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T strings free of the bird s delicate wings a community of concerned women carries out a similar attempt for CeeCee In both cases a wounded creature is allowed to enjoy the life it should I loved this book that climbs from frustrating despair to capturing a real glow in life restored I adore this style of writing dripping with deep southern charm set in the summer of 1967 Savannah *Georgia What A Sparkling Gem *What a sparkling gem a debut for Hoffman I m gonna have to compare this book a little because of the age of the main character to Secret Life of Bee s with a 12 ear old girl named CeeCee living in Ohio with her tender heart in shambles after the passing of her mentally ill mother and having an absent father with no parenting skills This event changes her life as she moves to live with her wise little Aunt Tootie and her dearest friend and housekeeper Oletta Told with a beautiful and uniue voice and vividly described setting wonderful eccentric side characters and neighbors This is a lush story that sueezes The Courage to Stand Alone Letters from Prison and Other Writings your heart so full of warmth humor and charismatic characters so realou just feel like could run over to sit and share with them while sipping Iced sweet tea in Tootie s backyard basking in the aroma of Magnolia and Wisteria blossomsYou just can t help but adore Aunt Tootie Oletta Miz Goodpepper and Mrs Odell these generous spunky loveable characters that seem to know just what to do to heal CeeCee s tender broken heart and help her bloom simply by being themselves CeeCee adds to there lives as well to seal a strong circle of friendshipso touching I was crying laughing and cheerfully embracing this story that feeds the soul and leaves an intoxicating aromatic delight of great southern food and exotic flowers A must read for anyone who enjoys southern stories like Ya Ya s series Steel Magnolia s or The Help This book would be perfect for twelve ear old girls but it s just too precious for grown up readers Had it been published and promoted as a book for oungsters I would have rated it higher and reviewed it been published and promoted as a book for The Year the Maps Changed youngsters I would have rated it higher and reviewed gently But it was marketed as an adult book so I ll rate and review it as such The writing plot and characters aren t all that bad for light fiction I was able to finish it without hating it which is increasingly rare for me with fluff novels THE PROBLEM There were a lot of opportunities for real depth here The story could have explored serious issues such as mental illness a child s loss of her mother and racial tensions in the South of the 1960s Hoffman kills every chance for depth and dramatic tension by tidily dispatching every crisis with perfectly worded homilies delivered at just the right moment by just the right character These little sermons are happily accepted by the other characters who never raise the issue again They all float along in saccharine harmony until the next crisis which will be just as neatly dissolved with another special conversationSunshine lollipops and rainbows get tediously predictable by about halfway through the book There are some delightful characters but they aren t believable when they re so easily swayed and soothed Ifou re looking for something sweet and fun and Daughter of the Moon (Tales of Inthya, you re less critical of light fiction than Iou will probably find this a wonderful little escape It has a lot of Southern charm and colorful characters and there are some uite humorous escapades I loved the photo journey of Miz Hobbs s remarkable traveling brassiere Aunt Tootie Oletta and Miz Goodpepper are lovable but not very convincin. Cal police officer in her canary Great Short Stories of Detection Mystery and Horror yellow peignoir the women of Gaston Street keep CeeCee entertained and enthralled for an entire summerLaugh 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 aoung girl who loses one mother and finds many othersWatch a Vid. At dies tragicallyHope finally appears with a flare upon the arrival of her unknown great aunt Tallulah Caldwell Aunt Tootie drives CeeCee off to Savanna Georgia and a bright new life *begins The book flowed with Southe Momma left her red satin shoes in the middle of *The book flowed with Southe Momma left her red satin shoes in the middle of road That s what three eyewitnesses told the police The first time I remember my mother wearing red shoes was on a snowy morning in December 1962 the Unstuck year I was sevenears old I walked into the kitchen and found her sitting at the table No lights were on but in the thin haze of dawn that pushed through the frostbitten window I could see red high heeled shoes peeking out from beneath the hem of her robe There was no breakfast waiting and no freshly ironed school dress hanging on the basement doorknob Momma just sat and stared out the window with empty eyes her hands limp in her lap her coffee cold and untouched Cecelia Honeycutt a Adam in Ochre: Inside Aboriginal Australia young girl with a physically absentee father at least most of the time and a mother whose moods swayed from highs to lows psychotic until one day when CeeCee is twelve and her mother dies a tragic death Her father has at least enough sense to find a relative to take care of her and he arranges for CeeCee to live with her great aunt Tallulah who prefers to be referred to as Aunt Tootie As he pulled away from the curb a light breeze blew the paper from the box It spun end over end and swirled into the street I left it there and watched my dad s car disappear It was a familiar sight Gradually CeeCee accepts her new life in Savannah and begins to get a glimpse of the South her mother had always shared her love of the climate their appreciation of the gracious way of living I loved this time of night how everything softened and lost the hard edges of day and how if the wind moved just right the live