Book Review: Ain't We Got Fun by Emily Chapman and Emily Ann Putzke


 It was never much of an issue for Bess: living contentedly on her family's farm, despite the Depression which loomed around them. But when her older sister Georgiana takes off to New York City to make a fortune and help Papa out, feelings of adventure and wanderlust strike Bess at home. Through their lively letter correspondence, the sisters recount to one another their adventures, surprises, and heartaches, leaving little room for depression. For in a world of such wonder, ain't we got fun?


Splendid! Absolutely splendid. I got this book by advertising for Black Friday book sales. It was the one I was most excited for and it exceeded my expectations. This book was done wonderfully, from the characters, to the writing, even to the cover which was done so well I was immediately attracted to the book.

It was a super long book but it was the perfect length for the story. The fact that 2 authors wrote this book was wonderful, each took a character and in doing so created to unique characters that balanced each other out.

My favorite of the sisters was Bess. She was a wonderful blending of contentment and wanderlust. She was the one who stayed at home, dealt with all the problems there and didn't run off. She was the hero in my book.

Georgiana was very aggravating, but a good character. She was selfish and self-centered. But a perfect depiction of many the young people who run off, all over the world, country, or even their hometown in search of adventure. She was stubborn, arrogant, and in many parts absolutely idiotic! However, she was a true to life character. So many of us are Gi: un-content, foolish, impulsive, un-grateful, brats. And she ends up falling on her face, tripping over her own foolhardy ideas and actions until she has been completely humbled. She was a wonderfully done character.

As to the 2 fella's in this book 3 cheers to them! Won't say too much on the matter but I loved these guys.

The writing felt very welcoming, almost like a Louisa May Alcott-ish for this generation. I applaud the authors on this venture. It was one of the most enjoyable things I have read. Definitely 5 stars!

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