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Review: Miss Julia Renews Her Vows

May 13, 2010

Hazel Marie and J. D. Pickens are getting married, much to Miss Julia’s relief.  Since Hazel Marie is pregnant with twins, time is of the essence.  While Miss Julia is trying to come up with a way to explain Hazel Marie’s situation to everyone in Abbotsville, she gets a call from Etta Mae Wiggins.  Etta Mae has been accused of assaulting, and stealing from, one of her home health care clients.  At the same time, Miss Julia’s husband, Sam, has told the pastor that they will help with a marriage counseling class at their church, which makes Miss Julia wonder if Sam is unhappy in their marriage.

Miss Julia Renews Her Vows by Ann B. Ross is the eleventh book in the delightful Miss Julia series.  Miss Julia is quite a character and I just love her!   She is the epitome of the old-fashioned prim and proper Southern woman.  She tries to present a tough facade, but everyone knows that, deep down inside, she’s really a softie.

Miss Julia has a great life – plenty of money, lots of friends and a husband who adores her, but like all the rest of us, she has self doubts.  In this book, she has doubts about her marriage that cause her to come to all kinds of crazy conclusions which create misunderstandings that just made me nod my head and chuckle.

If Miss Julia is nothing else, she’s a faithful friend who’s always ready to help out when someone is in trouble.  When she discovers Etta Mae’s being questioned by the police, she’s determined to get to the bottom of things and solve the mystery.

The Miss Julia books are just plain fun and they’re a great break between heavier books!  Miss Julia Renews Her Vows is a solid addition to the series and I really enjoyed it.  It’s not necessary to read the series in order, but I think it’s better if you do, so you can follow the relationships of the characters.  If you’ve enjoyed Miss Julia in the past, you won’t want to miss this book!

Review copy provided by Penguin Books.  I am an Indiebound Affiliate.

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32 Comments leave one →
  1. May 13, 2010 5:44 am

    There is a Miss Julia series? Wow, I’ve never even heard of it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention Kathy

  2. May 13, 2010 6:01 am

    Apparently I’ve totally missed this one. There is quite alot to laugh at when it comes to southern behaviors, and I love it. I can almost imagine the tone of these books!

  3. May 13, 2010 6:34 am

    I haven’t heard of the Miss Julia series but it sounds great! I’m definitely adding it to my TBR. Thanks for this post 🙂

  4. May 13, 2010 7:34 am

    I’ve heard of the series but haven’t read any of the books. I’ll put the first one on my tbr list. Nice review!

  5. May 13, 2010 7:39 am

    This sounds like a fun series…have you read the others in the series?

  6. Kaye permalink
    May 13, 2010 7:52 am

    I didn’t realize there were so many books in the series. I’ve read the few that are in my county library and enjoyed them a lot.

  7. May 13, 2010 7:57 am

    I love, love the Miss Julie book. I read up to Miss Julie Goes to a Wedding. I loved this series from the first book.

  8. May 13, 2010 8:10 am

    I know I’ll like this series … thanks for reminding me that I’ve been meaning to read it.

  9. Aths permalink
    May 13, 2010 9:04 am

    This is a new series to me! Thanks for reviewing this. That’s one more book to my TBR!

  10. May 13, 2010 9:32 am

    I’ve never read a Miss Julia book, but I have been curious and have heard such good things about them. They sound like calm and cozy little reads that I would really enjoy. I am going to add the first book to my wish list and give it a try. Thanks so much for the great review! I am glad the book didn’t disappoint you!!

  11. May 13, 2010 9:42 am

    I read the first book in this series awhile ago and never read anymore. I can see how it would be a fun series and will have to try reading another one.

  12. May 13, 2010 12:34 pm

    I haven’t heard of this series before, but it certainly sounds interesting ! Something that’ll ease you into a more heavier book later on … Thanks for the post !

  13. May 13, 2010 12:51 pm

    Miss Julia sounds like a lot of fun. I definitely want to make her acquaintance. Thanks for introducing me.

  14. May 13, 2010 1:27 pm

    Kathy, this book and in fact this series sounds very charming. I will keep an eye out for “Miss Julia” books! 🙂

  15. May 13, 2010 1:30 pm

    I love Miss Julia and I’m so jealous that you got to meet Ms. Ross! I can’t wait to read this one!

  16. Kathleen permalink
    May 13, 2010 1:42 pm

    This book and the series sounds really fun. I do love a good southern woman character so I think I would like this one.

  17. May 13, 2010 1:59 pm

    This is a totally new series for me too. When did yu start reading it?

  18. May 13, 2010 2:19 pm

    I’ve only read the first one of this series but really enjoyed it…I guess I will have to get in gear and read a couple more.

  19. May 13, 2010 2:40 pm

    I’ve never heard of the Miss Julia series, but its one that I’m going to check out now.

  20. May 13, 2010 3:39 pm

    I read some of the first books in this series and got tired of them–but if Hazel Marie is finally getting married I may have to pick this one up!

  21. Patty permalink
    May 13, 2010 3:56 pm

    This one looks good, too…I have so much to read…

  22. May 13, 2010 4:09 pm

    I agree, Kathy. Miss Julia books offer a good, light break between heavier books. She makes me laugh!

  23. May 13, 2010 6:59 pm

    I picked up almost all of the books in this series for less than 3 bucks…now I need to read them because I’m sure I’ll enjoy them!

  24. May 13, 2010 7:03 pm

    I have a couple of these books and I’ve always wanted to read them. They look like a lot of fun. But I don’t have the first – after reading your review, I’m going to make a point of getting it now.

  25. May 14, 2010 1:50 am

    I haven’t heard of a Miss Julia series but your blog makes me want to call in sick and read all day tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration!

  26. May 14, 2010 8:02 am

    Miss Julia sounds like a series that I would love! And so many books out there for me to read. I wonder if we can get them over here.

  27. May 14, 2010 9:04 am

    This sounds great! I love the first two sentences of your review! And I’ve always loved cake toppers, so the cover would appeal to me in any event!

  28. Let's Read permalink
    May 14, 2010 11:38 am

    I never read or heard of Julia series…this is going to my TBR list, especially I think it will be good for the summer..

  29. May 14, 2010 3:45 pm

    Great writer, love, love her books

  30. May 14, 2010 7:57 pm

    I just love the names of everyone!

  31. May 16, 2010 8:59 pm

    I haven’t met Miss Julia before but this sounds like a delightful series.

  32. May 31, 2010 1:06 pm

    I think I’ve only read the first in this series, but have more on my TBR Shelves. I remember enjoying the first. Glad to see this is another winner.

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