My Rating: 5 Stars!
‘I left that alone, for it’s
unbecoming to criticize a woman’s husband. To her face, at least.’
In this twentieth Miss Julia book, Ann B. Ross once again takes her readers on a wonderful ride (no pun intended) as we enter into the land of hijinks with Miss Julia Murdoch. Miss Julia’s doctor has taken an extended vacation with his wife and hired a replacement in his stead. She is not one to welcome change, so she decides she must do something about this situation. Miss Julia, ever the consummate southern gracious lady, invites them over to dinner along with two other couples she knows and loves. The doctor’s wife, Lauren, is an odd duck for sure and afterwards, Hazel Marie and Binkie pick up on some strange vibes from the doctor himself.
In the meantime, Miss Julia’s long time friend, LuAnne, who has divorced her philandering husband of 30 years, has just taken a job at the local funeral home. Add to the pot the fact that Lloyd has just gotten his first car, even though he is ashamed to be seen driving it, and you have all the ingredients necessary for a rollicking good time. And Miss Julia never fails to deliver. How that woman manages to get herself into the scrapes she does never ceases to amaze me. But she soldiers on like a good Southern lady, even when she’s knee deep in mud in the pitch black dark.
Put your seatbelt on and get ready for a hilarious ride as Miss Julia once again proves she is up to the task of setting folks straight in Abbotsville, NC. We see wonderful characters from previous books as well as a few new ones, who we’ll never see again. My husband always says to me when I’m reading a Miss Julia book, ‘What’s Miss Julia up to now?’ So I read to him and he laughs right along with me. Come along for the ride. Highly recommended.
*My thanks to the publisher for an advance copy of this book. No positive review was expected. All the opinions stated here are expressly my own.
- Publisher: Viking (April 2, 2019)
- Publication Date: April 2, 2019
- Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC