Linda Sullivan loves feel-good reads

Susan EspirituOur Town Readers

Our Book Whisperer Linda Sullivan gives us two uplifting books going into the spring season of new beginnings: Saving CeeCee Honeycutt and Juliet.

Linda Sullivan’s first recommendation, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman, is the author’s first novel which within 12 days of publication made Hoffman a New York Times bestselling author with almost universal publishing rights.

Linda says she stumbled across this book in Target 13 years ago, and loved every minute of reading it. To tease the plot, Linda tells us the main character, CeeCee, is a 12-year-old girl who makes an unexpected move to the deep South where she learns the value of lasting female friendships. The novel is set in 1960s Savannah and explores the invincible strengths held within all of us. A great read!

Following an extensive national tour showcasing this first novel, Hoffman returned home to Kentucky to begin her second novel, Looking for Me. It too, became a New York Times bestseller within days of publication and is the 2014 Ohioana Book Award winner for fiction.

This week’s second recommendation, is Juliet by Anne Fortier. Called ambitious and utterly engaging, this historical novel is also Fortier’s debut work.

Linda teases with clues: “A passport, a key and a secret … slip into the past and discover the real Romeo and Juliet story plus enjoy a wild modern ride through Italy.” She labels it a “fabulous book!”

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