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It's "I Do!" and "I Didn't!" in Ann B Ross's new Miss Julia adventure Sometimes even Miss Julia just wants to go to bed and hide under the covers. Her husband, Sam, wants them to attend marriage enrichment classes. Could their marriage be in a poor state? Even worse, the psychologist leading the sessions is Dr. Fred Fowler-a man Miss Julia could go forever without seeingIt's "I Do!" and "I Didn't!" in Ann B Ross's new Miss Julia adventure Sometimes even Miss Julia just wants to go to bed and hide under the covers. Her husband, Sam, wants them to attend marriage enrichment classes. Could their marriage be in a poor state? Even worse, the psychologist leading the sessions is Dr. Fred Fowler-a man Miss Julia could go forever without seeing again and one she'd certainly rather not introduce to Sam. But she can't stay in bed for long, even if she wants to. Someone has knocked Francie Pitts in the head and put her in the hospital. Francie didn't see her attacker, but she sure smelled her. She recognized Etta Mae Wiggins's perfume, Shania Twain by Stetson. It's up to Miss Julia to clear the air. As if playing detective wasn't enough, Miss Julia still needs to show Sam that there's life left in their marital batteries-even if it means his are going to need some recharging. Perhaps a bit of Shania Twain might just solve all her problems. Readers flock to Ann B. Ross and her popular southern heroine. "Miss Julia Renews Her Vows" is filled with the wit, sass, and quirky charm her readers have grown to love, and is poised to hit the bestseller list."...

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Miss Julia Renews Her Vows Reviews

  • Ellen
    2019-05-27 02:25

    Miss Julia Renews Her Vows by Ann B. Ross.Miss Julia is nothing short of a hoot in this 11th entry in the Miss Julia series. There's utter chaos, in Miss Julia's mind anyway, regarding the marriage enrichment classes she wanted Sam to attend with her. A person, an old time beau, from way before Sam entered her life is also going to attend. How in the world can she get around this and keep a possible confrontation from turning the classes in mayhem?Then, Francie Pitts, a more than manipulative elderly lady, gets hit on the head from an unseen attacker. Francie puts more than a damper on Miss Julia's life as she uses everyway possible to get her own way...included attempting to put the blame on a vulnerable acquaintance of Julia's. Now it's up to Julia to be the protector.This was hilarious and Cynthia Darlow narrating on CD can't be beat. Cynthis has perfected the wit and sass coming from both Miss Julia and Francie to the point of laughing out loud. If you haven't enjoyed one of the Miss Julia's books on CD yet...here's your chance.

  • FangirlNation
    2019-06-17 08:34

    Having gotten Hazel Marie officially married off to Mr. Pickens, Miss Julia has to figure out how to spread the news of the wedding and the coming twins without letting the community realize the babies will be born four months too early, starting the next adventure in Miss Julia Renews Her Vows by Ann B. Ross. The afternoon of the day Miss Julia holds her luncheon, she gets a call from her friend Edda Mae Wiggins, a home health care worker, that she is being detained at the police station. Her new employer, Francine Pitts, recently moved back to town after the death of her fifth buried husband and is living in an assisted living comple. However, she thinks herself above the use of the services at the complex and has hired Edna Mae as her regular caregiver and her impoverished cousin, Evelyn, as her maid. Someone has bashed Francine on the head, sending her to the hospital, and stolen a valuable bracelet. She is fingering Edda Mae based upon smelling collard greens, which she claims Edda Mae’ perfume smells of. Miss Julia determines to do everything she can to clear the good name of Edda Mae.Read the rest of this review and other fun, geeky articles at Fangirl Nation

  • Patti
    2019-06-13 08:24

    From my blog:Boy, have I been missing out! I read the first Miss Julia years ago, and was recently sent her newest book, Miss Julia Renews Her Vows for review--what a good time! It has Southern hospitality, manners and charm, lots of humor, interesting characters, and a mystery or two!In this series entry, Miss Julia finds her plate quite full of things to resolve to her satisfaction. Hazel Marie, her first husband's former mistress, is pregnant with twins and is beginning to show--first order of business is to get her married. Next, an old friend moves back to town, and within a few days of being back, accuses another friend of Miss Julia's of assault and robbery. Last, and most annoyingly, Dr. Fred Fowler, the doctor who tried to prove her incompetent after her first husband's death, has been hired by their church to provide a marriage enrichment course (Dr. Fowler has never been married and lives with his mother).Miss Julia resolves all of the above in the most proper of ways, and by (mostly) telling the truth, just as a lady would.I'm ready to read through this series, and am sad that I have to wait a year for the newest Miss Julia book!

  • Heidi Burkhart
    2019-06-09 03:51

    I love laughing at the southern moires...memories of my relatives.I just re-read this. Perfect entertainment for a gloomy day!

  • Bednarzterry
    2019-06-25 02:22

    It makes me sad to say this, but Miss Julia and I are going to have to part company. I really loved the series when I first discovered it about 10 years ago. The last couple have just been okay...but this one (number 11 in the series) just stretches things too far for me. I read about 50 pages and realized that I was already just wanting to rush to the end (and not in a good way). That suddenly sounded like time to say goodbye to me. So, farewell Miss Julia :-)

  • Russell Sanders
    2019-06-02 05:42

    Ah, Miss Julia—irascible and opinionated but always the Southern lady she has been brought up to be. And Ann B. Ross, with Miss Julia Renews Her Vows, brings her main character back to what she’s best doing: fretting, scheming, and solving crimes—never bloody big ones, but the small crimes that crop up in Miss Julia’s world, the milieu of a tiny Southern town. I was disappointed in the previous addition to this series, for I felt it gave much too much attention to Hazel Marie and her pregnancy and not enough attention to Miss Julia and her crime-solving. But in Miss Julia Renews Her Vows, Ross had brought Francie Delacorte, a town resident who may or may not have caused the deaths of her five husbands, back to town, and Francie quickly is a victim of an attack and starts stirring up trouble. And Miss Julia jumps in to figure out who is the culprit because her friend has been accused, and you don’t mess with Miss Julia’s friends. The book is breezy and fun. I was pleased to laugh out loud a few times. You always know the outcome of these books, but the fun is in trying to figure out how Miss Julia will get you there. And, probably because the previous book dealt with the character Hazel Marie, we find her barely in this one for she is off for a honeymoon before her twins burst out. So it was good to get relief from Hazel Marie’s dilemma, although she is a wonderful character. I must say, however, that earlier books in the series featured the local policeman, who had boarded with Miss Julia. He has not been heard from, except fleeting mentions, in the last two books I’ve read. I hope he shows up in the next books in the series, for I really like him.

  • Maria
    2019-06-14 02:36

    This is another typical Miss Julia book. Once again, she is feeling paranoid about her relationship with Sam or some other thing. The adventure is the usual chaotic, confusing, gossip-ridden, secret-keeping adventure that keeps you smiling and laughing.It still rather annoys me, though, that she seems to not care what other people think, and then in the next sentence she is worried about what everybody will say. She is opinionated and strong and secure, and at the same time worries that Sam is going to leave her or something else equally as distressing. I think her insecurities are what bother me the most about Miss Julia books. But I keep reading because they are humorous, and fairly well written.

  • Carol
    2019-05-28 06:32

    This isn't my most favorite of the Miss Julia series. The characters they use from prior books has been good, and is fun. The story goes around and around and they keep working it until they get a fairly decent story. So when Hazel Marie marries Mr. Pickens, and they get pregnant with twins, it makes for a fun and interesting story. There's a ton of story, and I don't want to ruin the plot as there is a lot to read and learn. Recommend.

  • Laurel
    2019-06-20 03:35

    Miss Julia is concerned: concerned about Hazel Marie's health, concerned about Sam's interest in a marriage enrichment group, concerned about Francie Pruitt's return to Abbotsville.Listening to these audiobooks is always a real treat!

  • Nancy Kennedy
    2019-06-06 07:24

    I read this because it takes place near Asheville. This was the opposite of The Almost Sisters. Stereotyped characters, all frozen in time. 60-yr olds are opinionated like 90-yr olds. "I declare" was uttered often. Yuck.

  • Harry Addington
    2019-06-10 02:50

    Delightful tale of Miss Julia and her cast of characters.

  • Eileenjp
    2019-05-27 10:29

    Enjoyable as all of Ann B. Ross, "Miss Julia," books.

  • Bernice McGaha
    2019-06-01 08:25

    I love Miss Julia. She reminds me so much of many ladies I have known.

  • Rachel Carr
    2019-05-31 02:49

    Might be my favorite so far!

