Second Chance At Love – Celebrate Lit Author Interview


About the Book


Book: A Second Chance at Love

Author: Shirley Quiring Mozena

Genre: Non-fiction

Release Date: July, 2020

Whether your marriage was blissful or challenging, lengthy or short, it didn’t end the way you imagined. Regardless of how you found yourself without a life partner, you may be at a point where you’d like to experience the love of a spouse again. Authors Shirley and Jim Mozena experienced devastating losses and then struggles in their relationships before finding renewed love with each other, and in Second Chance at Love they offer their insights to these difficult questions:

  • Are you really ready?
  • Is now the time?
  • How do you know if you’ve found the right one?
  • Is the potential pain of losing another spouse worth it?

The authors approach their answers with practical reality and their own vulnerability. They share the experiences of their first marriages, their second marriages, their journeys through what seemed like devastating losses, and the gifts of finding love and another chance to share their lives with a spouse after death and divorce.

In addition to the down-to-earth guidance on the situations you face when considering marrying again, Shirley and Jim have created valuable questionnaires to identify issues and facilitate discussions with potential mates. The information contained in this book will give you confidence and peace as you navigate these hopeful waters.

Click here to get your copy of the book!

Author Interview!

What prompted you to write about your topic?

My husband and I are facilitators for GriefShare, a grief support group. There are many widows and widowers present at our classes. They often ask, “when is it the right time to marry again?” We both experienced devastating losses—through divorce and being widowed for Jim, my husband and co-author. I was widowed twice and then engaged to the wrong person. We offer insights for that person who has loved and lost, yet desires to love again in a marriage covenant.

Who influenced you to write a book? For this book, the people in our GriefShare classes, people in my writing group said it should be written and shared.

For my first book, I decided after my second husband died suddenly and it seems such a short time together that our love story needed to be told. The second book was influenced by the staggering love God showed me through my life and through meeting my third loving husband.

Which one do you prefer, Coffee or Tea? What type of coffee or tea is your favorite?

Coffee in the morning for sure—a strong, bold espresso blend. I like it black. I enjoy tea in the evenings and love the tea I’ve had in England. They know how to brew tea!

 What was your favorite book growing up?

The Little House series. I read them many times each.

 Do you have a favorite author?

Francine Rivers, Jan Karon, Robert Whitlow, Joel Rosenberg to name a few. Of course the Bible is my favorite book.

About the Authors


Shirley Quiring Mozena is a speaker for Stonecroft Ministries and publishes a weekly blog on encouragement and hope. She and her husband, Jim, facilitate GriefShare, where they work with those grieving the loss of a loved one in death. Shirley has also written Second Chances at Life and Love, with Hope and Beyond Second Chances: Heartbreak to Joy.

James (Jim) P. Mozena was owner and president of Mozena Consulting Group (MCG Inc.) for thirty years. He has taught university business classes and authored four books on improving organizational performance.

More from Shirley and Jim

Did you know remarriage is on the rise for Americans aged 55 years or older—widowed or divorced? Author Shirley Quiring Mozena, with her husband Jim, know the demands of remarriage, blending families from divorce and being widowed. They came from long and enduring marriages and found marriage to be fulfilling. They discovered that in spite of their love for each other, there were challenges before their wedding took place.

Together they wrote Second Chance at Love. Join them as they share their joys, sorrows, and even misfires in pursuing a marriage partner. This book will show you through their own experiences through divorce and widowhood what’s important in what a couple might face in second or third marriages.

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To celebrate her tour, Shirley is giving away the grand prize of a signed copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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