service...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    5 incredibly enthusiastic stars for Dear Mrs. Bird. I fell in love with Emmy, Bunty, and all the other characters in this story and when I realized I'd turned the last page, I was truly disappointed to be leaving their lives. I went into this book thinking it would be light and sil...

  • Holly  B
    Jun 03, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.? - Fred Rogers All in all, this is a story about the helpers of World War 2 - amongst all the atrocities, there was a bit of li...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes the wrong job. I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she fe...

  • Louise Wilson
    Jun 16, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.? - Fred Rogers All in all, this is a story about the helpers of World War 2 - amongst all the atrocities, there was a bit of li...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes the wrong job. I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she fe...

    4 utterly charming stars to Dear Mrs. Bird! ? ? ? ? I never tire of World War II fiction. I say it in many of my reviews, but for posterity, my late grandparents were young people in the 1940s. Both grandfathers fought in WWII, and I feel like I can visit this time with the...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    I really expected and wanted to love this novel, as its main character is a young woman doing her bit for the war effort, during the WWII. Unfortunately, I found it predictable, overwritten, over-explained, and, generally speaking, I found our heroine, Emmeline Lake, overbearing and...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Dear Mrs. Bird is an intriguing tale that takes you back to the streets of London during WWII and into the life of Emmeline Lake a cheery, optimistic, young woman who after finding herself inadvertently working on the advice column for Woman's Friend ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

  • Melisa
    Jul 03, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.? - Fred Rogers All in all, this is a story about the helpers of World War 2 - amongst all the atrocities, there was a bit of li...

  • abby
    Feb 21, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.? - Fred Rogers All in all, this is a story about the helpers of World War 2 - amongst all the atrocities, there was a bit of li...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

  • Tammy
    Mar 27, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

  • MaryBeth's Bookshelf
    May 14, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.? - Fred Rogers All in all, this is a story about the helpers of World War 2 - amongst all the atrocities, there was a bit of li...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes the wrong job. I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she fe...

    4 utterly charming stars to Dear Mrs. Bird! ? ? ? ? I never tire of World War II fiction. I say it in many of my reviews, but for posterity, my late grandparents were young people in the 1940s. Both grandfathers fought in WWII, and I feel like I can visit this time with the...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    I really expected and wanted to love this novel, as its main character is a young woman doing her bit for the war effort, during the WWII. Unfortunately, I found it predictable, overwritten, over-explained, and, generally speaking, I found our heroine, Emmeline Lake, overbearing and...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Dear Mrs. Bird is an intriguing tale that takes you back to the streets of London during WWII and into the life of Emmeline Lake a cheery, optimistic, young woman who after finding herself inadvertently working on the advice column for Woman's Friend ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic version of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Emmeline Lake has a dream of being a war journalist. While the Second World War rages through London, Emmy is volunteering as an emergency service...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    5 incredibly enthusiastic stars for Dear Mrs. Bird. I fell in love with Emmy, Bunty, and all the other characters in this story and when I realized I'd turned the last page, I was truly disappointed to be leaving their lives. I went into this book thinking it would be light and sil...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    I really loved meeting Emmeline (Emmy) Lake and getting to know her. Her dream is to become a war correspondent, so when a job is posted for the London Evening Chronicle, she applies. The job is not quite what she had in mind. She is working for Mrs. Bird, the advice columnist for the ...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    Words Cannot Do Justice . . . all I can say is that this is a Must Read of the Highest Order. My sister discovered this book in the Heathrow Airport bookshop as we were leaving Jolly Old England after a Madcap Two Week Holiday, and read it on the flight, alternately laughing and cr...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

    2 underwhelming stars I picked up this book based solely on the fact that the author wrote it after she came across some magazine advice articles from 1939. Thinking what a wonderful idea it was, I knew I had to immediately read it. I tore through this in a few sittings, but unfort...

    Emmeline Lake wants nothing more than to be useful and help with the war efforts in London 1940. She already works as a volunteer operator for the fire department when she lands a job at the London Evening Chronicle. She imagines she will be writing stories that informs the public abou...