  • Rebecca
    2019-06-19 07:39

    60-something Julia Murdoch has a lot on her plate. First, she has to make sure the obviously pregnant Hazel-Marie--her dead ex-husband's mistress who now lives with her--gets married to the notoriously slippery Mr. Pickins, and then spread a lot of lies telling everyone that they were secretly married several months ago, so Hazel-Marie won't be ostracized for getting pregnant out of wedlock--again. Then her husband Sam volunteers them both to attend marriage-enrichment classes at the church--which are being run by an ex-flame of Julia's who humiliated her. Is Sam not satisfied with their marriage? How can she get out of going to the classes without letting Sam know about her past? As if that weren't enough, the odious and many-times-married Francie Pitts is back in town, and someone finally hit her over the head and landed her in the hospital--and she's blaming the sweet and gentle home nurse Etta May, a dear friend of Julia and Hazel-Marie. Now Julia has to find out what really happened and keep Etta May out of jail. This was just utterly delightful, though I think I have to give a lot of credit to the fantastic narrator of the audiobook, who gave such a distinct and appropriate voice to everyone. It was completely hilarious, all the things Miss Julia gets up to, and how they turn around on her and get her in even more trouble so she has to get up to even more shenanigans. Miss Julia reminded me of Amelia Peabody--ruthlessly kind and intent on running everyone's life so no one gets in trouble, then gets in endless trouble herself. The characters in this were marvelous, and kept cracking me up. Unlike Amelia Peabody, whose husband is as volatile as she is, Julia has a husband who is the essence of calm, which makes him an excellent match for her. I haven't read the other books in the series, but maybe I need to. Just pure fun, and more of a drawing room comedy than a mystery (though there are no drawing rooms involved).

  • Kathy (Bermudaonion)
    2019-05-27 05:35

    Hazel Marie and J. D. Pickens are getting married, much to Miss Julia's relief. Since Hazel Marie is pregnant with twins, time is of the essence. While Miss Julia is trying to come up with a way to explain Hazel Marie's situation to everyone in Abbotsville, she gets a call from Etta Mae Wiggins. Etta Mae has been accused of assaulting, and stealing from, one of her home health care clients. At the same time, Miss Julia's husband, Sam, has told the pastor that they will help with a marriage counseling class at their church, which makes Miss Julia wonder if Sam is unhappy in their marriage.Miss Julia Renews Her Vows by Ann B. Ross is the eleventh book in the delightful Miss Julia series. Miss Julia is quite a character and I just love her! She is the epitome of the old-fashioned prim and proper Southern woman. She tries to present a tough facade, but everyone knows that, deep down inside, she's really a softie.Miss Julia has a great life - plenty of money, lots of friends and a husband who adores her, but like all the rest of us, she has self doubts. In this book, she has doubts about her marriage that cause her to come to all kinds of crazy conclusions which create misunderstandings that just made me nod my head and chuckle.If Miss Julia is nothing else, she's a faithful friend who's always ready to help out when someone is in trouble. When she discovers Etta Mae's being questioned by the police, she's determined to get to the bottom of things and solve the mystery.The Miss Julia books are just plain fun and they're a great break between heavier books! Miss Julia Renews Her Vows is a solid addition to the series and I really enjoyed it. It's not necessary to read the series in order, but I think it's better if you do, so you can follow the relationships of the characters. If you've enjoyed Miss Julia in the past, you won't want to miss this book!

  • LORI CASWELL
    2019-06-11 03:26

    Miss Julia Renews Her Vows by Ann B. RossHardcover Release Date April 6, 2010This is the 11th book in the Miss Julia series and it's another wild ride for Miss Julia and her friends. First off they have to get Hazel Marie and Mr.Pickens wed ASAP because she is expecting twins and pass off a story of an earlier wedding, then an old "friendemy" of Julia's, Francie Pitts, returns to town after her 5th or 6th husband dies and accuses Julia's friend Etta Mae Wiggins of assault and robbery, and Julia's new husband Sam signs up for a class at the church for marriage counseling to rekindle their flames and the shrink running the class is someone from Julia's past. Julia pretends to be ill so she can miss the first class, but as things start to escalate with Francie, Miss Julia just has to get involved and get everything straightened out.The witty dialogue, the quirky characters are all back and this is another fine Miss Julia story. If you are a fan of this series you will be happy with this next edition. If you haven't read the series you should really start with book one Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind as each books builds from the one before.http://dollycas.blogspot.com/

  • Ricki
    2019-06-14 08:23

    This book in the Miss Julia series is one of the best yet! The book opens with Miss Julia breathing a sigh of relief over the hurried nuptials of Hazel Marie and J. D. Pickens. But there's no rest for the weary and in typical Miss Julia fashion she finds herself coming to the defense of Etta Mae Wiggins when the hard working home health aide is accused of assaulting and stealing from a client. As if that wasn't enough, some unpleasant memories are resurrected in the form of one "Doctor" Fred Fowler, who slithers in to Abbotsville hawking his own brand of marriage counseling. It's fun to once again connect with Miss Julia and her extended family, including Lillian and little Lloyd. This time Julia finds out that a person can only pretend to be sick so long, before other people start treating her as if she's an invalid. And lurking in the background is her very real worry that Hazel Mae and J.D. may not have what it takes to make their own marriage work. And they've got twins on the way!New readers to the series will find some enjoyment in this episode. But devoted fans will be the ones to most appreciate the trip back to Abbotsville, where it's always Miss Julia who has to straighten everything out.

