Neena Lee is Seeing Things

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Published by: Quiet Coast Press, Inc.
Release Date: January 30, 2024
Pages: 293
ISBN13: 979-8989164714


When a travel writer haunted by old ghosts comes face to face with a new one—who just happens to be one of the most famous men in the world—she has no choice but to dig into his past … and her own.

Fifty-six-year-old Neena Lee is determined to revive her career as a travel writer. Trouble is, the upstart editor at the travel magazine where she works has fired everyone else over the age of forty. Worse yet, Neena is still plagued by the panic attacks she’s been suffering since her brother’s death.

Despite her fragile condition, Neena’s flatlining bank account means she must go back to work. When the baby-faced editor finally offers her an assignment, she jumps at the chance. Even better: She’s being sent to the remote barrier island off the coast of Georgia where John F. Kennedy, Jr., and Carolyn Bessette pulled off a secret, paparazzi-free wedding.

But when Neena arrives at the tiny church on Cumberland Island where the fairytale wedding took place, she’s shocked to see John F. Kennedy, Jr. himself waiting for her in the back pew…even though he’s been dead for almost twenty-five years. Though Neena is sure she’s hallucinating, John begs her to hear him out—and to help him reunite with his wife.

Thanks to John’s continued presence and trademark charisma, one mission soon leads to another, and soon Neena has befriended a dead man. Nevertheless, she knows she needs to get back to the harsh realities of her real life if she’s going to save her job, her reputation, and her home.

But the more Neena interacts with John, the more he pushes her to confront her own demons—encouraging her to worry less about not having saved her brother…and more about saving herself.

A clever, thought-provoking novel that will resonate with those looking for peace amidst the overwhelm of life.


"Neena Lee is Seeing Things is a haunting story of a love lost and found, of the bonds of family, and of finding the grace we need to forgive ourselves. The book is set on the evocative Cumberland Island, Georgia where the late John F. Kennedy, Jr. was married and whose spectral presence plays an important role in the spiritually wounded Neena's awakening. The author displays a mastery in creating multi-dimensional characters (including the no longer breathing ones) who pull the reader into the story and lead us to its surprising and satisfactory conclusion. I highly recommend this book!"
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Karen White

"Neena Lee is Seeing Things is a wry, hopeful story that reminds us that healing can come from the most unexpected places—if only we’ll open our hearts to it. Sheila Athens is a winning and welcome voice in women’s fiction and I can’t wait to see what she writes next."
—Camille Pagán, bestselling author of Good for You

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