Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

By Beth Hoffman

  • Release Date - Published: 2010-01-12
  • Book Genre: Literary
  • Author: Beth Hoffman
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 1,338 Ratings)

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Steel Magnolias meets The Help in this Southern debut novel sparkling with humor, heart, and feminine wisdom

Twelve-year-old CeeCee Honeycutt is in trouble. For years, she has been the caretaker of her psychotic mother, Camille-the tiara-toting, lipstick-smeared laughingstock of an entire town-a woman trapped in her long-ago moment of glory as the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen. But when Camille is hit by a truck and killed, CeeCee is left to fend for herself. To the rescue comes her previously unknown great-aunt, Tootie Caldwell.

In her vintage Packard convertible, Tootie whisks CeeCee away to Savannah's perfumed world of prosperity and Southern eccentricity, a world that seems to be run entirely by 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.

Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Beth Hoffman's sparkling debut is, as Kristin Hannah says, "packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart." It is a novel that explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others.

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Posted Reviews

  • Loved it!!!

    5
    By Stinagirl
    I am so happy this book was recommended to me to read!
  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

    5
    By Spunky Reader
    This is a wonderful book. I loved the way the author would describe things. I wish I could be part of this group of females!
  • Delightful book.

    5
    By CKHen
    I had a hard time putting this book down. The characters feel like family. She captured southern culture so well. Very well written. It was a delightful read.
  • Sweetness

    5
    By goernerv
    I enjoyed every page! As an educator it’s heartwarming to read about a traumatized child’s life to take a turn for the better!
  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

    5
    By sometimers3
    Such a cute story of how a child sees the World, the good and the bad.
  • Saving Cee Cee Honeycut

    5
    By No No Nannette
    Moving story. Makes you laugh right out loud. Great characters. The sad parts are part of the ride.
  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

    5
    By lodifarmgirl
    Loved this book! Such a sweet story...
  • Lovely book

    5
    By Kittyusa2015
    Wonderfully written, warm and positive, leaves you with a pleasant feeling that in the end everything will turn out okay.
  • Excellent read!

    5
    By RobTonya
    This is the best book I've read in a while! I laughed, cried and got mad along with Cee Cee. The characters felt like family. Excellent read!
  • Great Read

    4
    By ShelbyCharles
    This was a great book with a Southern flavor. Similar in tone to The Help. A sad tale abut a little girl with a troubled childhood, who ended up in a great home with many friends. Humor and tragedy woven together for a great summer read.

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