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Miss Julia Happily Ever After

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Miss Julia Happily Ever After by Ann B. Ross is the 23rd book in the Miss Julia series, and the last one.  I love this series, and am going to miss it. Miss Ross wraps everything up nicely in this book.  The characters feel like old friends, that I am catching up with.  I highly recommend this book and the whole series.  To get the most out of the series, start with book one.  
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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This is book 23 in the Miss Julia series.  I've read about half of them and I never have any trouble picking up the thread of the books.  It can be read as a stand alone.  Wedding fever is hitting Abbotsville and not everything is running smoothly.   Julia is invited to all the weddings but it seems that fate has a different outcome for some of the couples.  I received a copy of this ARC in exchange forr a fair and honest review.
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Reading this book was bittersweet because Ross has decided that this will be the final volume of the Miss Julia series.
Miss Julia is surprised to see that many of her friends (and children of friends) are making plans to marry, including Lillian, her housekeeper of many years. Of course, she is willing to do whatever she can do make their weddings special, but most of them can’t decide what they want. And meantime, Abbotsville has itself a streaker, so everyone is up in arms about that.
Some might think that Miss Julia is too much involved in the lives of her friends, but she cares about them all and wants the best for them.
I’m going to miss all of the wonderful characters who have become part of these books over the years.
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The indomitable Miss Julia is back again. This time around it seems that wedding fever has overtaken Abbotsville, and Miss Julia is not happy for all the blushing brides. Helen Stroud is planning to marry the cantankerous Thurlow Jones; Christy Hargrove, daughter of the town doctor, has a finance who wants her to quit medical school and is planning a destination wedding; LuAnne is husband hunting, but ignoring may have chosen the wrong man; and even Miss Lillian is threatening to tie the knot. Amidst all the wedding preparations a streaker is frequenting the back yards of Miss Julia and her neighbors. As usual, Miss Julia has a hard time not stepping in to set things right and show everyone the error of their ways.

I came across this entertaining series back in 1999 when the first book was published and have eagerly anticipated each new addition.  Miss Julia’s outspokenness and no-nonsense approach to her family, friends and neighbors continues to be a delightful escape for a few hours of cozy reading. A cup of tea and a comfortable reading chair are all you need to feel a part of the small southern town of Abbotsville, where you will find quirky characters, an entertaining story line and always a happy ending.
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This is one of my favorites series to read!  I just love the characters and I laugh so hard while reading.  I wish the author would write more than one a year, but I understand.  I try to read slowly, but it never works that way.  Already eagerly awaiting next April!
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Another wonderful book by Ross about dear Miss Julia. Always a fun and entertaining read but this was kind of bittersweet since it’s the last of the series. Miss Julia and her supporting cast will be missed but have earned their retirement.  Don't miss this conclusion.
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I read the first few Miss Julia books when they came out and they were quick and easy reads.  Until I read this one, I never realized just how racially patronizing the characters are.  I know that a black character doesn’t have to be in every book, but if we are going to have one, can they not be so stereotypical?
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A delightful installment in this long-running series. The favorite characters are all there--Lillian, Sam, Hazel Marie and Little Lloyd. The plot revolves around a series of weddings that may (or may not!)  take place. To avoid spoilers, I won't go into detail Miss Julia, as always, takes charge of several crises at once, bringing everything to a happy close. This is listed as the "final" installment of the series and I will be so disappointed to see it go. Miss Julia has fans everywhere. Highly recommended.
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