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Saving Ceecee Honeycutt Audiobook

Saving Ceecee Honeycutt

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2010 Beth Hoffman; (P)2010 Penguin Audiobooks

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    Angela IN, United States 10-16-11
    Angela IN, United States 10-16-11
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    "I was addicted to the characters!"

    I could associate with young Cee Cee Honeycutt. Maybe that's why I enjoyed the audiobook as much as I did. She was such a well developed character as were the many other people who touched the plot. I was upset to realize that this wasn't a series. I felt a little let down once it ended and I am hoping that Beth Hoffman will consider making this a series. There are definitely enough characters to warrant it and I would love to follow Cee Cee as she grows up in Savannah.

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    AmazonRegular 10-02-11

    “Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” ― Francis Bacon

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    "Saving Ceecee..."

    Touching book. Great story. I loved listening to it! I picked this book because Jenna Lamia was a narrator for the Help and I'm glad I did.

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    Tori Cashmere, WA, United States 09-30-11
    Tori Cashmere, WA, United States 09-30-11 Member Since 2015
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    I very much enjoyed listening to Jenna Lamia narrate a story and she definitely doesn't disappoint here. The story is a wonderful coming of age

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    Nancy McHenry, IL, United States 09-24-11
    Nancy McHenry, IL, United States 09-24-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Love, Love, Love"

    When I started listening to this one I had to go back and say, "Wasn't it described as a laugh out loud book"? The beginning was so tragic. My heart ached for Cee Cee. Then she went to Savannah and the laughs begin, not all laughs, but a lot of them. Read by the narrator of The Help, Jenna Lamia has a wondeful voice for this southern settings. All of the rich charachters of the woman around Cee Cee also reminded me of the Help.

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    rose halligan 09-21-11 Member Since 2009
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    "i felt like a member of the family"

    wow this was a great read/listen. I have to admit the name drew me in -- but so glad i listened to it. Beth Hoffman writes a great story and Jenna Lamia (who i listened to before) was just wonderful. I hated when it was over. PS loved CeeCee's Aunt.

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    rsinghal+5 Newark, Australia 09-20-11
    rsinghal+5 Newark, Australia 09-20-11
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    "Honey"

    This is a awesome book with a lot of exciting things when we listen through the entire title. I find it very intresting.

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    e. kahn jacksonville, fl, United States 09-18-11
    e. kahn jacksonville, fl, United States 09-18-11 Member Since 2012
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    "LOVED THIS SWEET STORY!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love the accents, the characters and the sweet story line that gives us all hope. Where there is love there is hope!!!


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    Laurie Bellingham, WA, United States 08-04-11
    Laurie Bellingham, WA, United States 08-04-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Great listen"

    Very very well narrated - if you liked "The Help," it's quite similar to that. It makes you laugh out loud in spots, and feel uncomfortable in other spots - great storytelling. The plot line is a bit thin - not as rich and complicated as "The Help" or "Calla Lily Ponder" - but definitely wanted to keep listening.

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    James & Sheila 07-22-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Lovely Listen"

    This is a beautiful book that is wonderfully narrated. I was especially intrigued with the manner that it kept my attention, though it was not an exciting, suspenseful or even romantic sort of plot. It was just a simple story in a glorious setting with adorable characters. At times it was heartbreaking, but at other times it was downright fun. Unlike many other books, I don't think that I'll never forget this one.

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    Jacqueline Crocker, Missouri, United States 07-16-11
    Jacqueline Crocker, Missouri, United States 07-16-11 Member Since 2014

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    "Easy and Enjoyable Novel"

    If you enjoy about Southern Women- you will like this one. Makes you want to turn on every chance you get

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