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Miss Julia's School of Beauty (Miss Julia #6)

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Imagine Aunt Bea from The Andy Griffith Show with a lot more backbone and confidence," wrote Publishers Weekly about Miss Julia, Ann Ross's endearing Dixie doyenne of decorum. In her latest romp, Miss Julia (now Mrs. Sam Murdoch) returns from her whirlwind elopement, only to find herself roped into Hazel Marie's scheme to raise money by throwing a beauty pageant. Though i

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Published (first published January 1st 2005)
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Lawanda Bailey
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I'm currently listening to this one but don't see the CD's listed. I have to admit, Miss Julia is working my nerves in this story. She really gets ahead of herself and jumps to all sorts of conclusions with no real evidence to back them up, which could be funny, but for now just comes off as annoying and self-centered. And upon completing the book, I still felt like Miss Julia was just too far out there in over assuming things without the slightest bit of evidence. I felt like if I were Sam, I w ...more
I'm a sucker for Miss Julia so I'm trying to read the entire series....unfortunately, out of order. Just as well or I would be more on edge about what is happening in the story. I get pretty irritated with how Miss Julia keeps trying to screw up her own life!

In this one Hazel Marie is putting on a Beauty Pageant and naturally enlists Miss Julia's help. Miss Julia can't say no, but is fretting constantly about whether or not her marriage to Sam actually is legit....So elope again, already!

In addi
Mein Vorhaben, geografisch vielfältiger zu lesen als ich das sonst tue, hat mich zu diesem Hörbuch geführt, das in den Südstaaten spielt, genauer gesagt in Abbotsville, North Carolina. Dass es sich hierbei (mal wieder) um den Teil einer Reihe handelt, war mir nicht klar, aber okay, es gab viele Rückbeziehungen, sodass ich mich auch ganz gut zurecht gefunden habe, ohne die vorherigen Teile gelesen zu haben.
Im Mittelpunkt der Erzählung steht Miss Julia. Sie ist nicht mehr die jüngste und eine typ
While I love the Miss Julia books this one made me wonder where the author was going. She made me think Miss Julia was way too paranoid and that wasn't good...other than that I loved it. I hate to give it a "not so great" review but it wasn't my favorite so far. I will keep reading though!!!
One star might seem a bit harsh, especially since I have enjoyed the previous books in this series quite a bit. Miss Julia is an "active Senior" as we prefer to be called now, although her age has never been disclosed and she would be way too polite to tell anyone, but I've always thought she was around my age. She lives in a small town not far from where I live in North Carolina and I have heretofore found the books quite charming and funny. However, Miss Julia got on my nerves in this one. She ...more
Miss Julia's School of Beauty by Ann B. Ross.

The best part of this series are the wonderful characters and they interact with each other making me feel right home with another Miss Julia story.

Hazel Marie is planning a beauty pageant for first place to represent the sheriff's Dept. In my opinion HOWEVER the beauty pageant is 2nd to Miss Julia's major concern. That concern being are Sam and Miss Julia really married. It appears the preacher that originally married them may not be legally licensed
Anne Hawn Smith
These Miss Julia books are, I guess, pure fluff, but they are delightful. I can just see prim and proper Miss Julia whose life has been turned upside down when it appears that the wedding at a Heavenly Chapel turns out to possibly have been officiated at by a Minister who wasn't ordained and thus the ceremony amounted to nothing. Is she married or not...oh, the agony. Miss Julia has always tried to do the right thing. Shed doesn't go in for the free wheeling sexual revolution, but finds herself ...more
"Miss Julia - now Mrs. Sam Murdoch - has just returned from her elopement to find that, as usual, numerous matters require her attention. To begin with, her new home is a battlefield of warring housekeepers. Then there's Hazel Marie's scheme to raise money by throwing a beauty pageant, requiring Julia to impart her legendary poise to the ill-mannered contestants. But it all pales in significance to the revelation that her marriage might not be legitimate. Can this Dixie doyenne of decorum do wha ...more
Donna LaValley
In (#6 on some lists, but I think it's #7) Miss Julia helps Hazel Marie with a beauty pageant. The series must have become very popular by this time, because I wonder if an editor chose the title carelessly (without fully reading the book) and the title is misleading. A hypothetical “Miss Julia School of Beauty” is mentioned, followed by laughter, but no such thing is a fact in the book. Miss Julia admits to being tired in this volume – showing signs of aging—but is happily married now to Sam an ...more
Abbotsville, North Carolina's arbiter of all things proper, Miss Julia, and her friend Sam are finally married--or are they? Something is not quite right about their spur-of-the-moment nuptials at the Wedding Ring Chapel near Dollywood. The fact that she may have been living with Sam without being legally wed sends the normally unflappable Miss Julia into a tailspin, but that's not all she has to contend with. Her late first husband's erstwhile mistress, Hazel Marie, whom Miss Julia now thinks o ...more
Miss Julia's School Of Beauty
Ann B. Ross
Audio Book
copyright: 2005
isbn: 1-4193-2906-5

