(I’m backtracking on some of the book reviews I did earlier but not on this blog.) After reading the first several chapters of “Saving CeeCee Honeycutt” all you’ll want to do is save CeeCee Honeycutt. After reading every other chapter all you’ll want to do is be CeeCee Honeycutt.
CeeCee is a brave, resilient, loving girl whose life is about as messed up as a poor girl’s life can be. Her seriously mentally ill, southern beauty queen mother is spinning out of control in there small Ohio town. Her absentee father leaves the taking care of her mother to CeeCee, who is all of 12 years old when the inevitable happens.
In the wake of this tragedy CeeCee’s life is changed forever. Sent to live with her great aunt in Savanna. That is when we lucky readers are introduced to a remarkable cast of southern women who will make you wish you could be a 12 year old girl in 1969 Georgia. With their love, caring, wisdom CeeCee will heal and thrive and bloom.
I love books that feature strong southern women.This one has a diverse group of women who all love so much there’s no way not to love them. Throw in the elderly next door neighbor from Ohio who loves and cares for CeeCee and you’ve got a great feel good novel.