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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Book Review - Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble by Ann B. Ross

About The Book:

Bestselling author Ann B. Ross cooks up a batch of fun in this latest novel in her popular series

With a crisp bite in the air, Miss Julia is enjoying a well-earned respite by her new fireplace. But autumn leaves aren’t the only things falling: James, Hazel Marie’s housekeeper, has had a nasty tumble down some stairs. How can Hazel Marie feed and take care of him—not to mention a husband and two babies—when she barely knows how to boil water?
Miss Julia jumps in to help by convincing the ladies of Abbotsville to put on their aprons and give cooking lessons. With success so close she can taste it, Miss Julia isn’t thrilled when an unexpected visitor shows up. Brother Vern Puckett, Hazel Marie’s no-good uncle, started life on the wrong foot and stayed there. What could he possibly want from his frazzled niece this time?
With a delightful helping of madcap antics, Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble is a perfect next course in this charming series.

My Thoughts:

Have you ever come upon a book series that you've heard of forever but have never had a chance to read, and then think to yourself - "why didn't I read these books sooner??"

Well ... that's me and the "Miss Julia" series by Ann B. Ross.  It's one of those series I always meant to check out, and ... well ... now I have!  Fourteen books into the series and I have finally jumped on the "Miss Julia" bandwagon with the latest book, "Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble."

I really enjoyed this charming, fun story that continues the story of Julia and the folks of Abbottsville. The characters are just that - characters!  All of them unique and interesting, and the storyline moves along quickly.  And there are those recipes - so yummy sounding!

It does help to have some background knowledge of what has occurred in the previous books, but I easily caught up with the action and really enjoyed the story.

I plan to go back and begin at the beginning with Miss Julia! 

About The Author:

Ann Ross
Ann B. Ross holds a doctorate in English from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and has taught literature at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She is the author of thirteen previous novels featuring the popular southern heroine Miss Julia. She lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

Check out her website at www.missjulia.com for more information on her work and upcoming projects.

My thanks to Viking Books for providing the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.


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