Miss Hildreth Wore Brown
By Olivia deBelle Byrd
(Morgan James Publishing, Paperback, 9781600377488, May, 2010, 176pp.)
The Short of It:
If you don’t have any Southern friends, you’ll want some after reading this.
The Rest of It:
Is it possible to be a Southern Belle without having ever stepped foot in the South? No, I didn’t think so, but as I was reading, I saw so much of myself in what Ms. Byrd shared. Each story is short…sometimes VERY short, as in one or two pages long, but no matter how short, she injects humor and charm into each one. Anyone who loves all things Southern, will enjoy it and it’s short enough to pick up and enjoy at your leisure.
Some of the topics you’ll find in this collection:
- The whole debate over wearing white after Labor Day (anyone in their right mind knows that it’s not done, ever!).
- The importance of Chanel No 5, its cost and why you should never tell your husband how much you spend for it.
- How having coffee at a coffee gathering is an absolute necessity and not up for discussion.
- How Thank You cards have gone to the wayside and why they should make a comeback.
Although this is not typically a book I would have sought out on my own, I must say that I enjoyed it quite a bit. The Girl read some of it over my shoulder and although she’s only seven, she laughed at some of the sayings. Especially when I said them with my version of a Southern accent! I had to fix myself some sweet tea after reading it. It was good too!
So if you love everything Southern or know someone who does, this would be a great little book to pick up.
Source: Sent to me by the author.
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