Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
CeeCee Honeycutt’s life in Georgia is tough. Her father is technically in the picture, but travels so much he might as well not be and her mother, well, is a little crazy. CeeCee’s mother Camille is obsessed with her life back in Savannah and her illustrious past as the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen. One day when Camille runs out of the house in what basically amounts to a prom dress, she does not return. With Camille’s passing, CeeCee’s father no longer feels that he can (or wants to, really) take care of her. Luckily, CeeCee’s Great Aunt Tootie comes to the rescue and whisks CeeCee off to Savannah to live with her.
Sweetest. Book. Ever.
So last Tuesday, I was having a terrible, terrible day. Nothing earth-shatteringly bad, don’t worry, but just a whole mess of annoying things, like only getting 3 hours of sleep and having to entertain a baby for 90 minutes while the REALLY flat tire on our car got fixed when we couldn’t just walk because it was pouring rain. So yah, not good.
But then, when we came home and Daniel went to sleep and I laid down on the couch and picked up “Saving CeeCee Honeycutt.”
It isn’t every book that can turn your day around, but “Saving CeeCee Honeycutt” did exactly that for me. It is a light read, but not insubstantial; sweet, without being saccharine. Hoffman has skill as a writer and CeeCee is a very engaging character. Not only is it a great book, it was the perfect book for me the day I read it.
I’m so happy that I had CeeCee to spend time with when I was having a bad day. Pick it up and hold onto it for the next time you need a pick me up.