- Pub. Date: May 2010
- Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
- Format: Paperback , 176pp
- Sales Rank: 188,212
With storytelling written in the finest Southern tradition from the soap operas of Chandler Street in the quaint town of Gainesville, Georgia, to a country store on the Alabama state line, Olivia deBelle Byrd delves with wit and amusement into the world of the Deep South with all its unique idiosyncrasies and colloquialisms.
The characters who dance across the pages range from Great-Aunt Lottie Mae, who is as “old-fashioned and opinionated as the day is long,” to Mrs. Brewton, who calls everyone “dahling” whether they are darling or not, to Isabella with her penchant for mint juleps and drama.
Humorous anecdotes from a Christmas coffee, where one can converse with a lady who has Christmas trees with blinking lights dangling from her ears, to Sunday church, where a mink coat is mistaken for possum, will delight Southerners and baffle many a non-Southerner. There is the proverbial Southern beauty pageant, where even a six-month-old can win a tiara, to a funeral faux pas of the iron clad Southern rule-one never wears white after Labor Day and, dear gussy, most certainly not to a funeral.
Miss Hildreth Wore Brown-Anecdotes of a Southern Belle is guaranteed to provide an afternoon of laugh-out-loud reading and hilarious enjoyment.My Thoughts:
I'm going to keep this short and succinct just like the book. I had a lot of fun reading this book. Miss Byrd's anecdotes were short and sweet and at times had me laughing out loud making my family wonder what I was reading.
The book is only156 pages long, but it will fill your afternoon with laughter and relaxation. If you are looking for a quick, fun read, this book is the perfect fit. Just sit back with a cup a tea and this book and I swear when you're done, you will almost smell the magnolias.
Author's Website: Olivia deBelle Byrd