25 Book Reviews

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Is there hope after losing a spouse? How about after losing a second one? Be sure to enter the author's giveaway!

                             "Beyond Second Chances"
               By Shirley Quiring Mozena

About the Book:

Genre: Christian, Religion, Christian Life, Inspirational
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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My Thoughts:

Although I rarely enjoy this genre, memoirs/biographies, I decided to give this book a try , as I had previously read the author's book, "Second Chances" and could see that this is an author who after suffering the loss of not one spouse, once again finds happiness in a second marriage. I admired her strength and fortitude. For those who have lost a spouse, this is an excellent read. There is hope to once again find happiness in life. Now, Shirley has written a second book, after losing her second husband and once again has to find a way to make her way through the dark and rough times. Her deep belief in God helps her stay focused on Him and how He always provides us with a plan, even when we least expect it. 

I did have a bit of trouble following the storyline as it seemed to change often from one husband's death back to another , then ahead. Perhaps, I am just a lover of fiction! I am sure that many would find this book very useful. 

Shirley Quiring Monzena relates how she is able to regain her faith and find peace and joy in her future through her strong belief in God. He not only provides second chances, but third!!  I am not sure that I could live her life, but I do admire her for gaining the desires of her heart in a Godly way. 

A great book for those who have lost a spouse and are wandering aimlessly through life attempting to find happiness once again. 

This book was supplied by CelebrateLit. The thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own. 

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.
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: www.shirleymozena.com

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.

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. I know many people who met their spouse on a dating site. It's much more common these days than when I was growing up!

  2. This sounds like an amazing story!

  3. Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read.   I appreciate it and thank you also for the giveaway. 


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