Thursday, September 25, 2014

Etta Mae's Worst Bad-Luck day by Ann B. Ross

Miss Julia #16
Published August 16, 2014 by Viking Adult

Etta Mae is frustrated with her trailer-park life and her no-good family, and she has big dreams for something better. Working as the home nurse for the elderly but wealthy Howard Connard, Senior, she finally sees her chance—with her sexy curves and infectious charm, Etta Mae is determined to become his wife. Unfortunately, Connard’s scheming, money-hungry son and stuck-up daughter-in-law are equally determined to make sure she doesn’t. To make matters worse, Etta Mae’s ex-husband Skip (her first ex, that is) has shown up with a winning lottery ticket in his hand and local thugs hot on his heels. Plus, her dreamy former flame, officer Bobby Lee, keeps popping up to remind her that she’s not over him yet. In the middle of all this mayhem, Etta Mae has to get that marriage license—before it’s too late!

My Thoughts…

This is the first book by Ann B Ross that I have picked up to read and I cannot believe that I have not found this series before.  While not reading the others meant that I was not familiar with all the characters, I did not feel like I was lost or behind on the going ons in this series.    The author did a great job bringing the reader up to speed without dragging out the story with facts from past books.  

Etta Mae and her friends had me laughing with tears throughout the entire story.    I know Etta Mae, I have visited her trailor, and I have hung out with her.   She was someone I could pictures and could see how her life was lived.    Although, not an easy life, she lived a real life and lived it with as much gusto as anyone possibly can.   

I am absolutely positive that I will be going back and checking out the rest of the Miss Julia series.   If you are looking for a fun and easy read do not wait to pick this book up. 

Book Links

Complete Order of the Miss Julia Books Here

“Ann B. Ross's Miss Julia books are always a delight, and ETTA MAE’S WORST BAD-LUCK DAY is no exception.”
—J.A. Jance, author of Moving Target

“Fans of Ann B. Ross will love this book! Etta Mae Wiggins is the funniest character to come down the pike since Miss Julia showed up to speak her mind. I laughed all the way through it. Hooray for Etta Mae!”
—Fannie Flagg, New York Times bestselling author of
The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion and Fried Green Tomatoes

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