Miss Julia

20 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,563 ratings

Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind Publisher's Summary

Miss Julia, a recently bereaved and newly wealthy widow, is only slightly bemused when one Hazel Marie Puckett appears at her door with a youngster in tow and unceremoniously announces that the child is the bastard son of Miss Julia's late husband. Suddenly, this longtime church member and pillar of her small Southern community finds herself in the center of an unseemly scandal - and the guardian of a wan nine-year-old whose mere presence turns her life upside down.

With razor-sharp wit and perfect "Steel Magnolia" poise, Miss Julia speaks her mind indeed - about a robbery, a kidnapping, and the other disgraceful events precipitated by her husband's death. Fast-paced and charming, with a sure sense of comic drama, a cast of crazy characters, and a strong Southern cadence, Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind will delight listeners from first minute to the last.

©2001 Ann B Ross (P)2001 Random House Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind

    • By: Ann B. Ross
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277

    Miss Julia, a recently bereaved and newly wealthy widow, is only slightly bemused when one Hazel Marie Puckett appears at her door with a youngster in tow and unceremoniously announces that the child is the bastard son of Miss Julia's late husband. Suddenly, this longtime church member and pillar of her small Southern community finds herself in the center of an unseemly scandal - and the guardian of a wan nine-year-old whose mere presence turns her life upside down.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best series ever!!!

    • By jill doboszenski on 10-14-16

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  • Book 2

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    • Miss Julia Takes Over (Miss Julia, #2)

    • By: Ann B Ross
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  • Book 3

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    • Miss Julia Throws a Wedding (Miss Julia, #3)

    • By: Ann B Ross
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  • Book 4

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    • Miss Julia Hits the Road (Miss Julia, #4)

    • By: Ann B Ross
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  • Book 5

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    • Miss Julia Meets Her Match (Miss Julia, #5)

    • By: Ann B Ross
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  • Book 6

    • Miss Julia's School of Beauty

    • By: Ann B. Ross
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 116

    With her phenomenally popular Miss Julia series, author Ann B. Ross has graced the New York Times and other best seller lists on her way to capturing the hearts of her many dedicated fans. Miss Julia, a graceful Southern lady with impeccable manners and a penchant for problem solving, has become a beloved heroine for countless admirers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun Story

    • By C. Cole on 03-19-07

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  • Book 7

    • Miss Julia Stands Her Ground

    • By: Ann Ross
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    In this episode, the graceful Southern lady’s impeccable manners are pushed to the brink. When she learned her philandering (and late) husband left behind a lover and illegitimate son, Miss Julia could have gotten nasty. Instead, she kept her cool, adding Hazel Marie and Little Lloyd to her makeshift family. But now rumors are surfacing that call Little Lloyd’s patrilineage into question. Has Miss Julia been duped?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Eeeeewww, the mouth noises

    • By Ladyesquire on 06-26-16

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  • Book 8

    • Miss Julia Strikes Back

    • By: Ann B. Ross
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    America's favorite senior citizen takes on thieves who've stolen her jewelry. Although it's not the first time they've targeted her small North Carolina town, Miss Julia vows to make it the last. Soon she and her posse rush to Palm Beach for some sun, sand, and a bizarre stakeout. But how can two elderly ladies, a boy, and a tipsy private eye outfox crafty criminals?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WONDERFUL!!!!

    • By Debra on 02-21-08

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  • Book 9

    • Miss Julia Paints the Town

    • By: Ann Ross
    • Narrated by: Claudia Hughes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    Abounding in Southern charm, Miss Julia Paints the Town finds the plucky North Carolinian pushed to the limit by a daunting heap of difficulties. Already trying to help three friends find their missing husbands, Miss Julia also must concoct a scheme to chase a slick New Jersey developer away from Abbotsville. But perhaps she's bitten off a bit more than she can chew.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another Delightful Experience

    • By Robin on 01-07-09

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  • Book 10

    • Miss Julia Delivers the Goods

    • By: Ann Ross
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    In this delightful tale by New York Times best-selling author Ann B. Ross, America's favorite senior citizen determines to reunite two troubled souls before it's too late. Miss Julia reckons Mr. J.D. Pickens is the key to solving all of Hazel Marie's problems, especially the female kind. But how can Miss Julia coax the savvy PI back to town - and back into the arms of her 40-something friend Hazel Marie?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Light Read

    • By Mama C on 02-02-10

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  • Book 11

    • Miss Julia Renews Her Vows

    • By: Ann Ross
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    In this 11th entry, America’s favorite senior citizen wants to stay hidden under the bed covers. It’s bad enough her husband Sam wants them to attend marriage enrichment classes. But when she hears Dr. Fred Fowler will lead the sessions, she’s mortified. Yet she can’t hide forever, especially when someone knocks Francie Pitts in the noggin and sends her to the hospital.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Miss Julia Never Lets You Down

