Monday, April 21, 2014
Miss Julia's Marvelous Makeover by Ann B. Ross
It's summertime in Abbotsville, and Miss Julia is ready to sit back and enjoy her newly renovated house and the happiness of her nearest and dearest. But fate just doesn't seem prepared to allow Miss Julia to relax.
First her husband Sam decides to run for political office, and then her overbearing cousin Elsie sends her granddaughter Trixie to stay with Miss Julia without a by-your-leave. Trixie arrives with orders from her Meemaw to pull herself together and find a husband. Miss Julia is both fascinated and appalled. Much to her surprise, Trixie manages to attract the attentions of Rodney Pace, a man who has chosen the mortuary business as a career because it's recession-proof. But Miss Julia questions whether Rodney is really more interested in Trixie as a future wife or in a piece of property Miss Julia owns as a future mortuary site. What with one thing and the next, it turns out to be a very busy summer for Miss Julia!