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Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

By Beth Hoffman

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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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  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

    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.

    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

    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

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

    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

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

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

    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

    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.
  • Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt

    By Indy RRM
    Wonderful story experienced through the words and emotions of a young girl. Very real. I chuckled and cried. Cee Cee and the women in her life will be with me for a long time.