Fresh Voices with author Jeanine McGee
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Come and join as Cape May County Library hosts author Jeanine McGee. McGee will be offering an interactive reading from her book “She Speaks.” The book description is as follows: Have You Ever Lost Someone Close To Your Heart? Jane Harper never understood why her husband was taken from her at such an early age. But is anyone ever really ready for death? Jane was not ready to say goodbye that evening in the hospital, knowing that the life she once knew would be gone forever. Day after day, thoughts of Jimmy lingered in her mind. Two years after his passing, Jane finds herself somewhere between hurting and healing. Still living in a house that was once filled with so much love was now empty and cold. All that was left were the memories that hung on the walls and their unfinished to-do list. Jimmy was her best friend and learning how to live without him was the most difficult experience of her life. Being on a family vacation in Sea Isle City, NJ helps Jane realize that you can't live in the past, but sometimes the past helps you to remember how to live again. Jane reminisces with her family and friends about all of those memorable days and nights. Those endless summer nights are what led her to Jimmy: the best souvenir one could ask for. Jane is torn between holding on to a life that she once knew and searching for a sense of hope within herself. Jane cherishes those memories made with her girlfriends and longs to find the girl that she once was. Making new memories, with new friends along the way, will she find a second chance at happiness?
Library: Sea Isle City Library
Location: Public Meeting Room
McGee has been an educator for 13 years and currently teaches sixth graders at St. Marks Catholic School in Bristol. She believes that "the key to a successful story is writing what you know." Visiting Sea Isle for the past 15 summers has given her many friends and her husband Dennis McGee, who she met in 2002. She used those experiences in the novel so readers can relate to summer romances and sorrow. Jeanine McGee continues to rent summer homes in Sea Isle, spending time with loved ones.