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Friday, January 31, 2020

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Book: Beyond Second Chances
Author: Shirley Quiring Mozena
Genre: Christian, Religion, Christian Life, Inspirational
Release Date: August 31, 2015
Beyond Second ChancesA 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.

Click here to get your copy.

About the Author

shirley MozenaWorld 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.
Shirley has experienced the greatest test of her faith through the death of her two husbands. Together, she and her husband, Jim, work with others who have lost loved ones through death.
Shirley would be happy to hear from you at her website:

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.


I remember reading the authors first book and thinking how passionate she writes. This book is even better with a candid look at finding love after a loss. Her life is nothing short of a journey through grief, happiness and faith.   The death of a spouse would be devastating and the author shares how her life changed after that great loss. 

She never lacked for challenges which pushed her to her limits at times. What was she thinking as she did extreme outdoor sports? I learned how much she loved life and how much she trusted God. He was always close as she lost a loved one and wrapped His arms around her as she picked herself up and started over. I really enjoyed the pictures she shares and allows us to get to know her family.  The part about the loss of a child was heartbreaking and I cried with her as she allowed God to help her let go of her pain.

Her story was an encouragement to me because I have experienced loss  last year. It wasn't a spouse but a brother who I miss every day. Reading this book showed me that grief is hard, but God is there to wipe our tears away. I loved that she found love again and how much she adored her new husband. When she mentioned Grief Share I immediately knew what she was talking about. I attended one of their groups and found it very helpful. I don't think I was quite ready to put my whole heart into the class so I have decided to attend another group in February. 

We each go through difficult times and while reading this book I thanked God for always being there for me. The author is an inspiration to me as she shared her struggles and past. This would be an excellent book for a grief group or bible study to show how God is there with us during our darkest moments and rejoices with us in our triumphs.

i received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

My Devotional Thoughts, January 30 (Author Interview)
Texas Book-aholic, January 31
janicesbookreviews, February 1
Christian Bookshelf Reviews, February 2 (Author Interview)
Andrea Christenson, February 5 (Author Interview)
Quiet Quilter, February 6
Vicky Sluiter, February 8 (Author Interview)
Stories By Gina, February 9
Susan K. Beatty, Author, February 10 (Author Interview)


To celebrate her tour, Shirley is giving away the grand prize package of a $20 Amazon gift card and a copy of Second Chances!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. This sounds quite worthwhile.

  2. Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read. I enjoy these tours and finding out about many terrific books.

  3. Thank you for your wonderful review! Sounds like a must read.

  4. Looking forward to reading this one!

  5. the book sounds interesting. thanks.