Monday, August 30, 2010

Book Review: Miss Hildreth Wore Brown

I was especially excited to receive this book for review because I'll be meeting the author in just a few days!  She's going to be at Decatur Book Festival, appearing with Amanda Gable, and I was anxious to finish the book before meeting Ms. Byrd.  I've already emailed her and told her that I plan to stop by and I'm really looking forward to the opportunity to meet her.  Her book reminds me so much of my family, especially my dad's sisters. 

I don't know that I'd classify it as humor the same way I would books by Laurie Notaro or Jen Lancaster.  It's more subdued in tone and...very Southern.  It's exactly what you'd expect from a belle.  I really want to read this book with photos.  You know those books where they take a subject like Spanish moss or sisters or whatever and there are beautiful pictures combined with short essays on the topic?  Does anyone else read those?  Cause I love them and I really felt like I would have loved to see pictures of the characters in this one. 

Definitely give this one a try if you enjoy the Southern anecdote type thing.  If you don't know what that is, there are some others that I'd recommend you start off with to get you going.  This one is a little bit slower and quieter than others I've read, but I enjoyed it for what it is.  It fit the author perfectly and is a sweet read.  I'm thinking my mom, aunts, and grandmother would probably enjoy this one - maybe Christmas presents?

FTC: This book was provided for me to review by Ms. DeBelle Byrd and Bostick Communications.


  1. Sounds good. I like Southern books. They make me miss the motherland.

  2. Hi julie

    This sounds like something I want to read. How lucky you are to be able to meet the author :)