Author Cassandra King returns to South Walton with a new book

Published: Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 11:08 AM.

Ok, and what is her definition of the difference between being sweet and a Southern Belle?

"Not much," she says, "because Southern Belles are always sweet (at least on the surface). Southern Belles are perfect ladies, prim, proper, and sugary-sweet. And if they ever say anything bad about anyone, it's always preceded by 'bless her heart.'"

Got it.

This second book, said King, is talking about how she became a "Same Sweet Girl" in college, and what she has learned since then.

"This one is based on the commencement speech I gave," she said, "It is advice from a Southern Belle, and what I have learned along the way."

King graduated from Alabama College for Women, which is now the University of Montevallo .

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg wrote the foreword to King’s small but uplifting book.

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