Saving Ceecee Honeycutt: A Novel

Written by:
Beth Hoffman
Narrated by:
Jenna Lamia

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2010
10 hours 0 minutes
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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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I really enjoyed listening to this book. The story is fabulous and the narrator is very talented using different voices and personalities for each character. It’s one of those books you can’t wait to get back to!

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Loved this book and the narration was absolutely perfect!!!!

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Martha L

Have listened to it more than once in the past and again this week...after listening to Beth Hoffman's second book, Looking for Me. Her new book is even better!!! I can't wait to read and/or listen to what she writes next!

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Sue Aune

Loved listening to this book. It's now in my top 10 list ,

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Kem Haddock

Loved this book! The characters were so perfectly southern.

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