"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." Groucho Marx

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

I can think of a catalogue of adjectives I could use to describe this book and they would all be appropriate: heartwarming, heart-wrenching, charming, engaging, endearing, enchanting, inspiring, reminiscent, well-written, well-spoken, simply-very well done. Out of all of those perfectly applicable words, what I thought of most often
during this dessert of a read was how incredibly quotable it is. Every time I enjoyed this story there was at least one thing that I wanted to jot down to remember for book group. I was constantly reminded of Fannie Flagg's Fried Green Tomatoes-the book of course, (shame on you if you thought of the movie first ;0) ) and Kathryn Stockett's, The Help. The characters are so endearing I found myself wondering if I would have grown up to be a nicer person if I had been born Southern. I would have a better complexion to be sure!

The author shows her talent by making characters lovable and sweet without turning the story line trite and saccharine; it's very easy to like and empathize with wrong-doers and do-gooders alike (all but one anyway!). I call this book a very funny tear jerker and you'll have to read it to know what I mean :0).

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1 comment:

  1. My goodness! What a lovely review of my novel. I'm tickled that you enjoyed CeeCee's adventures, and I'm so deeply touched by your compliments about my writing.

    Thank you ... from my heart.