Thursday, November 17, 2022

Book Review and Book Tour Giveaway: On The Edge of Shattered by Kimberly Kearns

I love memoirs--especially those that can also serve to guide and inspire others on peronsal self improvement journeys!This morning, I have an emotional memoir from author Kimberly Kearns as she shares her personal story of alcoholism and recovery.  Check out On the Edge of Shattered, learn about the author, read my thoughts on the book & be sure to enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post!


​Book Title:  On The Edge of Shattered: A Mother’s Experience of Discovering Freedom Through Sobriety by Kimberly Kearns
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+),  252 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir, Self-Help
Publisher:  Glass Spider Publishing
Release date:  November  2022
Content Rating:  PG-13 + M: Intended for adults only, contains information on alcoholism   
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About the Book

​Before she stopped drinking for good, Kim was lying to herself and everyone she knew about her daily habit—sneaking morning sips of vodka behind her husband’s back, emptying bottles of wine and hiding the evidence from her family, and convincing herself that nothing was wrong and everything was under control. Until she realized that it wasn’t, and that her dishonesty could cost her everything she loved. What would happen to her marriage if things continued in this way? And how could she be a mother to her young children if she remained trapped in this cycle of abuse? Deciding she had to make a change, Kim threw herself into a new life of sobriety seven months into the Covid-19 pandemic. But only after severing the chains of bondage did she realize how much work there was still to do. Opening the doors to buried memories and past traumas was only the beginning. Throughout her journey to sobriety, Kim would come to terms with the secrets and lies told by her parents and loved ones, allowing her a clarity and freedom she never before thought possible.
My Review

Kearns Opens Her Life Story in On the Edge of Shattered. The author shares a lot of her life story in this book as she shares the life events, stories, and memories that drove the choices leading to her alcoholism--and the memories and motivations leading to the day she chose sobriety. In an almost diary-like style, she flips back and forth between the partying and family life impacting her youth/teen/young adult years to her recent shift toward sobriety. Readers may find some relatable stories in Kimberly's life--and may also find some motivation in her strength to make much-needed changes for herself and her family.


On the Edge of Shattered Is Personal--Yet Relatable. Anyone who has struggled with addiction, or grew up in a family with such struggles, will find relatable topics in Kimberly's story. She shares the stories of her past and present in a very conversational, easy-to-read style. Short chapters take readers back and forth to moments in her life that define her struggle with alcohol. Other shared moments detail her thoughts and motivations faced in her efforts toward recovery. 


Would I Recommend On the Edge of Shattered by Kimberly Kearns? In recent years, there has undoubtedly been normalcy given to wine-drinking mommies, booze-filled holidays, and even play dates. The number of women struggling in situations similar to Kimberly's may surprise many. Kimberly shares a story that many young parents may find not only relatable--but inspiring and motivational. Many of the eye-opening reflections and realizations that the author shares as she gains clarity and becomes a different mom and woman serve to inspire and encourage readers. I recommend this book to anyone coming to terms with alcoholism, especially women (moms) considering steps toward sobriety.

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Meet the Author

Kimberly Kearns is a wife to an incredible husband and a mother to three beautiful children. She currently lives in Need-ham, Massachusetts. She continues to tell her story of sobriety and inspire others every day on her blog at, and through her Instagram account @asoberandstrongmom. Kimberly co-hosts the podcast The Weekend Sober and is a writer for the Webby Award-winning narrative podcast F*cking Sober: The First 90 Days. Writing has always been an escape for Kimberly, even as a little girl. Being able to express herself in words and getting lost in her imagination has served as a source of comfort to her as far back as she can remember. 

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