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Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind (Miss Julia Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

LAUGH OUT LOUD!!!

This book is the first book in the AWESOME Miss Julia Series. It is a series everyone can enjoy. As the "prim and proper" Miss Julia and Lillian get themselves into trouble time after time, I find myself literally laughing out loud; while people around me look at me fun...
This book is the first book in the AWESOME Miss Julia Series. It is a series everyone can enjoy. As the "prim and proper" Miss Julia and Lillian get themselves into trouble time after time, I find myself literally laughing out loud; while people around me look at me funny because I am laughing out loud. Ann B. Rice really makes you smile and warms your heart with these delightful characters. While waiting for the next book to come out, I tend to miss the characters as the long months pass without them, as I'm sure you will too. So, if your are thinking of picking up this book, don't wait any longer. You won't be disappointed!

posted by ashoubre on March 16, 2010

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1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Cutie Mark Gone Wrong - Pt Two

"Twilight! Twilight!" Screeched Sweetie Belle. "Its Apple Bloom!" She thrust open the door and ran inside, not noticing the pile of books there. She tripped and the books scattered. By now my flank was aching like the time I hit my hoof with a hammer when we rebuilt the...
"Twilight! Twilight!" Screeched Sweetie Belle. "Its Apple Bloom!" She thrust open the door and ran inside, not noticing the pile of books there. She tripped and the books scattered. By now my flank was aching like the time I hit my hoof with a hammer when we rebuilt the barn. I swiveled my head around towards my flank and gasped. A red, bruised welt was staring back at me. It was hard to walk and I felt dizzy and sick. I could barely hear the conversation in front of me. "..hurts........she said so....well......no..l..we need your....help." Scoots droned. My ears flopped and buzzed. I could barely keep my heavy head up. Then, everything went black.



The next thing I knew, Twilight was holding a wet cloth over my head and wiping over my eyes. Her magic she was using felt tingly and warm against my face, but I did not move. She noticed I had woken up and smiled. "I need to do some research on this...." she trailed off. I could hear her mutter 'strange cutie mark issue' but I guess she didnt want to scare me by saying it aloud. She peered at my flank and examined it. She palpated the inside of my leg, rubbed and poked at my injury("ooowww!" I yelped again) and even tapped it with her horn. She sat down, finished with her thorough work. Twilight Sparkle took her quill pen and took notes. Sweetie and Scoots tried to look over her shoulder, but she blocked them. What could be so secret? Was this serious? I was too afraid to ask her!! Twi closed her eyes. "Apple Bloom...." she said solemnly. "I'm afraid this cannot be fixed. This is the result of a minor birth defect." Scoots and Sweetie gasped in horror. "Apple!!! I-I had no idea...." Sweetie Belle said quietly. Twilight wasnt finished. "This means....you will never get your cutie mark." I could not believe this. It all seemed like a terrible string of events in a bad dream. I blinked hard, but I still was sitting in Twi's library, my shocked friends staring at me sadly. "You were born without the DNA to recieve your cutie mark on your flank. With your Crusaders club with missions to try and force a cutie mark to appear, that made it all worse. Then, your brain got exhausted and your flank got this wound." No. No. No!! I could barely breathe. My flank ached and throbbed in sheer pain. I tried to get up, but my leg got limp and I flopped. Scoots raced over. "Will she be like this....forever, Twilight?" She asked. Sweetie's eyes widened. She looked at Twilight expectantly. "I cannot say." Twi replied. "But girls...." she looked down at the two remaining "Cutie Mark Crusaders." "To avoid any more problems happening, we must not do any more cutie mark missions." My friends looked a little sober, but they still seemed to worry about me. "We will not!" announced Scoots. "If it wasnt for her, there would be no CMC. We cannot go on!" Twilight nodded. I looked gratefully up at them. "But I still don't understand. We dont have birth defects like...she does." Sweetie said quietly. "Its to be safe." Twi replied. At hearing the word 'birth', Scootaloo's eyes looked a little watery, but she said nothing. Twi used her magic to lift me up onto her bed. "I will let Apple Jack know, okay?" Her kindness soothed me a little, but I felt a pang in my flank and I felt worse. Goodbye Crusaders. Goodbye cutie mark. Wait - did this mean I didnt have a special talent? I rolled over in the bed and began to sob.

posted by 18743544 on November 30, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2014

    Anna

    She came in, her body wet from the shower she had taken. She could barely fit the towel over her cheast, and she sat in the corner glancing at her rommate.

