Item description for Real Magnolias: Stories of Southern Women Finding Hope, Love, and Laughter by Becky Freeman...
Overview Profiling real women and their down-to-earth struggles and triumphs, this collection of anecdotes shows Southern women are more than the common stereotypes.
Publishers Description From Gone With the Wind to Steel Magnolias to Designing Women, there is a mystique about southern women that inspires universal curiosity. But southern women are more than just pink teas, beauty pageants, and charm with a drawl. They're real women, with down-to-earth common sense and true grit who will stand by their men, their friends, and their Savior. In short story style, this fascinating collection of anecdotes about and by southern women goes much further than "charm and beauty under a wide-brimmed hat." It tells how women have broken through to becoming more real, more vulnerable, more willing to take risks and make a stand for what they believe in.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.69" Weight: 0.73 lbs.
Release Date Jul 22, 2002
Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
ISBN 0785275673 ISBN13 9780785275671
Availability 0 units.
More About Becky Freeman
Best-selling author Becky Freeman has been featured on hundreds of radio stations and TV shows. She has authored more than a dozen books for women and children, including the four-book Gabe and Critters series for kids and the Gold Medallion finalist "Worms in My Tea" and "Chocolate Chili Pepper Love." Becky and her husband, Scott, live in Texas, and are the parents of two teens and two grown sons.
Becky Freeman currently resides in Greenville, in the state of Texas. Becky Freeman was born in 1959.
Reviews - What do customers think about Real Magnolias?
Wonderful, Inspiring Apr 24, 2007
I happened upon this book at my library and thought it would be a good read. I had never heard of the author so wasn't sure what I was in for--Once I finally picked it up and began reading I was hooked!! When I finally found time to start reading it,it came at a time in my life when I really needed to be inspired, to laugh and realize there are other women who totally understand me. The chapter that touched me most was about Vivian the 87 yr old lady--who welcomed the author into her life and became such an inspiration. This book inspired me in so many ways--It gave me hope, renewed my faith and I plan on buying extras and sharing them with others who I am sure could use something gleamed from this wonderful book
Friends are important! Apr 28, 2000
Trying to feel fulfilled with only 1 other person in your life? It doesn't work. Several friends add the spice to the spice cake, the toppings to the pizza dough, the rainbows to the landscape. Read this book about friendship and mutual support and then go out and build your friendships!
A Joyfu Journey of Hope Jan 17, 2000
Real Magnolias was the most encouraging book I have read! It reminded me that I am not alone on this journey. There are friends around me who are going through the same situations and struggles in their lives. This book is about REAL women who share what makes them continue toward their walk with Christ. There is a lot to be said for women who enourage each other. Becky Freemen is a very unselfish writer who let these women tell their life story. Life stories that we all can relate too. Stories that are full of laughter, tears and hope for tomorrow.
Great "girls' night out" material! Sep 9, 1999
My best friend and I sat in my living room reading this book to each other. We only paused long enough to grab some brownies from the kitchen and snag a box of Kleenex before diving back into the wonderful world of the Georgia Girls. We agreed that we felt like we went on the retreat with those women. We laughed and cried....sometimes these emotions even overlapped! It was truly wonderful. I've read nearly all of Becky Freemans books and once again she has succeeded in making me feel special as a woman, not on my own merit; but by just knowing that we all depend on Gods grace anyway.
Get the chocolate, coffee and kleenex for this one! Jun 29, 1999
I'm a Becky Freeman fan and have read all of her books. While her humor always brings a refreshing "out-loud" laugh, she has the ability to bring the reader into "deeper waters." This book is definately not the "shallow-end" kind of swim. I made the mistake of reading from it while in the plane on a business trip. The flight attendant asked me if I was all right--at least he got me a kleenex. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys true-life stories about average women with an above-average inner strength. These gals may never make the front page of the news or be featured in the National Enquirer, but their stories are worth reading--ala "Chicken Soup" variety. Thanks for the refreshing swim, Becky, but next time, you need to put a "hanky warning" on the cover.