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Miss Julia to the Rescue

(Miss Julia #13)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  1,873 ratings  ·  216 reviews
As we know from her many trips to the New York Times bestseller list, Miss Julia simply can't abide sitting idle. And with young Lloyd moving out and husband Sam off to the Holy Land, everybody's favorite steel magnolia is feeling restless. Maybe it's time for that long-delayed home makeover. But before Miss Julia can even pick a color swatch, Hazel Marie's new husband, pr ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by Viking
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Jun 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: humor, fiction
Proper Southern matron meets modern religious practices in Ann Ross’ thirteenth entry in the Miss Julia series based in Abbotsville, North Carolina. This is one series that has changed and grown over the years. A quick synopsis for those who haven’t followed the series: Miss Julia started off the series as a recent widow who discovered that her now-deceased husband had a child (Lloyd) by a mistress (Hazel Marie). We have followed Miss Julia as she accepted Hazel Marie and Lloyd and took the two ...more
Mar 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Book #13 in the series - another hilarious installment in the trials and tribulations of Miss Julia! Again, I was laughing out loud with every situation. Love these easy to read books about a church-going, Southern, elderly women that is just so "full of herself" - maybe I see too much of myself in her and relate! ...more
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Miss Julia cracks me up!
Apr 30, 2012 rated it liked it
From a possible cult on the outskirts of Abbotsville to Miss Julia's stint as one of the buddies in a buddy road trip, Miss Julia to the Rescue was a fun read in what has been become a very long series. With JD missing and Hazel Marie unable to go after him because of the twins, who but Miss Julia (riding shotgun for Etta Mae) would be the one to head to his rescue? It's been amazing to follow Miss Julia's growth, in particular her love for her deceased husband's son, Lloyd. The same woman who w ...more
Jun 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
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Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love Miss Julia books. I love that's she's feisty while remaining proper. I like that she bucks convention while maintaining her standing in the community. And I absolutely love that she took Hazel Marie and Little Lloyd under her wing and under her roof after her scuzzbucket husband died and they showed up on her doorstep. It is a convoluted family dynamic but I know several families pretty much like them! In this book she does everything in her power to rescue her friends and loved ones. Ano ...more
Apr 03, 2012 rated it it was ok
What has happened to Mrs Julia Murdoch Springer? She leaves the criminal religious cult to do their worse at the end of the book. It's not like her to leave malefactors unpunished - is this one of those books that morphs into two? ...more
Heidi Burkhart
Aug 11, 2017 rated it liked it
The 'Miss Julia' series is entertaining, I suppose especially to people who have friends or family from the south. I can relate to so much of the humor! This could have easily been three books...but it was all packed into one.


