Friday, August 3, 2018

Review: Dear Mrs. Bird

Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pearce
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pearce is a fine example of a good mix of historical facts and a well-written story. The plot takes place in London in 1940. Emmeline Lake is doing her part in the war effort by volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. She sees an advertisement in the newspaper for a job at the London Evening Chronicle. She gets a job as a typist for Henrietta Bird, a renown but difficult advice columnist for the Woman’s Friend magazine. This is not what Emmy was expecting and working for Mrs. Bird comes with its challenges. After discovering that Mrs. Bird only gives advice on particular sorts of letters, Emmy decides to respond to some desperate writers using Mrs. Bird’s letterhead and signature. She even goes as far as sneaking some of the advice into the magazine. Emmy knows that she is risking being discovered, but the letters are so full of desperate comments, she cannot stop herself.

After her best friend is hurt in a raid, she decides to stop her deception, but is it too late? Will she be discovered and risk to lose all?

Dear Mrs. Bird is a fantastic easy read; perfect for historical fiction lovers and for those who love well-written books!

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