Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Second Chances by Shirley Quiring Mozena

 About the Book

Book: Second Chances
Author: Shirley Quiring Mozena
Genre: Family and relationships/Death, Grief, Bereavement
Release Date: September, 2012

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.

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About the Author

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.

Blog Stops

Avid Reader Nurse, October 21
For the Love of Literature, October 21 (Author Interview)
Quiet Quilter, October 27
Texas Book-aholic, October 28
janicesbookreviews, October 30
Andrea Christenson, October 31 (Author Interview)
A Reader's Brain, November 1


To celebrate her tour, Shirley is giving away the grand prize package of a copy of Beyond Second Chances and a $25 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


I found Second Chances by Shirley Quiring Mozena to be quite an emotional roller coaster for me. It tells about the author’s life with her husband of forty years and then his sudden passing. When she describes in the pages afterwards, was so heartbreaking to read. I needed my tissues close by as I kept reading. Shirley has to learn how to cope with her loss and live her life alone. Her life is once again changes when she finds love and happiness. I could just feel the love she had for Blair. I loved reading about their adventures.

I am giving Second Chances four and a half stars. I recommend it for readers who are interested in book’s title, Second Chances, how to overcoming grief and loss, and learning to move on from heart break. I, also, highly recommend for readers to keep that tissue box close by. They are going to need it.

I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.


  1. Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

  2. This book sounds like a great read.

  3. Thank you for sharing your review and the book and author details. This sounds like an emotional and unique read.

  4. Thank you for taking the time to share your terrific book with us. I enjoyed reading about it.

  5. What a hard subject to read about! Keeping the tissues handy for sure!