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Saving Ceecee Honeycutt | [Beth Hoffman]

Saving Ceecee Honeycutt

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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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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    Jill 08-15-10
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    "Fantastic"

    I just loved this book!! Rich colorful characters! Wonderfully read! On my top ten list!

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    Sandra M. Brandt 08-12-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Loved It!"

    A wonderful story perfectly narrated. One of my very favorite listens. I could have listened to Ceecee's story forever.

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    Harriet Alexandria, VA, United States 08-11-10
    Harriet Alexandria, VA, United States 08-11-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Fun Summer Read"

    I enjoyed the story. The characters were familiar. The life lessons were touching. This is a good book for young adults

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    Beth Vienna, WV, United States 08-10-10
    Beth Vienna, WV, United States 08-10-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Delightful"

    This is one of the most refreshing books I have listened to in a long time. The story is thought provoking, insightful, sad and laugh out loud funny all at the same time. The narration is exceptional, I will look for other books read by Jenna Lamia. I am recommending this book to all my friends.

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    Marny Pine, CO, United States 08-10-10
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    "Saving CeeCee Honeycut"

    I cried, I laughed out loud and I even re-wound the book to write down spots of wisdom. I loved it and the narration was incredible. I didn't want it to end. The characters felt like family by the end of the book. Loved it, loved it, loved it!! I am already looking forward to her next book...and I am not even sure she is writing one yet.

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    Mama bear Ogden, UT, United States 08-10-10
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    "A Great LIsten!"

    This book reminded me of a cross between "The Secret Life of Bees" and "The Help". It was filled the with southern grace and charm and it was as engaging as both of those books. I usually read mysteries, but chose this one for a change. I loved the way the characters showed that kindness and love between women can make such a difference is our lives. Too bad more of us don't act like these women.

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    Susan Scottsville, VA, United States 08-04-10
    Susan Scottsville, VA, United States 08-04-10
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    "I didn't want to get out of the car!!!"

    I laughed and cried listening to this story. It's so well written and told by the narrator. I loved this story. It re-inforces by belief in the "Southern Hospitality" and kindness of others. More please, Beth!

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    Jen Petersburg, KY, United States 08-03-10
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    "Like "Secret Lives of Bees""

    A nice story, well set in the south, good characters, amusing. A good read, well read.

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    "Excellent 'read'"

    Well written story and narrated exceptionally well. Entertaining listen with moments of laughing out loud!Definitely recommend.

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    "LOVE THIS NARRATOR AND STORY"

    This was a very sweet story, with some very funny parts and yet some heart wrenching parts. I love this narrator, she makes the stories she reads feel so real.

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