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Miss Julia Renews Her Vows (Miss Julia #11)

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"Start with the first book and read straight on through...[or] grab the latest and devour it as a stand-alone." -"Charleston City Paper")
Every one loves the irrepressible Miss Julia. Her latest triumph is getting Hazel Marie and J. D. Pickens to the altar before it becomes too obvious that they're expecting twins! But why has Sam agreed that he and Julia will attend the
ebook, 352 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Penguin Books (first published January 1st 2010)
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Miss Julia Renews Her Vows by Ann B. Ross.

Miss Julia is nothing short of a hoot in this 11th entry in the Miss Julia series.

There's utter chaos, in Miss Julia's mind anyway, regarding the marriage enrichment classes she wanted Sam to attend with her. A person, an old time beau, from way before Sam entered her life is also going to attend. How in the world can she get around this and keep a possible confrontation from turning the classes in mayhem?

Then, Francie Pitts, a more than manipulative el
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Boy, have I been missing out! I read the first Miss Julia years ago, and was recently sent her newest book, Miss Julia Renews Her Vows for review--what a good time! It has Southern hospitality, manners and charm, lots of humor, interesting characters, and a mystery or two!

In this series entry, Miss Julia finds her plate quite full of things to resolve to her satisfaction. Hazel Marie, her first husband's former mistress, is pregnant with twins and is beginning to show--first order o
It makes me sad to say this, but Miss Julia and I are going to have to part company. I really loved the series when I first discovered it about 10 years ago. The last couple have just been okay...but this one (number 11 in the series) just stretches things too far for me. I read about 50 pages and realized that I was already just wanting to rush to the end (and not in a good way). That suddenly sounded like time to say goodbye to me. So, farewell Miss Julia :-)
This book in the Miss Julia series is one of the best yet! The book opens with Miss Julia breathing a sigh of relief over the hurried nuptials of Hazel Marie and J. D. Pickens. But there's no rest for the weary and in typical Miss Julia fashion she finds herself coming to the defense of Etta Mae Wiggins when the hard working home health aide is accused of assaulting and stealing from a client. As if that wasn't enough, some unpleasant memories are resurrected in the form of one "Doctor" Fred Fow ...more
60-something Julia Murdoch has a lot on her plate. First, she has to make sure the obviously pregnant Hazel-Marie--her dead ex-husband's mistress who now lives with her--gets married to the notoriously slippery Mr. Pickins, and then spread a lot of lies telling everyone that they were secretly married several months ago, so Hazel-Marie won't be ostracized for getting pregnant out of wedlock--again. Then her husband Sam volunteers them both to attend marriage-enrichment classes at the church--whi ...more
Kathy (Bermudaonion)
Hazel Marie and J. D. Pickens are getting married, much to Miss Julia's relief. Since Hazel Marie is pregnant with twins, time is of the essence. While Miss Julia is trying to come up with a way to explain Hazel Marie's situation to everyone in Abbotsville, she gets a call from Etta Mae Wiggins. Etta Mae has been accused of assaulting, and stealing from, one of her home health care clients. At the same time, Miss Julia's husband, Sam, has told the pastor that they will help with a marriage couns ...more
If you've read this series as I have, you would think by now that Miss Julia would've learned to trust in her husband, Sam's love and devotion for her, and not care a fig about keeping up appearances in this little Southern town that seems not to have any idea it's the 21st century. Granted, I know such places must exist in this country where living together w/o a marriage license and having a baby out of wedlock are still scandalous things that need to be hidden and hushed up and lied about at ...more
Frances Johnson
Miss Julia is wonderfully happy with her new husband and then he agreed to help out their pastor by attending a marriage enrichment course put on by a disreputable out of town minister who is the last person on earth that Miss Julia wants to see. She has to keep Etta Mae out of jail because the victim identified her by her perfume and well, the adventure goes from one thing to another. As always, Miss Julia saves the day!
Timothy Darling
Cute, saucy, somewhat fun. I can't say Julia is my reading material of choice, but she was an amusing diversion, which I suspect is all she's meant to be. The book wanders off into the gossip world of an old southern busybody, sticking her nose in everybody else's business and generally sorting things out for them whether they want her to or not. Some do, some don't. The book has the advantage of capturing the one-upmanship of the southern two-face very well. Julia's gossipy dinners are funny, t ...more
Dani Moore
Miss Julia is a matchmaker extraordinaire But she has a few secrets she wants to keep hidden from her new husband. Things that happened when she was a widow, before she met Sam. Etta Mae is being gossiped about by a client that many have bad memories of from her past. Hazel Marie and J.D. Pickens are off honeymooning while they wait for their twins to be born. then Dr. Fred Fowler blows into town to offer advice on "flaming the fires" of a happy marriage. Although he himself has never been marri ...more
Patty Marion
This is something like Ann Ross's 10th or 11th book in the series and I've read them all. Everytime I pick up another one of her books, it's like sitting down with a long-time friend and I know that I am going to enjoy the visit immensely! Miss Julia is just so funny and engaging and believable.

