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Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch: A Novel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2003

    Great book

    I really enjoyed the bit of romance in the book that, in the beginning, made you want for more but then stopped short just at the right time. I love stories set in the south and this goes down as one of my favorites. Will turn others on to this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2003

    Welcome home to small town USA!

    This was a delightfully funny book with homespun wit that had me laughing out loud. Haywood Smith puts the characters in your face with all the charm and grace of a firey southern woman.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2003

    Great Book!

    It was a wonderful blend of humor, small town quirks and the joy of family. I enjoyed this book, it made me laugh, and touched my heart.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    hilarious slice of life

    At nineteen, she married Phil to flee her controlling mother who told her never to come back. Now turning fifty, Linwood Breedlove Scott is an ex wife as Phil deserted her for a stripper taking their life savings with him. With no place to go, Lin returns to the family home in Mimosa Branch, Georgia. Her first sight as she parks near the house is seeing her Alzheimer¿s victimized Uncle Bedford running outside wearing only Depends. That might be tough to deal with, but Lin loves her uncle and will help care for him. Her mother Miss Mamie with her ¿I told you so¿ will be more difficult to contend with. However, Lin refuses to bury herself in pity or even in a proper southern woman¿s cocoon as defined by Miss Mamie. Instead Lin obtains a job at the drugstore and finds herself attracted to her boss Grant Owens. His butt is so tight, pennies could not fall out, but the new Lin decides to loosen his change as she begins the seduction of Grant. The QUEEN BEE OF MIMOSA BRANCH is a witty look at a woman struggling to find herself though she is middle age. The tale works best when Lin provides amusing acerbic asides to the reader that focus on what she wants, which is often opposite of what she does. Thought the tale turns into a warm buttercup near the end, fans of small town Southern living seen filtered through the eyes of a former practitioner will gain plenty of delectation from Haywood Smith's hilarious slice of life. Harriet Klausner

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    Posted October 26, 2008

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