Second Chances … at Life and Love with Hope by author Shirley Quiring Mozena is a book meant to help people going through the death of a loved one. It is a Christian book with emphasis on faith and trusting God.
Author Mozena’s book is written like journal or diary entries. I felt like I was glimpsing a deeply part of her personal life because she writes so transparently. The style is very inviting and caused me to become engaged immediately.
Mozena’s tale is one of love, strength, and faith. She writes of the deep love she had for both of her husbands. The heartache that came with losing her first husband and then her second was staggering, but she found her strength and faith. I have been married over thirty years and cannot imagine life without my husband.
Unfortunately this is a road we all must travel. Saying goodbye to beloved family and friends is devastating, but the author tells how she not only survived but now helps others. It is a very well written book that had me tearing up, nodding my head, and wishing I could sit down to chat over coffee with the brave, extraordinary author.
I highly recommend this for anyone in bereavement. It is a must for church libraries. I rated it 4 out of 5 stars. A copy was provided by Celebrate Lit but these are my own thoughts.
About the Book
Book: Second Chances
Author: Shirley Quiring Mozena
Genre: Family and relationships/Death, Grief, Bereavement
Release Date: September, 2012
About the Author
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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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