Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes - Diane Chamberlain

The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes
Mira (January 1, 2008)
528 Pages
$13.95 (paperback)

This is an example of a book I bought because I loved the cover...I'd just found Whistling in the Dark which I specifically went to find and was in the C's looking for another book when I saw CeeCee Wilkes (it had a nice 'face-out' placement--I only know it's called that because Hope Tarr told me a while back ;)) Anyway, I'd loved the Whistling cover and CeeCee had another adorable red headed girl on the cover, so....

I didn't even really read the back of the book...and I'm actually rather glad because it tells some things that don't happen until a good while into the book or even the end (but do actually let you have an idea of what the book is about).

If you want to read it like I did, having no idea what it's about (but knowing that I'm assuing you it's a very good book), here's the little subtitle from the cover: 'She lived a lie to keep her daughter' and my rating of B+.

If you'd like to know a little bit more about the book, then....

CeeCee Wilkes is a sixteen year old working in a diner when she meets grad student Tim Gleason. He convinces her to help him kidnap the governor's wife, but when things go terribly wrong, CeeCee is left with a baby and a secret to live for the rest of her life....or so she thinks.

(You can go and read their summary if you want, but I don't like it since it's rather spoilery)

A lot of reviews compare this book to the authors other books or say whether its similar to her other works or not....but I haven't read anything else by Chamberlain so I can't speak to that.


PhotobucketMiddle America Saturday Night ~ Kane
I Fought the Law ~ The Clash
Travellin' Soldier ~ Dixie Chicks


  1. Good review!

    Thanks for entering my contest, and I hope your life becomes less crazy!

  2. Liviania:
    Thanks for reading my review...and for having the contest :)


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