In Miss Julia's School of Beauty, Hazel Marie is organizing a beauty pageant to raise money for the sheriff's department and enlists Miss Julia's help in teaching the contestants etiquette and poise. Between settling into a new, unfamiliar home and refereeing the squabbles between Sam's housekeeper, James, and her beloved Lillian, Miss Julia could use a distraction. But when Hazel Marie and Little Lloyd—wh
The sixth installment of Miss Julia that picks up shortly after her marriage to Sam. Miss Julia and Sam find out that their marriage has not been legally finalized while Hazel Marie plans a beauty pagent. It's very light reading, but I think these books are so funny, I like to pick one up once in awhile because they are so easy to read and entertaining. I plan to keep reading the series, but not all at once.
Ninagrace 411
This is a cute story about the troubles a small-town North Carolinian lady gets caught in. Being from North Carolina I could really see the setting (and almost hear that NC twang), but the protagonist is almost painfully old-fashioned. I didn't think book's like this were written . after 1950. It's a nice enough story to pass the time, but nothing to write home about.
Miss Julia and her cast of non-traditional family and friends is in fine form for this episode of this highly entertaining series.

Miss Julia and Sam are trying to settle into wedded bliss while Hazel Marie has decided she'll run a beauty contest to help out the sheriff's department. When Julia and Sam find out that they might not be legally married things start getting really interesting. Hazel Marie wants Julia to help with the beauty contest but Julia is having a hard time thinking about anyth
Excellent story of Ross' cast of characters; their ups and downs, esp Miss Julia and Sam's trials. Little Lloyd is growing fast; Lillian and James are still battling kitchens; Lillian's granddaughter Latisha makes a fun appearance. Julia gets into a struggle with LuAnne while helping Hazel Marie with a beauty pageant. Much more from our famous family.
Where has Miss Julia gone? Her marriage to Sam has turned her into a lovable twit. Lillian is the brains of the outfit this time. The plot seemed too trite. I miss my friends from past books.
This is the third "Miss Julia" book I have read,and I guess it was the event that was the focal point of the book that didn't spark my interest. I can't help but want to rename these books, I feel like the first page is going to read, "See Spot run". I enjoy the main character and her thought processes, but I can't imagine very many people I know being patient enough to read one through. That being said, they ought to try. I know, I know. It is good for our souls to get a varied look at the char ...more
Carol Morison
Fun, fun book. Miss Julia makes me laugh - not as much as Lula of Evanovich's books, but it's fun just the same.
Julie Baker
This was a fun read, as always. It's more of a 3.5 to me than a 4, but I rounded up. In this one, for some reason, Miss Julia's angst over Sam was annoying rather than funnY (to me) but the rest of the book was fun. Hazel Marie shone in it. Now on to #7. . .
Should be called Miss Julia Ramps Up the Self-Righteousness Then Straddles the Line at Hypocrisy Towards the End.
If you love- " I Love Lucy" then Miss Julia Books are for you! Hilarious hi-jinks!
These Miss Julia books are a fun and light read. Each book is a new installment of the nosy neighbor and her rag tag family finding themselves with more trouble than they can imagine. In this book Hazel Marie is asked to chair a beauty pageant for the sheriff's department and Miss Julia, now Mrs. Julia Murdoch, discovers that she and Sam may not have been legally married when they ran off to Pigeon Forge, TN since the minister who performed the marriage was not licensed. How Miss Julia gets hers ...more
Fun fluff book about a sassy southern 60+ woman and her prim and proper antics.
I love the humor and drama in this series of books.
What a riot! That Latisha is a hoot - glad she showed up again. Interesting new characters in the fashion show. My only disappointment is that Hazel Marie has not yet opened her own beauty school - maybe in a future book...What suspense with Sam and her and their marriage. Another great read, followed immediately by the next book which I had already thank goodness! Miss Julia's complexes about Sam and her relationship are interesting to navigate with her. An intriguing yet believable character, ...more
Joshua Berkov
Another good Miss Julia story, but not as entertaining as the others I have read.
one of the best of the series
Margaret Mccormick
The series is starting to bog down a bit, becoming a little contrived. Still worthwhile as a light read for summer, but I may take a break before deciding whether to contine the series.
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.
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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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Other Books in the Series

Miss Julia (1 - 10 of 17 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 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 Renews Her Vows (Miss Julia, #11)
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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