Book Review of
Dear Mrs. Bird
Dear Mrs. Bird by AJ Pearce is a WWII historical fiction book published in 2018.
I bought this book several years ago because I love WWII historical fiction. However, it became a must read WWII book that everyone was talking about. Super buzzy books don’t appeal to me because I am often disappointed in them. So Dear Mrs. Bird has sat on my shelf for several years.
There are now three books in this series. Five years after being published Dear Mrs. Bird is a book that people are still talking about, so I finally decided to pick it up to give it a try.
I am so glad that I did. I loved this book. It is WWII historical fiction, but it is different than most of the recent WWII fiction releases.
This book is set in England during the WWII bombings in London. Emmeline Lake and her friend Bunty are doing what they can for the war effort. Emmeline, who goes by Emmy, wants to become a journalist. After a misunderstanding, she takes a job working for an advice column.
Since it is wartime the questions coming into the advice column are not your average questions. They are from people dealing with difficult situations in wartime England.
Dear Mrs. Bird is the story of Emmy, her friend Bunty, her co-wokers, and what everyday life in London was like during WWII.
This book is a WWII book, but it is also about love, friendship, and more. I can’t wait to read the next two books in the series.