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Miss Julia Renews Her Vows

(Miss Julia #11)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  2,400 ratings  ·  170 reviews
It's "I Do!" and "I Didn't!" until Miss Julia declares "I've done it again!"

Sometimes even Miss Julia just wants to go to bed and hide under the covers. Her husband, Sam, wants them to attend marriage enrichment classes. Could their marriage be in a poor state? Even worse, the psychologist leading the sessions is Dr. Fred Fowler—a man Miss Julia could go forever without se
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Hardcover, 341 pages
Published April 6th 2010 by Viking (first published January 1st 2010)
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Book # 11 in the Miss Julia series, featuring a Southern lady of a certain age, who is prone to jumping to conclusions but always takes action to help those in need. This time out she’s juggling the demands of a “Christian psychologist” who’s been hired by her pastor to hold marriage enrichment sessions, and a false accusation of theft against her friend Etta Mae.

Miss Julia may be running off on all sorts of tangents and gets herself into a pickle more than once, but she has some capable assista
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Ellen
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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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FangirlNation
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Having gotten Hazel Marie officially married off to Mr. Pickens, Miss Julia has to figure out how to spread the news of the wedding and the coming twins without letting the community realize the babies will be born four months too early, starting the next adventure in Miss Julia Renews Her Vows by Ann B. Ross. The afternoon of the day Miss Julia holds her luncheon, she gets a call from her friend Edda Mae Wiggins, a home health care worker, that she is being detained at the police station. Her n ...more
Patti
May 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Patti by: Publisher :)
From my blog:

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
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Heidi Burkhart
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love laughing at the southern moires...memories of my relatives.

I just re-read this. Perfect entertainment for a gloomy day!
Rosemary
Jun 07, 2018 rated it liked it
A little bit of déjà vu here, since once again the plot revolves around Miss Julia not trusting her lovely husband, Sam.

The best thing about this book for me was when Miss Julia needed young Lloyd to take some pictures of suspects on his phone. Hilarious. The only thing was I don’t think Lloyd would have understood her in real life. Here’s Miss Julia from the book, and my view of a more realistic response from 10-year-old Lloyd:

Miss Julia: “You have film in that phone?”
Lloyd: “ . . .?”
Miss Juli
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Diane
Aug 07, 2019 rated it liked it
cute, fun, engaging. will continue to read others in this series.
Carol
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
First Read: This is a decent read of Miss Julia. The characters they use from prior books has been good, and is fun. The story goes around and around and they keep working it until they get a fairly decent story. So when Hazel Marie marries Mr. Pickens, and they get pregnant with twins, it makes for a fun and interesting story. There's a ton of story, and I don't want to ruin the plot as there is a lot to read and learn. Recommend.

Second Read: I like my second read a lot more than the first. It
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Bednarzterry
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 :-)
Vannessa Anderson
Jun 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I know whenever I read a Miss Julia book I’m going to have a good time. In this installment Miss Julia, my favorite busybody, is trying to keep a friend, who’s been accused of stealing from a client, out of jail.

The humor is great and the writing is strong!

