Miss Julia Paints the Town (Miss Julia Series #9)

Miss Julia Paints the Town (Miss Julia Series #9)

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by Ann B. Ross
     
 

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The inimitable Miss Julia is back and ready for a fight in her latest rollicking adventure

The sleepy town of Abbotsville is abuzz over the mayor's plans to replace the old courthouse with luxury retirement condos. On top of that, several of the town's husbands seem to have flown the coop. As usual, it falls to Miss Julia to save the day-and the courthouse

Overview

The inimitable Miss Julia is back and ready for a fight in her latest rollicking adventure

The sleepy town of Abbotsville is abuzz over the mayor's plans to replace the old courthouse with luxury retirement condos. On top of that, several of the town's husbands seem to have flown the coop. As usual, it falls to Miss Julia to save the day-and the courthouse- even if she has to expose a few of the town's not-so- well-kept secrets.

Fans simply can't get enough of Ann B. Ross. Her author events consistently draw crowds of readers craving another book featuring her feisty, white-haired heroine. Miss Julia Paints the Town is certain to satisfy their craving and draw new fans to this hilarious and heartwarming series.

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"Yes, Miss Julia is back, and I, for one, am one happy camper."
- J.A. Jance

"Ross has a gift for elevating such everyday matters as marital strife and the hazards of middle age to high comedy, while painting her beautifully drawn characters with wit and sympathy."
-Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly

A local busybody and amateur sleuth, Julia Springer Murdoch tackles the disappearance of three of her friends' husbands and a plan to turn the old North Carolina courthouse into condos. Although Cynthia Darlow has read other Miss Julia novels, she doesn't sound like a native Tarheel. All of Julia's female friends sound pretty much alike, especially during rapid-fire verbal exchanges. Despite differences in social background, they all drawl out their sentences and place interrogative emphasis and extra syllables on important and final words. The Black women (who all seem to work as housekeepers) have deeper voices and poor diction. Except for references to Viagra and automobile accidents, the novel could be set in the antebellum South. Darlow keeps the tone light and quick, but the audio doesn't end quite fast enough. Simultaneous release with the Viking hardcover (Reviews, Jan. 7). (Mar.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143114635
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/07/2009
Series:
Miss Julia Series, #9
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
140,514
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.73(h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"Yes, Miss Julia is back, and I, for one, am one happy camper."
- J.A. Jance

"Ross has a gift for elevating such everyday matters as marital strife and the hazards of middle age to high comedy, while painting her beautifully drawn characters with wit and sympathy."
-Publishers Weekly

Meet the Author

Ann B. Ross holds a doctorate in English from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and has taught literature at the University of North Carolina, Asheville.

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Miss Julia Paints the Town (Miss Julia Series #9) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
ivyjoysmotherdog More than 1 year ago
Miss Julia, takes the cake, when she and Etta Mae and Poochie work together to save the old court house. This is another fun, fast book to read.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read the book yet l am reading miss julia stirs up trouble.And Iam really enjoying that book. I will sent a review when l am doind reading the book. Happy reading 10-4-13
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just as we know and love her
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite part was when Miss Julia, Etta Mae, and Poochie Dunn were up on the courthouse in the middle of a rain storm trying to get that statue dowm. Then Brother Vern shooting at them with a bb gun and hears a voice from above. Miss Julia paints herself with some most savory charcters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book as I have all her others. However, my experience with my order at Barnes and Noble left alot to be desired. I went into the BOOKS section (not e-books) and ordered the book. I received an e-book instead and I do not have an e-book device. I went on CHAT and explained. The man said they do not do refunds on e-books but would make an exception in this case. I ordered the paperback book and both charges show up on my account. When I access my account it says not refundable on the ebook. My account was never credited. The website and chat room need improving so that it does not happen to others. I will not use Barnes and Noble to order my books again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the books. Paints the town is #9 and just as funny as the ones before. It has a little bit of everything in it. It make you impatience for the next book. Its a great book for book club discussions. Enjoy!!! Anonymous Booklover7
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Ann B. Ross has a winning series here. I discovered them by accident and was that a wonderful accident! I eagerly await each new offering with Miss Julia, Sam, Lloyd, Hazel, Lillian, J.D. and all the others.
randypease More than 1 year ago
This light novel was a delightful surprise with a wonderful heroine getting in and out of predicaments with friends and neighbors. There are two especially funny scenes that had me convulsed with laughter. Author has written several other Miss Julia novels and I will look for them. This is escapism reading at its best and most relaxing.
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JS-7 More than 1 year ago
It is always exciting to read another book in which Miss Julia is featured. For pure escapism, this book is great. She's always doing something a bit off-beat and "crazy." Her heart is in the right place.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another enjoyable Ann B. Ross book filled with humor, southern comfort, adventure, and old fashioned fun.