Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
When you read Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman you will crave southern cooking, hospitality AND friendship!! It's like a trip down an old southern road; a little sticky and humid, big green old trees overhead, and the sound of a front porch swing. I just can't seem to get a good combination of those word - but it just feels like home.
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt was strongly recommended by Lesa at Lesa's Book Critiques.
That was back in January and I've waited for just the right kind of summer day to indulge in this southern delicacy!!
CeeCee faces great tragedy for a young gal. Her momma has mental illness and dresses in old prom dresses with red stilettos. When CeeCee is young this is kind of a party, but when you're 12, well CeeCee is now more the mother than the child. Mrs. Odell, her elderly next door neighbor, helps her cope. After her momma's death CeeCee moves to Savannah with Tootie (her larger than life great aunt) and her maid, Oletta. These women are feisty, strong, and just the right medicine for a timid and hurting CeeCee. Her life is now large, colorful and filled to the brim.
I loved the changes and chances, the wisdom and the laugh-out-loud experiences. This was my perfect medicine.