Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

Hello All!

I can't recommend this book enough! I read it in one sitting! Saving CeeCee Honeycutt will be available in January, and if you received that bookstore gift card for the holidays, save it for this book.

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt is the story of a girl who cares for her mother as she descends into madness, and her father is constantly away on business. CeeCee escapes as best she can into reading. Her mother is killed one day, and CeeCee finds out about the Southern branch of her family; her father lets her go to them easily, almost immediately after her mother's funeral. Her great-aunt Tootie takes her to Savannah, and envelopes CeeCee into the warmth of Southern hospitality, and into a community of women. CeeCee sees all their strength and all that they can do, all the while learning how to deal with her grief of essentially losing both her parents.

This is a warm, lovely book, and one feels as if one is in the beauty of the South, the gardens, the old homes, and the healing power of a community of women.

Happy Reading!
(who wrote this at midnight & hopes it is coherent)

Disclosure: I became acquainted with Beth Hoffman by following her on Twitter, and she, in turn, checked out this blog, and had her publisher send me a copy of this book.


Beth Hoffman said...

Patti ... thank you so much for your lovely review of my novel. I'm delighted that you enjoyed CeeCee's story.

Happy New Year!

Kaye Barley said...

I read this yesterday and love it. LOVE it to bits!!!!!!!!!!!