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Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, by Beth Hoffman - a book review


CeeCee Honeycutt spent the first twelve years of her life taking care of her mentally-ill, has-been beauty queen mother, who spent her rollercoaster days in their small town, Ohio, streets adorned in goodwill prom dresses, red shoes and tiara with a face of smudged make-up. 

Ostracized by her classmates because of her notorious mother, CeeCee found solace and friendship amongst her books and studies. One fateful day, CeeCee's life made an abrupt change.  Her mother was knocked right out of her red shoes by an ice cream truck and killed.  Great-Aunt Tootie got wind of this tragic event and drove her vintage convertible from her luscious, historic home in Savannah, Georgia, taking CeeCee under her wing.

Thus begins CeeCee's journey to the healing warmth of a Savannah summer, surrounded by a gaggle of nurturing, wise, no-excuses women.  CeeCee's life soon becomes filled with the fragrance of lush floral gardens and hilariously real moments in what seemingly appears to be a town run by strong women. 

The author (and Women on the Verge member), Beth Hoffman, does such an excellent job with her character development, you can literally smell the wine on neighbor, Thelma Rae Goodpepper's breath, hear the cackle of Miz Hobb's nosey questions and feel the warmth and love of a big bosom hug from Oletta.

Southern hospitality reins in Saving CeeCee Honeycutt as you will feel welcome and charmed to enjoy every last morsel.

AnaLewis · 3031 days ago
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  •  Marta: 
    Wonderful review for a fabulous book
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  •  AnaLewis: 
    How exciting! I am definitely checking this out. Welcome aboard Beckie!
     3031 days ago 
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  •  BeckieWein: 
    This is such a great book. I have an interview with Beth up on my blog and also a contest for a giveaway of the Audio CD's of her book. Please feel free to join the contest! http://beckieweinheimerblogs.blogsp thor-of-new-york.html
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Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, by Beth Hoffman - a book review