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Miss Hildreth Wore Brown by Olivia deBelle Byrd (April Blog Tour)

The Book:

While Olivia deBelle Byrd was repeating one of her many Southern stories for the umpteenth time, her long-suffering husband looked at her with glazed over eyes and said,“Why don’t you write this stuff down?” Thus was born Miss Hildreth Wore Brown—Anecdotes of a Southern Belle. If the genesis for a book is to shut your wife up, I guess that’s as good as any. On top of that, Olivia’s mother had burdened her with one of those Southern middle names kids love to make fun. To see “deBelle” printed on the front of a book seemed vindication for all the childhood teasing. 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.

Source: From Goodreads

The View:

The book was a delight to read. I enjoyed it so much that I found myself laughing out loud more than once. Olivia has narrated real life instances with such a sense of humor that I had to put down the book and run looking for my (book-deprived) husband to tell him some of them.

The book is drafted in the form of short stories so it is a very quick and light read. Each story is interesting and not to mention “hilarious”. The Dairy Queen instance where her son believes the “false advertising” or how she treats her very expensive Chanel much to her husband’s shock really gave me some brilliant ideas of my own. Just when you assume that every anecdote is going to get you laughing, she manages to instigate some real life lessons. Being a new mom; I really enjoyed all of the mommy’ing lessons that she throws in with the same light humor.

I had the best facial and massage of my life, went shopping, came back and read this book lying on my bed while my husband took the job of babysitting. Absolute Bliss! Out of my entire TBR no other book could have got me in the peaceful mood that this one managed too. Rated a 4 on 5.

Before I leave, let me ask you just one question: “Which do you want with your salad? Brawny or Bounty?” I know… You have to read it!!!!!!

The next tour stop for the upcoming week:
Monday, April 4: My Round File
Tuesday, April 5: Chaotic Compendium
Wednesday, April 6: 4 The Love of Books
Thursday, April 7: Knitting and Sundries
Friday, April 8: Chocolate and Croissants
Saturday, April 9: Lulilut’s Stack O’ Books

At the request of the author, I was asked to read, review and offer my honest opinion. There was no cost to me and/or no monetary compensation.



One Response

  1. Wasn’t this book fun? I’m adding your review link to my review 🙂

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