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Thursday, September 10, 2020

About the Book

Book:  A Second Chance at Love
Author: Shirley Quiring Mozena, co-authored with James P. Mozena
Genre:  Non-fiction
Release Date: July, 2020
Second Chance at LoveWhether your marriage was blissful or challenging, lengthy or short, it didn’t end the way you imagined. Regardless of how you found yourself without a life partner, you may be at a point where you’d like to experience the love of a spouse again. Authors Shirley and Jim Mozena experienced devastating losses and then struggles in their relationships before finding renewed love with each other, and in Second Chance at Love they offer their insights to these difficult questions:
  • Are you really ready?
  • Is now the time?
  • How do you know if you’ve found the right one?
  • Is the potential pain of losing another spouse worth it?
The authors approach their answers with practical reality and their own vulnerability. They share the experiences of their first marriages, their second marriages, their journeys through what seemed like devastating losses, and the gifts of finding love and another chance to share their lives with a spouse after death and divorce.
In addition to the down-to-earth guidance on the situations you face when considering marrying again, Shirley and Jim have created valuable questionnaires to identify issues and facilitate discussions with potential mates. The information contained in this book will give you confidence and peace as you navigate these hopeful waters.
The book is nicely written with helpful information for those who have suffered a loss of a spouse. I do remember reading other books by the authors so some of the book was familiar. In the other books they shared about their grief and finding each other. I liked how we get the perspective from both authors in this book. 
This book focuses on their meeting in more detail and encourages others that may be going into a relationship after a loss. I remember when my mom died, my dad quickly sold the house and moved. Within six months he had remarried and seemed happy. He met his new wife through a dating site online. In the book they give suggestions of where you can meet people and start to allow your heart to open up to someone new. 
There are sometimes red flags we get when meeting someone new. It is hard enough to put yourself out there again, and I liked how  the authors stress the importance of listening to those red flags. We can move too fast simply because we are lonely and find ourselves in a situation that is not right. I liked the questions the book provides at the end of each chapter. It gives you a time to reflect on your new relationship and allow God to direct your path. 
The book is a good resource for those seeking to begin a new relationship after a loss and encourages you to always listen to God. He wants us to be happy but He doesn’t want us to be unequally yoked. 
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion. 
Click here to get your copy of the book! 

About the Authors

Shirley MozenaShirley Quiring Mozena is a speaker for Stonecroft Ministries and publishes a weekly blog on encouragement and hope. She and her husband, Jim, facilitate GriefShare, where they work with those grieving the loss of a loved one in death. Shirley has also written Second Chances at Life and Love, with Hope and Beyond Second Chances: Heartbreak to Joy.
James (Jim) P. Mozena was owner and president of Mozena Consulting Group (MCG Inc.) for thirty years. He has taught university business classes and authored four books on improving organizational performance.

More from Shirley and Jim

Did you know remarriage is on the rise for Americans aged 55 years or older—widowed or divorced? Author Shirley Quiring Mozena, with her husband Jim, know the demands of remarriage, blending families from divorce and being widowed. They came from long and enduring marriages and found marriage to be fulfilling. They discovered that in spite of their love for each other, there were challenges before their wedding took place.

Together they wrote Second Chance at Love. Join them as they share their joys, sorrows, and even misfires in pursuing a marriage partner. This book will show you through their own experiences through divorce and widowhood what’s important in what a couple might face in second or third marriages.

Blog Stops

Artistic Nobody, September 7 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)
Splashes of Joy, September 9 (Author Interview)
Texas Book-aholic, September 10
Locks, Hooks and Books, September 11
Spoken from the Heart, September 12 (Author Interview)
deb’s Book Review, September 12
Inklings and notions, September 13
For Him and My Family, September 14
Beauty in the Binding, September 15 (Author Interview)
Ashley’s Bookshelf, September 16
Adventures of a Travelers Wife, September 18 (Author Interview)
Sara Jane Jacobs, September 19


To celebrate her tour, Shirley is giving away the grand prize of a signed copy of the book!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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