  • Leslie
    2019-06-25 08:51

    Julia Springer Murdoch has fussed over and fretted about Sam’s feelings for her so often that I’ve lost count (and, frankly, interest). Thank goodness author Ann B. Ross injects some spice into this latest installment of Julia’s marital insecurity. The unlikely source: the rascal Fred Fowler, or Dr. Fred, as he asks people to call him. Fowler's the “Christian psychologist” whom Pastor Ledbetter hired in Book 1 to "prove" Julia’s incompetence in managing Wesley Lloyd’s estate, so he could get his hands on the money. There was an incident between Julia and Fowler that, while Fowler's fault, Julia is deeply ashamed of. That shame is what prevents her from telling Sam about it, even though it happened before he began courting her. This plot-busy book also involves Fran Delacort, a former resident, now returned, who married and buried 5 husbands. She's one of Etta Mae’s clients, and has brought charges against Etta Mae for knocking her senseless and stealing a piece of jewelry. Of course we know it's not true; this plot line seems to me awfully weak, with holes you could drive a Mack Truck through. Read more if you wish in my Miss Julia blog at http://bit.ly/1Ln3hlL.

  • Lisa
    2019-06-16 03:43

    If you've read this series as I have, you would think by now that Miss Julia would've learned to trust in her husband, Sam's love and devotion for her, and not care a fig about keeping up appearances in this little Southern town that seems not to have any idea it's the 21st century. Granted, I know such places must exist in this country where living together w/o a marriage license and having a baby out of wedlock are still scandalous things that need to be hidden and hushed up and lied about at all costs (a sad state of affairs, in my humble opinion).In spite of that irritating, tired theme that runs through this series, I still enjoy the characters and little mysteries that need solving, with the aid of Miss Julia, of course, as well as her tell-it-like-it-is housekeeper, Lillian (my favorite character, actually), Hazel Marie, Mr. Pickens, Sam, Lloyd and Etta Mae (a newish character). I even still chuckle at points throughout the book. Light, humorous Southern fiction, a good beach read.

  • Timothy Darling
    2019-06-24 05:32

    Cute, saucy, somewhat fun. I can't say Julia is my reading material of choice, but she was an amusing diversion, which I suspect is all she's meant to be. The book wanders off into the gossip world of an old southern busybody, sticking her nose in everybody else's business and generally sorting things out for them whether they want her to or not. Some do, some don't. The book has the advantage of capturing the one-upmanship of the southern two-face very well. Julia's gossipy dinners are funny, though, inexplicably, they fade away after the first part of the book. Her exploits with Dr. Fred Fowler and Francine are entertaining points of harmless, low-threat tension and her care for her true friends is touching. Even her snide, resigned disapproval of Mr. Pickins is quite authentic. It's good chick lit and fun for any guys who really want a peek into a feminine mind of a certain bent. Don't expect depth.

  • Dani Moore
    2019-06-03 05:38

    Miss Julia is a matchmaker extraordinaire But she has a few secrets she wants to keep hidden from her new husband. Things that happened when she was a widow, before she met Sam. Etta Mae is being gossiped about by a client that many have bad memories of from her past. Hazel Marie and J.D. Pickens are off honeymooning while they wait for their twins to be born. then Dr. Fred Fowler blows into town to offer advice on "flaming the fires" of a happy marriage. Although he himself has never been married, he has lots of advice for others. He also has a secret that Julia is terrified he will spill, and she begins to think that her husband Sam is less than happy with their marital "fires". Lots of small town antics and suspicions ensue on the way to the final revelations. I love the small town atmosphere and thoroughly enjoyed this trip into Abbotsville!ISBN#978-0-670-02155-0

  • Audrey Dailey
    2019-06-16 03:40

    In this Miss Julia book, Hazel Marie and Mr Pickens finally get married (since they are expecting twins) and Miss Julia has to help clear Etta May Wiggins' name of a crime she didn't commit. (Sorry if those details are spoilers.) Miss Julia also spends much of the book trying to avoid Dr Fred Fowler, a marriage counselor conducting seminars at her church. As usual, she gets herself all worried over what turn out to be non-issues, but it's always entertaining to hear her take on things :) Every now and then I just need to read "fluff books" that will be cute and happy, and Miss Julia always fits the bill! I love these characters and I feel like I know them, and I like the recent plot developments. Now I'm looking forward to the twins!

