Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A-Z Wednesday



Welcome to A-Z Wednesday!! A-Z Wednesday is hosted by Vicki over at Reading At The Beach. I love her blog and this looks like fun so I decided to participate. This is my first time.

To join, here's all you have to do: Go to your stack of books and find one whose title starts with the letter of the week.

Post:

1~ a photo of the book

2~ title and synopsis

3~ link(amazon, barnes and noble etc.)

4~ Come back here and leave your link in the comments.

If you've already reviewed this book you can add it also.
Be sure to visit other participants to see what book they have posted and leave them a comment.
(We all love comments, don't we?)
Who knows? You may find your next "favorite" book.

THIS WEEKS LETTER IS: "S "

The book I chose is:

Saving Ceecee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman



Synopsis(borrowed from Barnes and Noble)
Steel Magnolias meets The Help in this Southern debut novel sparkling with humor, heart, and feminine wisdom

Twelve-year-old CeeCee Honeycutt is in trouble. For years, 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 Queen. But when Camille is hit by a truck and killed, CeeCee is left to fend for herself. To the rescue comes her previously unknown great-aunt, Tootie Caldwell.

In 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 local police officer in her canary-yellow peignoir, the women of Gaston Street keep CeeCee entertained and enthralled for an entire summer.

Laugh-out-loud funny, Beth Hoffman's charming debut novel, which Mary Kay Andrews calls "charming, disarming, sweet as the scent of magnolias on a Southern summer night," hums with wacky humor and down-home heart. It is a novel that explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others.



I received this book courtesy of the author (Thank you Beth!). I haven't read this book yet but plan on doing it very soon. I wanted to read and review closer to the release date of January 12Th. I have not been so excited over a book in I don't know how long. When a book is described as Steel Magnolias meets The Help you know it has to be good! I can't wait to dig into this book and get to know these characters. There will be a review after I read it. I have a feeling it is going to be one of my favorite books. For now I am enjoying the cover and have it on my nightstand where I smile every time I see it.

9 comments:

  1. I agree this sounds like a wacky read. But, hilarious as well. Thanks for sharing.
    MERRY CHRISTMAS

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  2. This sounds like a cool book to read. can't wait to see your review1

    Here's my book

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  3. The characters sound so familiar to me, not sure why. Sounds like a great read.

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  4. This sounds like a really good one.

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  5. Oh, I SO want to read this! It sounds marvelous and Savannah is one of my favourite places!!
    If you want to have a look, here's my S book.
    :-)
    ==lennie==

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  6. Agreed - Steel Magnolias plus The Help does sound like a great combo! Thanks for spotlighting it - I will add it to my TBR!

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