Yours Cheerfully is as sweet, heartwarming and uplifting as the first book. Absolutely lovely! And if you haven't read Dear Mrs Bird yet, do so, without delay!
-- Marian KeyesAt last, something to look forward to! A new book by AJ Pearce is a guaranteed delight!
-- Annie Barrows, author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyFull of good-spirited humour from the quirky to the laugh out loud, combined with heart rending and poignant moments.
The sadness and loss of war are beautifully set against the strength of women, their friendships, and their love. Wonderful
-- Dinah JefferiesA delightful and poignant story of courage, friendship and love on the Home Front at the height of World War II, and every bit as funny, heartwarming, and touching as Dear Mrs Bird
* Grazia, Best Books of 2021 *Yours Cheerfully
is pure pleasure. Old chums Emmy and Bunty give us a proper comfort-read of a novel brimming with courage, vim, good humour, and above all the healing power of friendship. It's wonderful
-- Emma Stonex
Batten down the hatches and disappear into this wonderful world of yesteryear. I thought Dear Mrs Bird
was unbeatable but I was wrong. Yours Cheerfully is FABULOUS
-- Milly Johnson
'Once again, AJ Pearce has provided us with a beautifully escapist read - Yours Cheerfully is a balm for the soul in these troubling times.
I adore Emmy, Bunty, Mr Collins and the gang and it was a treat to be transported back into their company. Uplifting, funny and warm - just the ticket!
' -- Tracy ReesYours Cheerfully
is such a tonic - as comforting and uplifting as an old MGM movie. Just what the nation needs to boost our spirits! So much fun and a breath of fresh air! I loved every minute
-- Tor Udall, author of A Thousand Paper BirdsYours Cheerfully is an absolute joy
and the perfect novel for this moment. Like Emmy herself, the sequel to Dear Mrs Bird
is bursting with good humour and kindness. I loved it -- Shelley Harris
I adored AJ Pearce's Dear Mrs Bird
and this is the brilliant
sequel, so I am indeed cheerful -- Jill Mansell
Our plucky heroine Emmeline Lake is back in the sequel to one of my favourite novels, Dear Mrs Bird
. It's full of the cheerful bravery and good humour that makes AJ Pearce's writing so special, with punch-the-air moments set against the sadness and loss of war. I gobbled up Yours Cheerfully and finished it with the feeling that the world is a wonderful place, really
-- Julie Cohen, author of The Two Lives of Louis and LouiseYours Cheerfully
is full of wit, friendship and the uplifting knowledge that when people come together, great changes can be made. I absolutely loved it!
-- Katie Fforde
Brimming with charm, wit, and poignancy, Yours Cheerfully
is a wartime story of women's strength and friendship that touches deeply and shines with heart. Emmy Lake is a character for the ages
-- Jennifer Rosner, author of The Yellow Bird SingsYours Cheerfully is a joyful world I happily escaped into. Engrossing, engaging and charming. I finished reading with a smile, ready for anything
-- Ericka Waller, author of Dog DaysYours Cheerfully is a triumph!
Warm, moving, and funny, AJ Pearce brilliantly conjures the resilience of the human spirit and Blitz togetherness without ever slipping into sentimentality. Genius! -- Jane Wenham-JonesI devoured Yours Cheerfully.
It has bone-deep charm, a sense of the ridiculous and cunning beguilement . . . it will make a lot of readers happy -- Elizabeth Buchan
An absolute delight! I loved Dear Mrs Bird and was thrilled to spend more time with Emmy and Bunty in Yours Cheerfully. AJ Pearce shines a light on the hardships that women factory workers faced during World War II, an echo to the plight of working mothers today. Endearing, poignant, and relevant, this uplifting novel is a treat!
-- Janet Skeslien Charles, author of The Paris Library
I loved Pearce's debut, Dear Mrs Bird
, and this is the charming sequel, which continues the adventures of aspiring journalist Emmeline Lake now that the formidable Mrs Bird has departed Woman's Friend
magazine . . . A celebration of female friendship and solidarity in the toughest of times
-- Alice O'Keeffe * Bookseller, Editor's Choice *