Beth Hoffman's debut novel is equally heart-warming and hilarious. It's a breath-taking best-seller that put the author on the pedestal and made her one of the greatest new voices in modern-day literature. CeeCee is a 12-year-old girl, and she's in a bit of a mess. For many years, she's been taking care of her psychotic mom. She's insane alright, but she's family, so, when a truck hits and kills her on the road, the girl is left all alone in this world.
Fortunately, her great-aunt, a woman she's never seen before, comes to lend her that helping hand. She arrives in a fancy Packard and takes CeeCee away - to the South - where prosperity, hospitality, and eccentricity are a big part of life. At first, the girl thinks that this part of the world is controlled by women only, as they seem to take care of everything.
And she really enjoys the company of these brave, gifted and uplifting ladies. They keep the little orphan entertained for the whole summer and help her forget about her great loss. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt is a touching, moving and laugh-out-loud hilarious novel, a brilliant debut by the wonderful Beth Hoffman. It's got a whole bunch of that Southern charm and includes strong-willed, optimistic women, a great sense of humor and all kinds of feel-good moments.
If you love inspirational books about the power of sisterhood, this one will be right up your alley. This is a story of a little baby girl who loses her mom but manages to find many others in the face of the wonderful Southern society. The critics call Saving CeeCee Honeycutt a game-changer, a breath of fresh air for the genre.