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Miss Julia Rocks the Cradle (Miss Julia Series #12)

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  • Posted September 28, 2012

    Reading Miss Julia stories is just plain FUN!

    Miss Julia is in full-crisis mode as Hazel Marie’s due date (to deliver twin babies) approaches. Adding to her anxiety is being interrogated by the local cops about some bounced checks – and learning a body was discovered in Lloyd’s teacher’s tool shed. But it’s the babies’ arrival that has her truly concerned. And as the day approaches, the babies’ father (Mr. Pickens) is off on one of private investigations and Sam Murdoch (Miss Julia’s husband) is away researching his book. A freak North Carolina snowstorm is forecast and … well, things get pretty complicated. But that’s standard fare in one of the Miss Julia novels. But any complication can be handled by Miss Julia and her faithful maid Lillian. In a series of maneuvers reminiscent of Lucy and Ethel at their best, the two manage to save the day in more than one way. I love the characters in this series, and having Miss Julia herself as the first-person narrator allows readers to peer into the workings of her mind, her musings, her sometimes convoluted thought processes, her inconsistencies, her kindness, her love for those in her family circle. It’s a joy to read the Miss Julia novels, knowing she’ll get herself into trouble and out of it with such panache. Reading Miss Julia stories is just plain FUN!

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  • Posted October 29, 2011

    Miss Julia Creates Havoc Again!

    Unique and unorthodox but a proper Southern lady, Miss Julia worries constantly and sometimes acts to reduce her anxiety in ways that create more problems. However, she manages to leave readers chuckling at her antics.
    In this, volume twelve about Miss Julia, her late husband's mistress, Hazel Marie (now married) is carrying twins. Will the babies be safely delivered at the hospital? Of course not. At a crucial moment the hired mid-wife admits she's never been present at a birth. Nor has Miss Julia.
    A body is found in Miss Julia's late husband's son's teacher's back shed. Plus someone has written large checks on and drained Miss Julia's bank account. Both her lawyers are too busy to help her resolve this immediately. The bank first assumes she's senile and needs someone to handle her finances, then has her arrested for fraud.
    Miss Julia tries to avoid town gossip while still learning all she can. She cons her cook, Lillian, into a midnight venture with her to gain information about the dead man.
    She also has a disagreement with her new husband, Sam, and he moves out of her house. Miss Julia worries about the dead man's ex-wife whose car she finds parked at Sam's during lunch time. Sam's cook also encourages the separation of Julia and Sam.
    How Julia resolves her problems without getting caught at some possible illegal maneuvers and her relationship difficulties surprises and delights readers.

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  • Posted October 5, 2011

    Well worth reading miss julia

    Miss julia has some laugh out loud moments that are classic, its worth the book to just read about hazel and the twins ! however the story line revolving around sam wraps up a little too suddenly' it left me wondering what i missed!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2011


    Miss Julie, as always, is entertaining and I wonder how she gets herself into the situations she finds herself in. While not quite up to par with the previous books, it was fun to see how she handled twins coming into her life and Sam's need for alone time. I look forward to the next book in the series.

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