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Miss Julia Paints the Town by Ann B. Ross

Miss Julia Paints the Town (2008)

by Ann B. Ross

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2.5 stars.
I love Miss Julia and I read the books mostly for her, and the other characters. But Ross is stretching her plot too thin, and this one just misses the mark. Either the missing investor or the slimy developer would have been enough. Trying to do both did a disservice to both, to Miss Julia, and to her readers. ( )
  BookConcierge | Mar 5, 2016 |
My blog post about this book is at this link. ( )
  SuziQoregon | Mar 31, 2013 |
I'm still enjoying Miss Julia and her cast of wacky friends, close family and sideline adversaries! This book deals with shading property dealing, an historical courthouse along with its even more historical statue and the strange disappearance of three husbands of close friends of Miss Julia. The scene at the top of the courthouse has to be read to be believed, I was laughing out loud as I read along.

I'll keep reading as long as there are books to be read in this series. ( )
  bookswoman | Mar 31, 2013 |
Great listen! Wonderful book to listen to! ( )
  ClifSven | Mar 7, 2012 |
This is a great series about Miss Julia, a southern lady who finds out after her husband's death that he had a long-time mistress and a son by her. Miss Julia takes in Hazel Marie and Little Lloyd, finding a kindred spirit in the young boy and winding up loving him as much as she would have her own child.

Miss Julia was always very prim and proper. But since her life changed, she has become more daring, more willing to put herself out for people and causes near to her heart. In Miss Julia Paints the Town, she takes on an evil developer who wants to tear down the old courthouse in Abbottsville and put up a high-rise condo. Determined to discourage him, she trots him around, introducing to the town's most eccentric citizens.

Miss Julia also takes to advising four women in town who are having trouble with their husbands. Three of the husbands have disappeared and one of the wives has decided to stop being the submissive wife her husband has grown accustomed to dealing with. When the local Presbyterian minister minister hears of Miss Julia's advice, he calls her on the carpet. Little does he know that one of Miss Julia's advisees is the reverend's own wife -- who has tired of being submissive.

I would classify the later books in this series as "capers," Lucy-and-Ethel-type capers. They're light and easy reads, but not as meaty as the earlier books. I have turned on many friends to this series and not one has been anything but charmed by it. ( )
  NewsieQ | Dec 18, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0670018643, Hardcover)

The inimitable Miss Julia is back and ready for a fight in her latest rollicking adventure

The sleepy town of Abbotsville is abuzz over the mayor-s plans to replace the old courthouse with luxury retirement condos. On top of that, several of the town-s husbands seem to have flown the coop. As usual, it falls to Miss Julia to save the day-and the courthouse- even if she has to expose a few of the town-s not-so- well-kept secrets.

Fans simply can-t get enough of Ann B. Ross. Her author events consistently draw crowds of readers craving another book featuring her feisty, white-haired heroine. Miss Julia Paints the Town is certain to satisfy their craving and draw new fans to this hilarious and heartwarming series.

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When developers threaten to bulldoze the old courthouse to make way for condominiums, Miss Julia is dismayed. She enlists the help of Etta Mae Wiggins in a plot to scare off the money by exposing the town's many eccentric characters. --From publisher description.… (more)

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