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  • Posted September 2, 2014

    Miss Julia is a hoot!!!! What a fun way to spend your down time.

    Miss Julia is a hoot!!!!
    What a fun way to spend your down time.  Ann B. Ross makes you laugh, and gives you a glimpse into southern living, "don't ya know". I am so happy to have another good series to read and love.
    "

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2014

    Silver

    Kk.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2014

    Abattoir

    Imma be less and less active for awhile. S<_>hit irl, plus a new massive organisation...which im still recruiting for, but i gotta do it one by one so thats slow going...but anyway, thats why im not there much right now. Imma try to be slightly more active in the coming weeks, but idk. So i might actually BE at camp maybe once a week, but i'll look in whenever i've time...just in case

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    Shawntarrius

    *Waits*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2014

    Wonderful Series! Love Miss Julia!

    I agree with another reviewer! If Stephanie Plum were a "Southern Lady of NEVER mentioned age" (And you know it's not polite to ask).
    The 1st book was offered free as an e-book at the time. It was so adorable I went on to read the rest in the series in about every form available. Good ole' hardcover, e-book, mp3, and CD form in my car on my way to and from work. (Helped get me excited to start the day and head off to work...and couldn't wait to end the work day to listen to more on the way home). I'm getting ready to start the most recent in the series and I'm anxiously awaiting the next. Wish I lived in a small town with such interesting characters...Miss Julia (of course), Lillian, Hazel Marie, Little Lloyd, Sam, J.D., Deputy Coleman Bates, Binkie, Emma Sue and the pastor, and many, many more you'll read about later on. The situations they get them selves into are outrageous and hilarious! I really think they need to make a movie! Comedy, love story, mystery, scandal, murder, everything is covered.
    Ms. Ross, PLEASE keep them coming!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    A

    I bought this book as an irresistable deal of the day. My money was well spent! I liked the southern charm of this woman who had the tongue of a Julia Sugarbaker. If you read for a simple story you will find it. If you look deeper there are a number of deep ethical and theoretical subjects for a bookclub to discuss. It was big fun while speaking to me at the same time.

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  • Posted December 10, 2013

    Cute story! Enjoyed reading it!

    Miss Julia is an older woman recently widowed. Some mysterious things happen and she has to figure out the mystery and what to do with what she finds out. Good plot and well developed characters. I enjoyed the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    Merry :;(

    Omg its so awesome!!!! Nuuuu! Poor applebloom.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    OH. MY. GOD.

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! ~Thrackerzod the Amazing Nightmare Filly

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    Dat is messed up

    I didnt know that....this acually happened? Di this or is this just a fan fiction

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    Keep writing please

    This is soooooo good I cant wait for you to write more.

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  • Posted November 20, 2013

    What a romp! This is one of very few totally enjoyable and outra

    What a romp! This is one of very few totally enjoyable and outrageous books I've read in a while.  MIss Julia is an older more proper
    Southern version of Stephanie Plum, who finds her structured life turning jnto complete chaos through a series of bizarre situations,  any of which
    could happen. A Steel Magnolia to be admired and applauded. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

    No

    Not so good. I didnt laugh. I thought she was a snobby person. I can understand, even though this is set in the past, how she could be so clueless as to her rights and the law.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2013

    Funny

    Super fu nny

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2013

    Good cozy

    Agree reviews not been entered but thought was because they were one or two star. Author has her generations mixed. A generation is considered twenty years, born and mother at twenty, grandmother at forty, and a great grand at 60 and not yet retired or on social security. Now you have to match ten year historical eras to the above and you see the main character generation is more of her grandmother's south and small town including hers. Remember she has married sisters.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2013

    ATL

    I cry my eyes out god why wont u kill me let me be with her

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2013

    Julia

    Hey nico

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2013

    Nico

    And i see that she hasn't posted where we were supposed to meet

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2012

    If you're a Miss Julia reader, you'll love this one.

    In typical Miss Julia fashion, this book is funny, light hearted and a great read. Didn't want to put it down, just easy reading and enjoyable. Wish i didn't have to wait so long for the next one.

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