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Miss Julia’s School of Beauty by Ann B. Ross

missjulia$15.00, 320 pages, Chick Lit Fiction

Miss Julia is newly married and helping to coordinate the town’s local beauty pageant. 

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Miss Julia has just run off and married Sam Murdoch….or has she?  While Sam tries to assure Julia their marriage ceremony was indeed solemnized by an actual minister, she is kept busy planning the town’s first beauty pageant.  Hazel Marie has requested Miss Julia’s help in working with the contestants as they hope to raise money for the local Sheriff’s Department.

I appreciated the small-town charm that this book evoked.  The plot was refreshingly light and the characters likeable and quirky.  The humor abounded and I found myself chuckling through several silly scenes.  If you are looking for a book with no offensive content and a fun cast of characters, this book is for you.

Appeal Factors: Character-Driven, Homespun, Mystery

According to Novelist, read-alikes for this book include: Bingo by Rita Mae Brown, If Morning Never Comes by Anne Tyler and Shopaholic and Baby by Sophie Kinsella (accessed May 4, 2013).

Having read another in the Miss Julia series of books, I knew this would be light-hearted and fun story.  I was not disappointed in the characters and storyline.

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