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“With Miss Hildreth Wore Brown, Olivia deBelle Byrd proves that she is the real thing—an authentic Southern Belle with stories galore. I can’t wait to give this hilarious and heartwarming book to all my sweet friends.”
—CASSANDRA KING, author of The Same Sweet Girls
“As a fifth generation Southerner, I thought I knew all there was to know about Southern culture. However, Olivia deBelle Byrd has taught me a thing or two. Miss Hildreth Wore Brown covers everything from Sunday church, beauty pageants and Northern exposure with humorous insight. This is one that you’ll want to savor with a mint julep!”
—MICHAEL MORRIS, author of A Place Called Wiregrass
“Olivia deBelle Byrd is a wonderful writer if you happen to enjoy wit, talent, charm, and good looks. Anyone who has ever cracked a grin at the works of Nora Ephron or Fannie Flagg owes it to herself to read Miss Hildreth Wore Brown, which is the warmest, wisest, funniest book I’ve read in a month of Sundays. It’s like lunch with your wittiest friends—full of heart, love, and juicy gossip!”
—ROBERT LELEUX, author of The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy
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.
I've never been able to understand the southern habit of making a one syllable word into a compound word! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Yankeelin
Loved the stories and as a Southerner I could relate to many of them.Published 6 months ago by Barbara Jordan
She had me in stitches and brought back so many wonderful memories for me of growing up in the south. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mary Jo (food ole southern name)
Except for David Sedaris, I am no fan of short stories or even novellas. I'm all about the novels---the longer the better. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Kelli of I'd So Rather Be Reading
If you grew up in the south like I did, you can relate to the phrases and people in this book.
If you grew up north of the Mason Dixon line and need a good laugh, you will... Read more
A book that will have you laughing from the first page! It's packed with 41 chapters on a huge variety of topics that you will identify with, from "Christmas Sweaters" and "Mint... Read morePublished on December 25, 2012 by Charity U
This is a light, easy read--perfect for an afternoon of entertainment. The book is filled with anecdotes and fun stories about the "Southern belles", but the Northerner will find... Read morePublished on December 9, 2012 by Margie