Friday, November 30, 2012

#BookReview: Miss Julia to the Rescue - Ann B. Ross

Typically, if you run into problems in Abbottsville, NC, J.D. Pickens is the man to call.  But if you're J.D. Pickens, who do you call?  Well his first choice would be Sam Murdock, but if Sam's not available, there's always Miss Julia.

Okay, so J.D. didn't actually ask Miss Julia to rescue him, but since Hazel Marie has the twins and Lloyd to look after, Miss Julia is the logical choice.  Of course, you can't send a card carrying member of the Senior Citizen's Brigade off on her own, so it only makes sense that Etta Mae Wiggins go with her.  And that gives you a May-December Thelma & Louise, which spells big trouble for anyone that get in their way.

When Miss Julia and Etta Mae aren't off in West Virginia battling snake wranglers and a deceptive sheriff, they're dealing with the return of Agnes Whitman.  The eccentric resident is renovating a house on the outskirts of town, making it into a center of worship for her pierced and tattooed flock.  Now you know that doesn't sit well with Miss Julia, especially when her handyman goes missing on Agnes' property and Agnes' crew is being so hush hush about it.

As much as I love listening to the Miss Julia series, this one made me laugh out loud more than usual.  There were so many hysterical scenes.  From Miss Julia and Etta Mae attending church in West Virginia to their rescue of Mr. Pickens, this book was non-stop comedy.  Unlike some series that start to get boring or redundant, Ann B. Ross manages to keep Miss Julia entertaining and interesting.  I can't wait for whatever comes next for Julia Murdock and her crew.

Listening time: 9 hours, 32 minutes
Published: April 2012

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