Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Finding My Sunshine Book Review & Book Tour Giveaway

I love reading memoirs! Sharing a glimpse into someone's life, motivations and inspirations creates a very personal bond between reader and author. Today, I have an inspirational memoir to share from author Shannon Leith McGuire!  Learn about Finding My Sunshine, read my thoughts on the book, learn about the author & be sure to enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

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


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About the Book

"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. 


My Review


Finding My Sunshine Brings the Author's Purpose to Light. Shannon gives a very open, honest look at the challenges that she faced as she sought her path and her purpose in the world. Shannon's challenges and struggles will touch readers. Readers will also be even more touched by her compassion, willingness to learn and grow, and, more importantly, understand life. The author shares her world through her thoughts, fears, doubts, and emotions and through her conversations and interactions with those around her that helped form, guide, and encourage her to pursue her dreams. Shannon found her purpose in life--and the drive and determination that she summoned to overcome challenges and obstacles to achieve her goals are inspirational and heartwarming.


The Author Brings Readers Along on Her Journey. From questions of faith to coming to terms with her past--and the anger she had harbored for so many years--the author brings readers along with an open, honest view of her life. Often, memoirs wander and meander through time, but Finding My Sunshine is very well organized and focused on the years and series of events leading to the author's life decisions and direction.  


Would I Recommend Finding My Sunshine by Shannon Leith McGuire? I enjoy memoirs--and Shannon certainly offers one to love. If you enjoy reading stories of triumph over challenges--and paths of self-discovery--this novel should certainly be on your reading list. Readers will be drawn to Shannon's story, rooting for her success--and will become attached to the characters and the lives and losses the author shares. Many struggle to find their purpose in life. I enjoyed following Shannon as she questioned and grew and learned--and as she found support and motivation through the people who passed through her life. Finding My Sunshine is an inspirational, emotional story that I would recommend to anyone interested in self-improvement--or in finding their path.

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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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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my memior. I truly appreciate it, this means the world to me! Take care-SLM