Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Review and Giveaway: Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

Meet twelve year old CeeCee. She's an only child and, even worse, her mother Camille is well on her way to being unhinged. She is the talk of their small Ohio town. Since CeeCee's father has chosen to escape the entire situation by spending all of his time traveling for work, she is left to try to rein in her mother's increasingly bizarre behavior all on her own.

You see, Camille's finest hour was when she was the Vidalia Onion Queen in 1951, complete with tiara, sash and fancy gown. Now she spends her days reliving that long ago day, becoming the bane of CeeCee's existence in the process. The constant embarrassment coupled with the responsibility put upon her causes CeeCee to have to grow up far before her time. And she does, she is an amazing young girl, funny and bright.

Beth Hoffman

When tragedy strikes, CeeCee's fragile world collapses like a house of cards. But rescue is at hand in the form of her great aunt Tootie. CeeCee has never even met her but Tootie swoops in and changes her life. Before she knows it, she has been whisked away to live in Savannah, Georgia, where the trees are green, the days are warm and the women are STRONG!

Though she suddenly finds herself with good friends and more mothers figures than any girl could wish for, she is still dealing with the difficult aftermath of her past. Time and loving advice from the disparate group of women who become her family are all CeeCee needs to blossom into the beautiful young woman she is sure to be.

It is hard for me to put into words how much I enjoyed this novel. It captures perfectly the strength and wisdom that lies at the core of southern women. I was strongly reminded of my Grandmother, born and raised in Tennessee, she was what we used to call 'salt of the earth'. Without women like her and the women you will find in this book, surely the world would cease to spin. It is a lovely, lovely book, charming, sweet, honest. Can't recommend it highly enough, it's a gem.

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt is published by Viking, ISBN 978-0-670-02139-0. For more information about Beth Hoffman and her writing, please visit her website.

Okay, now you want to read it, right? Of course you do! And I have three copies to give away!! (Thank you Allie & Shannon!) So, to enter just leave me a comment here that includes your email address. Instructions for extra entries are below. Giveaway is open those with a US or Canada mailing address and you can enter thru midnight eastern time on June 12.

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Good luck everyone, thank you for visiting and entering!

92 comments:

Shannon said...

Thank you for entering me. I follow. =)

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LuAnn said...

I have been wanting to read this book!

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Little Tesoro said...

Please include me. I've been wanting to read this one.

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Rachel said...

I follow you on my Google Reader! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Mystica said...

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Beth said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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christine (booktumbling) said...

Well, your recommendation has convinced me. My grandmother was also the "salt" of the family. I would love to read this one!

I am a google reader follower and I also tweeted.
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Zibilee said...

Me,me,me! I want to enter! This book sounds really good and I have been hearing amazing things about it all over the place! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

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Arch said...

Please enter me. I have this book on my TBR list.its been getting rave reviews from all the bloggers...

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Linda said...

Recently a very good friend said this was her favorite book of this year, so it's been on my wish list ever since. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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emmegailsbookshelf said...

Great review! I just started this one and can't wait to follow CeeCee's adventures. No need to enter me - good luck everyone!

Sue said...

I'd love this. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Marie said...

No need to enter me. I just wanted to say great review. I loved this book too!

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Marjorie said...

A super giveaway, I would love to win this book.

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Amanda said...

Wonderful giveaway! Thanks, and I'm a follower of course. nycbookgirl at gmail dot com

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enyl said...

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt comes highly recommended from friends who favor different genres.
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Aik said...

I'd love to enter!

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Debbie F said...

Please count me in! I want this one really bad! thanks

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angie said...

I have been wanting to read this one!
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Beth F said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed this one! I too loved CeeCee. No need to enter me in the drawing.

Carole Spring said...

After reading your review of this book, I know I would thoroughly enjoy reading it. Please enter me in the giveaway.

Thank you for the chance!

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would love to read this novel...thanks for the opportunity :)

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Cindy W. said...

I would love to win CeeCee Honeycutt. Thanks for the opportunity.

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