Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind
A Novel by Ann B. Ross
1990 / 288 Pages
Julia Springer may not be the best feminist or the most socially conscious person, but she’s doing alright considering the sheltered life she has led up to this point. She never had to make many decisions – her husband, Wesley Lloyd, made sure of that – but with him recently dead and buried, Miss Julia is left to fend for herself. Well, sort of. As it turns out, Wesley Lloyd was a stingy, but incredibly wealthy man, and Julia is the sole beneficiary of his estate. So with a newfound financial freedom, Julia and her maid/confidant, Lillian, are enjoying being able to finally relax.
But soon enough, it seems like everybody in their small, southern town wants a piece of Julia’s inheritance – especially the church. And to further complicate matters, it seems that Mr. Springer was not such a faithful, loyal husband. Julia finds this out when his mistress appears at the doorstep with Mr. Springer’s illegitimate son in tow. Wesley Lloyd Jr may be a skinny, 9 year-old child with a pale complexion and a nervous demeanor, but his arrival sets off a whole chain of events that Julia Springer was never prepared for. But as any self-confident, determined southern woman would do, Miss Julia learns how to face her problems and takes care of business!