What I like about the Miss Julia stories is the stories don’t read like fiction rather they read like two old friends sharing stories about their youth. I can’t wait for the next Miss Julia book!
Nancy
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ann-b-ross
I own an audible version of Miss Julie renews her vows. I listened to this book at night, for several nights, when I was going to sleep. It helps to go to sleep with books I am familiar. I enjoy Julia's trying to evade things, to protect herself, and others. This is a light funny book. ...more
Jimmy Lee
Aug 17, 2018 rated it liked it
One minute, you're reading Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind; you blink, and suddenly, book 11 is on the stacks (I'm sure the author doesn't feel that way). I really enjoyed books 1-4 of the Miss Julia series - even had a few laugh-out-loud moments. So when I saw this book and picked it up, I had no idea we were already on book 11. They don't have numbers or mention a particular order. And I didn't know at the time I've already read book 12 and enjoyed it. But book 11 - I'm sorry - was not at all as fu ...more
Russell J. Sanders
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ah, Miss Julia—irascible and opinionated but always the Southern lady she has been brought up to be. And Ann B. Ross, with Miss Julia Renews Her Vows, brings her main character back to what she’s best doing: fretting, scheming, and solving crimes—never bloody big ones, but the small crimes that crop up in Miss Julia’s world, the milieu of a tiny Southern town. I was disappointed in the previous addition to this series, for I felt it gave much too much attention to Hazel Marie and her pregnancy a ...more
Nd
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Somehow I managed to miss this one while reading the Miss Julia series. Though I know what happens down the road, this still was great comedy. There's not much funnier than Miss Julia when she's straightening out, in her own Miss Julia way, something that's going to harm someone else. As usual, while she was seeking justice, she also was trying to avoid someone (in this case, two people from past fiascos: Francie Pitts and Dr. Fred Fowler and, as usual, Pastor Ledbetter) or correct some nonexist ...more
Julie Trapp
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019-books
2 1/2. First matter of the day is getting Hazel Marie and JD married before her condition is too obvious. But, first, many stories need to be concocted so that HM is not shunned and talked about in town. Busybody Miss Julia takes care of that. Then Dr. Fowler is back to give a series of lectures on how to make a woman keep her man interested (not the real title of his series, but what it really was). Miss Julia has had a previous run in with him before she married Sam. She wants to keep this fro ...more
Maria
Aug 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is another typical Miss Julia book. Once again, she is feeling paranoid about her relationship with Sam or some other thing. The adventure is the usual chaotic, confusing, gossip-ridden, secret-keeping adventure that keeps you smiling and laughing.


It still rather annoys me, though, that she seems to not care what other people think, and then in the next sentence she is worried about what everybody will say. She is opinionated and strong and secure, and at the same time worries that Sam is g
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Linda
Dec 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, from-library
The latest adventure and misadventure of a Southern lady of a certain with a talent for misunderstanding situations and at the last minute figuring out the mystery that has vexed her and the rest of her loyal inner circle.

In this one Miss Julia in convinced her ever loving and extremely patient husband Sam is missing something in their marriage because he wants to attend a church sponsored marriage enrichment program.

She also is trying to clear theft charges against home health care worker and p
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Kristin
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
Brenda
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Miss Julia is back again with all the members of her 'family' including my favorite Lillian. Hazel Marie is pregnant with twins. She and Mr. Pickens get secretly married and go away on their honeymoon. Meanwhile, Etta Mae, has been accused of assaulting and stealing a bracelet from a new character, Francie Parks, who has a shady past with 6-7 dead husbands which Miss Julia again has her hands full and needs to solve the mystery. As always, I had laugh out loud moments from Lillian. ...more
Laurel
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Miss Julia is concerned: concerned about Hazel Marie's health, concerned about Sam's interest in a marriage enrichment group, concerned about Francie Pruitt's return to Abbotsville.
Listening to these audiobooks is always a real treat!
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Nancy Kennedy
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
I read this because it takes place near Asheville. This was the opposite of The Almost Sisters. Stereotyped characters, all frozen in time. 60-yr olds are opinionated like 90-yr olds. "I declare" was uttered often. Yuck. ...more
Amanda D.
Mar 22, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a cute book. It has a nice innocent mystery that was fun to watch unfold. Although I guessed the who dunnit potter early on, it was still a fun journey to find out how it happened and that I had guessed correctly.
Margaret
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
Miss Julia becomes tedious in this book. Something that could have been taken care of with 5 minutes of honest conversation drug on through the entire book. I read it very slowly because of my blurry right eye, and that didn't help. ...more
Linda L Montgomery
Way to go, Miss Julia!!

Just what I needed at this during the pandemic! I love all these characters, and feel I must be related! Somehow I missed this one when it first came out, but I've taken care of that. Just about perfect!
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Bernice Mirro
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Miss Julia. She reminds me so much of many ladies I have known.
Eileenjp
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable as all of Ann B. Ross, "Miss Julia," books. ...more
Harry Addington
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Delightful tale of Miss Julia and her cast of characters.
Janet
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
these ladies sure out do the men
Tonia Woods
Worry

She really worried about something that wasn't worth the worry. Sam still loves her no matter what. Even though she's afraid he's dissatisfied with their marriage.
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Cheryl Armstrong
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fun read
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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)
  • 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)

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