Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday; Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt


Jill at Breaking the Spine hosts Waiting on Wednesday. Stop by and check out the great books your fellow readers can’t wait to get their hands on. What book are you waiting for?

Author: Beth Hoffman
Pub Date: January 12, 2010

Product Description

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.

Isn't the cover beautiful? The story sounds like something I'd love. I was thrilled to receive a review copy and can't wait to read this book.   What book are you dying to read?

17 comments:

  1. The cover is gorgeous. Of course, I am partial to hummingbirds. :)

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  2. The cover is indeed beautiful!

    I'm dying to read STILL ALICE by Lisa Genova.

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  3. Beautiful cover!

    I wasn't sure but kept reading and I think I'll like this one. Thanks for the heads up.

    here's my WoW

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  4. I'm really anxious to read this book, as well. I've exchanged emails with the author and she's so nice.

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  5. The cover is really beautiful. We put in a hummingbird garden outside our kitchen nook, and it gives us so much pleasure. Of course, only the uncolorful ones show up, but it's still very rewarding to watch!

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  6. I love books like this! I've added it to my wish list. :)

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  7. This sounds delightful! It's definitely going on my list.

    My "Waiting on Wednesday" post is here:

    http://weboftyranny.blogspot.com

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  8. Hello Diane, You won a copy of Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel! Check your email.

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  9. I love the cover! Steel Magnolia's meets The Help. I need to put this on my wish list with that description. I will be watching for reviews on this one. Sounds intriguing!

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  10. I still need to read The Help..but this looks like a good one too!

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  11. I added this book to my list recently after seeing a review! I have added so many books lately thanks to all you great book bloggers. I do want to read The White Queen, but like to buy papberbacks, so I must wait.

    To Alice Teh--I have read Still Alice and enjoyed it very much. Makes you stop and think. My f.i.l. has now been diagnosed with Alzheimers.

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  12. This one sounds like it would fit perfectly into my Southern lit collection!

    -Amy
    Crafting by Candlelight

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  13. Sounds great! And i do adore the cover.

    Here's mine:
    http://jadorehappyendings.blogspot.com/2009/10/waiting-on-wednesday-5.html

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  14. I want to frame that cover! I was about to comment on the above post but as I went down to comment I seen this cover and lost my thoughts....LOL

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  15. This sounds so good! Love the cover, too!

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  16. This sounds like the quintessential Southern novel! :-D It sounds excellent -- I look forward to reading your review when it comes out.

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  17. I hope it's everything that the tag line says it is!! Sounds and looks great!

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