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What if there were an army of indie booksellers enthusiastically reading and reviewing practically every new book coming out in the next year, and what if the books they were the most excited about, the books they couldn't wait to push into their customers' hands with a breathless "You've GOT to read this!" (virtually or otherwise), the ones with all the nine- and ten-star ratings were carefully curated and collected in a handy list? Well, all we can say is...KEEP READING!

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Dear Mrs. Bird by A. J. PearceA poignant and charming WWII story that occurs in England during the Blitz. Emma is trying to serve during wartime but really yearns to be a war journalist! But she has no experience! She does find a job typing for Mrs. Bird who responds to letters from newspaper customers. Mrs.  Bird is particular though and has strict guidelines about what kind of letter she will answer. And of course that causes a dilemma for Emma. Pearce has woven a lovely tale of friendship, love, loss and  all with a sense of humor and grit that only the Brits can have. I thoroughly enjoyed this heart warming journey with Emma and her friends. A great read!

Dear Mrs. Bird by A. J. Pearce ($26.00*, Scribner Book Company), recommended by Page & Palette, Fairhope, AL.