I don't know how long Ross can keep writing them, but as long as she does, I'll keep reading them. Start with the first one if you can and read them in sequence since the main characters are in all books.
Another rollicking read from Ann B. Ross! As always. the character development is wonderful and left me feeling I know these people. A previous nemesis of Miss Julia returns, a new one comes to light, and the Southern lady had her hands full trying to juggle them all and solve a crime in the process. It was a light and enjoyable read!
It was a cute story and I loved some of the wording especially. Fits right up my alley for what middle aged people think, feel and the things we aren't good at necessarily. The little boy Lloyd was a delight. It's charming I just don't think the series is something I'd pursue.
Donna LaValley
In Miss Julia Renews Her Vows, a deplorable woman named Francie Pitts Delacorte returns to the community, accusing Etta Mae of a crime. Meanwhile, foul Dr. Fowler also returns, having not been seen since book #1. This one has humor and warmth, with crazy characters, soul-searching, and upright married Presbyterian matrons twittering about sex. Also present is the author’s particular gift for exposing religious dogma as expressed through conservative, patriarchal authority. Julia’s comments to he ...more
Audrey Dailey

In this Miss Julia book, Hazel Marie and Mr Pickens finally get married (since they are expecting twins) and Miss Julia has to help clear Etta May Wiggins' name of a crime she didn't commit. (Sorry if those details are spoilers.) Miss Julia also spends much of the book trying to avoid Dr Fred Fowler, a marriage counselor conducting seminars at her church. As usual, she gets herself all worried over what turn out to be non-issues, but it's always entertaining to hear her take on things :)

Every n
Miss Julia's friend Etta Mae--and how far has Miss Julia come over the years that she now claims a visiting caregiver as a friend!--is in big trouble when she's accused of a crime. She's too proud to take charity, but since Miss Julia is playing sick anyway, she can hire Etta Mae to take care of her. The reason she's playing sick is that her beloved husband Sam has agreed to help out the minister by attending a marriage enrichment group, and Miss Julia doesn't want to go. Bad enough talking abou ...more
Miss Julia is juggling several things at once in this one. Hazel Marie and JD are on their honeymoon, Sam is pushing her to attend some religious marriage counseling, and an old acquaintance is back in town after burying her sixth husband. Francie is stirring up trouble by pointing fingers at Etta Mae Wiggins, saying she attacked her and stole a gold bracelet. Of course, Julie is worried about Etta Mae and helping her clear her names, as well as worrying that Sam is missing something in their ma ...more
Mikaela Hulstine
Love the Miss Julia books!

