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Yours Cheerfully

Yours Cheerfully

So many times (so so many) folks just want a good book, one that is well-written but also provides a pleasing escape. How can London life during the Blitz, with its sheltering in train tunnels, rationing, and nervous newsdays be funny and heartwarming -- and be dubbed “a jolly romp” by serious professional book reviewers? It’s because of Emmeline Lake, the twenty-one year old aspiring journalist with a best friend named “Bunty” - who navigates a fledgling career with a rather “seen-better-days women’s weekly” magazine. Wide-eyed but determined, Emmy ends up assisting a stalwart, proper Mrs. Bird responding to women writing for advice - and quickly our Emmy feels compelled to reply to more pressing concerns than Mrs. Bird’s favorites re how to make a cake with ⅓ cup sugar and heavily-rationed eggs.  These are women you root for, come to care about and will never forget. "I relished every moment of these books. What a joy! Hilarious, heartwarming, and unutterably charming."  Jennifer Ryan, author of The Chilbury Ladies' Choir. - Sandy

From the author of the "jaunty, heartbreaking winner" (People) and international bestseller Dear Mrs. Bird comes a charming and uplifting novel set in London during World War II about a plucky young journalist and her adventures as wartime advice columnist.

London, November 1941. Following the departure of the formidable Henrietta Bird from Woman's Friend magazine, things are looking up for Emmeline Lake as she takes on the new challenges as a wartime advice columnist. Her relationship with boyfriend Charles is blossoming, while Emmy's best friend Bunty, still reeling from the very worst of the Blitz, is bravely looking to the future. Together, the friends are determined to Make a Go of It.

When the Ministry of Information calls on Britain's women's magazines to help recruit female workers to the war effort, Emmy is thrilled to step up and help. But when she and Bunty meet a young mother who shows them the very real challenges that women war workers face, Emmy must confront a dilemma between doing her duty and standing by her friends.

As funny, heartwarming, and touching as Dear Mrs. Bird, Yours Cheerfully is an endearing portrait of female friendship and "a fruitful exploration of the solidarity among women in times of grief, love, and hardship" (Publishers Weekly).

Publication Date: 
August 10, 2021