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When God gives Second Chances

Second Chances by Shirley Quiring Mozena: Book Review

About the Book

Book: Second Chances

Author: Shirley Quiring Mozena

Genre: Family and relationships/Death, Grief, Bereavement

Release Date: September, 2012

Second Chances

When Shirley and Bill set out on a dream trip in the beautiful northwest wilderness to celebrate their 40th anniversary, what develops is a nightmare that has no end. Mysterious pangs turn into a vicious virus that makes its way into Bill’s body. Shirley finds comfort through her Savior during the six months of Bill’s illness—an illness which eventually takes his life.After a time, Shirley’s heart aches for companionship. Little does she know that living a few miles from her home, a widower mourns the loss of his wife of 32 years. They meet and fall hopelessly in love, and their love takes them on a two-year journey of joy and adventure until once again overwhelming heartbreak rocks Shirley’s world. This is a story of faith and courage to strengthen your own soul.Click here to get your copy!

Book Review:

In this book you’ll find love and loss in both their immense depths.

Shirley writes a book that shows love after loss and the continued love of God. When all things seem to go wrong, God is the anchor we can hold.

I can’t imagine the heartache of losing a spouse, but I know that second chances are possible. Second Chances is a beautiful but tragic tale, and if you’ve suffered a loss, Shirley’s story might be something to help you see through the dark veil.

Grief is personal and each person has their own path to travel. God will be there with you every step of the way, and I think this book shows that with clarity.

A good well-written read.

I requested a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author

Shirley mozena

Shirley Quiring Mozena is an outdoors woman, musician, amateur chef, and former elementary music teacher and librarian. She has survived the hardest test of her faith and now works with others grieving the loss of loved ones.

More from Shirley

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.


8 thoughts on “When God gives Second Chances”

  1. I can’t imagine the utter grief one would feel after losing one spouse let alone two! This would be a hard read, but I’d love to find out how her faith in God helped her through it. Thanks for your review!


  2. Thank you for sharing your lovely review of Second Chances. It sounds like an inspirational and comforting read.


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