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Etta Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day: Miss Julia, Book 16 | [Ann B. Ross]

Etta Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day: Miss Julia, Book 16

Etta Mae is frustrated with her trailer-park life and her no-good family, and she has big dreams for something better. Working as the home nurse for the elderly but wealthy Howard Connard, Sr., she finally sees her chance - with her sexy curves and infectious charm, Etta Mae is determined to become his wife. Unfortunately, Connard's scheming, money-hungry son and stuck-up daughter-in-law are equally determined to make sure she doesn't.
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Publisher's Summary

Fan favorite Etta Mae Wiggins takes center stage in the latest novel in Ann B. Ross' New York Times best-selling Miss Julia series with another lively adventure set in Miss Julia's Abbotsville. For the first time, though, she writes from the perspective of another resident: the hardscrabble, heart-of-gold Etta Mae Wiggins.

Etta Mae is frustrated with her trailer-park life and her no-good family, and she has big dreams for something better. Working as the home nurse for the elderly but wealthy Howard Connard, Sr., she finally sees her chance - with her sexy curves and infectious charm, Etta Mae is determined to become his wife. Unfortunately, Connard's scheming, money-hungry son and stuck-up daughter-in-law are equally determined to make sure she doesn't. To make matters worse, Etta Mae's ex-husband Skip (her first ex that is) has shown up with a winning lottery ticket in his hand and local thugs hot on his heels. Plus, her dreamy former flame, officer Bobby Lee, keeps popping up to remind her that she's not over him yet. In the middle of all this mayhem, Etta Mae has to get that marriage license - before it's too late! A hilarious wild goose chase that takes us from the mansions of Abbotsville to the trailer park that Etta Mae calls home, this book is filled with familiar faces (including Miss Julia, who narrates the first chapter), features Ann Ross' signature wit and southern charm, and will appeal to fans of the beloved series and newcomers alike.

©2014 Ann B. Ross (P)2014 Recorded Books

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    Julie 10-03-14
    Julie 10-03-14 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Not part of the Miss Julia series!!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, I wouldn't recommend this book because it isn't part of the Miss Julia series, even though the title suggests it is Book 16 in the series, I disagree. I was really disappointed in the story and the writing is not in keeping with other titles by Ann B. Ross.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Ann B. Ross again?

    I think I will listen to other titles in the "Miss Julia" series. I do have reservations after listening to Etta Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day.


    What three words best describe Julia Gibson’s performance?

    Julia Gibson gives a fine performance. I have become accustomed to the narration of Cynthia Darlow. Ms. Darlow is the narrator for all 15 titles of the Miss Julia series that I have listened to and therefore is the only voice that I associate with Etta Mae, Hazel Marie and Miss Julia.


    Could you see Etta Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Not really. This isn't really a stand alone title but it isn't part of the series, in my opinion.


    Any additional comments?

    This title just didn't feel like the usual writing style of Ann B. Ross. The antics written for Miss Julia near the end of the book during the Lingerie Shower/Party were so out of character for Miss Julia that I question did Ann B. Ross write it?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    sharon san diego, california, United States 08-26-14
    sharon san diego, california, United States 08-26-14 Member Since 2013

    love to read and love audio books!Favorite authors: Marcia Willett,Nevil Shute,Mary Stewart,and Jacqueline Winspear. I could go on and on but wont bore you! I belong to a book group and we often" Listen" to the books we have selected for the month while using a paper copy for the discussion notes. It really enhances the quality of the story.

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    I love the Miss Julia books and had hopes for this one too. It was very disappointing! The story was a departure from the usual funny stories and likeable characters I am used too . The story was tacky, there,were too many sexual references and crude language . I HATED the descriptions of the party and the unfunny behavior of the women after too much drink. I hope Ms Ross returns to her original template for Miss Julia and her friends in her next book.
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    M.K. Woodstock, IL USA 08-26-14
    M.K. Woodstock, IL USA 08-26-14 Member Since 2009

    I love a good mystery

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    "I am a big fan of Ms. Julia Books I have them all"

    I was so disappointed, I wait for each addition of Ann B. Ross's books this one is not anything worth the cost of the book. What happened?? Etta Mae seems to think that Ms. Julia is not very nice to her and if you have read the prior books you would know that the two women have a deep respect for each other and this addition seems to not be that way at all. I would love to hear from other fans.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    O A Chapman 06-11-15
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    "Fun read "

    Loved getting to know Etta Mae past. liked that Granny Wiggins had a story aldo.

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    Donna King Absher 05-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Genious."

    Laughed and laughed. Ann B. Ross's best yet. The reader was very good. I loved the book. 3 words remaining.

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    Miriam SAN MARINO, CALIFORNIA, United States 01-25-15
    Miriam SAN MARINO, CALIFORNIA, United States 01-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "funniest of all!"
    What made the experience of listening to Etta Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day the most enjoyable?

    I tried to imagine the ending. With all the twists and turns, what I imagined was wrong. That is what kept my interest.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Etta Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day?

    The last 15 or so minutes of the book.


    What aspect of Julia Gibson’s performance would you have changed?

    Miss Julia's voice.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    wonderfull Emmet.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep Writing Ann B. Ross. This is one of my favorites, but don't forget Miss Julia!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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