Skipping Stones

Rated 4.75/5 based on 5 reviews
When faced with her world being turned upside down, Alex may just find that her true therapy is in the one who has always saved her. More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781301283286
About JB McGee

J.B. McGee was born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina. After graduating from South Aiken High School, she toured Europe as a member of the 1999 International Bands of America Tour, playing the clairnet. While attending Converse College, an all girls school in Spartanburg, South Carolina, she visited Charleston often. It quickly became one of her favorite vacation spots. She met her husband, Chad, during Christmas break her freshman year, and they married in 2001 and she moved back to her home town. In 2005, the couple welcomed their first son, Noah. J.B. finished her Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of South Carolina-Aiken in 2006. During her time studying children's literature, a professor had encouraged her to become a writer.

In 2007, she welcomed their second child, Jonah, and she became a stay at home mom/entrepreneur. In 2009, the found out their two children and J.B. have Mitochondrial Disease. In 2011, a diagnosis also was given to Chad. Please take a moment and learn more about Mitochondrial Disease. Awareness is key to this disease that has no cure or treatments.

J.B. McGee and her family now reside in Buford, Georgia, to be closer to their children's medical team. After a passion for reading had been re-ignited, J.B. decided to finally give writing a shot. Broken (This Series), is her first book and first series.

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Review by: sherrilynn on Aug. 04, 2014 :
Skipping Stones is an incredible book. It's a must read. I loved it from the beginning to the end
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Elgon Williams on Aug. 01, 2014 :
Review of Skipping Stones

Skipping Stones by J.B. McGee explores the full scale of human emotions from despair to elation. For the most part it is Alexandria Hart, (Alex for short) beginning with the summer that she’s fifteen years old. She chooses to spend time with her grandparents in Graniteville, South Carolina instead of accompanying her parents on a European vacation. Tragedy strikes and her world is turned inside out. While grieving, fate delivers diversion, a seventeen-year-old named Drew Foster who promises to teach her everything he knows including how to skip stones across a tranquil pool in the creek near Alex’s grandparents house. Over the course of the ensuing month, Drew becomes the reason she can move past the harshest of times in her life.

Skipping Stones is about surviving as much as growing up. It is a well written story both compelling and evenly paced filled with emotional peaks and valleys. As Alex matures she deal with many kinds of loss in her quest for love and purpose to her life, including a desire to save lives. The endearing characters are memorable creating a page-turner that follows Alex from teenager to young woman as she wrestles with life changing choices.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Marlene Hoffman on Aug. 01, 2014 :
Absolutely Fabulous Story!! A gut wrenching tale about a young lady's journey through life facing WAY too many tragedies that anyone should have to go through.

I was captivated from the first page to the last, crying all the way through, sometimes happy tears, many times crying sad tears with the characters.

A must read in my opinion.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Kayla West on Oct. 29, 2013 :
Wow. Just wow. You know, when I first read the blurb to J.B. McGee’s book, Skipping Stones, I honestly had no idea what I was in for. I knew there would be a bit of romance, but there is also a dash of heartbreak and uncertainty mixed in with a heaping spoonful of hope. Hope that life gets better. That the hurt we experience throughout our journey will ultimately be worth it when all the good finally decides to come rushing in…

Alex Hart is just your normal, average fifteen-year-old girl with a family who loves her unconditionally. But when a trip to her grandparents’ house turns into a life-changing tragedy, she no longer sees the comfort and familiarity of the things around her. Everything is turned upside-down, and she does not know which way to turn.

Drew Foster seems to appear out of thin air in Alex’s eyes when she goes for a walk to try and escape her pain and sadness. At first, she just wants him to go away, but his genuine concern for her and his promise to teach her to skip stones overrides this initial feeling of hers, and she gradually allows herself to open up to him. They become almost inseparable, and their love seems so strong. However, this is not to last, because Drew seems to disappear just as quickly as he manifested.

Why did he go? Where did he go? Were all his feelings for her true, or was he just playing her? These are all questions that Alex must face in the years to come. But as she tries to answer them herself, and tries in her mind to forget Drew, her heart still longs for him, aching for his very presence once again.

This book was phenomenal. It went from the present, where we first meet Alex at about age thirty reminiscing as she heads back home, to the past, where we see a bit of her first encounter with the love she had and lost at fifteen, back to the present, where we see how she copes with trying to forget him and get on with her life, which gets very hard when at one point she believes he has come back to her and no one else seems to believe her.

I am reminded of true love with this book. The idea that two souls can be apart for so long, but yet still long for each other is beautifully brought to life throughout the pages of this work. Honestly, I don’t have a tendency to cry with books, but this one almost did it. That is a pretty big deal.

This book was from the heart. It was endearing, heartbreaking, and lovely all rolled into one. I will definitely be looking up J.B. McGee’s other works.

Recommended for anyone who loves the idea of being given a second chance with the one you thought lost forever.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: elaine bishop on Oct. 12, 2013 : (no rating)
wow what a riveting book. Definitely a tear jerker. I loved the emotions that came through the writing. The confusion and frustration Alex has over the loss of her parents then just when things seem to be getting better the disappearance of the boy that made her world better it hold your attention wanting to know more and weather she will survive and be happy. JB Mcgee does an awesome job on this book. I definitely would read more of her work. I was given this book in return for an honest review.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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