    • By Patrizia on 02-11-11

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  • Book 12

    • Miss Julia Rocks the Cradle

    • By: Ann B. Ross
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    Miss Julia has promised her husband, Sam, to mind her own business. What a relief! She doesn't have to spring into action when a dead body is found in a toolshed six blocks from her house. Instead, she can concentrate on what's really important-like figuring out who's been passing bad checks in her name and, most important, preparing for Hazel Marie's impending due date. Then again, who else can figure out why that awful Thurlow Jones is trying to cast suspicion on someone Miss Julia feels certain is innocent? And, after all, what Sam doesn't know won't hurt him, right?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Always a entertaining series

    • By ray on 11-09-14

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  • Book 13

    • Miss Julia to the Rescue

    • A Miss Julia Novel, Book 13
    • By: Ann B. Ross
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    A new Miss Julia novel from New York Times best-selling author Ann B. Ross is a special treat for her devoted fans as well as those new to the adventures of the titular senior citizen. This time out, the proper Southern lady has a couple doozies on her plate. It seems that her friend Hazel’s PI husband, J.D,. has gotten himself in some trouble in West Virginia - and he’s one tirade away from landing in a jail cell. Meanwhile, a crew of misfits has followed wealthy Agnes Whitman back to Abbotsville, and they have all the makings of a crazy religious cult!

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Just plain bizarre

    • By John S. on 12-21-12

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  • Book 14

    • Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble

    • Miss Julia, Book 14
    • By: Ann B. Ross
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    Best-selling 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?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not her usual best!

    • By M.K. on 04-12-13

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  • Book 15

    • Miss Julia's Marvelous Makeover

    • By: Ann B. Ross
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    It's summer in Abbotsville, and Miss Julia has visions of enjoying a life of leisure. But before she can even sip some iced tea on her front porch, a letter from her long-lost cousin Elsie informs her that Elsie's granddaughter is on a bus headed to Abbotsville that very day. Reminding Miss Julia of an old family debt, Elsie proclaims that she is sending Trixie to Miss Julia's to learn to become a lady. The nerve of some people! When the rude and unkempt Trixie arrives, even Sam and Lloyd agree that Miss Julia faces quite a challenge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Miss Julia almost meets her match!

    • By casey on 04-17-14

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  • Book 16

    • Etta Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day

    • Miss Julia, Book 16
    • By: Ann B. Ross
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 112

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun read

    • By O A Chapman on 06-11-15

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  • Book 17

    • Miss Julia Lays Down the Law

    • By: Ann B. Ross
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    It's November, and Miss Julia is looking forward to some quiet time before the holidays. That is until snobby Connie Clayborn and her rich husband move to town. At first Miss Julia and the other ladies are pleased to be invited over for coffee, but the afternoon turns into a slap in the face when their hostess spouts nonstop criticism about Abbotsville. Why, how dare she? Days later Miss Julia decides to confront Connie woman to woman, but when she arrives Connie is lying on the kitchen floor - lifeless in a pool of blood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ann B Ross has done it again

    • By Donna King Absher on 11-01-15

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  • Book 18

    • Miss Julia Inherits a Mess

    • By: Ann B. Ross
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Fun Miss Julia Adventure

    • By sharon on 04-14-16

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  • Book 19

    • Miss Julia Weathers the Storm

    • By: Ann B. Ross
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    Sweet and generous Sam has decided to take a big group trip to the beach, inviting family and friends including little Latisha, leaving Lillian to enjoy a quiet vacation taking care of only herself. While Miss Julia prepares for the big trip, her longtime friend LuAnne comes to her with a horrifying discovery - her husband Leonard may be cheating on her. When the two discover more convincing evidence, Julia invites LuAnne along to the beach to get away and clear her head - and to keep from doing anything rash.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Miss Julia

    • By Bookworm on 04-26-17

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  • Book 20

    • Miss Julia Raises the Roof

    • By: Ann B. Ross
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    With her husband, Sam, off on a trip to Europe, Miss Julia takes a pause to reflect on the past few decades - realizing how the comforts and joys of her life can sometimes give way to boredom. Miss Julia reckons it's about time to roll up her sleeves and be of some use to her community. She's just considering how to get involved when she hears that the nosy do-gooder Madge Taylor and the new pastor Rucker are embarking on a mission to buy up the vacant house down the street from Miss Julia and establish a group home for wayward teenagers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful as usual.

    • By J Clark on 04-18-18

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