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Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind: A Novel (original 1999; edition 2000)

by Ann B. Ross

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Title:Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind: A Novel
Authors:Ann B. Ross
Info:William Morrow Paperbacks (2000), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 288 pages
Collections:Ann B. Ross, Read but unowned

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Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind by Ann B. Ross (1999)


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I loved this story...I loved the characters...most of them anyway! You have the "villains" in here like any other story....And their villains were that....Made you love to hate them! No, this isn't fantasy, sci-fi or anything like that...It's just regular fiction. Little bit of a suspense and having you wondering what's going to happen but knowing that things could work out.

Now, Miss Julia, sometimes got on my last nerve...but I adored her! But I could understand why she did some of the things she did and thought the way she did...but it was annoying still mostly because, at the age she is, she should know better...but...even that has a flip side because for so long...things went one way all of her life, and after she got out from under those things, they were still deeply instilled in her.

When I saw these books at my local bookstore, I grabbed one of each title that I saw and had to order this one online because it wasn't with the books I bought and this is the first in the series. But I do have the first eight (8) books in what I believe has at least fifteen (15) books total. I'm not quite sure if it has to be read in order, but I do suggest you read this first so that you can understand what's going on in the other books and how things ended up being how they are.

There is very little cussing in this book and Miss Julia and her people are spiritual people but you're not bombarded with it. I really can't say too much more than that without giving spoilers, which I try not to do often.

This was an easy, light read that I will gladly go on to the next one soon. I will read them between other books I am trying to catch up on and/or when I just need a light, cute, make you smile and/or laugh kind of read.

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  BridgetsBookNook | Feb 6, 2014 |
Finally read this book and it was an enjoyable, quick read. I'd chosen it for Mom to read. I plan to read the next in the series. ( )
  EllenH | Nov 24, 2013 |
This is a mystery that doesn't have any dead bodies but a puzzle that is complicated confusing and all tied up in things like inheritances, religion, illegtimate children and a plot to get that inheritance at all costs. The main character is Miss Julia and she is something else. A woman married 44 years, widowed and struggling to find her own being after living the life her husband dictated for so long. It is a roller coaster ride and as much fun to read.

I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this marvelous series. ( )
  bookswoman | Mar 31, 2013 |
Poor Miss Julia. Having just buried her controlling husband who died of a heart attack and learning just how much he was worth, she starts planning how to start spending some of her inheritance when the doorbell rings and she finds herself facing ....her husband's mistress and 9 year old son.

If that wasn't bad enough, the mistress leaves her son with Julia and flees. Everything just spirals out of control at that point. Julia has to fight a greedy pastor, a conniving doctor, a break in, kidnappings and harboring potential fugitives, but she's just fiesty enough to keep her head .... almost.

Bursting with humor, this was a fun read. ( )
1 vote cameling | Dec 2, 2012 |
Can't say that I enjoyed this overly much. Miss Julia herself was a somewhat amusing and endearing character and narrator, and a few of the other characters had potential (never realized); however this book is otherwise populated with downright wretched human beings who were so unsubtly conniving and evil-minded that I had a hard time believing they could exist and an even harder time believing that Miss Julia (sheltered as her life has been) could not see through them immediately. Perhaps this is meant to be exaggeration for the sake of humor? If so, it missed the mark with me. ( )
  lycomayflower | Feb 29, 2012 |
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Miss Julia, a recently bereaved and newly wealthy widow, is only slightly bemused when one Hazel Marie Puckett appears at her door with a youngster in tow and unceremoniously announces that the child is the bastard son of Miss Julia's late husband. Suddenly, this longtime church member and pillar of her small Southern community finds herself in the center of an unseemly scandal-and the guardian of a wan nine-year-old whose mere presence turns her life upside down.

With razor-sharp wit and perfect "Steel Magnolia" poise, Miss Julia speaks her mind indeed-about a robbery, a kidnapping, and the other disgraceful events precipitated by her husband's death. Fast-paced and charming, with a sure sense of comic drama, a cast of crazy characters, and a strong Southern cadence, Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind will delight readers from first page to last.

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Shortly after the death of her husband, a wealthy Southern widow is visited by an impoverished young woman with a small boy. A mistress? A son? Julia Springer can't believe it, only to discover that the whole town has known for years. But she will rise to the occasion when the boy is kidnaped.… (more)

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