Another enjoyable on these stormy winter days.
May 10, 2012 rated it liked it
Rollicking and scatterbrained -- Lucille Ball meets Miss Marple, y'all!
George Miles
May 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Quick, easy read. Miss Julia is much less the bumbler she sometimes is - nice to see her more "normal." ...more
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed the humor in the book immensley.
Russell J. Sanders
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another Miss Julia adventure, and I think I enjoyed this one much more than the last several I’ve read. For those not in the know, Miss Julia is the opinioted Southern belle (think Julia Sugarbaker of TV’s Designing Women) created by author Ann B. Ross. Ross has written a passel of Miss Julia books since she created the character. Miss Julia Springer Murdoch is a devout Presbyterian and a card-carrying society matron in a small town near Ashville, North Carolina, and she finds herself continuall ...more
Nov 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a fun Miss Julia book and served well while spending a week's vacation in the N. Georgia mountains. At the beginning, Miss Julia declined a trip to the Holy Land with Sam and secretly funded a spot for the minister's wife to go along with the group. This left her to her own devices in their small N.C. town, with good intentions of remodeling and rearranging rooms in their house to include a working study for Sam now that Hazel Marie & Mr. Pickens are living in Sam's former house nearby. ...more
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In Miss Julia to the Rescue by Ann B. Ross, Miss Julia is alarmed to receive a strange phone call with a lot of static and asking for her husband, Sam. But Sam is on a tour of the Holy Land with Pastor Ledbetter, so Miss Julia turns to her former boarder, Sgt. Coleman. The police officer finally discovers that J.D. Pickens, the husband of Hazel Marie and father of her twins, has been picked up by a police department in West Virginia after getting shot. But unable to get further information about ...more
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beyond excellent with good plot, believable characters, and laugh out loud funny scenes! Miss Julia, a Southern Lucille Ball, always provides the reader with an enjoyable story but this may be one of the best of a marvelous series. Miss Julia, with her side-kick Etta Mae, who is her direct opposite, makes an awesome pair when they go to rescue J.D.Pickins in W. Va. After a run-in with snake handlers and other extreme religions, Miss Julia saves the day, all while getting her house renovated to s ...more
Julie Trapp
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019-books
Sam is off to the Holy Land, Hazel Marie has moved out to live with JD ad the babies and MJ is dreading the day (c0ming soon with school letting out) the Lloyd moves in with his mom, JD and the babies. It will be too lonesome even tho they are only 4 blocks away. Then a strange phone call from JD that is garbled and the mysteries begin. They find out JD is in a hospital in the back woods of WVA and not able to talk on the phone - sheriff's orders. While all that is being figured out, MJ is remod ...more
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Miss Julia Series is tied with The Southern Sisters Mysteries by Anne George and The Cat Who Series by Lilian Jackson Braun for my all time favorite series!! The characters are lovable and once you start reading the first one, you just can’t stop! You are on the edge of your seat dying to know what happens next until you get through every book! I searched for years for another great series like this and I couldn’t be happier to have found this one! A true treasure! There aren’t many great wr ...more
Oct 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
My daughter Julia picked this off the shelf at the library for me because it had her name in the title and I'm glad she did; it was a perfect audiobook to listen to while commuting to and from work. It's light and entertaining, and Miss Julia is quite a character.

I wish the author had made some things about some of the characters motivations clearer but overall this was just fun.
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another rollicking, far-fetched adventure with Miss Julia. I have learned to suspend my aggravation of her total lack of logic, reasoning and self-control, and go with the fact that her emotions will get the better of her and lead her off into an improbable, and possibly dangerous, adventure. It's always entertaining and funny, and keeps the characters moving forward. ...more
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I can't wait to read the others! Unfortunately I have had to skip around a bit because I'm getting the audio books from the library and I don't think they have them all, plus sometimes the one I want next is checked out by someone else. I've loved all of them so far, even out of order. ...more
Carol Stanley-Snow
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I want Miss Julia to adopt me!!! She is one of the best characters I've ever 'met'!!

All she wants to do is make a cookbook for Hazel Marie. When all heck breaks loose around her, she must get involved!!

Let the games begin!!
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Too quick to judge

This is a quick read, but filled with outlandish stereotypes and prejudices based on a over exaggerated imagination. I kept hoping that the main character would find some depth, but alas it didn't happen.
DeAnna Whisenant-Arnold
May 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Miss Julia, Mr. Pickens, and Etta Mae! I love when she and Etta Mae go on adventures to straighten things out! Add the hillarity of rescuing Mr. Pickens! This and when she and Lillian told Mr. Pickens about the twins was hillarious! 💕💕💕 Ordered the complete series Nd preordered her last book!
Nancy Cook-senn
Jan 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
Starchy Miss Julia drags her more down-to-earth friend Etta Mae along in another adventure as she rescues an injured Mr. Pickens, private investigator, from a rural hospital, enduring a snake-handling church service, a tattoo-worshipping cult, and a major home remodel to humorous effect.
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The first and last Miss Julia story for me. Too silly, with unlikeable, stereotyped characters.
Rachel Carr
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another winner! Love Miss Julia. To anyone who hasn't read these books, please read this series in order. ...more
Ruth Vanderhart
Aug 17, 2017 rated it liked it
In spite of all the 3s Ive given these books, I love this series. Pure fun in spite of Julia's outdated rules and mores. Or maybe because of them (-: ...more
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My favorite book in the series so far. I want to be like Julia and also heal as quickly. Great read!
Cynthia Repsher
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Miss Julia is an old fashioned lady that can cause havoc just trying to live in today's society. ...more
May 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
An absolutely feel good story, and attending a snake handling church service was priceless.
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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 22 books)
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  • Miss Julia Hits the Road (Miss Julia, #4)
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  • Miss Julia's School of Beauty (Miss Julia, #6)
  • Miss Julia Stands Her Ground (Miss Julia, #7)
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