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

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  2,472 Ratings  ·  145 Reviews

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 it

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Published (first published January 1st 2005)
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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
Lawanda Bailey
May 14, 2014 Lawanda Bailey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 31, 2013 Diane rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!!!
In Miss Julia's School of Beauty by Ann B. Ross, Miss Julia has just returned from her honeymoon after eloping with her former lawyer, Sam, to the dismay of others in her town upset at not being invited to a large wedding. Then, a friend tells Miss Julia that the tabloids are reporting that country music star Sonny Sutton had discovered that his marriage at a wedding chapel in Dollywood was not legal because the preacher did not have legal authority to perform weddings. Miss Julia begins to fear ...more
Mary Lou
Feb 19, 2017 Mary Lou rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
This will be the last of this series I bother with.
Marsha Paul
Jul 16, 2017 Marsha Paul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Miss Julia!!!
Feb 01, 2015 Frohnatur rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
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
Feb 21, 2017 Connie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A laugh out loud listening experience. Wonderful job by the narrator to create distinctive accents to portray a variety of Southern characters.
Feb 21, 2017 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quick, pleasant read for a stressful week.
Dec 19, 2015 Linda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: from-library
This is more of a 2.5, Miss Julia is very lucky that the people who love her have a great deal of patience. That includes Sam Murdoch, her swain through several books who finally at the end of the last book convinces Miss Julia to dash off to Tennessee and marry at a 24-hour wedding chapel.

Turns out a few weeks after they're back, the marrying minister may not be all he's supposed to be and the newlyweds may have been living in sin. While most people might toss that off, Miss Julia goes to the o
Jan 03, 2015 Patty rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
Dec 22, 2016 Patti rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
This is the first book I read of the Miss Julia series and might well be my last. Miss Julia is a fine, upstanding southern Christian widow of some years, who is newly married and slowly readjusting to married life. When a scandal strikes the life of a well known country recording artist, Miss Julia finds that she has much in common with the country star; and that her marriage is off to a much shakier start than she'd expected. Throw in the fact that she's been asked to help with a beauty pagean ...more
Feb 15, 2008 K rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor
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
Sep 16, 2010 Snap rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
"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
Oct 09, 2014 Karen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 17, 2015 Roberta rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
The whole premise is completely ridiculous. Apparently we are supposed to believe that the law enforcement agencies in North Carolina raise funds by holding beauty pageants.

Miss Julia is not quaint and charming in this book, she is paranoid and prudish. One reviewer said "Miss Julia got on my nerves in this one. She is overly prudish and whiny, which my Miss Julia is not." But reviews must be written about the book as it stands, not as we would like it to be.

I am also getting very tired of rea
Dec 14, 2009 Patty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 28, 2014 Ellen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 10, 2014 Gwen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 30, 2009 Kristen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 01, 2015 Mkb rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Somehow this one was not as funny as the first one. We spend a lot of time in Miss Julia's head where she worries about her married state and her new husband's devotion (or not) to it and her. Part of the charm of the previous book is the recognition that our brains often go crazy places, contrary to the evident in front of us, but there is a lot of it here. It kind of reminded me of how with old sit coms you'd be yelling at the TV, "Just tell him!", because all the drama was created by characte ...more
Mar 21, 2010 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 15, 2016 Nancy rated it liked it
This is one of the earlier Miss Julia books. Miss Julia is very jealous is this book. She had run off to get married, and then there was a question about the ministers authority to marry. Part of the book deals with that problem, and trying to solve it, without the town folks finding out. The other story is about a beauty contest, to raise money for the police to buy more K-9 dogs. Miss Julia helps the girl, who is not very pretty, but she turns out to be the most talented.

I like this series of
Mar 15, 2014 Miranda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Dec 27, 2015 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ann B. Ross continues to entertain me with her stories about Miss Julia, a very proper Southern lady, who manages to get herself into the most amusing situations. Her supporting cast of characters add to the confusion and fun as well as stepping in just at the right time to help Miss Julia out of each predicament in which she finds herself. I recommend these stories to anyone looking for a pure escape. I even laugh a few times out loud with each book.
Dawn Branch
Aug 29, 2012 Dawn Branch rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jun 21, 2012 Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes I start reading these books and think, "how can this possibly be an exciting book." I should know better. I get completely sucked in! As usual, this was an excellent read, so long as I skipped over some of Julia's musings. This was about a beauty pagent to raise funds for the local police K-9 unit. What didn't happen was a shelter dog beauty pagent. That's how I would have written it. But Ann did okay.
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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 20 books)
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  • Miss Julia Takes Over (Miss Julia, #2)
  • Miss Julia Throws a Wedding (Miss Julia, #3)
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