oaks would murmur tender green words across the shadowy lawn Sitting with a book in the warm circle of light from the table lamp had become my favorite way to end the day Don t go wastin all them bright tomorrowsou ain t even seen by hangin on to what happened The Storytellers Muse yesterday Let go child Just breathe out and let go Filled with a charmingly eclectic cast of characters this was a sweetly tender story of aoung girl whose life brings her to a place where she can face her darkest fears and hopefully conuer them I m probably the only person in the US of A who didn t like this book I just don t get what everyone sees in it It was so sugary sweet get what everyone sees in it It was so sugary sweet thought it was going to put me in a diabetic coma And the characters were such steriotypes Like the wise Oletta who says Child child Breve diccionario artúrico you ve got a whole lot of healin to do But the Good Lord sentou to the right place Ain t nobody walkin this green earth got a bigger heart than Miz Tootie Argh The author was constantly barraging the reader with forced awkward sounding metaphors I was nestled deep in the feather bed like a baby bird in a nest A string of cream puff clouds seemed to bump into the treetops I noticed an adventuresome earthwormit lay there sizzled up like a forgotten sausage on a grill I haven t seen so many bad metaphors since Creative Writing 101 I expected a lot from this book because of all the rave reviews but I was really disappointed I cried real tears at parts of this lovely story of oung CeeCee Honeycutt a little girl who suffers unimaginable loss at the hands of a mentally ill mother and unsympathetic father But like the spider web trapped hummingbird rescued in Chapt 27 by pulling the stickies. Cee is left to fend for herself To the rescue comes her previously unknown great aunt Tootie CaldwellIn 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 lo. For some reason I was little hesitant to pick this book up It s definitely not a book I would normally read but it was one of my group s BOtM so I gave it a try Despite my initial reluctance to try it once I started reading I couldn t put it downCeeCee Honeycutt is a little girl who grew up in a house that was anything but normal Her mother was constantly going through different moods she had no friends to speak of and her father was consistently leaving to go on business trips When CeeCee s mom dies her world gets turned upside and she is sent to live with family in Savannah Georgia There she meets an unbelievable cast of characters that help her discover what life is really aboutEach character in this book was uniue and entertaining They each had a different story to tell and a different lesson to teach CeeCee At the base level this book is about just about a girl who is trying to keep her life from falling apart but as ou dig deeper there are so many different stories that a person can relate to Threads of racism prejudice philosophy of karma friendship etc It was a short uick book that was filled with life lessons and wrapped in a heartwarming packageI loved it Beth Hoffman wrote an incredible first novel This book to my breath away and I could not put it down Cee Cee Honeycomb is growing up with a very troubled mother and a father that ignores his entire familyCee Cee is on an emotional roller coaster She does SURVIVEThis book is full of Southern charm and I coould just see myself sitting with her on the porch and the beautiful gardens of SavannahCee Cee meets and is taken care of by some wonderful people that I Would Love To Call My FriendsI Cried love to call my friendsI cried this book many times and could imagine being a part of Cee Cee s life back in the 1950 s Think big Pink Convertible with the top down of courseIf Saving the Omegas The Legion Omegas you loved THE HELP and SECRET LIFE OF BEE Sou must read this wonderful story of love friendship and beauty I will be taking a trip to Savannah this summer to see those beautiful flowers I wanted to give this book 2 stars but that felt a little unfair There s nothing wrong with the book per se but it definitely didn t live up to my expectations The story is about CeeCee a The Sheep Pig young girl from Ohio whose mother just died CeeCee goes to live with an aunt in Savannah Georgia where she meets several eccentric Southern ladies The story itself was fine but I didn t find a lot of substance there The characters were all interesting enough but pretty one dimensional and the storyline was a little too good to be true I also felt like CeeCees voice wasn t that authentic She came across as way too mature for a 12ear old girl I just couldn t see a lot of her thoughts and words coming from a girl that age This book is good if ou need a uick pick me *up kind of book but it s not the kind of *kind of book but it s not the kind of I felt the need to rush out and recommend to all my friends after reading it A book very reminiscent of The secret life of Bees Midnight in the garden of Good and Evil and a book that at times is so predictable it feels like it has copied the dozens of other books that involve southern charm race relations mother daughter relations and oung women who rise above disadvantage and ultimately triumph At times the book would take a turn and I would think but hasn This book was a total escape for me I got lost in the world of precocious 12 Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents: Practical Tools to Establish Boundaries and Reclaim Your Emotional Autonomy year old Cecelia Honeycutt who experienced growing up in a depressing Ohio home with an absentee father and a psychotic mother th. Read Beth Hoffman's blogs and other content on the Penguin CommunitySteel Magnolias meets The Help in this Southern debut novel sparkling with humor heart and feminine wisdomTwelveear old CeeCee Honeycutt is in trouble For ears 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 ueen But when Camille is hit by a truck and killed Cee. .



Saving CeeCee Honeycutt