A story filled with eccentric characters and small town southern charm, Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind is a funny and touching story. Miss Julia’s husband, pillar-of-the-community Wesley, has died and Miss Julia is conducting herself as befits a very proper southern widow. When a woman turns up at her door with Little Lloyd, a young boy that happens to be her late husband’s offspring, Miss Julia begins questioning all that she has accepted as being true about her life, her position in the town and church, and her friendships. She finds hypocrisy abounding around her but also realizes who her true friends are and that she can have a mind of her own. The book is filled with warmth and humor and I found it entertaining and enjoyable. Manhattan Public Library has several “Miss Julia” books in our collection and I look forward to reading them!!