The delightful final installment of the beloved and New York Times bestselling Miss Julia series
Wedding fever hits Abbotsville and several of Miss Julia's friends have plans to tie the knot. But, as usual, nothing is so simple. Christy Hargrove suddenly gives up a lifelong dream and drops out of medical school to marry, Helen Stroud and Thurlow Jones decide to change their commercial arrangement into a marital one, and, to Miss Julia's consternation, Lillian, her housekeeper and closest companion, is considering a less-than-romantic offer to wed a local businessman who turns courting into a job interview. And then there's LuAnne who just wants to be married, and Janelle who doesn't.
Miss Julia wants to properly celebrate each ceremony, insofar as anyone will let her. But Helen wants a private, even secretive, wedding; Christy's fiancé wants a destination wedding, and Lillian can't decide if she wants a wedding at all. In the middle of it all, a strange figure keeps showing up in town, streaking across lawns and vandalizing the gardens of Miss Julia's neighbors. Abbotsville's liveliest resident finds herself trying to solve it all---matters of the heart and petty crime alike---and once again save the day.
It's wedding season in Abbotsville, N.C., as bestseller Ross's airy 22nd Miss Julia mystery (after 2020's Miss Julia Knows a Thing or Two) opens, and it seems everyone Miss Julia Murdoch knows is contemplating marriage for all the wrong reasons. Christy Hargrove is giving up her dream of being a doctor. Miss Julia's cherished housekeeper, Lillian, is thinking of hitching herself to a 98-year-old pillar of society just for the status. Helen Stroud has married a man who only seems to need a nurse. And LuAnne Conover, who has just shed herself of a philanderer, has decided she's not cut out for the single life and is fishing for another husband any husband. Miss Julia knows it's best to keep her lip zipped and be supportive, but that's not her usual modus operandi. Then on top of everything, a naked man is running around town peeping in women's windows at night, scaring everybody half to death. Newcomers won't feel lost in this personality-driven cozy in which nothing too bad happens. This long-running series shows no sign of losing steam.
This is the most fantastic series. It takes me away to a place where things are always gonna turn out as they should. They have a beautiful sense of community and people trying to do the right thing. I loved each and every one and will miss Ms Julia and all the characters sorely if you’re done. Thank you for the many years of anticipation for the next book!