Miss Julia Raises the Roof (Miss Julia Series #19)

Miss Julia Raises the Roof (Miss Julia Series #19)

by Ann B. Ross


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The nineteenth installment of the beloved and New York Times bestselling Miss Julia series

With her husband Sam off on a trip to Europe, Miss Julia reckons it's about time to roll up her sleeves and be of some use to her community. It's then that she hears that the nosy do-gooder Madge Taylor and the new pastor Rucker are embarking on a mission to buy up the vacant house next door to Hazel Marie and establish a group home for wayward teenagers. No stranger to taking in the down-and-out herself, Miss Julia is shocked to learn Madge and the pastor are keeping the project a secret. When Miss Julia and Hazel Marie start investigating, though, they uncover a far less philanthropic plot for the house that even Madge doesn't know about--one that could change the quiet, peaceful neighborhood forever.

Miss Julia must band together with friends and neighbors to take on nosy Madge and her steamrolling plans, while still being helpful to those in need in another entertaining installment of Ann B. Ross's bestselling series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735220515
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Series: Miss Julia Series , #19
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 47,085
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Ann B. Ross is the author of nineteen novels featuring the popular Southern heroine Miss Julia, as well as Etta Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day, a novel about one of Abbotsville's other most outspoken residents: Etta Mae Wiggins. Ross holds a doctorate in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has taught literature at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

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Miss Julia Raises the Roof 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book so much that I’m going to reread it. At my age, I can relate with Mis Julia’s opinions & feelings. Ann B. Ross, thank you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love miss julia.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
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Happy i guessed correctly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all the Miss Julia books, and while there are some things I find problematic (the white/black divide being the most prominent), I did enjoy Miss Julia's shenanigans. Well, not with this one. I struggled to keep reading through her hateful, defensive and knee-jerk behavior. There was a nastiness weaved through this book that shocked me. This book was so terrible that I won't read any future Miss Julia books, or anything else written by Ann B. Ross, should she choose to write another series. I also will never recommend her books again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms. Ross ..... what are you thinking??! Miss Julia is livid about a home for homeless youth. These are not wayward juvenille delinquents. These are young people who have been dealt a crummy hand in life, and have no support system. For 280 pages, her main focus is that she believes the property value of Sam's former home is going to suffer because of this Foster Care Home. Those of us who have been avid Miss Julia fans all know that Miss Julia owns a trailer park. Well let me share that in my community, there are many types of in home neighborhood foster care homes, for the elderly, the handicapped, and for youth in Foster Care. Not one of these homes has adversely affected our property values. However - there happens also to be 2 trailer parks in our Township - which are under continual scrutiny due to issues with squalor. When Miss Julia spouts off about "Not in MY backyard" Let us recall that her elaborate home is not within eyesight of the trailer park that she owns. Ms Ross - your bio indicates that you are from Hendersonville, NC. There is an organization there called Home For Youth. Which appears to be a phenomenal mission to support homeless teenagers, providing them with a home, where they can remain in their own school with the hope of a bright, promising future. Miss Julia was presented in this book as being narrow minded and extremely unpleasant. To the extent that the Pickens built a huge wall ..... a-la-Trump. They did everything they could to be unwelcoming and unkind ...... during Thanksgiving and Christmas no less ! Some of these well-to-do ladies were behaving like spoiled, rich, bratty teenagers. ... with Miss Julia as their ringleader! I do not know when I have ever felt so disheartened. The only reason I kept reading is because up til now, Miss Julia has been such a favorite of mine, and I kept hoping she would see the light. There was some redemption in the last 20 pages. But it really felt like too little, too late, and the whole book just left a very bad taste in my mouth. I truly hope Ms. Ross is a supporter of the Home For Youth in her community, and that this story - which is suspiciously similar - is reflective of some other woman in her community . This was not the Miss Julia I became fond of. Perhaps a portion of the proceeds from the sales of this book could be donated to the Hendersonville Home For Youth. I would feel so much better about the money I just spent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Miss Julia never lets me down. I absolutely love all her adventures. I hope this isn’t the last one. I can’t think if any other books that I have read has ever kept me so excited about the next. Please don’t stop writing her adventures. I’m already having anxiety attacks not knowing if there is another book in the process.
megareader-nc More than 1 year ago
As always Miss Julia uses her wits and resources to save her "family" and her town. Have read all of Miss Julia books as Ann B. Ross is from NC and have met her several times. Love all her books and look forward to the next one.