Saving CeeCee Honeycutt: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 12, 2010 - Fiction - 320 pages
26 Reviews
Steel Magnolias meets The Help in Beth Hoffman’s New York Times bestselling Southern debut novel, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

Twelve-year-old CeeCee Honeycutt is in trouble. For years, she has been the caretaker of her mother, Camille, the town’s tiara-wearing, lipstick-smeared laughingstock, a woman who is trapped in her long-ago moment of glory as the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen of Georgia. When tragedy strikes, Tootie Caldwell, CeeCee’s long-lost great-aunt, comes to the rescue and whisks her away to Savannah. There, CeeCee is catapulted into a perfumed world of prosperity and Southern eccentricity—one that appears to be run entirely by strong, wacky women. From the exotic Miz Thelma Rae Goodpepper, who bathes in her backyard bathtub and uses garden slugs as her secret weapons; to Tootie's all-knowing housekeeper, Oletta Jones; to Violene Hobbs, who entertains a local police officer in her canary-yellow peignoir, the women of Gaston Street keep CeeCee entertained and enthralled for an entire summer.

A timeless coming of age novel set in the 1960s, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship, and charts the journey of an unforgettable girl who loses one mother, but finds many others in the storybook city of Savannah. As Kristin Hannah, author of Fly Away, says, Beth Hoffman's sparkling debut is “packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart."


  

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I adore southern writing. - LibraryThing
This is a great story with good character development. - LibraryThing
This is Southern story telling at its best. - LibraryThing
The author's writing is wonderful. - LibraryThing
The writing is lovely and the humor can't be beat. - LibraryThing
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User Review  - Ruth Turner - Goodreads

What a wonderful, heart warming surprise this book was. Exceptionally well written. It had me laughing out loud, crying into my hanky, and then laughing again. The "unpredictable escapades of Miz ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cherie - Goodreads

I am not sure I can even put into words what a great read this book was for me. I loved every word. I laughed and cried and felt so blessed to be reading this story. I cannot think of another word ... Read full review

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Contents

Foufleen
Seventeen
Nineteen
Twentytwo
Twentyfive
Twentysix
Twentyeight
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Beth Hoffman was the president and co-owner of an interior design studio in Cincinnati before becoming a full-time writer. She is the author of two New York Times bestsellers: Looking for Me and her debut, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt. She lives with her husband and two cats in northern Kentucky.

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