Thursday, February 23, 2012

" Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt " & More......

For those of us whose passion is reading..............wonderful books just keep on coming!

" Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt "
the debut Novel from Beth Hoffman is one those !

I loved this book! Read it in one sitting because it was too good to lay down. Most of you have probably already read this one but if you haven't, you are in for a treat.
I love books told from a young girl's perspective, which I guess stems from my love of Nancy Drew. When it's a young girl whose passion is books, it's even better!

When the setting is Savannah one of my favorite cities (been there 3 times since reading Midnight In The Garden) and the author can capture place the way Beth did, you've got me hook, line & sinker.

The characters are so endearing you want to add them to your family tree!
Cee Cee will steal your heart and make you yearn for this to be a series so you can be a part of her growing up.
Having spent her pre-teens taking care of her mentally ill mother, Cee Cee has retreated inside herself missing the joys of being a child. When her mother dies tragically, her father who travels for work sends her to live with her great Aunt Tootie in Savannah. It is here among unconditional love and tender care that Cee Cee starts to bloom from a bud to a stunning Rose! Thank you Beth for this wonderful book, can't wait to read more of your work!

This next book was the Goodreads Southern Lit Lovers choice for February. This was a great read also.

Set on Mobile Bay in Alabama and written by Alabama State Poet Anne Carroll George(1927-2001) this is the story of a Southern family who gathers to mourn the family member who was the glue that held them together. It is a story of love, tolerance and misunderstanding that is unearthed by mutual grief. You will also learn about the mysterious event known as Jubilee that occurs only in this area of the country which is just fascinating!

I'm also experiencing "Coming Soon" excitement! The 3rd book in Jill Marie Landis "Irish Angel"
series will be out March 20, 2012! The first two pictured below were wonderful!

Can't Wait to read this one!!!!!

ALSO.......... coming June 5th a new Karen White book!!!!
LOVE, Love, love........Karen White!!



Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

I too was a Nancy Drew fan when I was a young chicklett and loved Beth's "Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt."

Thanks for the other shout~outs sweetie, I'm always on the snoop for a good read.

God bless ya and have a terrific day!!! :o)

Glynis Peters said...

Oh, Nancy Drew was my friend in dark days. You have listed some lovely books for me to go and seek out, Carol.

Pat in east TN said...

I have had Cee Cee Honeycutt on my wish list for ages, so guess it will be my next read. Thanks for the other recommendations. Our reading tastes are similar, so I always like when you post what you're reading.

NitWit1 said...

I am reading an older book, The Collectibles. I seem to be drawn to books where there are "CAIN and ABEL similarities. Although not brothers, the good vs. evil is there, but home the ending is not predictable.

My brother had two children, male and female which also remind me of this from "beginning of time" story. The daughter is the picture had successful marriage, two sons, both grown and successive. The son is a scoundrel who has bankupted my brother so he now lives on public welfare.

Carol............. said...

Yes, Nancy Drew kept me wonderfully entertained so many years ago!