About the Book:
Book: Beyond Second Chances
Author: Shirley Quiring Mozena
Genre: Christian, Religion, Christian Life, Inspirational, Memoir
Release Date: August 31, 2015
A woman who knows grief and loss after the death of her second husband, is jilted just before an ill-advised remarriage, yet retains her trust in a loving God. Shirley Quiring Mozena leans on her relationship with her faithful God while experiencing the pangs of loneliness and regret. Weaving in her family’s backstory, she tells of a shy pastor’s daughter who through dramatic life experiences learned a deep trust in God’s faithfulness in all circumstances. When a new man in her life appears, can Shirley trust his love? One woman’s story of love triumphing over loss will strengthen and inspire.
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Beyond Second Chances tells the “rest of the story” after the death of her second husband in Second Chances. The book begins with her fiancé ending their engagement. Shirley tells how she wanted to get married so badly that she was willing to overlook others concerns and very nearly married a man who was all wrong for her. She had to learn to be content as a single woman before God brought a new man into her life. Shirley intertwines her background for the readers as she shares the stories with Jim while they are dating. I was confused at first and had a tough time following the first few chapters. It was like we were moving back in time instead of forwards and I wasn’t sure how the stories fit with the rest of the book.
However, Beyond Second Chances is a beautiful story of a woman who overcame unimaginable loss and tragedy, and the healing God brought and continues to bring to her heart and life. She shares what God was able to do through her testimony, including family members won to Christ. She shares the lessons she learned through her marriages both through regret and counsel. The tales of hiking Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens fascinated me. The story is filled with both joys and heartaches, funny moments and times of terrible pain.
I recommend this book for anyone who enjoys memoirs and Christians personal testimonies of God’s work in their lives.
About the Author:
World traveler, Shirley Quiring Mozena is happy hiking a trail, sitting by the fire reading a good book, or having a cup of coffee with a friend. She loves adventure and is ready to go at a moments notice. Shirley has shared her story throughout the country, and is a retired music teacher and librarian. She enjoys entertaining with her husband in their home with a good meal and scintillating conversation.
More from Shirley:
Can you find love again on a couples matching site? Yes. And no. In my first book, Second Chances, I share how I found love and married second time on a matching site. Seventeen months after our marriage, my husband died. I didn’t think I’d ever love again, but after time, explored the same website only to be crushed with disappointment. My dreams were destroyed. As a result, I learned to fully surrender to God and be contented in whatever state I was in—married or single. This book continues my story and ends in joy! Find out what happens in this second book. God blesses us Beyond Second Chances. Read my story and be encouraged.
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To celebrate her tour, Shirley is giving away the grand prize package of a $20 Amazon gift card and a copy of Second Chances!!
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