  • Patty Marion
    2019-06-20 06:49

    This is something like Ann Ross's 10th or 11th book in the series and I've read them all. Everytime I pick up another one of her books, it's like sitting down with a long-time friend and I know that I am going to enjoy the visit immensely! Miss Julia is just so funny and engaging and believable.I don't know how long Ross can keep writing them, but as long as she does, I'll keep reading them. Start with the first one if you can and read them in sequence since the main characters are in all books. She gives enough background that you could pick one up out of sequence and still enjoy and know what is going on but you don't want to risk getting spoilers that might clue you in to what has happened in the past, in case you want to go back and read them all -- which I highly recommend!

  • Patty
    2019-05-28 08:28

    Miss Julia is juggling several things at once in this one. Hazel Marie and JD are on their honeymoon, Sam is pushing her to attend some religious marriage counseling, and an old acquaintance is back in town after burying her sixth husband. Francie is stirring up trouble by pointing fingers at Etta Mae Wiggins, saying she attacked her and stole a gold bracelet. Of course, Julie is worried about Etta Mae and helping her clear her names, as well as worrying that Sam is missing something in their marriage.It was a lot of fun to read this one. I didn't figure out "who dunnit", at least not who attacked Francie and stole her bracelet.I'm all caught up on this series now, so have to wait for the next one to come out.

  • Susan
    2019-06-14 05:23

    Miss Julia's friend Etta Mae--and how far has Miss Julia come over the years that she now claims a visiting caregiver as a friend!--is in big trouble when she's accused of a crime. She's too proud to take charity, but since Miss Julia is playing sick anyway, she can hire Etta Mae to take care of her. The reason she's playing sick is that her beloved husband Sam has agreed to help out the minister by attending a marriage enrichment group, and Miss Julia doesn't want to go. Bad enough talking about such things in the church, it's worse to think that Sam is unhappy about their marriage--and worst yet that the group is being run by a "Christian psychologist" with whom Miss Julia had a run-in after her first husband died.

  • Donna LaValley
    2019-06-04 09:31

    In Miss Julia Renews Her Vows, a deplorable woman named Francie Pitts Delacorte returns to the community, accusing Etta Mae of a crime. Meanwhile, foul Dr. Fowler also returns, having not been seen since book #1. This one has humor and warmth, with crazy characters, soul-searching, and upright married Presbyterian matrons twittering about sex. Also present is the author’s particular gift for exposing religious dogma as expressed through conservative, patriarchal authority. Julia’s comments to herself and others as she recognizes it more and more, and likes it less and less, is my favorite aspect. Quotes like this: “Her unannounced visit had lasted more than two hours, and that was long enough for anyone without a suitcase” are also fun.

  • Stacey
    2019-06-14 10:52

    This had to be one of the most difficult books for me to read. Despite being a small book, it took me weeks to get through. The main character, Miss Julia drove me absolutely crazy. She is the lady at my church that drives me nuts, she is the neighbor that insists on keeping her eye on me, she's the acquaintance that is sure she can fix everything. She is every person that I dislike, all combined into one. I guess thats why I hate this book. I have no plans to ever read another book in this series. The only reason why I give it 2 stars, is because I did read the whole thing. So I reserve the 1 star place for books I am not able to complete.

  • Bonnie
    2019-05-29 07:33

    Miss Julia is very much the proper Southern lady but she is no shrinking violet. This is number 11 in a series that has to be read in order as the plots are really just one long story with a number of intertwined characters. Marriage is the main theme of this one with Hazel Marie and the charming but slippery Mr. Pickens finally tying the knot as their twins are on the way. Subplots involve Miss Julia working to clear Etta Mae Wiggins from assult charges on a much married client of her home nursing skills, plus a disgusting character from Miss Julias past who has returned with a workshop on rekindling the embers of marriages.

  • Dawn King
    2019-06-12 06:42

    The adventures of Miss Julia is captured by Ann B. Ross in this popular series. While this is not high literature, I thoroughly enjoy the situations that Miss Julia finds herself in. She is like a madcap Angela Lansbury careening through her small southern town trying to please everyone while dealing with her many personal crazy friends and relations. These are hilarious and often you can't put them down. I don't know why they never made this into a comedy series.I would recommend that you read the first part of the series before reading the other books. They will be funnier when you know the background.