Friday, April 1, 2011
Review: Miss Hildreth Wore Brown Anecdotes of a Southern Belle by Olivia De Belle Byrd
Author: Olivia DeBelle Byrd
Publisher: Morgan James
Category: Southern Fiction
“Miss Hildreth Wore Brown: Anecdotes of a Southern Belle” is an absolutely hilarious read. We all have stories about our upbringing, the stereotypes, the new generation vs the old generation and the influences of others in our lives. We love recounting the hilarious stories about individuals in our towns. After telling her stories verbally over and over for years, Olivia finally puts pen to paper, and delivers a fascinating read. Olivia deBelle Byrd picks her readers up and drops her readers into a Southern world. A world filled with traditions, and laugh-out loud stories. Stories that will leave you thinking, and have you recollecting your own stories. Each chapter is a short fun filled chapter, one that will leave you laughing and learning from her lessons. A self-proclaimed “directionally challenged” individual, Olivia recounts driving her son to soccer practice, but ending up in the wrong state. Her husbands response when she asks why he never gave the correct directions, “I didn’t think you knew where west was.” Yes, Olivia’s husband is always ready with an answer. After her husband asks her to purchase blue or brown pants. OIivia responds with “Marine blue, navy blue, dark blue, chocolate brown, mocha brown, latte brown?” I wonder what my husband would say...Imagine her husbands shock when he learns Ice Cream is no longer 25 cents a scoop and Chanel No.5 is not cheap. Imagine his horror when she pretends the bottle spills to the ground...
This book is not written solely for the Southern reader, everyone can relate and enjoy this book. A Fun, fast-paced, hysterical read. This is one that you will pick up, and not want to end. It’s all of 150 pages, so you may want to ration the stories.