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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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    Tammy United States 04-21-11
    Tammy United States 04-21-11

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    "Excellent Book. Even Better Narrator!"

    The book was Narrated by Jenna Lamia. I love her. She brings the characters to life. This was a wonderful book. I was sad when it was over because I wanted to grow up with her and stay friends with her. It is one of the feel good books that makes you remember there is good out there.

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    William Sachse, TX, United States 04-16-11
    William Sachse, TX, United States 04-16-11 Member Since 2009
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    I enjoyed this book very much. The narrator is a young girl, but it is done very well.

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    Peggy Shiloh, IL, United States 04-16-11
    Peggy Shiloh, IL, United States 04-16-11
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    "fantastic book"

    This is a great book! The author has used such beautiful language. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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    Laura 04-12-11
    Laura 04-12-11

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    "I bought based on recommendations..."

    and I was NOT disappointed. I wasn't sure what to expect about a young girl living in OH with a crazy mom and absentee dad....but when Aunt Tootie shows up in her big ole Packard and quite literally rescues CeeCee from herself, the book had me hooked.

    The life lessons and richness of the book kept me interested--I felt like I was living right in the middle of Savannah GA in the late 60's.

    The narrator was fantastic! I am so glad I took a chance on this book--I don't regret it!

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    Dale Salem, MA, United States 04-08-11
    Dale Salem, MA, United States 04-08-11
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    "Excellent Narration -Compelling Story"

    The narrator did an excellent job. Characters are generally well developed and interesting- altho there is some stereotypical southern women aka steel magnolia parts But overall a great listen and I would recommend.

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    Yvonne Southfield, mi, United States 03-25-11
    Yvonne Southfield, mi, United States 03-25-11 Member Since 2015

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    "A sweet read"

    You are swepted up in the life and loving this wonderful young girl. She is thrown into adulthood dealing with the issues of her mother then ripped away to live with her great aunt for her to be a girl. But being a girl is hard when you have lived the life of CeeCee. Beth Hoffman's prose is touching, witty, and full of southern charm. This is a must read

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    anonymous Richmond Hill, Georgia, United States 03-20-11
    anonymous Richmond Hill, Georgia, United States 03-20-11
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    "A Fun Listen!!!"

    Using this audio book as my motivation to exercise and it is working! Can't wait each day for my next couple of chapters. Hope my next audio book selection is as entertaining. Great narrator.

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    Pamela dunlap, IL, United States 03-18-11
    Pamela dunlap, IL, United States 03-18-11 Member Since 2009
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    It is nice to have a book that actually leaves you feeling good. Very tender and insightful writing.

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    Marion Cornwall, VT, United States 03-17-11
    Marion Cornwall, VT, United States 03-17-11
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    "Delightful"

    Wonderful characters who you will wish were in your life, offering wisdom, comfort, and advice. Excellent narration. I keep mulling over phrases and turning them around as I reflect on the book...wish there was a sequel!

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    Kaylyn Eagle Mountain, UT, United States 03-15-11
    Kaylyn Eagle Mountain, UT, United States 03-15-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Exceeded my expectation"

    I loved this book. It is a great story about a strong little girl who deals with a lot and the women who rally around her to help her out. I loved the characters. They were easy to fall in love with and you found yourself rooting for the young CeeCee throughout the book. I love the resiliency of the human spirit portrayed in this story and how important it is to reach out to those around us who need a shoulder to lean on. I loved Jenna Lamia's voice as the narrator in "The Help" and was happy to hear it again in this book. She does a great job.

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