If you like mysteries with humor you'll like the Miss Julia books. Mystery with laughs is my kind of book.
This had to be one of the most difficult books for me to read. Despite being a small book, it took me weeks to get through. The main character, Miss Julia drove me absolutely crazy. She is the lady at my church that drives me nuts, she is the neighbor that insists on keeping her eye on me, she's the acquaintance that is sure she can fix everything. She is every person that I dislike, all combined into one. I guess thats why I hate this book. I have no plans to ever read another book in this seri ...more
Rachele Landers

Always a great plot and equally a great story. Can't wait to read another one!! They are so personable love love
Miss Julia is very much the proper Southern lady but she is no shrinking violet. This is number 11 in a series that has to be read in order as the plots are really just one long story with a number of intertwined characters. Marriage is the main theme of this one with Hazel Marie and the charming but slippery Mr. Pickens finally tying the knot as their twins are on the way. Subplots involve Miss Julia working to clear Etta Mae Wiggins from assult charges on a much married client of her home nurs ...more
Dawn Branch
The adventures of Miss Julia is captured by Ann B. Ross in this popular series. While this is not high literature, I thoroughly enjoy the situations that Miss Julia finds herself in. She is like a madcap Angela Lansbury careening through her small southern town trying to please everyone while dealing with her many personal crazy friends and relations. These are hilarious and often you can't put them down. I don't know why they never made this into a comedy series.

I would recommend that you read
If you love- " I Love Lucy" then Miss Julia Books are for you! Hilarious hi-jinks!
Finally a character worse than Pastor Ledbetter. Also, old people sex talk. (Ewwww?)
Another delightful book about my personal favorite, Miss Julia. Ms. Ross' books take me back to my childhood days of growing up in small town America. I always listen to them on CD because I love the cadence of Cynthia Barlow's southern accent. Now I have to wait for a year before I can be entertained by Miss Julia, Hazel Marie, Etta May Wiggins, Mr. Pickens, Sam and, of courst, Lillian, the voice of reason, and all the other residents of Abbotsville.

This book did not move as fast as some of he
Mari Anne
This has been one of my favorite series but I think it has run its course. Miss Julia was more than annoying in this one and the plot was inane. The high standards the main character exhibited in the first few books seems to have really slipped as the whole plot was centered on the lies she told to get herself and others out of jams. Miss Julia's charm was that she was proper and quirky. In this book she was irritating and scheming. Ann Ross seems to have forgotten herself and lost her way with ...more
Another good Miss Julia books. She is a real sluth of a detective without a liscense but she gets the job done. Francie and Dr Fowler were made for each other. Fast enjoyable reads.
Joan Horkey
Miss Julia books are fun reading. Make you smile.
Ginger Bollinger
Miss Julia continues to make me laugh out loud!
Molly Panzer
Getting anxious for Hazel Marie to have those babies!!!
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Ann B. Ross, who taught literature at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, is the author of Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind, one of the most popular Southern debut novels in years, Miss Julia Takes Over, Miss Julia Throws a Wedding, and Miss Julia Hits the Road. She lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
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Miss Julia (1 - 10 of 18 books)
  • Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind (Miss Julia, #1)
  • Miss Julia Takes Over (Miss Julia, #2)
  • Miss Julia Throws a Wedding (Miss Julia, #3)
  • Miss Julia Hits the Road (Miss Julia, #4)
  • Miss Julia Meets Her Match (Miss Julia, #5)
  • Miss Julia's School of Beauty (Miss Julia, #6)
  • Miss Julia Stands Her Ground (Miss Julia, #7)
  • Miss Julia Strikes Back (Miss Julia, #8)
  • Miss Julia Paints the Town (Miss Julia, #9)
  • Miss Julia Delivers the Goods (Miss Julia, #10)
Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind (Miss Julia, #1) Miss Julia Takes Over (Miss Julia, #2) Miss Julia Meets Her Match (Miss Julia, #5) Miss Julia Hits the Road (Miss Julia, #4) Miss Julia Throws a Wedding (Miss Julia, #3)

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