Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Miss Julia to the Rescue

Originally Reviewed is Spring 2012, now republished in Paperback by Penguin - March 26, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-14-312281-4

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Miss Julia to the Rescue
Author: Ann B. Ross
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Viking Adult (April 3, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0670023388
ISBN-13: 978-0670023387

Product Description:
To take her mind off the fact that Lloyd is about to move out and Sam is off on a Holy Land tour, Miss Julia undertakes to remodel and redecorate her house.  But before she can even pick a color scheme, J.D. Pickens, P.I. goes missing while on his latest investigative job.  And an injured man fitting his description is being detained in West Virgina.  With Etta Mae in tow, Miss Julia must race to his rescue, tangling in the process with a backwoods, snake-handling sheriff.

Back in Abbotsville, wealthy eccentric Agnes Whitman has returned to town with a following of misfits who are intent, it seems, in converting the na├»ve young carpenter who works for Julia.  She, however, is equally intent on keeping him out of the clutches of people who are covered with tattoos and pierced with pins, bolts and screws from one end to the other.

Miss Julia is one lady who won't waste time watching paint dry--no matter what shade of beige is the latest rage.

Idgie Says:
This is the fourth Miss Julia book that the Dew has reviewed and the 12th in the series. 

By now, if you're following the books, you know the towns people, their eccentricities and their hidden issues.  You know Miss Julia can't keep her nose out of anything, but people all love her regardless.

If her husband has learned any lesson at all, it should have been never to go out of town and leave Miss Julia twiddling her thumbs with time on her hands.  But apparently he hasn't caught on to this yet. So in this book in the series, Miss Julia is caught up in a private investigator's arrest while doing work for a friend, a "jail break" from a hospital and a possible religious cult moving into town.  All in a day's work for Miss Julia.

Nice wholesome books with just enough wackiness to give them a kick.