Waiting On Wednesday (59)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that
spotlights upcoming releases that I’m really
looking forward to. Waiting On Wednesday
is the creation of Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

miss-julia-weathers-the-stormMiss Julia Weathers the Storm
Miss Julia Series #19
Ann B. Ross
Viking, April 2017
Comfort Fiction, Southern Fiction, Mystery, Cozy

From the publisher—

In the latest installment of Ann B. Ross’s New York Times bestselling series, Miss Julia takes a trip to the beach, only to confront a hurricane roiling off the coast–and all the trouble it washes ashore.

Miss Julia’s sweet and generous husband, Sam, has decided to take a big group trip to the beach, inviting family and friends. While Miss Julia prepares for the big trip, her longtime friend LuAnne comes to her with a horrifying discovery–her husband may be cheating on her. Julia invites LuAnne along to the beach to get away and clear her head–and to keep from doing anything rash.

Everyone settles into the rental house and six-year-old Latisha, their beloved housekeeper Lillian’s great-grandaughter, is having a blast searching for seashells when she discovers some much more valuable treasures that have washed up from a strong storm off the coast. As the storm nears, the crew packs up to head back to Abbotsville, and it appears that the three strangers they met on the beach–who seemed a bit too interested in little Latisha’s treasures–have followed them back to their sleepy town.

In Miss Julia Weathers the Storm, another highly entertaining and delightful installment in the series by Ann B. Ross, Miss Julia must rely on her quick wit and strong will to protect Latisha, get to the bottom of LuAnne’s predicament, and once again save the day.

Why am I waiting so eagerly? Miss Julia has long been a favorite of mine but I sort of fell off the series wagon a while back. I’m eager to jump back in to see what the lovely quirky folks of Abbotsville are up to these days. Although these books are frequently billed as cozy mysteries—and, in fact, there’s usually at least a mild mystery—I’ve always placed them in the Southern Fiction/Comfort Fiction category because the emphasis is much more on day-to-day life in this sleepy but busy little town. I can hardly wait to catch up with this delightful series.

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