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Miss Julia Delivers the Goods

(Miss Julia #10)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  2,548 ratings  ·  237 reviews
Get ready for double the trouble and twice the fun in Ann B. Ross's tenth Miss Julia adventure
If there's no rest for the weary, Miss Julia must be absolutely exhausted. She's just learned a secret-Hazel Marie is pregnant with twins and the prospective father has cleared out of town. But good things come in unexpected packages. Abbotsville finds itself the scene of a heist
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published April 16th 2009 by Viking Adult (first published March 30th 2009)
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Jul 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
First Read: Miss Julia is beside herself. Hazel Marie has taken ill, but she refuses to let Miss Julia notify Mr Pickens. Apparently they have broken up; he’s in Charlotte working on a case and may be moving there. Hazel Marie says she is ready to get on with her life, but she is clearly miserable. Miss Julia and Lillian both think that the two just need some time together to work things out, but how to engineer that when they are in different cities? When there’s a break-in at Sam’s home and on ...more
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Miss Julia faces two serious personal crises in Miss Julia Delivers the Goods by Ann B Ross. First, Hazel Marie, the former mistress of Julia’s first husband and the mother of Wesley Lloyd Springer’s illegitimate son, Lloyd, gets really sick. Taking Hazel Marie to the doctor, Miss Julia has to put her friend in the hospital until the young doctor substituting for the regular doctor on vacation finally does a pregnancy test, which comes out positive. But Hazel Marie has just broken up with her lo ...more
Sep 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Miss Julia Delivers the Goods. by Ann B. Ross.

Never a dull moment. Miss Julia has her hands full. this time it's due to Hazel Marie's condition. Hazel Marie has not been feeling well at all. Tests are run and it turns out she's expecting. This news comes shortly after she has called it quits with Mr. Pickens, the father. And it looks like twins are on the horizon.

The problems never cease, so it's up to Miss Julia to be the mediator. Can she work out this major dilemma?

I enjoyed another wonderful
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I haven't read a Miss Julia book for a long time because I got so disgruntled at her lack of backbone in the last book I read, which I can't even remember. I checked this one out on a whim as an e-audio book from the library, and it was a rollicking good time. The reader of the book was outstanding in portraying her personality. I get a little perturbed at how constantly she worries about what all the townsfolk will say and goes all around the houses trying to keep gossip at bay, only having to ...more
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another amusing instalment in the series. Hazel Marie is tired of being always the girlfriend, never the wife, and has sent J.D. packing. But then she goes down with a mysterious illness that makes her throw up, especially in the mornings. Meanwhile, Sam's house has been burgled, and it seems to be related to his researches into the history of Abbotsville.

I enjoyed this one. I admire Ann Ross for creating characters who keep me engaged even while it takes three chapters for nothing much to happ
Tamara Evans
This book was entertaining and although I enjoyed the relationship between Julia and her husband Sam as well as solving the mystery of who stole Sam’s files he needed to complete a book he was writing, the character of Hazel Marie annoyed me to now end!

First Hazel Marie has recently broken off her relationship with P.I. JD Pickens because she wants to get married and he doesn’t. Next, JD moves out of state then shortly thereafter, Hazel Marie discovers she’s pregnant. The rest of the novel is Ha
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this series and Miss Julia is the best....she gets herself into so many pickles, at least that's how she sees it. ...more
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the latest volume about a Southern lady of a certain age who is constantly faced with a world she isn't ready to understand and a mystery plus a dilemma regarding a member of her household.

I love Sam, Miss Julia's second husband who is the love of her life and has a gentle way of pointing out when she is being ridiculous. Plus he puts up with her schemes and plans. Plus in this case he is the reason for the mystery when his house is burgaled for the research Sam needs to write his histor
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Miss Julia is beside herself. Hazel Marie has taken ill, but she refuses to let Miss Julia notify Mr Pickens. Apparently they have broken up; he’s in Charlotte working on a case and may be moving there. Hazel Marie says she is ready to get on with her life, but she is clearly miserable. Miss Julia and Lillian both think that the two just need some time together to work things out, but how to engineer that when they are in different cities? When there’s a break-in at Sam’s home and only the resea ...more
Mar 26, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the story. Miss Julia has her quirks and sometimes they drive me crazy, but the overall story always wins out with me.

