Historical fiction

Yours Cheerfully (The Emmy Lake Chronicles #2) by A.J. Pearce

I read and reviewed the previous book here. I reviewed it in the beginning of 2020 and the tone clearly indicates I had no idea how our year(S) were to turn out!

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I did not ‘feel’ the first book, but when I saw the next was out, I decided to pick it up anyway. Surprisingly enough, I loved this one! It was only when I reread the review of the first one did I remember the issues I had then. I had no such problems this time around.
This picks up right where the last left off. We have a more cohesive environment at the offices of Women’s Friend when they are roped in for the war effort. What happens next was quite interesting to follow.
There is a conflict in Emmy Lake’s mind about her role in luring unsuspecting women to a government army job. On the one hand, it obviously helps the war effort, but she also feels that she is luring women to a job that does not have their back when they need it the most, with the relationship being just one way.
There is also the personal relationships and the growth of Emmy as an individual, a couple and as a journalist. These all add up to a complete entertaining package which was almost a one-sitting read for me as I found it hard to put it away midway. It is a simple storyline that was well done, and I am curious as to whether there is to be another one in line. I would definitely pick it up if there is!
I would recommend this to other fans of historical fictions (non-dual timeline ones). It may not be necessary to read the first, but to achieve a sense of continuity, it might help to have a working knowledge of it.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

4 thoughts on “Yours Cheerfully (The Emmy Lake Chronicles #2) by A.J. Pearce”

  1. Absolutely loved this book!! 🥰 lovely review – yes I agree that the second was better than the first (though I did enjoy Dear Mrs Bird) – such a nice surprise when a sequel not only lives up to a first but completely smashes it! 😁

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