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Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble: A Novel by [Ross, Ann B.]
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Miss Julia’s house is awfully quiet now that Hazel Marie and her family have finally moved out. But over in the new Puckett-Pickens household, it’s chaos. What with the twins, housekeeper James lying upstairs with a broken foot, and no-good Uncle Vern showing up again, Hazel Marie is at her wit’s end. Added to that, her husband, J. D., has been seen riding around town with a series of other women. Miss Julia, never one to avoid interfering, springs into action. Believing that the best way to help is to teach the kitchen-challenged Hazel Marie how to put a decent meal on the table, she enlists all her friends to provide an easy recipe, then come by and show Hazel Marie how to prepare it. Order is finally restored, but not before Miss Julia gets herself mixed up in an undercover police operation. As an extra bonus, all the recipes provided for Hazel Marie are included. Fans of the series will eat this one up. --Mary Ellen Quinn

About 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 at Asheville. She is the author of thirteen previous novels featuring the popular southern heroine Miss Julia. She lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

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  • File Size: 1141 KB
  • Print Length: 369 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (April 9, 2013)
  • Publication Date: April 9, 2013
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008EKOQJY
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #103,701 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Hardcover
This is the 14th book in Ann B. Ross' delightful Miss Julia Series. Just as Miss Julia is taking a moment to pause and count her blessings, all manner of chaos breaks loose in the Pickens' household. James, housekeeper and cook, falls breaking his arm and spraining his ankle. Hazel Marie's Uncle Vern shows up, claiming poor health and begging a place to stay from his only relatives; and J. D. is spotted around town with different women in his car. Hazel Marie, already busy with twin baby girls, is struggling with the full household. Of course, Miss Julia takes it upon herself to remedy the situation in her usual comic manner. With James unable to cook, Miss Julia worries that the Pickens family will starve, so she gathers recipes from friends to share with struggling cook Hazel Marie. Recipes are shared at the end of each chapter.

I enjoyed this installment in Ross' humorous Southern fiction series, set in North Carolina. I read the first 13 books straight through, finishing late last year, and opening this book was like a chance to sit back down with good friends I haven't seen in a while. I laughed out loud while reading! Personally, I would have enjoyed more Miss Julia & Co. and fewer recipes, but the story was great, and Miss Julia's comments at the end of each recipe are quite entertaining. While this would be a good story and good cookbook read alone, reading this series in order (Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind is first) would be my recommendation, as the characters develop and change so much throughout.
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With a house full of people that need to be taken care of - not to mention twin babies! - Hazel Marie is about at the end of her rope. Miss Julia decides that compiling a cookbook featuring easy to prepare recipes from those closest to Hazel Marie would make a useful gift. But even as the project gets underway, Miss Julia fears that there's something very wrong going on at the Pickens house. Naturally, she wouldn't dream of interfering, but sometimes you just have to do a little judicious snooping in order to lend a hand. Miss Julia would be quick to inform you that, under certain circumstances, this is quite necessary and is not at all the same thing as prying into someone else's personal affairs. Well, not really.

As much as this is one of my all-time favorite series, I wasn't too enthusiastic about this installment. The first half of the book is taken up with various series regulars demonstrating recipes, followed by the actual recipe itself. It's not until about the 50% mark that the storyline actually kicks in, and the book started to feel like a "real" Miss Julia installment instead of a between-the-books novella.

Now I know that these books have never been particularly plot-driven; they are character studies (and excellent ones, I might add), but usually we're introduced to a bit of a mystery or "purpose" that gives these wonderful characters something to do. I felt this was lacking in this installment.

Was I sorry I read this? Of course not! It had its entertaining moments, with the usual fine characterization and Miss Julia's witty and insightful narrative. There were some very humorous moments and some trademark "Julia-isms" (as I've come to call Miss Julia's various words of wisdom).
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Having read all of the previous Miss Julia books, I was counting the days until the release of this latest book. As hard as it is to say, I am very disappointed in Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble. There seemed to be very little plot to the story and what little plot there was, it was interrupted by all the recipes. I enjoyed seeing the recipes and will, in fact, try a few, but I would rather they had been collected at the end of the book and replaced with a more developed story. I hope this book does not foreshadow a decline in the quality of future Miss Julia books. Please bring back Miss Julia's hilarious adventures.
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Way to many recipes in this book! The story itself is very good, what there is of it. If I wanted a community cookbook I would purchase one. I was disappointed that the author chose to pad the book with recipes rather than add more to the story.
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I was delighted with the recipes included in this novel. The story of Miss Julia and her family are a pleasure. Even though they have their troubles, the reader is fairly certain the resolution of those troubles will be acceptable and come out the way we want. It is easy to picture in our minds Miss Julia and her escapades, often feeling we are right there in the room with them.
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I love reading the Miss Julia books. They are light and fun and for some reason she reminds me of my own grandmother whom I lost years ago. Being from the South also probably creates the propensity for my delight in her antics. A good read.
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I've read them all and really enjoyed the first books in the series. However, I felt this one let me down. There was no real mystery as far as I could tell. This became more of a "recipe" book. The story, to me, was broken up by the constant insertion of recipes of various townfolk. It would have been better served to just list them all at the end instead. Slow reading for me. The one prior to this was so-so but I wanted to give it another shot since the first ones were so funny and the storyline moved. Not so much here for me. I may have to pass on the next one coming out unfortunately.
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