Published in 2000 by Ann B. Ross, as the first installment in the Miss Julia series, ‘Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind,’ is a delightful, captivating and amusing read.
The novel begins finding Miss Julia a new and suddenly wealthy widow. Life is good in her small southern town that is until Hazel Marie Puckett lands on Miss Julia’s doorstop.
Hazel proceeds to inform Miss Julia that not only did she have a long standing affair with the deceased husband, but proceeds to dump the product of that said affair a nine year old boy, on Miss Julia’s doorstep.
More worried about the scandal and her social standing in town, Miss Julia soon finds more pressing matters to concern her. Problems such as unscrupulous church leaders, kidnapping, and the new and very real possibility of becoming homeless.
Will Miss Julia be able to handle all life has thrown at her, or will it all prove too much?
Full of small town quirk, colorful characters, a feisty heroine, adventure, and mystery, making,’Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind,’ a pleasing and gratifyingly good read.
This novel is recommended for fans of mystery, and small southern towns.
Want to learn more about the Miss Julia series, and author Ann B. Ross? Visit her website at http://www.missjulia.com/