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Ronda Rich
  Let Me Tell You Something     Let Me Tell You Something

For over 15 years, Ronda Rich’s weekly newspaper column has regaled millions of readers with her stories of the South and her people. This first-ever compilation brings together columns from the early years as well as never before written backstories, follow-ups and insights. A must-have for the collections of Ronda’s devoted readers as well as good start for those wanting to enjoy her work for the first time.

  Mark My Words     Mark My Words

Of all the wonderfully entertaining and colorful Southern characters about whom storyteller Ronda Rich has written, her mama was the undisputed star. No one else came close. In this cherished collection of Mama stories as first told in her widely-syndicated weekly newspaper column as well as never-before-told stories, Ronda celebrates Mama, who always managed to get the best of everyone with her wit, wisdom and quick comebacks. Mama is gone from this earth now but her star is still shining and her legend continues to grow.

"Mark My Words, the most highly anticipated book of Ronda’s career: A tribute to the ever entertaining Mama."

  There's A Better Day A-Comin'     There's A Better Day A-Comin'

"There's A Better Day A-Comin' is the kind of book that comes along exactly when you need it, and Ronda Rich is exactly the storyteller to remind us that yes, there is an upside to the downside. Beautiful and inspiring, Ronda Rich tells the truth by telling a story. Imbued with her southern hilarity, this story collection will be read over and over like a prescription that states "read as needed".
Patti Callahan Henry, NYT Bestselling author of COMING UP FOR AIR

Chock full of uplifting, encouraging stories of people, both famous and not, who crashed against a wall of adversity but didn't give up. Instead, they pushed through – with the odds against them – to find a better day. This book, with an inspiring, powerful tone, reminds readers of one of life's most enduring truths: Regardless of how hard times get, better days always come again.

  What Southern Women Know About Faith      

What Southern Women Know About Faith

"God, Grits and Grace...
...Ronda Rich knows all three."

Come sip a glass of sweet tea and sit for a spell with Ronda on the porch swing as she tells you stories of happiness and heartaches, friends and family, and a faith that’s strong enough to handle anything that life throws your way. Southerners have a “kitchen-table faith”; faith that feels like a comfortable, trusted neighbor who sits down and stays for a good,
long visit.

    What Southern Women Know (That Every Woman Should)
What Southern Women Know About Flirting
    "Ronda Rich engagingly makes her case with hilarious anecdotes
about Dixie chicks who have succeeded in life by applying their Steel
Magnolia principles."
- People Magazine

"Scarlett O'Hara couldn't have said it better." - Atlanta Journal Constitution

"Calling upon a tradition of courageous Southern women of all races and
economic backgrounds, Rich recommends a distinctly feminine approach
for dealing with life."
- Publishers Weekly

"A must read!" - Atlanta Magazine 

"A funny, provocative must read for all women."
- Charlotte Observer

"Rich's charm and wit comes through in her writing. She is proud of
her southern allure, yet cognizant of women's role in the '90s."

- Richardson (TX) News

"Rich writes in a light but poignant manner and uses actual anecdotes
to make her point. In fact, reading her book is like watching a hilarious
episode of the sitcom Designing Women."
- The Tennessean (Nashville)

"Who could resist? Down-to-earth, common-sense tips for satisfying
personal and professional relationships that even a man or hundreds
could benefit from."
- The Sun Herald (Biloxi, MS)

Ronda Rich is a strong Southern woman personified. You go, girl!"

- Starkville (Ms) Daily News

"Ronda's as close to any real life Scarlett O'Hara as I've ever run across.
She knows exactly how to mix grit with glamour."
-Susan Reinhardt,
Gannett Syndicated Columnist, Asheville NC Citizen-Times
  What Southern Women Know About Flirting    
  My Life in the Pits      

My Life In The Pits

"Rich has plenty of storytelling verve and insider's knowledge...she
excels at bringing to life the big players."
- Kirkus Reviews

"A gossipy, sentimental, woman's eye view, (that) manages to both celebrate and demystify the macho preserve...vivid, provocative, entertaining, big hearted...a wonderful introduction into the soul of the
sport. One of the greatest sports books ever written.
- The New York Times

"A humorous and poignant behind-the-scenes look from the viewpoint
of one of the first women to be accepted in the pits. Truly terrific."

- The Tennessean (Nashville)

"It's not typical racing book. Far from it. Rich spins fascinating tales...
a delightful, name-dropping romp through the garage."

-Daytona Beach News Journal

“I couldn’t put (it) down. It’s awesome! What an amazing inside look
at the people in racing.”
- Larry McReynolds, FOX Sports

"Truly informative and entertaining! America, you must read My Life In
The Pits by Ronda Rich.”
- Paul Harvey on an ABC News Broadcast

  The Town That Came A-Courtin      
    The Town That Came A-Courtin'

"With THE TOWN THAT CAME A-COURTIN', Ronda Rich takes her
well-earned place among America's Southern storytellers whom we
all cherish. It's simply a wonderful, wonderful book!"

- Dorothea Benton Frank, author of Pawley’s Island

"INDESCRIBABLY DELICIOUS!  And now, Miss Ronda...may we please have some MORE??"
- Jill Conner Browne, author of The Sweet Potato Queens’ Book of Love

"A wonderfully sweet, entertaining tale of goodwill and good people.
True 'bliss.'"
- Richard Paul Evans, author of The Christmas Box
and The Perfect Gift

“What do you get when a whole town plays matchmaker between a
big-time author and a handsome, homespun mayor? Southern fun
with lots of heart as only Ronda Rich can write it.”

- Haywood Smith, author of The Red Hat Club

"Sweet, funny, with all the flavor and charm of a good old fashioned
love story!"
- Sela Ward, Emmy Award Winning Actress

- Southern Living

“Filled with romance and flirting, with courtship, plot turns and more
charm than a debutante ball.”
- Asheville Citizen-Times, North Carolina 

“An endearing confection that offers romance and intrigue, a pleasant escape on a plane, a porch or on a beach towel.”
- St. Petersburg Times

“You can’t be a good flirt without being a good storyteller, Ronda
Rich says. She puts her money where her mouth is with her first novel.”

- Houston Press

“Full of Rich’s trademark wit and wisdom that has made her other
books and syndicated column so popular.”

- Planet Weekly, Jackson, Mississippi

“Filled with warm, nurturing Southern characters and hospitality.
Rich’s first novel proves that Southern charm conquers all.”

- Myrtle Beach Herald, South Carolina