Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Finding My Sunshine by Shannon Leith McGuire

Join us for this tour from June 14 to July 2, 2021!

Book Details:

Book TitleFinding My Sunshine (A Memoir)
Author:  Shannon Leith McGuire.
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 198 pages
Genre:  Memoir
Publisher:  Sunshine Street Press
Release date:  March 2021
Content RatingPG+M for bad language, anger, and suicidal thoughts, clinical depression, and assault

 Book Description:

"What if that someone was you?" Shannon had been so quick to blame others for her anger. She knew she was drowning in darkness and pain; being born with a learning disability made her feel defeated by life. She tried drinking heavily in order to quiet the demons. After being kicked out of college, Shannon took a leap of faith and started working in a nursing home. That's when her angels appeared and the miracle began. The insight and wisdom she gained from those elderly new friends led her on an inspiring journey of discovery and self-acceptance. Each of us has our own path. Some of us just need angels to help us find it. This is her story. 

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Meet the Author:

Shannon was raised in a small town in Eastern Montana, where you leave your car keys in the ignition and your front door unlocked all the time. The kind of place where sunsets and sunrises can be seen for miles on the horizon. Where the spring crickets and frogs resting in the irrigation ditches helped transition the days into a calm resting night. Where the winters can get so cold, air can freeze. It was only after she was academically suspended by the college she was attending, that she became a Certified Nurses Aide (CNA). She did her training in Billings, Montana and it was there she learned how to take care of others and bonded with the geriatric population. For over five years, Shannon worked in the same nursing home where she received her training. The work was hard, but it grounded her and helped her find balance in what had become a deeply unbalanced life. It was not until she was a CNA, at one of the hospitals that she had a dream-three nights in a row-that she was going to become a nurse. She currently resides in Tampa, Florida, where you may hear her laughing with her husband of over 10 years,  scuba diving in the ocean, taking walks with their rescued pit-bull dog- Darby, or dancing together to life's music.

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Tour Schedule:
June 14 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
June 15 – Sadie's Spotlight – book spotlight
June 16 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
June 17 – Wottaread – book spotlight / author interview
June 18 –Rockin' Book Reviews - book review / guest post / giveaway
June 21 – Books for Books – book spotlight
June 22 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 23 - Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 24 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
June 25 –Olio by Marilyn - book review / giveaway
June 25 –Olio by Marilyn - book spotlight / author interview
June 28 – Rajiv's Reviews – book review / giveaway
June 29 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
June 29 - Pick a Good Book - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 30 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 30 - Fur Everywhere - book review / giveaway
July 1 - Book World Reviews – book review
July 1 – @twilight_reader – book review
July 2 – Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway

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My Review: 

Finding My Sunshine: A Memoir is an interesting read. Shannon McGuire tells about her challenges she had to face in life. She does not hold back on what she went through. She tells of her self doubt and how she dealt with the heartache and pain. She had to overcome a learning disability, alcoholism, getting kicked out of college, and having to figure out her own self. She doubted herself with no self confidence. That all changed when she finally was able to work in a nursing home. Sometimes you have to see others in a different light to find your own self. I admired her honesty and courage to continue to push forward. It is amazing how her new elderly friends allow her to have a new perspective for life and herself. I believe we should all listen more to those who have lived long and full lives to learn more about ourselves. With only around one hundred seventy pages, it was an easy read and made me want to continue to read it all in one sitting.

I am giving Finding My Sunshine: A Memoir four stars. I recommend it for readers who enjoy reading memoirs, reading about someone else’s struggles in life and finding inspiration how one can get through it all. I believe many readers will see themselves within the pages and help push them to find their own accomplishment. 

I received a paperback copy of Finding My Sunshine: A Memoir from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion. 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your time, I truly appreciate it! and remember to always dance in the sun!-SLM