Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Give Away! Miss Hildreth Wore Brown

Now that I have read this fabulous book and reviewed it (
here), I want to give one of you lucky book bloggers the opportunity to win it.

Here's the synopsis:

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 your 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....With storytelling written in the finest Southern tradition from the soap operas of Chandler Street in the quaint town of Gainesvilled, Georgia to a contry store on the Alabama state line, Olvia deBelle delves with wit and amusement into the world of the Deep South with all its unique idiosyncrasies and colloquialisms. The characters who dance across the pages range from Great-Aunt Lottie Mae, who is as "old-fashioned and opinionated as the day is long," to Mrs. Brewton, who calls everyone "dahling" whether they are darling or not, to Isabella with her penchant for mint juleps and drama. Humorous anecdotes from a Christmas coffee, where one can converse with a lady who has Christmas trees with blinking lights dangling from her ears, to Sunday church, where a mink coat is mistaken for possum, will delight Southernes and baffle many a non-Southerner. There is the proverbial Southern beauty pageant, where a six-month old can win a tiara, to a funeral faux pas of the iron clad Southern rule--one never wears white after labor day, and, dear gussy, most certainly not to a funeral.

Here's what you need to do. It's all very simple. No fancy follow me here, there and yon for extra entries or post 14 different comments with all the different ways you follow and how you've posted about the contest, etc., and so on. Everybody has an equal chance to win. Enter the linky below. I will use a random number generator to choose the winner. That's it. Entries will be accepted until Saturday, December 11 and a winner will be chosen on Sunday, December 12
. International entries are welcome.

For the entry:

1. Enter your name/blogname (example: Bev [at] My Reader's Block)
2. Enter your blog's url
3. Enter your email address.

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