In the latest in Ann B. Ross' New York Times best-selling series, Miss Julia finds herself an executrix on a desperate hunt for a valuable collectible amid a jumble of the estate's antiques, and if she finds a prize she can honor Miss Mattie's last wishes.
When Miss Julia hears that Miss Mattie Freeman has taken a fall and is in the hospital, she wishes she'd spent more time getting to know the woman - and not just because she's last to hear about the accident! So when the tumble proves fatal, the last thing Miss Julia expects is a phone call from Ernest Sitton, Attorney at Law. Suddenly, Miss Julia finds herself the executrix of Miss Mattie's estate, and from what Ernest has to say, Miss Mattie's coffers weren't exactly full.
Determined to find something of value for Miss Mattie's beneficiaries, Miss Julia is faced with a room full of clutter that's now hers to disperse. With the lovelorn caretaker Etta Mae Wiggins working overtime, her good friend Mildred Allen on bed rest, and Helen Stroud cataloging Miss Mattie's furniture, Miss Julia soon realizes she's got a million things to do to honor her friend's last wishes. Thank goodness for Miss Mattie's handsome young neighbor, Nate Wheeler, who's ever ready to help out, and of course for Sam, who's always willing to lend an ear. But when a young man claiming to be Miss Mattie's great-nephew turns up, demanding to live in her apartment while he writes a family history, Miss Julia will find herself closer to Mattie Freeman and her mysterious family than ever before.
In this 17th installment in the Miss Julia series, Ann B. Ross delivers another hilarious and bighearted novel celebrating the South's favorite steel magnolia and the unforgettable residents of Abottsville.
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I did not realize how much Hazel Marie, Little Lloyd and Mr. Pickens added to Miss Julia's character. Without them, the book was a little flat and disappointing. Hopefully, they will make an appearance in later books. but i will wait until the books hit come out at my local library or make sure it on my list for Santa.
I missed Hazel Marie and her brood of a family, especially Little Lloyd.
Nothing at all. She is really good.
That dang preacher and his crybaby wife! Miss Julia leave that church or start a campaign for another. That pastor couldn't lead a dog to a steak! He is just a beggar and a bully.
Though not one of the best Miss Julia books, Cynthia Darlow captures the characters' voices brilliantly. With each new book, I look forward to her performance more than the story. i thought this story dragged juat a tad. Still, I always love me a Miss Julia book.
This adventure of Miss Julia is as almost as interesting as her first. I've read everyone in this series. They never disappoint me.
Miss Julia & Etta Mae are off on another adventure in Abbotsville - this time to protect the meager belongings of their dear friend Matty Freeman. They get tangled up with a thief & I'll not spoil it as to who comes out on top of that!!!
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.
Never get tired of Miss Julia and her cohorts! Lillian is always a delight. I will wait impatiently for the next Miss Julia adventure ...too bad it takes a year to write one and only 2 days to listen ! Cynthia Darlow is a perfect narrator.
I love the Miss Julia books but this is s favorite. I laughed out loud many times, and Darlow could not be any better at capturing the accents and the characters. I was sorry it had to end!
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