WorldCat Identities

Darlow, Cynthia

Works: 142 works in 529 publications in 1 language and 28,318 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Humor  Christmas stories  Humorous fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Medical fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Actor
Classifications: PS3602.A963, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Cynthia Darlow
Dearest Dorothy, slow down, you're wearing us out! by Charlene Ann Baumbich( )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Partonville, a tiny southern Illinois farming town, 87-year-old Dorothy Jean Wetstrs is the self-proclaimed town matriarch. She'sa regular in the main street cafe, where she helps herself to doughnuts and gossip. And she's a Wild Musketeer on the senior citizens' softball team. Aware of her own limitations, she often asks "the Big Guy" in heaven for help with the town's problems: "Dear Lord, DO SOMETHING!"
Miss Julia paints the town by Ann B Ross( Recording )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Already trying to help three friends find their missing husbands, Miss Julia also must concoct a scheme to chase a slick New Jersey developer away from Abbotsville. But perhaps she's bitten off a bit more than she can chew
Miss Julia strikes back by Ann B Ross( Recording )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This time, America's favorite senior citizen takes on thieves who've stolen her jewelry. Although it's not the first time they've targeted her small North Carolina town, Miss Julia vows to make it the last. Soon she and her posse rush to Palm Beach for some sun, sand, and a bizarre stakeout. But how can two elderly ladies, a boy, and a tipsy private eye outfox crafty criminals?
Miss Julia's school of beauty by Ann B Ross( Recording )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hazel Marie, former lover of Miss Julia's late husband, needs assistance in staging a beauty contest to determine who will reign as Miss Abbot Coounty Sheriff's Department. Enter Miss Julia. She has plenty of advice for the contestants about maintaining their poise, showcasing their charm, and perfecting their state presence. Doing her utmost to help the women, Miss Julia must also address concerns over her complicated relationship with her gentleman friend, Sam
Miss Julia stands her ground by Ann B Ross( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When she learned her philandering (and late) husband left behind a lover and illegitimate son, Miss Julia could have gotten nasty. Instead, she kept her cool, adding Hazel Marie and Little Lloyd to her makeshift family. But now rumors are surfacing that call Little Lloyd's patrilineage into question. Has Miss Julia been duped? The only way to know for sure might be to exhume Wesley Lloyd Springer's body for a DNA test
Hounded to death a novel by Rita Mae Brown( )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shrewd master of the Jefferson Hunt Club, "Sister" Jane Arnold must don her detective cap again as murder most foul creeps across the lush Virginia countryside
We are water : a novel by Wally Lamb( Recording )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Oh, a middle-age wife, mother and artist, divorces her husband after 27 years of marriage to marry Vivica, the Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her professional success
The tell-tale horse by Rita Mae Brown( )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The February hunting season is in full swing in Virginia when the neighborhood is rocked by murder. The female victim has been stripped naked and propped onto a horse statue outside a tack shop--which has recently suffered the theft of a treasured foxhunting prize. Could the two crimes be connected? With precious few clues to follow, "Sister" Jane Arnold dauntlessly tackles the case
Dearest Dorothy, who would have ever thought?! by Charlene Ann Baumbich( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth book in the series finds the residents of Partonville preparing for a festive Thanksgiving dinner at the local church. Amid assigning duties and preparing recipes, everyone tries to ignore bossy acting mayor Gladys McKern. Meanwhile, Jessica Joy struggles with an unexpected turn of events, Katie Durbin considers another real estate project, and Dearest Dorothy doles out advice and love in equal amounts to everyone
Miss Julia delivers the goods by Ann B Ross( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Julia reckons Mr. J.D. Pickens is the key to solving all of Hazel Marie's problems, especially the female kind. But how can Miss Julia coax the savvy PI back to town--and back into the arms of her 40-something friend Hazel Marie?
Dearest Dorothy, merry everything! by Charlene Ann Baumbich( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The holidays are coming and a plan to build a mini-mall has some residents in a tizzy. It'll take some shrewd negotiating and a little help from the Big Guy upstairs for Dorothy to set this one right
Liberating Paris by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason( )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. Wood McIlmore is the leading citizen of Paris, Arkansas. Married to his high school sweetheart Milan, Wood has it all. But everything changes dramatically when his daughter Elizabeth announces plans to marry Luke, her college classmate. Luke happens to be the son of Duff, Wood's other high school girlfriend and Milan's bitter rival. Forced back together by their children, Duff and Wood rekindle their passion-- while Milan, her world crumbling around her, tries to plan her daughter's wedding"--Container
Lark and Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips( )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teenaged Lark is filled with boundless compassion and tenderness for her younger brother Termite, who cannot walk or talk. Nine years earlier and half a world away, Termite's father faced the haunting specter of the Korean War. Now, with their mother absent, the children live with their Aunt Nonie and struggle to make ends meet. Yet Lark and Termite persevere, strip away layers of their family's mysterious past, and courageously move toward an uncertain future
Southern fried divorce : a woman unleashes her hound and his dog in the Big Easy by Judy Conner( )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judy Conner refers to her former husband simply as "That X," which is perfectly understandable considering some of the antics he pulled. Inseparable from the family's brown dog, Conner's X performed naked synchronized swoming at the 1984 World's Fair--with the canine as his partner. And one fine spring day, while buzzing on bourbon, he delivered an especially touching gift to his wife--a .38 revolver
Virgin of the rodeo by Sarah Bird( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonja is seen as a curiosity in the minuscule Texas town of Dorfburg. Twenty-nine years old and big-boned, she is purported to be the daughter of a famous Native American trick-roper. Now that her mother is marrying a fang-toothed linoleum salesman, Sonja may finally get the chance to move out of the stifling burg and begin a search for the father she has never known
The Christmas letters by Lee Smith( )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1944 to 1995, the story of three generations of women as they partake of the tradition of catching up on family news once a year with the annual Christmas letter. A close-up of everyday life spanning half a century
Against the moon by Jane Gilmore Rushing( )

6 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Granny Albright's time has come and relatives have gathered to say goodbye to the matriarch. Linda Kay has recently married into the family, and tries to do her part to help. But when Cousin Herman arrives, feelings of resentment and heartaches from the past come to the surface
Riley's fire by Lee Merrill Byrd( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fire called Riley to his destiny, just like the spinning-wheel called Sleeping Beauty. Now, Riley has third-degree burns on 63% of his body. At the Shriners Burns Institute, he must endure countless skin grafts and searingly painful baths. And, for the rest of his days, he will live behind a mask. But through his painful recovery, he finds his own good fairy and life begins to make perfect sense to Riley--even if few others understand
The Red Hat Club by Haywood Smith( Recording )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five women, best friends for thirty years, support each other at their monthly food, wine and gossip gatherings. When Diane's banker husband uses their retirement funds to buy a condo for his mistress, the women plot to get even
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Miss Julia strikes back
Alternative Names
Darlowe, Cynthia

English (154)

Miss Julia paints the townMiss Julia strikes backMiss Julia's school of beautyMiss Julia stands her groundHounded to death a novelThe tell-tale horseLiberating ParisSouthern fried divorce : a woman unleashes her hound and his dog in the Big EasyThe Red Hat Club