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Neena Lee is Seeing Things

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About Neena Lee is Seeing Things

Neena Lee is seeing things book cover

Title: Neena Lee is Seeing Things

Written by: Sheila Athens

Release Date: January 30, 2024

Find it: Amazon

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.

Review for Neena Lee is Seeing Things

Neena just turned fifty and life is throwing her curveballs. Her brother has passed away, she’s facing problems with her daughter, and if that isn’t enough, she might be out of a job. Stress City. Then, Neena gets the opportunity to blow her career up. Will she cover the 25th anniversary of the plane crash that killed John F. Kennedy, Jr. and wife, Carolyn Bessette?

This is where the book takes off. The ghost of John F. Kennedy, Jr. befriends her. Next thing you know, she’s making a deal with a ghost. While JFK Jr. is dealing with the loss of his wife, we are reminded of our own life and how precious it and our relationships are. Is Neena seeing things that aren’t there due to her hardships? The author does a fabulous job of showing how tension can cause both grief and anxiety. I really wish the cover reflected the story better. I’m a cover snob and probably wouldn’t have picked this book up on my own. It would have been a tragedy since I’d surely recommend it.

About The Author

Sheila Athens writes smart women’s fiction with a hint of romance. Her books—set where the South meets the Sunshine state—feature strong women working to find the inner peace we all deserve. She loves quiet spaces, eccentric people and the little band of writer hikers who walk at sunrise on a regular basis. After growing up in the Ozarks, she moved to Florida—sight unseen—with the man who would become her husband. She’s a boy mom, a former vice president of human resources, and a proud introvert.

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