I listened to BOCD. The narrator bothered me and it took me several CDs to stop obsessing about her vocal changes. I felt her portrayal of Lillian, Miss Julia's African-American cook/housekeeper/sidekick, was more like "Steppin' Fetchit" from movies in the first half of the 20th century...borderline racial stereotype...not in the writing, but in the vocal portrayal. Ms.
Dawn King
Aug 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Jul 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Audiobook: I was looking for a new series to start, something easy and enjoyable. I think this is it. As I was reading, I realized I did read one of her earlier books. This was pretty easy reading and I figured out that it is mostly about an older lady who is a huge busy body in her small town and that is basically what the book was about. The mystery in the book was a smaller second part of the story and not real interesting. But I loved the reader and the accents and the old town busy body and ...more
NancyL Luckey
May 26, 2009 rated it really liked it
Whenever a "Miss Julia" book comes out, I HAVE to read it.
I started out wondering why Miss Julia couldn't see the obvious in the first story of the book. Then she picks up on things I didn't see in the other story (There's always more than one plot).
I think my favorite character in all the "Miss Julia" books is Lillian, Julia's housekeeper. She's the one with common sense and kindness.
Mar 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
The Miss Julia books are always a wonderful break from the stress and worries that consume us all. In this installment, she must help her husband Sam determine why someone would break into his home and destroy his notes and interview tapes for his local legal history while also trying to mend the broken relationship between her best friend Hazel Marie and her beau.
Nancy Steinle gummel
Miss Julia Delivers the Goods by Ann B Ross is a clever little story that encompasses a small town or neighblod where every one everyone else. People volunteering to help out if you are sick visiting each other. And of course the accompanying gossip.
Aug 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: local-author, series
Lots of fun for fans of Miss Julia. This series is very light and funny and makes great reading while traveling. Add to this the fact that Ann Ross is a North Carolina author and professor at Appalachian State and it makes the series worth a try.
Jul 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
If you love- " I Love Lucy" then Miss Julia Books are for you! Hilarious hi-jinks! ...more
Susan Ash hanson
Nov 16, 2016 rated it it was ok
A ridiculous drama queen
Russell J. Sanders
Sep 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Having completed Ann B. Ross’s Miss Julia Delivers the Goods, I have now read ten of the books in the series. This one is my least favorite. Most of the narrative is Miss Julia, the indomitable Southern matriarch of a very unusual “family,” fretting over a problem in Hazel Marie’s life. Hazel Marie was Miss Julia’s late husband’s mistress, so you can see what I mean when I put quotation marks around the word family. Hazel Marie’s problem could lead to her leaving their small North Carolina town, ...more
Julie Trapp
Mar 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019-books
Hazel Marie has been feeling under the weather so Miss Julia takes her to the doctor. She is put in the hospital for tests, but anyone with half a brain (including MJ who has had no children of her own) would know from the symptoms that she was pregnant. However, she has booted out Mr. Pickens as he does not want to get married a 4th time. Then, there is the breakin and robbery at Sam's house and some of his research has been taken. Also, the information he got from city hall for his history of ...more
Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although this book had some problems, I really enjoyed it. There is a sense of deep felt love between the main characters of the Miss Julia books that keeps me reading further in the series. The two story lines in this book did not, I felt, work well together. The introduction of the second plot line was awkward. Considering the drama of the main story, introducing this secondary plot seemed totally unnecessary. Also, the ending was abrupt with an extremely about face in attitude of one of the m ...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
Heidi Burkhart
Dec 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I feel very entertained when I listen to Ann B. Ross's Miss Julia series. This was one of my favorites, as it dealt with Hazel Marie and Mr. J. D. Picken's flagging romance. It isn't hard to guess the outcome of the book, but anyone who has family from the south will love all of the humorous references to southern living. ...more
Luanne Clark
Nov 11, 2018 rated it liked it
It seems like in series of this nature there is always a character who grates on my nerves (Isabel Dalhousie, Aunt Dimity) and makes me wonder why I continue to read the installments. Or the writing is noticeably bad (Rita Mae Brown). This series is refreshing in that the characters are endearing and the writing is simple yet crisp. Bring it on, Ann B. Ross, I’m in for the long haul.
Ann King
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The “Miss Julia” series is best described as a light-hearted, easy, fun, read—a series I read “in order” and one that I find to be most uplifting. It makes me smile. “Miss Julia Delivers The Goods” was one of the most enjoyable in the series that I have read to date. “Miss Julia” is my go-to when I feel I need a little ‘uplift.’
Jun 19, 2017 rated it liked it
These Miss Julia books are like a little palate cleanser between meatier reads, and a little light reading was what I needed right now! Not great literature, usually a somewhat predictable story, but I know everything will turn out well in the end.
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hazel Marie is not feeling well plus she has broken up with J.D. for good! Plus someone has broken into Sam's house and stolen research for the book he is writing. How will Miss Julia fix everything?
Aa always, laugh out loud moments.
Pam Masters
The story was interesting, the criminal behind the break-in surprised me. The "romance" was ok. Overall I have issues with how some of the characters were presented. Hazel Marie came across as a selfish brat in many ways. Lillian spoke as though the book was set in the 1950s or 1960s. ...more
David Szatkowski
Jan 06, 2020 rated it liked it
A visit to the literary world of Miss Julia is always a pleasure. The novels build on each other, they are consistent, and despite her humanity, Miss Julia really is a Christian person I would like to know.
Beth Shorten
Jan 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Bringing myself back into the series after a break; this was an ok read. Quick enough and amusing enough, but nothing too great. The characters seem to be one dimensional and everyone is so judgemental.
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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)
  • 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)
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