Friday, April 3, 2009


Okay. You readers out there. 'Fes up!
How many of you have read the Miss Julia books?
Why didn't you tell me about them? !!!

Miss Julia is quite a card.
I was wondering around Half Price Books looking for another book
when I spied the Miss Julia books.
For some reason my hand went out and grabbed the first in the series.
I figured it was a sign from the reading goddess.
I took it home and was entertained all the way through.
There are nine more for me to read.

Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind by Ann B. Ross is the first in the Miss Julia series. Miss Julia is recently widowed. She lives in a small Southern community. Shortly after her husband's death, she finds herself the center of attention -- not only for the wealth her husband has left her, but for the surprise that she found at her front door -- a youngster the mother says is her dead husband's child.

Perhaps it is because I'm *Southern* (well, Texan, but it's close to Southern), but the characters in this book really did remind me of people I know. It is Southern funny, witty, fast-paced, charming. There's a kidnapping, a robbery and some other "disgraceful events" in the story. I'm collecting the rest of the series. I think they'd be great for summer reading.

Here's a UTUBE I found about the author Ann B. Ross:

And a little something to make you smile!


The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Oh thanks, I love hearing about new (new to me) authors. Sounds like fun, I'll see if my library has anything by her. And I think you qualify as southern - I thought everything south of the mason-dixon line was "southern". That's neat what you did with the kitty's photo - is that photoshop? I've got to check it out. And it was funny too!

Crafty Christina said...

Great journal page!

I've never heard of those books either. I'm going to have to give that a look.

Janet said...

I've read the first book in the series but I don't think I've read any others yet. Love that cat photo! And your journal page is great! You have a beautiful smile.

Sharon said...

Oh thank you so much. I so enjoyed Ann B Ross' u tube. I am off to find the books. Sounds like fun and she is a kick, Sharon