What’s your concept of “spillin’ the beans?” Well, the first story in my book is literally about beans hitting the floor–but not from a spill. I can still see my mother flinging that bowl of green beans into the air and then seeing them hit the floor, sliding in all directions.
Are you around anyone that annoys you? Most of us are. But in the second chapter, “Waving at Miss Velma,” you can see how my wise mama handled a very difficult woman.
My mother drove me crazy and I loved her dearly. Does that sound familiar? Seems to happen in many families. We eventually made our peace and had years in which we respected as well as loved each other.
My book, Spillin’ the Beans, is the story of our mother-daughter relationship and how that developed over the years. If you want to purchase a copy, just reply to this email and we’ll work it out.
The subtitle is “A Southern mother strives for Christian perfection.” That gives you a clue about her desires and goals.
If you want to read reviews, you can find them on Amazon: Boyd book reviews But don’t order from Amazon because they’ve been canceling orders. I have no idea why, nor does the publisher. If you’d rather buy from a website, Barnes and Noble has a fair price.
Here’s the copy from the back of the book: Mary Onezima Ralph Bradley was the quintessential hostess, graciously feeding groups from class reunions to business meetings to lonely parolees, often incorporating their problems as her own. The Southern version of The Matchmaker, she matched jobs to the jobless, income sources to the penniless, living water to the spiritually dry. Her home was a haven for the downtrodden, some for hours, others for years.
Lanita Boyd loves sharing her mother’s special recipes. Each chapter ends with a tried-and-true Southern recipe from Mary’s dilapidated recipe books.
So if that sounds like something you’d like to read, just reply to this email and I’ll pop it in the mail to you.