Free Book Friday (with a side of Funny)


When Editor C first invited me to be part of the “Dynasties: The Kincaids” continuity series with ON THE VERGE OF I DO & told me it was going to be about a born-&-bred Southern family living in Charleston, I shared one of my favorite Southern jokes with him, stolen (& paraphrased) from one of my favorite Southern-set television shows, Designing Women:

At a fancy dinner party, a Southern woman a turns to the woman beside her to strike up a conversation & asks, “So where do y’all come from?”

Putting her nose in the air, the other woman answers snottily, “We come from a place where we don’t end our sentences with prepositions.”

“Oh, sorry,” the Southern woman replies.  “So where do y’all come from—bitch?”

PhotobucketAnd here’s another that makes me chuckle every time I hear it…

A man sat down on an airplane next to a beautiful young woman. They struck up a conversation and he asked, “What kind of men do you like?”

She said, “Well, I like Native American men, with their high cheekbones and golden bronze skin. But I also like Jewish men; they’re so brilliant and successful. And I like good ol’ boys from the South, too, with their long Southern drawls. So what’s your name?”

The man replied, “My name is Geronimo Goldstein, but my friends call me Bubba.”


This week’s Southern-set free book is Ain’t She Sweet? by Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

To enter the giveaway for this book, simply leave a comment to today’s post that includes the code FBF—for “Free Book Friday,” of course—to let me know you’re interested in the drawing. (U.S. residents only for the prize, please, but everyone is welcome to chat.)

PhotobucketWinner will be announced during our Happy Sunday post on…well, you know, Sunday.

Winner is responsible for contacting me with her mailing information—i.e. I will not be contacting you—so be sure to check back in or you might not even know you won! :happysad

(If prize isn’t claimed within 14 days, another name may be drawn or item may be tossed back into the goody bag to be re-used for a future giveaway.)


20 Comments  •  Comments Feed

  1. DebraG says:

    FBF – love the funnies. That dog is so cute.

  2. Quilt Lady says:

    FBF Love the funnies, so cute gotta love those southerners :thumbsup :lolol

  3. Donna says:

    When I first moved south I had a woman ask me why all northerners were so rude. I asked her why all southerners were hypocrites. Folks are folks no matter where you live. I think I’ve met the guy on the plane once or twice. :howyoudoin FBF

  4. Jolene A says:

    Looove Susan Elizabeth Phillips!!! FBF and hope everyone has a great weekend! :thumbsup

  5. Kathleen O says:

    :lolol Cute…
    SEP books are great… Good luck to the winner.

  6. Fedora says:

    ROFL!! Thanks for the laughs, Heidi! And good luck, everyone–that’s one of my favorite SEPs!

  7. Lindsay W says:

    Great Funnies! :lolol

    Happy FBF!

  8. Rhiannon says:

    Love the Jokes! LMAO!

    FBF Happy Weekend!

  9. Maria E says:

    I loved the funnies.
    Happy Friday!!! FBF

  10. Mary Kirkland says:

    Happy FBF! That dog is so cute.

  11. Tammy Beck says:

    :lolol Great funnies.
    I love Susan Elizabeth Phillips! FBF :cool

  12. Hollie says:

    LOL!! FBF me please!!

    Good Luck ya’all!!! :cheer

  13. cathy ward says:


    Great funnies. Enjoyed them.


  14. Beth mast says:

    I’m so glad I remember it was


    I missed it last week. 🙁

    too funny!

  15. bn100 says:

    Very funny. FBF

  16. Cindy Rushford says:

    thanks for the reminder Heidi I love FBF but half the time I forget., Love the funnies and all the anecdotes u share with us. Good luck to you all. Have a safe and wonderful weekend. Chance is growing like a weed. :scratchhead

  17. Robin D says:

    Great jokes! Great book! I love FBF!

  18. Julieanne Reeves says:


    I just wanna know what my prize is for “bad girl” of the night.

  19. Colleen C. says:

    Love it! FBF! :eeee

  20. wanda flanagan says:

    FBF Wonderful funnies and I love Susan Elizabeth Phillips books shes an amazing writer . :chickendance :chickendance :chickendance

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