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Sweet Tea and Jesus Shoes Paperback – May 1, 2000
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"Delightful. Brew tea or grab something stronger, sit down and enjoy." --Rita Mae Brown, New York Times bestselling author of acclaimed novels including the Sneaky Pie Brown mystery series." -- Anonymous reviewer
"Miss Julia would feel right at home on the front porches and in the living rooms and kitchens where these delightful stories originated. SWEET TEA AND JESUS SHOES stir her memories, as well as my own." -- Ann B. Ross, author of Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind
"Storytelling is back with all its southern habits and charms, thanks to six women who are making it easier to get it in print. The stories are so good you'll be hungry for more." -- Liz Carpenter, acclaimed author and former press secretary for Lady Bird Johnson
"Sweet Tea and Jesus Shoes is a feast for any reader." -- Lisa Knighton, editor, Georgia Women Speak
"Sweet Tea and Jesus Shoes is a joyful and endearing collection of nostalgic stories which are sure to win the hearts of readers everywhere." -- Phyllis George, Miss America, TV Personality & Businesswoman
"Sweet Tea and Jesus Shoes is the debut book from BelleBooks, a small publishing house that caters to Southern fare. The anthology is a collection of family stories that depict the love of family, tradition, and humor which can appear eccentric in other regions, but south of the Mason-Dixon, it's just family. ...knee-slapping humor, two-hanky emotion, and pro-wrestling action into a rich tapestry that defines what it is to be born Southern. ...Sweet Tea and Jesus Shoes joins the works of Fannie Flagg, Lewis Grizzard, and Florence King in capturing the Southern experience. Pull up a rocker and pour another sweet tea." -- Joyce Dixon, Southern Scribe Reviews
"These fine veteran writers not only treat their fans to wonderful stories but also dish up their favorite recipes like Sweet Tea and Mama's Pecan Pie for readers to savor!
Don't miss this simply yummy anthology!" -- Pat Rouse, Romantic Times Columnist
"This book is rich in storytelling and makes me long for those southern days as a child listening to the stories of the past." --Barbara Dooley, author, radio talk show host, and wife of University of Georgia Athletic Director, Vince Dooley
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This is a book sure to get you out of a funk. In particular, "Up Jumps the Devil," by Donna Ball had me falling off my chair because I was laughing so hard! I must have been pretty loud, too, because my husband ran up wondering what all the commotion was about. Of course, I gave him the book, and had the prime opportunity to see him fall off his chair, too. Good job, ladies! I'm buying this book for my relatives in North Carolina, Florida, and Texas, and sending it to them.
You'll walk to Bible School with children in the depression. You'll wait at home with the women while the men folk go hunting. You'll see both sides of the long standing feud between a southern woman and her in-laws. You'll meet a mixed breed black dog named Lucifer who went to a picnic and a revival.
Get a glass of sweet tea, and sit in a rocker by the fireplace. Rock your way back in time with five southern women storytellers as your tour guide. You're sure to end each story with a smile on your face and a contented sigh.
Published May 2000 by BelleBooks, authors Deborah Smith, Donna Ball, Nancy Knight, Sandra Chastain, Debra Dixon, Virginia Ellis.
Come and cry, laugh, and smile as the authors transport you to the South. You only need a stay a little while, as the stories are only about 5-10 pages on average (perfect for a short story before you go to sleep!)
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If you like well written short stories with a great point of view, I recommend this one to you.Published 6 months ago by Aunt Net
Enjoyed this book very much. Very southern. Easy and gentle to read.Published 12 months ago by Claire C