About the Book
Book: Second Chances
Author: Shirley Quiring Mozena
Genre: Family and relationships/Death, Grief, Bereavement
Release Date: September 2012
When Shirley and Bill set out on a dream trip in the beautiful northwest wilderness to celebrate their 40th anniversary, what develops is a nightmare that has no end. Mysterious pangs turn into a vicious virus that makes its way into Bill’s body. Shirley finds comfort through her Savior during the six months of Bill’s illness—an illness that eventually takes his life.
After a time, Shirley’s heart aches for companionship. Little does she know that living a few miles from her home, a widower mourns the loss of his wife of 32 years. They meet and fall hopelessly in love, and their love takes them on a two-year journey of joy and adventure until once again overwhelming heartbreak rocks Shirley’s world. This is a story of faith and courage to strengthen your own soul.
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Having been married to my husband for 27 years I cannot fathom losing not just one husband to death but two. Yet I have witness people in my life marry for a second time after being deeply in love with their first spouse and then marrying for the second time and being deeply in love with that person as well. This book is written as a love story diary. It tells the story of Shirley, a Christian, who deeply loved her first husband who died after 40 years of marriage and six months of a debilitating illness.
Then Shirley finds love for a second time and winds up with two years of joy and more heartache of losing a second spouse. While some may not like the diary-like nature of this book, I found it worth reading. Shirley’s story illustrates the power of prayer and God’s love. The turnaround I read about in Bill, her first husband, brought me to tears of joy. Bill discovered the love and salvation of Jesus Christ.
Shirley had amazing people to walk the journey of grief and loss with her. She shows through the pages of the book how much she loved both men as well her children (biological, step and through marriage).
So if you like reading diary-style books that tell a true story of love, mercy, grief, and second chances, check out this book for yourself.
I received a copy of this book for my fair and honest review.
About the Author
Shirley Quiring Mozena is an outdoors woman, musician, amateur chef, and former elementary music teacher and librarian. She has survived the hardest test of her faith and now works with others grieving the loss of loved ones.
More from Shirley
They told me there was no hope. How could that be? I’d already lost one husband. Would I have to lose another? We’d had so little time!
Four years earlier—nearly to the day—my high school sweetheart and father of my two children had died. We’d gone through so many struggles. Our marriage was nearly broken. Through courage in facing our faults and selfishness, our marriage was restored. And then, after a six month battle with a terrible virus, my husband died.
I’d never dreamed I’d love again, but it happened. Sx months after our first date, we were married. It seemed like we were still on our honeymoon when the next tragedy happened. Just like that, he was gone.
And then I knew the story needed to be told. For myself. For my children. For anyone who wanted to know. It’s a story of second chances in a restored marriage. In love. In hope for the future and God’s sustaining love and comfort. A story to strengthen your own soul.
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To celebrate her tour, Shirley is giving away the grand prize package of a copy of Beyond Second Chances and a $25 Amazon gift card!!
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