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Beth Hoffman

Autor(a) de Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

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Beth Hoffman is a New York Times bestselling author. Her books have been published in Italy, Germany, France, Poland, Norway, Hungary, Indonesia, Korea, Israel, and the United Kingdom. Before beginning her writing career, Beth was president and co-owner of an interior design studio. An artist as mostrar mais well as an award-winning designer, her paintings are displayed in private and corporate collections in the United States, Canada, and the UK. Beth is the author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt and Looking for Me. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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2.5 stars. I might call it a cute story, but it couldn't seem to make up its mind whether it was an adult or a children's book and was a bit overly saccharine anyway.
 
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Abcdarian | outras 219 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
CeeCee is 12 years old when her mother dies and her usually-absent father decides to send her to live with her great-aunt in Georgia. CeeCee, even though her father is usually away, is still hesitant to leave, but once she arrives in Georgia she becomes great friends with Aunt Tootie’s cook(?).

I listened to the audio. This was pretty slow-moving, but an ok book. Not a whole lot really happened. I did find it odd that CeeCee was really only making friends with women much older than she is. She did make one friend her age, and I assume – had the book continued into the school year – she and her new friend her own age would have been the story at that point. Anyway, this one was ok for me.… (mais)
 
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LibraryCin | outras 219 resenhas | May 11, 2024 |
Well, so, I suppose any story about a young girl moving to a new neighborhood will have similarities, and probably I flatter myself to even see them, but I’m thinking that anyone who has read this story will think I borrowed from it if they read the short (1500 word) story I submitted to my library’s NaNoWriMo project this past November, starting with my Character’s name, Chelsea (Sea Cee) Chathum.
Yes, the nick name is spelled different, but it started out as Cee Cee, based on her initials, which my character actually explains in the story. And I came by the last name by picking something out of thin air that started with "Ch" because I liked the alliteration I'd had with Chelsea Church, which I'd abandoned when it occurred to me that, being in the first line of the story, it sounded like a place, rather than a person.
You’re thinking the last name isn’t relevant, because it’s nothing like "Honeycutt?" I thought the similarity ended with the first name too, until I Googled “Savanna Georgia”, since Mrs. Hoffman makes it sound so pretty that I wanted to see pictures to see if it was still that pretty, since her story, like mine, takes place some 50 years ago, in the 1960’s (it appears to be--still that pretty), and discovered through that search, that Savanna is in “Chatham” County. Yes, again a slightly different spelling, and that fact occurs nowhere in Mrs. Hoffman’s story, but I still find it odd –and seriously think anyone who read Mrs. Hoffman’s story, then mine, if they knew Georgia well enough to know counties, would certainly think I was borrowing.
It doesn’t matter, of course, since it’s not real likely our NaNoWriMo Anthology will get too far beyond our library’s community, and my story is nowhere near as interesting or well written as Mrs. Hoffman’s--mine's only about moving, where hers is about so much more.
It could easily only be me seeing similarities since I'm basing them a little on things I cut from my story to keep it within the word limit, but it occurs to me that I might have psychically connected to a book already in existence—which is scary. One worries about not borrowing from other works they’ve read, now apparently, if I decide to develop my writing skills, I have to add to that worry, that I’ll borrow from things I haven’t read.
But I’ve made this review all about me instead about this wonderful debut novel. It was great! I especially loved it because her characters share my interests; nature—both wild and cultivated, photography, old homes, estate sales, and with the added skills of being able to renovate—a talent I envy. Keep writing Beth!
… (mais)
 
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TraSea | outras 219 resenhas | Apr 29, 2024 |
I liked the narrator of Moon over Manifest, and came up with this one, looking for other readings. It would seem that was an excellent strategy, I LOVED this! Now I have to follow the author to her previous book, and happily it's the same narrator too. :-)
 
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TraSea | outras 53 resenhas | Apr 29, 2024 |

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