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Author: AJ Pearce Narrator: Anna Popplewell Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audio Length: Series:The Emmy Lake Chronicles Release Date: August 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781797124155

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From the author of the “jaunty, heartbreaking winner” (People) and international bestseller Dear Mrs. Bird, a new charming and uplifting novel set in London during World War II about a plucky aspiring journalist.

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 challenge of becoming a young wartime advice columnist. Her relationship with boyfriend Charles (now stationed back in the UK) 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 desperately needed female workers to the war effort, Emmy is thrilled to be asked to step up and help. But when she and Bunty meet a young woman who shows them the very real challenges that women war workers face, Emmy must tackle a life-changing dilemma between doing her duty and standing by her friends.

Every bit as funny, heartwarming, and touching as Dear Mrs. Bird, Yours Cheerfully is a celebration of friendship—a testament to the strength of women and the importance of lifting each other up, even in the most challenging times.

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  • “Charmingly humorous, but unflinching about the war’s human tragedies…a heartening message of women’s power to create change.” 

    - Historical Novels Review
  • “With big stakes and formidable opponents, this exciting saga is a fruitful exploration of the solidarity among women in times of grief, love, and hardship.” 

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Pearce captures the spirit and hopefulness of those left at home during war, and readers will delight in this second chance to ride along with Emmy.”

    - Booklist
  • “Brimming with charm, wit, and poignancy, Yours Cheerfully is a wartime story of women’s strength and friendship…Emmy Lake is a character for the ages.”

    -  Jennifer Rosner, author of The Yellow Bird Sings

Awards

  • An August 2021 LibraryReads Pick

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About the Author

AJ Pearce grew up in Hampshire, England. She studied at the University of Sussex and Northwestern University. A chance discovery of a 1939 women’s magazine became the inspiration for her debut novel, Dear Mrs. Bird, the first in the Emmeline Lake Chronicles series. She lives in the south of England.

About the Narrator

Anna Popplewell is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.