Emmy is back… with a new directive: Use the magazine to encourage women to join the military effort. But her research and interviews find that these jobs in shell factories and the like are not as inviting to women as they should be. Important issues have to be addressed, yet the male managers could not care less about child care… Emmy sees this as an opportunity to both promote the cause at home as well as enact change.
But don’t forget Bunty and Charles (there may be a wedding to behold:)))
And don’t forget about Pearce’s delightful writing… Yours, Cheerfully stays true to the tone of Dear Mrs Bird. Light and witty, but with enough seriousness to keep you on your toes.
I do have a couple criticisms… and I know it’s probably doesn’t work historically because I believe this part of the war didn’t see London bombings as frequently. I loved Emmy’s time in the fire brigade, and she is still a member, but Pearce doesn’t feature as many scenes as in the first book.
Dear Mrs Bird is a book I bought for two friends; I liked it that much. And if you liked Pearce’s first offering, I would encourage you to pick this new novel up also.
4 out of 5 stars.
Thank you to NetGalley, Scribner, and the author for an advanced copy for review.