on Jan. 18, 2013 :
These stories are a bite out of a full life, little things that make you smile and nod. In a few places they could be tightened up to flow better but they have a great charm to them. As you move through the stories they get better. Going from a bit awkward to a smooth and heart touching flow. They author needs to write more. She gives an incite into a way of life that in the 21st century isn't seen as much. The travel stories are funny but the family stories are strong and at time gripping. And the poem she included was very strong as were the studies of nature in all her glory. Looking forward to more.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Jan. 17, 2013 :
A simply delightful book of short stories and real life experiences with a decidedly southern touch.
I read this book over three days and it brightened each of those days for me. Very uplifting stuff. I highly recommend it.
And guys, you can finally learn the secret of why our women take so long in the restroom. Very amusing. Glad I'm not a woman.
The author is a great storyteller and has a definite way with words. The southern touches were nice and reminded me of a car trip we took through the southern states some years back. Great and friendly people. But that's anotha story....
The stories are funny, amusing and sometimes very touching and moving. Some wonderful human moments here.
Do yourself a favor and read this book by a talented new author.
(reviewed 17 days after purchase)
J. C. Allen
on Jan. 4, 2013 :
A book of short stories with loads of Southern charm, Ms Walker has shared some goofy/scary/poignant moments from her life. If you’ve ever lived or visited the deep South, you’ll recognize the wit and humor that sets them apart from the rest of the world. Only a true Southerner can impart so many nuances with the phrase ‘bless their heart’.
I loved accompanying the author through her escapades while traveling in other parts of the country. She seems to be a magnet for people who have a story to tell. And tell it she does, in a totally genuine and refreshing manner. Grab a mint julep and go sit on the porch – and prepare to spend a lovely afternoon reading.
(reviewed 29 days after purchase)
on Dec. 28, 2012 :
I loved this book of short stories, they were told from real life and the telling of them and wonderful descriptions took me to each place and emotion. Some were hilariously funny and I laughed so hard my husband came to check I was ok. While some were sadder and made me really feel for their situations, still I was touched by the depth of emotion that Ms Walker could impart upon the pages of her wonderful book.
I look forward to reading much more from this author and I recommend highly that everyone reads these stories and takes a look into the life of a Southern Girl
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)